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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

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