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2014-08-12 08:27:48

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Legacy's truth® campaign has been the boldest and most successful media campaign ever conducted to prevent youth tobacco use in the United States. So it is uniquely important for America's kids and health that Legacy has announced that is launching a new generation of truth® aimed...

2014-06-06 12:25:05

Initiative Aims to Protect Kids from Tobacco Industry's Harmful Practices WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids announced today that it is establishing a new initiative - the Max Shacknai Center: Shining the Light Project - to expose tobacco industry activities that encourage young people to smoke and support effective action to protect children from tobacco addiction. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO The new...

2014-06-03 08:28:44

New Report Offers a Global Perspective on Tobacco in America WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report entitled "A Half Century of Avoidable Death: A Global Perspective on Tobacco in America," ("Avoidable Death") released today by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), examines U.S. tobacco control efforts in the fifty years since the release of the 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health - viewed through a global lense. Tobacco is the number one cause of...

2014-05-31 23:08:00

Church affirms World Health Organization's 2014 emphasis of raising tobacco taxes. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Adventist News Network The Seventh-day Adventist Church is one of many groups joining the World Health Organization to mark May 31 as World No Tobacco Day. The Adventist Church is supporting this year’s theme, “Raising Tobacco Taxes”, which is a core policy recommendation of the Church’s 1996 statement on tobacco. A statement from the World Health...

WHO Calls For Higher Taxes On Tobacco Products To Save Lives
2014-05-30 10:48:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ahead of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) conference, which is slated for later this year, the UN’s health arm is using World No Tobacco Day to call on countries to raise taxes on tobacco products. The tobacco epidemic results in six million deaths annually across the globe, of which more than 600,000 are non-smokers who die from breathing in the toxic second-hand smoke of cigarette users. Unless we act...

2014-05-29 12:28:02

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Action on Smoking & Health (ASH), an organization devoted to creating a world free of tobacco-related damage, disease, and death both domestically and globally, announced today that 193 Senators and Representatives are being certified "Free from Tobacco Money." This certification is awarded today in recognition of "World No Tobacco Day 2014." For the full list of those being recognized, please visit http://ash.org/wntd2014/....

2014-05-13 08:35:42

Leadership in Fight Against Tobacco Recognized Nationally WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Devan Ogburn, 16, of Upper Marlboro, Md., has been named the Eastern Region Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for her leadership in the fight against tobacco. Devan will be honored at a gala in the nation's capital on Thursday (May 15) along with a national winner, three other U.S. regional winners and a group winner....

2014-05-13 08:35:40

Leadership in Fight Against Tobacco Recognized Nationally WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the H.E.A.R.T. Coalition, a statewide substance-abuse prevention organization, have been named Youth Advocates of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for their leadership in the fight against tobacco. They will be honored with the Group Award at a gala in the nation's capital on Thursday (May 15) along with four U.S. regional winners and a national...

2014-05-13 08:35:38

Leadership in Fight Against Tobacco Recognized Nationally WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Magi Linscott, 17, of Pace, Fla., has been named the National Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for her leadership in the fight against tobacco. Magi will be honored at a gala in the nation's capital on Thursday (May 15) along with four U.S. regional winners and a group winner. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Magi is a...

2014-05-13 08:35:37

Leadership in Fight Against Tobacco Recognized Nationally WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chandler Ash, 17, of Archer, Fla., has been named the South Region Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for his leadership in the fight against tobacco. Chandler will be honored at a gala in the nation's capital on Thursday (May 15) along with a national winner, three other U.S. regional winners and a group winner....


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