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FairWarning Details How Tobacco Companies Use Trade Treaties to Fight Tobacco Control Measures

Article exposes Big Tobacco’s legal bullying

Editor
Nov 29, 2012

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As countries around the world adopt strong policies to reduce tobacco use, tobacco companies are turning to a new tactic to fight these measures: Challenging them as violations of international trade treaties.

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posted November 29, 2012

Delaware Celebrates 10 Years of Smoke-Free Air

State’s landmark law helped spur national movement

Editor
Nov 28, 2012

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Congratulations to Delaware, which on Tuesday celebrated the 10th anniversary of its comprehensive smoke-free workplace law.  The law, which applies to all workplaces, including restaurants, bars and casinos, was signed by then-Governor Ruth Ann Minner and implemented on November 27, 2002.

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posted November 28, 2012

CDC Study: Five Big Airports Still Have Smoking Areas, Putting Travelers and Employees at Risk

24 of 29 large hub airports are smoke-free

Editor
Nov 21, 2012

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A new study of smoking policies and air quality at the largest U.S. airports has both good news and bad news for travelers heading into the busy holiday season.

The good news: 24 of 29 large hub airports do not allow smoking in any areas accessible to the public, according to the study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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posted November 21, 2012

Today is the Great American Smokeout

Quit now, benefit immediately

Editor
Nov 15, 2012

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Today’s a great day to be a quitter.

The American Cancer Society leads the 37th annual Great American Smokeout — a day for smokers to quit and for those who love them to provide help and support.

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posted November 15, 2012

Report:  Graphic Cigarette Warnings Spread Worldwide

More than 60 countries now require them

Editor
Nov 14, 2012

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Consumers around the world are learning the deadly truth about smoking thanks to the growing adoption of large, graphic cigarette warnings.

Sixty-three countries and territories now require graphic warnings, an 85 percent increase since 2010, according to a report released today by the Canadian Cancer Society.  Altogether, these countries have more than 40 percent of the world’s population.  A few countries on the list, including the United States, are still implementing their graphic warning requirements.

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posted November 14, 2012

Cook County, IL, Delivers Win for Health by Increasing Cigarette Tax

$1 hike will protect kids, save lives

Editor
Nov 12, 2012

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It’s been a great year in the fight against tobacco in Illinois.  Earlier this year, the state increased its cigarette tax by $1 per pack.  Now Cook County commissioners have taken another critical step by increasing the county’s cigarette tax by $1, effective March 1, 2013.

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posted November 12, 2012

Evidence Grows of How Smoking Harms Reproductive, Child Health

Pregnant smokers can get help quitting

Editor
Nov 5, 2012

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The U.S. Surgeon General and other public health experts have found that smoking damages nearly every organ in the human body and harms health at every stage of life.  Increasingly, we are learning of the many ways that smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke harm reproductive and child health.

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posted November 05, 2012

Saving Lives at the Ballot Box

Voters to decide smoke-free initiative in North Dakota, tobacco tax measure in Missouri

Editor
Oct 25, 2012

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North Dakota and Missouri voters on November 6 will have the chance to deliver big wins for health and save lives in their states.

North Dakota voters can approve a statewide ballot initiative, Measure 4, to require smoke-free workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars.

Missouri voters can prevent kids from smoking and save lives by voting yes on Prop B to increase the state’s lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax by 73 cents per pack.

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posted October 25, 2012

Philip Morris International Nominated to Corporate Hall of Shame

Tobacco giant cited for bullying tactics

Editor
Oct 23, 2012

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Philip Morris International (PMI) has scored a well-deserved nomination to Corporate Accountability International's 2012 Corporate Hall of Shame for its legal bullying of countries that have adopted strong measures to reduce tobacco use.

The world's largest multinational tobacco company with billions of dollars in profits at its disposal, Philip Morris in recent years has used lawsuits and international trade disputes to fight bold tobacco control policies in Australia, Norway, Uruguay and other countries.

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posted October 23, 2012

Cigarettes and Slush Puppies

Store marketing tells kids cigarettes are normal and appealing

Editor
Oct 19, 2012

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Earlier this year, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and our partners issued a report showing how tobacco companies have enlisted convenience stores as their most important partners in marketing cigarettes and other tobacco products – and in fighting policies to reduce tobacco use.

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posted October 19, 2012

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