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Graphic Warning Labels Update

New, bold warning labels for cigarette packs prod smokers to quit

Editor
Jun 21, 2011

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The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled nine bold, graphic health warnings that will be required on cigarette packs and advertisements beginning in September, 2012. 

 

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posted June 21, 2011

Bigger, Bolder and More Effective

HHS to announce large, graphic cigarette pack warnings

Editor
Jun 20, 2011

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Tomorrow, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will announce its nine final choices for large, graphic health warning labels for cigarette packs that are required by the new law granting the Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco products. The new warnings represent the most significant change in U.S. cigarette warnings since they were first required in 1965.

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posted June 20, 2011

Fathers Who Know Best Don’t Smoke

For Fathers' Day, help a Dad quit smoking and thank those who already have

Editor
Jun 17, 2011

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On Fathers' Day, encourage fathers to lead by example.

Help a Dad quit smoking, or eliminate a family's exposure to deadly secondhand smoke by making the house, the car and other places where the kids gather smoke-free.

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posted June 17, 2011

Tobacco-Free Living a Top Priority in National Prevention Strategy

Critical shift in health care system

Editor
Jun 16, 2011

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The Obama Administration today unveiled a National Prevention Strategy that makes tobacco-free living a top priority as the nation tries to shift the health care system from one focused on treating costly illnesses to a model that encourages wellness and prevention.

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posted June 16, 2011

Argentina Joins Growing Movement Against Tobacco in Latin America

Comprehensive new law will protect 40 million

Editor
Jun 14, 2011

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has signed a tough new tobacco-control law that includes restrictions on tobacco advertising and promotions, as well as a requirement that all indoor workplaces and public places are smoke-free.

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posted June 14, 2011

Tobacco Industry Finds New Ways to Buy Influence

Companies give millions to hard-to-track groups, step up state lobbying

Editor
Jun 9, 2011

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OpenSecrets Blog gives us an updated look at tobacco industry efforts to influence federal lawmakers and regulators, as well as their counterparts in the states.  

The industry's goal remains the same as always:  Protect its profits by defeating proven measures to reduce tobacco use and save lives.

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posted June 09, 2011

They’re at it Again

American rock bands continue to help sell tobacco to kids in developing countries

Editor
Jun 7, 2011

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The American rock bands Good Charlotte, 30 Seconds to Mars and Neon Trees are among a lineup of top musicians who are again acting as advertisers for Big Tobacco: They're scheduled to perform next month at Java Rockin' Land, Indonesia's largest and highest profile music event — sponsored by the cigarette company Gudang Garam.

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posted June 07, 2011

U.S. Judge Slaps Down Tobacco Industry Effort to Evade Sanctions in Racketeering Case

Argument that new FDA law should replace court’s order is “particularly unconvincing”

Editor
Jun 3, 2011

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The tobacco industry spends billions marketing its products with determined deception, but it can’t dupe U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler.

Judge Kessler issued the landmark 2006 decision that the tobacco companies have violated civil racketeering laws (RICO) and defrauded the public by lying for decades about the health risks of smoking and their marketing to children.

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posted June 03, 2011

Tobacco Industry: “We want Asia”

Yul Dorotheo of the Philippines speaks on the international challenge of tobacco control

Editor
May 31, 2011

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To mark World No Tobacco Day 2011, we share the words of Ulysses “Yul" Dorotheo of the Philippines, recipient of this year's Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence

Dorotheo received the award and spoke at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids annual gala in Washington, D.C. earlier this month.  A neuro- opthamologist,  Dorotheo became involved in tobacco control after he learned about how the tobacco industry had “trained its sights" on low- and middle-income countries.  

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posted May 31, 2011

Summer Starts with Action Toward a Healthier World

World No Tobacco Day 2011 marks progress of landmark public health treaty

Editor
May 27, 2011

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On Tuesday May 31, the World Health Organization's "World No Tobacco Day" draws global attention to the growing international tobacco epidemic and the urgent need for nations to pass and implement effective policies to reduce tobacco use and save lives. This year's focus is on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the first global public health treaty.

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posted May 27, 2011

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