Navigation Links
Video: The Cigarette Is Dead Social Movement Takes Aim at Deadly Icon

DENVER, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cigarette Is Dead, a social movement rooted in Colorado, has one ultimate objective -- to speed up the demise of the cigarette and snuff it out for good.

To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:

Sixty years ago, smoking was thought to be harmless and became widely accepted in the home, workplace and even physicians' offices. The decline of the cigarette's popularity has gained swift momentum in the last half-century as consumers have been made aware of the harmful effects of smoking.

In 1965, tobacco companies were required to label cigarette packs with health warnings. In 1988 Aspen, Colo. became the first city in the nation to prohibit smoking in restaurants; 29 states and 36 countries have followed suit and adopted smoke-free laws.

From sidewalks to skyscrapers, The Cigarette is Dead is taking over neighborhoods to declare the end of a smoke and mirrors era glamorized by cowboys, camels and cool.

The Cigarette is Dead movement has made its mark across Colorado by taking over billboards and bus shelters; painting murals, hanging large outdoor banners and projecting images on highly visible buildings; stenciling sidewalks; and handing out promotional items such as yard signs, coasters, stickers, buttons, magnets and t-shirts. The movement is also running television commercials and visiting college campuses across the state to spread its message. is the hub of the movement. It features an interactive timeline where visitors can share their quitting moments and personal stories about when the cigarette was dead to them by posting written entries, photos and YouTube videos. Users can also explore the timeline to learn about important dates in the cigarette's demise, from smoke-free laws and anti-smoking commercials to social observations and personal moments. The timeline's events are categorized by when the cigarette became physically dead, personally dead, politically dead and/or socially dead. also directs users to quitting resources such as FixNixer and the Colorado QuitLine (1.800.QUIT.NOW).

The Cigarette is Dead movement invites anyone to drive his or her nail into the coffin by posting personal moments on the timeline and sending them to friends, and by downloading free posters, stencils, artwork and other The Cigarette Is Dead materials at to make a bold statement in his or her neighborhood.

Funded by Amendment 35, the campaign was created for the Colorado State Tobacco Education & Prevention Partnership by ad agency Cactus.

SOURCE The Cigarette Is Dead
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Video: Never Feel Bad About Your Neck Again:
2. Video: The Science Behind the Soak - a Coping Tool for Todays Changing World
3. Video: Just What the Doctor Ordered: Survey Shows Americans Adopting Healthier Lifestyles
4. Video: 2008 US Olympic Gymnastic Superstars Join Todays Top Music Icons for Womens Cancer Awareness Network Special, Frosted Pink with a Twist
5. Video: One A Day(R) and Ellen DeGeneres Team Up to Deliver a Message to Women About Breast Cancer Through The One A Day Womens Wake-Up Call Program
6. Video: Influenza Vaccine Recommended for More Americans Than Ever Before
7. Video: The Shifting Landscape of Health Care Fraud and Regulatory Compliance
8. Video: Ochsner Medical Center Drives Mobile P.E. Class to New Orleans Schools in Fight Against Child Obesity
9. Video: Communication is Key to Ease Worry about Orthopaedic Surgery
10. Video: A Toast to the Cure Set for October 30 Breast Cancer Survivors Raise Your Glasses
11. Video: Olympic Games Gold Medalist Nikki Stone Joins Chronic Pain Experts in Educational Webcasts
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Olympic Gold ... are collaborating with brands across various categories through traditional and social media marketing ... an elite group of Gold Medal Moms who can connect with today’s most ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... , ... The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors ... Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in estate sales and ... than 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters. , “I’m pleased to welcome ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Being a caregiver for someone ... Maryland Health Care System, the Caregiver Support Program promotes the health and wellbeing ... job. Seventy-four percent report that their role as a caregiver has created marital ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... According to research by the ... dental technicians to be certified or obtain continuing education. To increase awareness of ... Your Mouth?” campaign to inform dentists that the technicians they trust could lack ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... The Museum ... summer, ushering in a new era of publicly accessible automated technology. Now, by ... continue to offer guests an up-close look at the shuttle at MOSI’s main ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX ) today announced it will ... access to a low-cost alternative to Daraprim (pyrimethamine) , ... recently priced out of reach for people with HIV, pregnant ... --> --> Imprimis is offering a compounded ... acid) for $1 per capsule for people whose pharmacy benefit is ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... SINGAPORE , Nov. 30, 2015  QT Vascular ... Vascular", and together with its subsidiaries, TriReme Medical LLC ... global company engaged in the design, assembly and distribution ... of vascular disease, is pleased to announce that a ... Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ("Federal ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015   Royal ... announced the launch of Radiology Solutions, a fully ... Radiology Solutions comprises customized, data-driven practice management approaches ... to help radiology practices improve care delivery and ... 2015 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: