Tag Archive | "Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids"

FDA Clears First Tobacco Product for Marketing

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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For the first time since it was given the power to regulate tobacco, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized marketing of a new product. The agency said that eight new smokeless snus products, to be sold in the United States under the “General” brand name by Stockholm-based Swedish Match AB, are now […]

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Boston votes to ban chewing tobacco from ballparks, including Fenway

Friday, September 4, 2015

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Source: www.washingtonpost.com Author: Marissa Payne     Baseball in Boston is about to change. On Wednesday, the City Council voted unanimously to make its baseball parks and stadiums, including historic Fenway, tobacco-free zones. And yes, the ordinance covers the kind of tobacco you chew, a longtime favorite of many MLB players. “This action will save lives […]

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FDA Efforts to Reduce Youth Smoking

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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Source: USA Today Published: February 4, 2014     WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is launching the government’s largest effort yet to curb tobacco use among at-risk teens. The $115 million media campaign stems from the FDA’s new authority to regulate tobacco, granted by a 2009 law, says commissioner Margaret Hamburg. The ads […]

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Fifteen Years after Tobacco Settlement, States Falling Short in Funding Tobacco Prevention: Q&A with Danny McGoldrick

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  Published: December 10, 2013 By: Danny McGoldrick   On November 23, 1998, 46 states settled their lawsuits against the nation’s major tobacco companies to recover tobacco-related health care costs, joining four states—Mississippi, Texas, Florida and Minnesota—that had reached earlier, individual settlements. These settlements require the tobacco companies to make annual […]

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Most youth who use smokeless tobacco are smokers, too

Friday, August 9, 2013

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By Anne Harding NEW YORK | Thu Aug 8, 2013 5:17pm EDT SOURCE: bit.ly/13INoAt Pediatrics, online August 5, 2013.   (Reuters Health) – Most young people in the U.S. who use newer smokeless tobacco products are smoking cigarettes too, according to new research. “These findings are troubling, but not surprising, as tobacco companies spend huge […]

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Big Tobacco Spending More Than a Super PAC to Defeat Cancer Research

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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Source: Livestrong.org My job requires me to be online all day keeping an ear to the ground on major issues related to cancer. I knew the Prop 29 fight in California was going to be fought against Big Tobacco, but I didn’t realize the scale of their funding machine. Why are LIVESTRONG, American Cancer Society, […]

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New Report: States Slash Tobacco Prevention Funding by 36%, Spend Less than 2 Cents of Every Tobacco Dollar to Fight Tobacco Use

Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Source: TobaccoFreeKids.org WASHINGTON, DC – States have slashed funding for programs to reduce tobacco use by 12 percent in the past year and by 36 percent over the past four years, threatening the nation’s progress against tobacco, according to a report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. The states this year (Fiscal […]

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Kentucky Cancer Center Urges Smokers to Switch to Smoke-Free Tobacco. But is it Really a Better Option?

Monday, October 31, 2011

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Source: Yourlife.USAtoday.com In the smoker-heavy state of Kentucky, a cancer center is suggesting something that most health experts won’t and the tobacco industry can’t: If you really want to quit, switch to smoke-free tobacco. The James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the University of Louisville are aiming their “Switch and Quit” campaign at the city […]

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New Study Indicates Tobacco Industry Was Aware of Their Own Products Dangers

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Source: USA Today Tobacco companies knew for decades that cigarette smoke was radioactive and potentially carcinogenic but kept that information from the public, according to a new study. The tobacco industry began investigations into the possible effects of these radioactive particles, identified as polonium-210, on smokers as early as the 1960s, says the study by UCLA […]

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Stephen Strasburg attempts to quit smokeless tobacco

Monday, January 31, 2011

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Source: www.washingtonpost.com Author: Adam Kilgore Like any other high school kid, Stephen Strasburg wanted to emulate the major league baseball players he watched on television. He mimicked their actions down to the last detail. He rolled his pants up to reveal high socks, wore wristbands at the plate and, during downtime, opened tins of chewing […]

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