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2013-04-09 08:29:28

LEEDS, England, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For many people, smoking is an enjoyable personal & social past time. Although aware of the risks, cigarette smokers endanger their own health and possibly the health of others by continuing to smoke, inhaling 4000 toxic chemicals and poisoning the air around them. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130409/607539 ) INCIG electronic cigarettes [http://www.incig.co.uk ] provide an alternative to smoking...

2013-04-08 08:31:36

Leading review site uses philosopher's "Teapot" argument to defend e-cigs TUSTIN, Calif., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- An article on E Cigarette Reviewed has evoked a famous philosophical argument to highlight the flaws in the arguments of those opposed to the technology. The website looks at the anti-e-cigarette campaign through the logical lens of "Russell's Teapot." The article argues that since current research shows that e-cigarettes are much safer than smoking, anybody...

2013-04-05 13:08:35

Up to 2009 there is no statistically significant evidence of any reduction in smoking amongst men — and very little evidence of a reduction in smoking amongst women — resulting from the introduction of EU minimum tax legislation in Spain in 2006. This is despite the price of cigarettes rising up to three times faster than before the legislation came into effect, according to a new study published online in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. The World Health...

2013-04-05 08:23:49

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) It is great news for our nation's health, and especially for the health of our children, that President Obama plans to propose an increase in the federal tobacco tax to pay for early childhood education initiatives. The New York Times reported today that this proposal will be included in...

2013-04-03 12:31:06

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- blu eCigs, the electronic cigarette brand widely known for superior style and quality, today announced its support for recent legislation prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. The purchase or sale of electronic cigarettes to people in Indiana and Mississippi under age 18 will be illegal beginning July 1, 2013, as a result of new laws recently passed by the legislatures and signed by the governors of both states. On April 1,...

2013-04-01 12:26:43

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today has taken important steps to help more smokers quit by revising the required labeling of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) to eliminate language that could discourage effective use of these products. Specifically,...

2013-03-28 12:30:06

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today that it is launching a new round of its nationwide media campaign - Tips from Former Smokers (TIPS) - to encourage smokers to quit and prevent children from starting to smoke. We applaud the CDC for continuing this highly...

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2013-03-28 11:19:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study in JAMA Psychiatry, a team of international scientists has developed a genetic profile that indicates a greater risk for a teenager's progression into becoming a lifelong heavy smoker. People who share the genetic profile showed a greater risk of daily smoking as teenagers and then progressing more rapidly to smoking a pack a day or more as adults, the study said. High-risk individuals who were assessed in...

2013-03-27 12:29:22

City Has Led Nation and World in Fighting Tobacco and Saving Lives WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids congratulates New York City as it celebrates the 10th anniversary of its comprehensive smoke-free law this Saturday. For the past 10 years, New York City has led the nation and...

2013-03-27 08:31:40

Blu Cigs Put to the Test by Trusted Online Reviewer TUSTIN, Calif., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Blu Cigs has gone from being a pillar of the e-cigarette community to a symbol of the increasing role played by Big Tobacco in the industry. The manufacturer was purchased by Lorillard around a year ago, known as the producer of cigarettes such as Newports and Kent. The new Blu Cigs review comes from E Cigarette Reviewed, a dedicated resource for smokers looking to make the...