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For Back-To-School Supplies, Shop Tobacco-Free!

Support CVS and other tobacco-free retailers

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Aug 11, 2014

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Attention back-to-school shoppers!

As you set out to fill your kids’ lockers and backpacks, you can also strike a blow for kids’ health – by shopping at CVS and other retailers who have chosen not to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States.  It kills nearly half a million American and costs us at least $289 billio

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posted August 11, 2014

WHO: Smoking Increases Risk of Dementia

More evidence of how destructive smoking truly is

Editor
Jul 11, 2014

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The U.S. Surgeon General and other public health authorities around the world have found that smoking damages nearly every organ in the human body and harms health at every stage of life.  Yet we are continually learning new ways in which smoking harms health.

In the latest example, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alzheimer’s Disease International are reporting, based on a review of scientific studies, that smokers have a 45 percent higher risk of developing dementia compared to non-smokers.  “It is estimated that 14% of [Alzheimer’s disease] cases worldwide are potentially attributable to smoking,” the organizations write in a short report summarizing the scientific evidence.

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posted July 11, 2014

New Study: Healthy Lifestyle Starts with No Smoking

It has the greatest impact on heart health, lower death rate

Editor
Jun 5, 2013

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It’s no news flash that exercise, eating healthy and watching your weight are all good for your heart – and that smoking is most decidedly not.

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posted June 05, 2013

Warning to Pregnant Women: Secondhand Smoke Harms You and Your Baby

New study: Tobacco smoke affects newborns' brain development

Editor
Oct 4, 2012

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It’s well-known that smoking during pregnancy is harmful to pregnant women and their babies.  But there’s more evidence all the time of how extensive the harm can be – both from smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.

 

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posted October 04, 2012

Act Today to Stop Congressional Cuts to Prevention Fund!

Tell lawmakers that preventing disease saves money

Editor
Dec 15, 2011

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Today is a National Day of Action on Prevention, a coordinated effort by hundreds of public health advocates around the country to protect critical prevention money in the new health reform law from deep cuts.

Proposals now moving forward on Capitol Hill would cut the prevention fund by two-thirds or more–just when evidence is mounting that proven prevention programs, especially those to keep kids from smoking and help smokers quit, pay big returns by reducing health care costs.

 

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posted December 15, 2011

Let’s Get Healthier: Take Action for Change

Tobacco use still responsible for one of five deaths in U.S.

Editor
Dec 9, 2011

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Slow progress in bringing smoking rates down, coupled with dramatic increases in obesity and diabetes, mean the nation's overall health didn't improve in the past year.

United Health Foundation’s annual report, America’s Health Rankings, ranks states based on progress in fighting the causes of chronic diseases that are overburdening the health care system and driving up costs. States that showed the most improvement this year were New York and New Jersey — both of which advanced because of strides in reducing smoking.

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posted December 09, 2011

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