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Maryland Leads with First Tobacco Tax Hike of 2012

Raising taxes on tobacco products will protect kids and save lives

Editor
May 23, 2012

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a life-saving increase in the state's tax on little cigars and smokeless tobacco, products that the tobacco industry is marketing heavily in a bid to entice youth to use tobacco.

Lower tax rates on cigars and smokeless tobacco compared to cigarettes have helped fuel an increase in teen use of these products. While cigarette smoking among Maryland high school students has decreased nearly 40 percent since 2000, cigar use has increased by more than 11 percent during the same period.

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posted May 23, 2012

Meet Our 2012 National Youth Advocate of the Year: Gabe Glissmeyer

Utah Advocate helps launch 'It's All About the Packaging" campaign; fights Big Tobacco targeting LGBT youth

Gabe Glissmeyer, 2012 National Youth Advocate of the Year
May 18, 2012

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I am so honored to have received this award from the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids, and for the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. to accept it. It’s also been very exciting to be able to work with my fellow youth advocates, who have each done amazing things in their communities to prevent tobacco use and help save lives.

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posted May 18, 2012

Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Leaders in the Fight to Reduce Tobacco Use

U.S. and international health leaders, youth advocates in the spotlight

Editor
May 17, 2012

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The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids tonight honors leaders in the fight against tobacco at our Youth Advocates of the Year Awards Gala, an annual celebration of progress against the world's number one cause of preventable death. We will recognize the accomplishments of outstanding young people and U.S. and international leaders in combatting tobacco use.

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posted May 17, 2012

Media Campaign Inspires Tens of Thousands to Try Quitting

Calls to toll-free quitlines still surging two months after launch of anti-smoking ads

Editor
May 16, 2012

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Smokers are taking "Tips from Former Smokers" seriously: Weekly calls to toll-free telephone quitlines are still running at about double the call volume recorded before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began running advertisements featuring the real stories of former smokers who are suffering the debilitating health effects of their tobacco use.

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posted May 16, 2012

A “Responsible” Tobacco Company? Philip Morris International’s Actions Contradict CEO’s Claim

Camilleri downplays tobacco’s toll, dismisses youth concerns at shareholders’ meeting

Editor
May 11, 2012

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Confronted by activists – including youth who traveled to New York City to attend Philip Morris International’s annual shareholders meeting this week – Philip Morris CEO Louis Camilleri again played down the deadly consequences of his company’s products and claimed the company acts responsibly when the evidence shows otherwise.

At last year’s shareholders meeting, Camilleri minimized how addictive cigarettes truly are, stating that “it is not that hard to quit” (he backtracked under a torrent of criticism).

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posted May 11, 2012

UPDATE: Controversial China Tobacco Research Withdrawn from Prize Competition

Health advocates, scientists win battle to beat sham science

Editor
May 4, 2012

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Health advocates and scientists in China have won a major victory by forcing the withdrawal of research by the China National Tobacco Company from consideration for a prestigious national science prize.

The Ministry of Science and Technology announced the withdrawal, which came after the nomination sparked outrage among Chinese and international scientific and public health leaders.

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posted May 04, 2012

California Newspapers: Don’t Believe Big Tobacco’s Lies

Editorials back ballot measure to increase cigarette tax, fund tobacco prevention and cancer research

Editor
Apr 30, 2012

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California’s newspapers aren’t fooled by tobacco industry lies about Proposition 29 – and they’re urging voters to beat back the scare tactics and support the measure to increase cigarette taxes, fund tobacco prevention programs and boost cancer research to save lives.

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posted April 30, 2012

Tell Family Dollar:  Tobacco Use Harms Families  

Giant discounter should reverse its decision to start selling tobacco

Editor
Apr 25, 2012

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Major public health groups have joined forces in asking Family Dollar Stores to reverse the company’s recent decision to begin selling cigarettes and other tobacco products for the first time in its history.

The North Carolina-based discount chain has 7,100 stores nationwide. Its core customers are lower-income Americans, a group that already smokes at a higher rate than the population as a whole – and suffers more from smoking-caused diseases as a result.

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posted April 25, 2012

The Kids Get It: Secondhand Smoke Kills

Elected officials must get it, too

Editor
Apr 24, 2012

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Kids say the darndest things — and some of the smartest, too.

When Linda Kelsch’s third grade students at Linton Elementary School in Linton, North Dakota, were asked to express their opinions about a community issue, they chose to write about a proposal before the City Council to require smoke-free public places and work places.

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posted April 24, 2012

Indy Will Be Smoke-Free At Last!

Indianapolis mayor signs smoke-free ordinance, clearing the air on June 1

Editor
Apr 20, 2012

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The years-long effort to make Indianapolis smoke-free has finally succeeded. After a long campaign by health advocates, civic leaders and public officials – and multiple votes by the City-County Council – Mayor Greg Ballard has signed a new ordinance that will make all restaurants and bars and most other workplaces smoke-free.

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posted April 20, 2012

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