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Voluntary Steps by Juul Are Not Substitute for Effective FDA Regulation

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, D.C. – The voluntary steps announced today by Juul Labs are not a substitute for effective FDA regulation of Juul e-cigarettes and all tobacco products. […]

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posted on 04/25/2018

Smoke-free parks in Washoe County

3 for 3! City of Reno directed staff to update ordinances for smoke free/vape free parks, joining Sparks and Washoe County last week when they gave the green light to the Parks Department to write a […]

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posted on 04/17/2018

Support Smoke-Free Parks in Washoe County

NTPC partners in Reno/Sparks/Washoe County have been working with community leaders to encourage passage of local ordinances for smoke-free and vape-free parks and recreation areas. We’re excited to tell you that city council and county commission […]

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posted on 03/29/2018

Freedom From Smoking Group Quit Program Mondays, April 9 – May 21, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Join the American Lung Association’s seven-week quit smoking program, conveniently held in Downtown Henderson at Dignity Health WomensCare and Community Outreach Center, 98 East Lake Mead Pkwy, Ste. 301, Henderson, NV (in the medical office building […]

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posted on 03/21/2018

F.D.A. Panel Rejects Philip Morris’ Claim That Tobacco Stick Is Safer Than Cigarettes

Philip Morris wanted to be the first company allowed by the government to claim its product is less harmful than cigarettes. The tobacco giant is also moving on a separate track to win approval to simply […]

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posted on 03/21/2018

Nevada receives poor scores in tobacco use report

Las Vegas Review-Journal By Jessie Bekker Nevada received a “C” and four “F”s for tobacco usage, the leading cause of preventable death in the state and nationwide, in a report card released Tuesday by the American […]

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posted on 01/24/2018

Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes

The New York Times By Sheila Kaplan WASHINGTON — A national panel of public health experts concluded in a report released on Tuesday that vaping with e-cigarettes that contain nicotine can be addictive and that teenagers […]

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posted on 01/23/2018

FDA anti-smoking proposal might let tobacco companies flourish

The Associated Press (as seen in the Las Vegas Review-Journal) By Matthew Perrone WASHINGTON — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit […]

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posted on 01/19/2018

Big Tobacco finally tells the truth in court-ordered ad campaign

NBC News By Maggie Fox Smoking kills 1,200 people a day. The tobacco companies worked to make them as addictive as possible. There is no such thing as a safer cigarette. Ads with these statements hit […]

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posted on 11/27/2017

Japanese Company Offers Extra Days Off to Workers Who Don’t Smoke

The New York Times By Matthew Haag Over the summer, employees at a Japanese marketing firm noticed that not all of their colleagues were working the same number of hours. About one-third of the people at […]

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posted on 11/02/2017