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It’s Time to Nominate Top Youth Advocates in Tobacco Control

Help us honor outstanding young people who are working to save lives

Editor
Oct 14, 2011

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It's that time of year again — nominations for the 2012 Youth Advocates of the Year (YAYA) Awards are open!

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posted October 14, 2011

WHO Chief Slams Big Tobacco’s Big Money and “Dirty Tricks”

Chan says countries must stand together to thwart efforts to block anti-smoking measures

Editor
Oct 12, 2011

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World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan has accused the tobacco industry of dirty tricks and unethical behavior in its latest efforts to challenge tobacco-control laws and policies around the world.

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posted October 12, 2011

Baseball Playoffs Can Make History for Health

League Championship Series should set the pace for tobacco-free baseball

Editor
Oct 10, 2011

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The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals can do more than make baseball history as they face off in the American and National League championship series.  

The players can help break Major League Baseball's addiction to smokeless tobacco by voluntarily refraining from using tobacco during the high-profile playoff games, viewed by millions of kids in the United States and around the world.

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posted October 10, 2011

Big Tobacco’s Latest Deception: We Support Youth Tobacco Prevention

Companies in search of new smokers can't whitewash their true motives

Editor
Oct 7, 2011

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Altria and altruism just don't mix.

Neither does the tobacco giant's financial sponsorship of an "Adolescent Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Symposium" in Nashville next month.

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posted October 07, 2011

World Media Stunned by Tobacco Sponsorship of Chinese Schools

CNN focuses on the "dysfunction in this whole system"

Editor
Oct 5, 2011

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Spurred by reports that the Chinese National Tobacco Corporation is sponsoring at least 100 elementary schools — promoting their brands and logos among children — CNN interviewed Dr. Judith Mackay of the World Lung Foundation on the role the state-owned company plays in fostering the tobacco epidemic in China.

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posted October 05, 2011

European Commission Makes Key Contribution to Tobacco Control

"Investing in People" initiative will help low and middle-income countries save lives

Marina Carter, International Press Secretary
Oct 3, 2011

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Seeking to speed progress on tobacco control and save lives, the European Commission is providing 5.2 Million Euros (U.S. $7 million) to help low and middle-income countries effectively implement the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the first global public health treaty.

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posted October 03, 2011

Where You Work Affects Whether You Smoke

CDC study says employers can help reduce smoking, saving lives and money

Editor
Sep 30, 2011

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While the United States has made huge progress in reducing smoking, not all Americans are benefiting equally. Where you work can make a big difference in whether you smoke — and how healthy you are.

 

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posted September 30, 2011

Big Tobacco Sponsors Elementary Schools in China

Slogan tells kids: “Tobacco helps you become talented”

Editor
Sep 28, 2011

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In an apparent attempt to lure young smokers, China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC) is sponsoring at least 100 elementary schools in China.

CNTC financed construction of these schools, which are named after Chinese cigarette brands and sometimes bear slogans such as "Talent comes from hard work, Tobacco helps you become talented." Many of the schools also feature the company's logo of a green tobacco leaf.

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posted September 28, 2011

“Moneyball” is Blockbuster Reason to Get Tobacco Out of Baseball

Brad Pitt spits as Billy Beane, highlighting the tobacco problem in baseball's culture

Editor
Sep 26, 2011

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Millions of moviegoers who saw the Hollywood blockbuster "Moneyball," this weekend watched a multi-million dollar advertisement for getting tobacco out of Major League Baseball.

Brad Pitt plays Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane with tobacco tucked in his cheek, spitting repeatedly into a cup. Though Major League Baseball asked Sony Pictures to remove the scenes of tobacco use, the movie company says it kept them in for authenticity.

And that’s the problem. 

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posted September 26, 2011

Low-Tax Missouri Can Lift Itself from Bottom of the Pack

Voters could get chance to raise cigarette taxes, fund education and tobacco prevention

Editor
Sep 23, 2011

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Missouri’s meager, 17-cents-per-pack cigarette tax — the lowest in the nation — could be raised by 80 cents, reducing smoking and generating  $300 million to help fund public education, state universities and programs to help smokers quit and keep kids from starting.

It’s truly a win-win for the state.

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posted September 23, 2011

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