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Declare Your Independence from Cigarettes

Celebrate July 4th holiday with commitment to be free of nicotine

Editor
Jul 1, 2011

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Fireworks can be transformed from a patriotic tradition into a personal celebration of freedom from nicotine for smokers who take steps to quit or get the support they need to break free of cigarettes.

 

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posted July 01, 2011

See the World Smoke-Free

Cruise lines build on travel industry's smoke-free trend

Editor
Jun 29, 2011

If you're going on vacation, you've got more options than ever to get there smoke-free, and stay that way throughout your trip.

Three big cruise lines — Carnival, Princess and Holland America — have just announced that they're making all cabins smoke-free and tightening smoking restrictions in public spaces, beginning Dec. 1, 2011 for Carnival and Jan. 15, 2012 for Princess and Holland America. Princess will also ban smoking on cabin balconies, joining a growing number of cruise lines that do so. 

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posted June 29, 2011

For Big Tobacco, Indonesia is the new Marlboro Country

“Sex, Lies and Cigarettes” documentary airs on Tuesday night

Editor
Jun 24, 2011

Widening its lens beyond the image of Indonesia’s infamous “smoking baby,” Current TV plans to air an hour long documentary Tuesday night that exposes the tobacco industry’s deadly expansion into Indonesia, where it is addicting a new generation and helping to create a global epidemic of deaths caused by tobacco use.  

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posted June 24, 2011

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

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