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Massachusetts Becomes Sixth State to Raise Tobacco Age to 21

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Massachusetts today became the sixth state to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21 as Gov. Charlie Baker signed the […]

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posted on 07/27/2018

$7.5M Las Vegas marijuana dispensary expects to open Nov. 1

Two former Henderson politicians plan to open what they call one of the world’s largest marijuana dispensaries Nov. 1. The plan does not stop with marijuana, however. Former Henderson Mayor Bob Groesbeck and former Councilman Larry […]

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posted on 07/24/2018

Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policies in Colleges and Universities ― United States and Territories, 2017

Each year in the United States, cigarette smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths, including approximately 41,000 deaths from secondhand smoke exposure among nonsmoking adults (1). Smoke-free policies protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke exposure, reduce the social […]

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posted on 06/22/2018

New U.S. Survey Shows Youth Cigarette Smoking Is at Record Lows, but E-Cigarettes and Cigars Threaten Progress

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey released today shows that youth cigarette smoking is at record lows, but far too many kids – […]

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posted on 06/07/2018

San Francisco Voters Uphold Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products In Big Win for Kids over Tobacco Industry

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund WASHINGTON, D.C. – San Francisco voters on Tuesday delivered a truly historic victory for kids and health over the tobacco industry by upholding the city’s law […]

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posted on 06/06/2018

Putting Profits Before Kids, R.J. Reynolds Spends Over $11.6 Million in Effort to Overturn San Francisco Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, D.C. – Showing how far they will go to preserve their ability to target kids, the R.J. Reynolds tobacco company is spending more than $11.6 […]

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posted on 05/30/2018

41 Health Groups Urge FDA to Implement Plan Limiting Nicotine in Cigarettes

Today, 41 public health, medical and other organizations sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb expressing strong support for the agency’s proposal to reduce the nicotine level in cigarettes to non-addictive or minimally addictive levels […]

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posted on 05/21/2018

House Appropriations Bill Puts Tobacco Industry Before Kids by Weakening FDA Oversight of Tobacco Products

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday again sided with the tobacco industry over America’s kids by voting to weaken Food and Drug Administration […]

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posted on 05/17/2018

FDA and FTC Take Welcome Action Against Some Kid-Friendly E-Cigarette Products and Should Build on It with a Proactive, Comprehensive Effort

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today announced that they have issued 13 warning letters to […]

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posted on 05/01/2018

Vaping Products That Look Like Juice Boxes and Candy Are Target of Crackdown

Federal authorities said on Tuesday they were issuing 13 warning letters to companies that sell vaping products like liquid nicotine in packaging that may appeal to children, including products that resemble juice boxes and candy. The […]

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posted on 05/01/2018