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Death Clock Tallies Tobacco’s Toll in Bangladesh

Parliament reminded to strengthen tobacco control laws

Editor
Jan 16, 2013

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Bangladesh has one of the world’s highest rates of tobacco use, with an estimated 58 percent of men and 29 percent of women using some form of tobacco.  Tobacco kills 57,000 of the country’s citizens each year – an average of 156 people each day.

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posted January 16, 2013

In North Carolina, Dancing with Big Tobacco at the Inaugural Ball

Reynolds American spends big bucks to buy influence

Editor
Jan 11, 2013

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Big Tobacco has high hopes for North Carolina’s new governor and Legislature – they want to keep funding for tobacco prevention programs at zero and roll back the state’s three-year-old smoke-free law.

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posted January 11, 2013

New Ads Call for Smoke-Free Kentucky

Bluegrass State Has the Nation’s Highest Smoking and Lung Cancer Rates

Editor
Jan 9, 2013

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Kentucky has a great opportunity this year to become the next smoke-free state.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids this week joined other public health organizations in launching an ad campaign calling for a comprehensive, statewide smoke-free law to protect all Kentuckians’ health and the state’s economy.

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posted January 09, 2013

UK launches graphic anti-smoking ad

Ads show tumor growing on a cigarette

Editor
Jan 7, 2013

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We want smokers to understand that each packet of cigarettes increases their risk of cancer.”

That’s how the United Kingdom’s chief medical officer, Prof. Dame Sally Davies, describes a graphic new anti-smoking ad campaign launched by the UK's Department of Health

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posted January 07, 2013

New Campaign Urges Musicians to “Tune Out Tobacco” by Rejecting Tobacco Sponsorships

U.S. band Weezer urged to drop tobacco sponsor for upcoming Indonesia concert

Editor
Jan 4, 2013

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The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is launching a new campaign and web site – called Tune Out Tobacco – urging musicians to reject tobacco industry sponsorships of their concerts.

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posted January 04, 2013

California, Illinois Mark Smoke-Free Anniversaries

Celebrating the right to breathe clean air

Editor
Jan 2, 2013

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Revelers in California and Illinois had an extra reason to celebrate this New Year’s Day: The 15th and 5th anniversaries of their states’ smoke-free laws.

California in 1994 became the first state to enact a strong, statewide smoke-free law.  The law was fully implemented on January 1, 1998, making California the first state to require that all restaurants and bars be smoke-free.

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posted January 02, 2013

Start the New Year Tobacco-Free

Help available for smokers trying to quit

Editor
Dec 28, 2012

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Many smokers will ring in the New Year with resolutions to quit for good. People who stop smoking can greatly reduce their risk for many diseases and premature death, while protecting family member and others around them from harmful secondhand smoke.

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posted December 28, 2012

Victory in the Philippines: President Signs Historic Cigarette Tax Increase

Measure enacted over strong tobacco industry opposition

Editor
Dec 21, 2012

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Taking historic action to reduce smoking in the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino has signed a new law that will significantly increase cigarette taxes.

This new law will help reduce tobacco’s deadly toll in the Philippines, where 28 percent of the population smokes – including nearly half of all men – and more than 35,000 Filipinos die each year from tobacco-related disease.  We applaud President Aquino and lawmakers who supported the law for taking such strong action to reduce tobacco use.

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posted December 21, 2012

U.S. Youth Smoking Rates Fall to Record Lows

A tobacco-free generation within reach

Editor
Dec 19, 2012

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There’s great news in a new government survey released today: Youth smoking rates declined significantly in 2012, falling to record lows for all three grades surveyed – grades 8, 10 and 12.

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posted December 19, 2012

Zero Dollars for Prevention Risks More Teen Smokers in North Carolina

State's decision called "stunning shortsightedness"

Editor
Dec 17, 2012

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Recently, we released a report showing that the states this year will collect a record $25.7 billion in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend less than two percent of it — $459.5 million — on programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit. That’s less than two pennies of every dollar in tobacco revenue to fight tobacco use.

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posted December 17, 2012

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