Tobacco Unfiltered

Lies, Damn Lies and Big Tobacco

Companies convicted of racketeering still trying to cover up

Editor
Feb 24, 2011

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Tobacco companies have never let the facts get in the way of their deadly marketing.

So it's no surprise that they're still trying to thwart the Justice Department — and a federal judge — even though they've been found guilty of a long conspiracy to deceive and defraud the American people.

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posted February 24, 2011

Tampa Bay Rays Show Winning Ways

Team support adds to building momentum for ban on tobacco in Major League Baseball

Editor
Feb 22, 2011

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The Tampa Bay Rays will have to play the 2011 season to see if they're winners on the field again — but they're already champions in the growing movement to get smokeless tobacco out of Major League Baseball. 

The 2010 American League East division winners took time out from spring training to talk to the Fox News affiliate in Tampa about their distaste for the widespread use of smokeless tobacco in Major League Baseball, and the desire of many on the team and among its fans to see baseball go tobacco-free. 

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posted February 22, 2011

MGM Grand Rescinds Fee to Guarantee Non-Smoking Room

Why not join the growing ranks of smoke-free hotels?

Editor
Feb 18, 2011

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Facing a public outcry, the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas has rescinded its new $20 per day fee for customers to “guarantee” a non-smoking room.  It's the right thing to do.  As we said in a public statement earlier this week, no one should have to pay extra to avoid exposure to a toxic substance that causes lung cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses.

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posted February 18, 2011

Youth Around the Country Prepare to Kick Butts

Annual day of activism helps kids — and adults — turn down tobacco

Editor
Feb 16, 2011

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The 16th annual Kick Butts Day is coming on March 23, 2011.

What is it?

A nationwide event where young people stand out, speak up and seize control against tobacco! All day, and all across the country, youth hold events that educate their peers about tobacco, advocate for strong tobacco-control policies and protest cuts in funding for programs that keep kids from smoking and help smokers quit.

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posted February 16, 2011

It’s the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

Not the Less Pain for Lorillard Act

Editor
Feb 16, 2011

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As the March 23 deadline approaches for a science advisory panel to recommend how the Food and Drug Administration should regulate menthol cigarettes, the biggest menthol maker – Lorillard Inc. – is doing what Big Tobacco usually does: blowing smoke.

Lorillard argues FDA should take no action to restrict menthol cigarettes such as its Newports. A Lorillard executive even claimed that when Congress granted FDA authority to regulate tobacco in 2009, the purpose was to “create order and supervision of the industry.”

No.

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posted February 16, 2011

It’s Time to Knock Tobacco Out of the Park

Key U.S. Senators ask Major League Baseball and players' union to prohibit tobacco

Editor
Feb 15, 2011

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With spring training for the 2011 season about to begin, two U.S. senators have formally called on Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association to prohibit the use of all tobacco products on the field, in the dugout and in locker rooms at MLB venues.

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin of Illinois and Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey wrote to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and Michael Weiner, executive director of the Players Association, asking them to protect players and their young fans by finally ending  the use of tobacco in baseball.

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posted February 15, 2011

Be Sweet to your Heart

Feel the love on Valentine's Day and every day by protecting your heart from tobacco

Editor
Feb 14, 2011

Love Your Heart. Need help to quit?Most people know that smoking causes cancer. But it also causes one in five deaths from heart disease in the United States. The risk of stroke is nearly doubled by smoking. And secondhand smoke increases the risk of heart attacks in non-smokers. Our partners at the American Heart Association have comprehensive information on how smoking harms cardiovascular health

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posted February 14, 2011

The Unfiltered Truth About Tobacco

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids launches new blog

Editor
Feb 10, 2011

Welcome to Tobacco Unfiltered, a new blog where you can find news and information about the global movement to reduce tobacco use and its terrible toll of death and disease.

We'll keep you up-to-date on the work of dedicated citizens and public officials in the United States and around the globe who are battling the world's leading cause of preventable death. And of course, we'll expose the tobacco industry's insidious marketing schemes and the smarmy political tactics it uses to block progress.

This blog is for and about the incredible community of people who work to save lives now and protect the next generation from the devastating illnesses caused by tobacco use.

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posted February 10, 2011

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