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Tobacco 21 Movement Reaches a Milestone – At Least 200 U.S. Cities and Counties Have Raised the Tobacco Age

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, D.C. – With approval Monday by the City Council of Liberty, Mo., at least 200 cities and counties across the United States have now enacted laws […]

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posted on 09/29/2016

Black Health Experts Renew Fight Against Menthol Cigarettes

The New York Times By Sabrina Tavernise WASHINGTON — Menthol cigarettes account for about a third of all cigarettes sold in the United States, and they are particularly popular among black smokers — about four out […]

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posted on 09/13/2016

A Lobbyist Wrote the Bill. Will the Tobacco Industry Win Its E-Cigarette Fight?

The New York Times By Eric Lipton WASHINGTON — The e-cigarette and cigar industries have enlisted high-profile lobbyists and influential congressional allies in an attempt to stop the Food and Drug Administration from retroactively examining their […]

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posted on 09/02/2016

‘A terrible toll’: No such thing as a healthy smoker

Las Vegas Sun By Jane E. Brody, New York Times News Service Smokers who think they are escaping the lung-damaging effects of inhaled tobacco smoke may have to think again, according to the findings of two […]

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posted on 06/21/2016

Vaping teens more apt to move on to regular cigarettes: U.S. study

Reuters by Andrew M. Seaman Older teens who try electronic cigarettes have six times the odds of trying regular cigarettes within two years than those who never puffed on the devices, a study published on Monday […]

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posted on 06/13/2016

Tony Gwynn’s Family Sues Tobacco Companies for Wrongful Death

NBC Sports: Hardball Talk By Craig Calcaterra The widow of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn and their two children, former major leaguer Tony Gwynn Jr. and Anisha Gwynn-Jones, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in San Diego […]

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posted on 05/24/2016

Kicking the Habit: Adult Smoking Rate in US is Falling Fast

Associated Press By Mike Stobbe The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent last year thanks to the […]

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posted on 05/24/2016

Tobacco Control, Public Health Advocates Laud FDA’s Final Rule on Tobacco Products

Press Release Reno, Nev. (May 10, 2016) – Nevada tobacco control and public health advocates praised the federal Food and Drug Administration’s finalization of a new rule that extends its authority over tobacco products to include […]

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posted on 05/10/2016

Health Care Costs Drop Quickly After Smokers Quit

University of California, San Francisco News Center By Elizabeth Fernandez When smoking drops, health care costs plummet the next year. A new national analysis by UC San Francisco of health care expenditures associated with smoking estimates […]

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posted on 05/10/2016

E-cigarette Poisonings Surge In Young Children, Study Says

Associated Press By Lindsey Tanner Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine. While most kids weren’t seriously harmed, one […]

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posted on 05/09/2016