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United Nations to Tackle Global Threat from Tobacco-Caused Disease

Tobacco linked to major non-communicable diseases that cause two out of three deaths

Editor
Apr 7, 2011

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Tobacco use is a risk factor for all major categories of non-communicable diseases — heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes — and tobacco control must be the "top priority" if the world is to reduce the toll of diseases that now cause two out of every three deaths worldwide, according to a global alliance of scientists and non-governmental organizations.

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posted April 07, 2011

Women Come a Long way Back to Better Health

Four decades after Virginia Slims, lung cancer deaths among women finally drop

Editor
Apr 4, 2011

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Cigarettes were never sexy, sophisticated or a sign of independence — despite tobacco industry marketing that targets women for profit.  Now women are truly breaking free by quitting smoking and finally lowering their death rate from lung cancer.

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posted April 04, 2011

Update: MLB Commissioner Wants Smokeless Tobacco Out of Baseball

Editor
Apr 1, 2011

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Thanks to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, who has just stated his view that "smokeless tobacco should be banned at the Major League level" and that MLB will propose such restrictions in contract talks with the players' union.

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posted April 01, 2011

ESPN Analyst, ex-Mets Manager Bobby Valentine Urges Tobacco Ban in Major Leagues

Tobacco-free all stars in lineup for opening day

Editor
Mar 31, 2011

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Baseball's Opening Day has started with a burst of energy, excitement and momentum in the campaign to get smokeless tobacco out of the ballgame.

 

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posted March 31, 2011

Health Officials in Major League Cities Want Tobacco-Free Baseball

Drive to knock tobacco out of the park quickens as opening day nears

Editor
Mar 29, 2011

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The movement to get tobacco out of Major League Baseball is gaining momentum.

Top public health officials from coast to coast — representing a majority of cities where Major League Baseball is played — have joined in asking MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and Michael Weiner, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, to prohibit use of tobacco by players, coaches and other baseball staff at games.

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posted March 29, 2011

How Important is it to be 100% Smoke Free?

Let CBS News show you how unhealthy the smokiest cities look

Editor
Mar 28, 2011

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CBS News, with the help of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, has found some of the smokiest cities in America and shows exactly why: They're places where elected officials have refused to take strong action to protect everyone’s right to breathe clean air.

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posted March 28, 2011

China Sets May 1 Start for Smoke-Free Public Places

Big step in country with over one million tobacco deaths each year

Editor
Mar 24, 2011

Nowhere is the devastating toll of tobacco more evident than in China. Smoking kills more than one million Chinese people each year — one-fifth of the world total.

This week, China's Ministry of Health announced its strongest action to date to reduce this terrible toll: A new smoke-free policy that will prohibit smoking in indoor public places starting May 1.

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posted March 24, 2011

Thousands of Young People Take on Tobacco Industry

Youth from all corners of the country take action on Kick Butts Day

Editor
Mar 23, 2011

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Thousands of young people at hundreds of events from coast-to-coast are taking action against tobacco use today — the 16th annual Kick Butts Day!

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to speak up and take action against Big Tobacco at hundreds of events across the USA — and even abroad.

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posted March 23, 2011

Leprechauns Love Smoke-Free Pubs

Ireland’s national smoke-free law started global trend for better health

Editor
Mar 17, 2011

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If you’re having a pint for St. Patrick's Day — and sipping in a smoke-free bar — be sure to tip your hat to Ireland, too.

In March 2004, the Republic of Ireland became the first country in the world to implement a comprehensive, nationwide smoke-free law for all workplaces, including restaurants and pubs. At first, there was widespread disbelief that it could happen in a nation where smoking and drinking were so much a part of local culture. Television crews from around the world turned up in Dublin to record what was heralded as a stunning — if uncertain — change.

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posted March 17, 2011

Panel on Menthol Sees Through Tobacco Industry’s Smoke

Menthol cigarettes attract youth, African-Americans and may make it harder to quit

Editor
Mar 17, 2011

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The tobacco industry’s spin machine has gone into overdrive as we near the March 23 deadline for an Food and Drug Administration science advisory committee to issue a report on menthol cigarettes.

It's trying to convince the media — and nervous investors — that the committee will find menthol does not make cigarettes any more harmful, and nothing should be done about it.

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posted March 17, 2011

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