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California Raises Smoking Age To 21

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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Source: www.huffingtonpost.com Author: Huffington Post Staff   The law makes it the second state to raise the minimum age to 21, following Hawaii.   SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California will raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 from 18 under a bill signed on Wednesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, part of […]

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FDA Spends $36 Million on Anti-Chewing Tobacco Ad Campaign

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Source: www.freebeacon.com Author: Elizabeth Harrington The Food and Drug Administration is spending $36 million on an anti-chewing tobacco advertising campaign targeted at white male teenagers in the midwest. The federal agency announced Tuesday it is expanding its “Real Cost” anti-tobacco campaign to “educate rural, white male teenagers” and convince them to stop dipping. “Smokeless tobacco […]

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Possible marker for recurring HPV-linked oropharyngeal cancers

Monday, February 8, 2016

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Source: www.eureka.org Author: John Hopkins Media Contact: Vanessa Wasta   A look-back analysis of HPV infection antibodies in patients treated for oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers linked to HPV infection suggests at least one of the antibodies could be useful in identifying those at risk for a recurrence of the cancer, say scientists at The […]

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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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Athletes drive increase in high schoolers’ use of smokless tobacco, CDC study shows

Monday, October 19, 2015

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Source: www.kyforward.com Author: www.kyforward.com web staff High-school athletes are using more smokeless tobacco, even though overall tobacco use among high-school students has declined, according to a study published by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We can do more to protect America’s youth from a lifetime of addiction,” Tom Frieden, CDC director, said […]

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Patient Support in Oral Cancer: From Sydney to New York to London, survivors and patients interact through an important portal to get through difficult times

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Source: www.prnewswire.com Author: Press Release   NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 28, 2015 — The word “cancer” will incite fear in anyone. When that word comes at the end of a sentence that began with your name, the impact can be life changing. “I had a great job, a beautiful house and a happy family life,” recalls […]

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Mayor Walsh Wants Ban On Chewing Tobacco At All City Ballparks

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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Source: www.wbur.org Author: Philip Marcelo Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and mouth cancer survivor Curt Schilling, pictured here at Fenway Park in 2012, was on hand Wednesday as Mayor Marty Walsh proposed banning smokeless tobacco products from all city professional and amateur athletic venues. (Winslow Townson/AP)   From storied Fenway Park to youth baseball diamonds […]

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Curt Schilling Reveals his Diagnosis of Oral Cancer and Believes Chewing Tobacco was the Cause

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Source: boston.com Author: Steve Silva   Curt Schilling, the former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN analyst, announced today during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon that he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma — which is cancer in the mouth — in February. “This all came about from a dog bite,” Schilling said. “I got […]

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Tony Gwynn makes statement regarding spit tobacco use weeks before death

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Author: Michael Chen Source: 10news.com   SAN DIEGO – One of Tony Gwynn’s last acts was issuing a simple message about the habit he blamed for his cancer. About two and half months ago, Gwynn received a request from the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society – known as PBATS – to do a taped interview on […]

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Tony Gwynn’s untimely death, baseball contemplates issues with tobacco

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Source: USA TODAY Published: June 20, 2014 By: Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY Sports   OAKLAND – Tony Gwynn’s multitude of accomplishments, career batting average of .338 and his pioneering use of video earned him the rapt attention of players whenever he talked baseball. Major League Baseball hopes an even more important message he’s delivering […]

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