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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

Webinar: Cigarettes, e-Cigarettes, and the Role of FDA Regulation

Nevada Public Health Training Center presents “Cigarettes, e-Cigarettes, and the Role of FDA Regulation” as a part of the public health ECHO series on Friday, November 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This free webinar […]

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posted on 10/24/2017

New Resources Available with Updated Tobacco Use Data

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids has released several new resources and toll sheets with updates reflecting recently released new data. Data from the 2016 BRFSS was released by the CDC, providing state-specific adult smoking prevalence data. […]

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posted on 10/11/2017

FDA to launch campaign against e-cigarette use among youth

Reuters By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hot on the heels of its proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced plans on Tuesday for an education campaign to discourage […]

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posted on 08/08/2017

The FDA just unveiled one of the most important public health initiatives of the century

The Washington Post By Editorial Board THE FOOD and Drug Administration unveiled last week what may be one of the most important public-health initiatives of this century: an ambitious long-term strategy to finally end tobacco’s cycle […]

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posted on 08/04/2017

Local businesses to be recognized for smoke-free environments

Northern Nevada Business Weekly Smoke-free environments are more in demand now than ever.  For many local businesses it makes sense to be smoke-free.  The Washoe County Health District’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program (CDPP) works to empower […]

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posted on 06/22/2017

U.S. Teens Dump Tobacco, E-Cigarettes

NBC News By Maggie Fox Teen smoking rates have hit new lows in the U.S. and, for the first time, fewer high school students are trying e-cigarettes, new data show. The latest report on teen smoking […]

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posted on 06/16/2017

IU Study: Smoking ban led to 25 percent drop in heart attacks in Indy

Indy Star By Shari Rudavsky Indianapolis saw a 25 percent decrease in the monthly number of hospital admissions for acute heart attacks in the years after the city passed a smoke-free ordinance, according to an Indiana University study released […]

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posted on 06/01/2017

Many Adults Don’t Think Exposure To Vaping Is Bad For Kids

Nevada Public Radio By Courtney Columbus Despite the toxic ingredients commonly found in e-cigarettes and other vaping products, many adults don’t think secondhand e-cigarette aerosol poses a risk to children, according to a report published Thursday […]

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posted on 05/25/2017