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2014-02-06 23:24:08

Entrepreneur and former smoker Nabat urges more concerned individuals to step up and combat the global battle against smoking like the following leaders have: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Patrick Reynolds, Christy Turlington, Dr. Jeffrey Wigand and more. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 There’s a limited group of dynamic and charismatic people across the United States who have come forward to help change society's perception about smoking. These...

2014-01-21 23:23:11

Entrepreneur and former smoker Nabat urges more concerned individuals to step up and combat the global battle against smoking like the following leaders have: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Patrick Reynolds, Christy Turlington, Dr. Jeffrey Wigand and more. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 There’s a limited group of dynamic and charismatic people across the United States who have come forward to help change society's perception about smoking. These...

Since First Surgeon General Report On Tobacco Products 50 Years Ago, Tighter Government Regulations Have Saved Countless American Lives
2014-01-08 11:02:08

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online The first Surgeon General’s Report about smoking and its health risks was issued in 1964. This year marks its 50th anniversary. Since then, much progress has been made, with the number of adults smoking being cut by half. However, the use of tobacco products is still the number one cause of disabilities and death in the country. According to a study published January 7, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association...

2013-07-23 10:45:29

Early findings from Australia indicate that policy has an impact -- at least in the short term Plain packaging for cigarettes seems to make tobacco less appealing and increase the urgency to quit smoking, suggest early findings from Australia, published in the online journal BMJ Open. Australia formally introduced plain brown packaging, accompanied by graphic health warnings taking up three quarters of the front of the pack, for all tobacco products on December 1 2012. So far, it is the...

2013-06-14 13:54:55

States that want to reduce rates of adult smoking may consider implementing stringent tobacco restrictions on teens, suggests a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers discovered that states with more restrictive limits on teens purchasing tobacco also have lower adult smoking rates, especially among women. And compared with states with less restrictive limits, they also tend to have fewer adult heavy smokers. The study is...

2013-06-13 16:02:47

And increase chances of daily smoking by 30 percent The researchers base their findings on over 1300 ten to 15 year old non-smokers whose exposure to tobacco advertising and subsequent behavior were monitored over a period of 2.5 years. In 2008, the children, who were pupils at 21 public schools in three different regions of Germany, were asked how often they had seen particular ads. These included images for six of the most popular cigarette brands in Germany and eight other products,...

2013-03-28 12:30:20

Legacy Supports 2013 Tips From Former Smokers Campaign WASHINGTON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The tobacco industry spends more than $8 billion a year on marketing its products, making the battle against the tobacco epidemic one of the greatest public health challenges. In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the bold Tips from Former Smokers campaign, underscoring the message to smokers and...

2013-03-28 12:26:50

Campaign to expose tragic health impact of smoking ATLANTA, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing with the success of last year's national education ad campaign, "Tips from Former Smokers," a second series of ads was launched today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The ads, funded by the Affordable Care Act's Prevention and Public Health Fund, feature compelling stories of former smokers living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities. Beginning...

2013-01-23 20:21:14

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 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) Two new studies published today in the New England Journal of Medicine show that smoking remains a huge public health problem in the United States, but smokers who quit between the ages of 25 and 34 regained nearly the same life expectancy as people who had never smoked. The message to...

Reduce Smoking If You Can’t Quit
2012-11-19 20:00:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Can't quit smoking? New research shows that maybe instead of going cold turkey, just admit defeat and try to reduce your cigarette intake instead. Quitting smoking can lower the risk of disease, increase your life expectancy and improve quality of life. However, old habits die hard and quitting can be a long and difficult process. Researchers now say instead of being discouraged and just stopping trying to quit, maybe you should...