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Class Action Notice for Minnesota Light Cigarette Litigation From Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, P.A.

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Court ordered Class Notice in Curtis, et al., v Altria Group, Inc. and Philip Morris USA, Inc. , et al. , court File No. 27-CV-01-18042 (action filed 11/28/01). If you purchased Marlboro Lights cigarettes in Minnesota at any time befo...

District of Columbia Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) The D.C. Council has taken an important step to protect th...

North Carolina Should Increase Cigarette Tax by 50 Cents to Save Lives and Raise Revenue

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) We urge North Carolina legislators to take a stand to protect the health and pocke...

Nicotine dependence remains prevalent despite recent declines in cigarette use

June 24, 2009 Despite recent declines in cigarette use in the U.S., nicotine dependence has remained steady among adults and has actually increased among some groups. The finding by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health suggests that public health initiatives have bee...

Investigation finds that cigarette smoking does not affect everyone in same way

This release is available in French . Montreal, June 4th, 2009 Cigarette smoking induced COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a disease that results in severe breathing difficulty. According to World Health Organization (WHO) it is the fourth leading killer worldwide. Howev...

Florida's $1 Cigarette Tax Increase a Big Win for Public Health

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of Florida took a major step forward to save lives and protect children yesterday when Governor Charlie Crist signed a $1 per pack surcharge into law. Additionally, the governor and legislature through the budget dramatically increased funding for smoki...

Hawaii Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers

WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Hawaii leaders have taken an important step to protect the state's kids and tax...

Press Release: Electronic Cigarette VS FDA

Smoking Everywhere, Inc. filed a federal complaint today seeking an injunction against the FDA Tampa, FL (PRWEB) May 4, 2009 -- Smoking Everywhere, Inc . filed a federal complaint today seeking an injunction against the FDA with respect to the FDA's recent attempts to ...

New Study Indicates Changes in Cigarette Design Have Increased Lung Cancer Risk and Tobacco Regulation Can Greatly Reduce Lung Cancer

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: An important study presented Thursday at a scientific conference in Dublin, Ireland, provides powerful new evidence that U.S. smokers' risk of developing lu...

Minnesota Smokers Turning to QUITPLAN(R) Services After Cigarette Tax Hike

Use of free quit-smoking services triples following 62-cent increase on cigarettes MINNEAPOLIS, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent federal tax increase on cigarettes has a lot of Minnesotans trying to quit smoking. QUITPLAN Services, the free stop-smoking program provided by ClearWay Minneso...

Health Groups Launch Ad Campaign Highlighting Benefits of Increase in Oregon Cigarette Tax

60-cent Increase Would Reduce Smoking, Save Lives, and Raise New Revenue for Tobacco Prevention SALEM, Ore., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of public health organizations has launched a newspaper advertising campaign highlighting the benefits of a 60-cent increase in Oregon's...

Pot, Cigarette Smoke Wreaks Havoc on Lungs

Study finds combination triples risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ,,,, MONDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke cigarettes and marijuana increase their risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease almost threefold, but smoking pot alone doesn't seem to increas...

Rhode Island Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers; $1 Increase Gives State Highest Cigarette Tax in the Nation

WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Rhode Island's leaders have taken decisive action to protect the state's kids and t...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Helps Smokers Trying to Quit in Wake of Federal Cigarette Tax Hike

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To support the growing number of Pennsylvanians who are trying to quit smoking as a result of the recent increase in federal cigarette taxes, the Department of Health today reminded smokers to call Pennsylvania's toll-free Quitline or visit www....

Federal Cigarette Tax Increase and Current Economy Will Change Smoker's Habits

PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 1, the federal cigarette tax will increase by 62 cents to a total of $1.01 per pack, to fund the expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program that was signed into law earlier this year.(1) A new survey shows that the April 1st fede...

Arkansas Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arkansas leaders have taken an important step to protect the state's kids and taxpayers from the devastating toll of tobacco use by increasing the state cigarette tax by 56 ...

Little Cigar Consumption on the Rise, While Cigarette Use Declines

SCHIP Law Will Tax Little Cigars at Cigarette Equivalent for First Time WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data from the Maxwell Report indicates a dramatic increase in the use of cigarillos and little cigars over the past decade, a troubling trend given the popularity of these...

Overwhelming Majority of Virginia Voters Favor Increasing the Cigarette Tax to the National Average

New Poll Shows Strong Support for Cigarette Tax To Reduce Youth Smoking and Address the State's Healthcare Needs RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll released today by a coalition of Virginia health leaders shows that 72 percent of Virginia voters support an 89-cent inc...

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Light Cigarette Lawsuits Is Victory for Consumers and Health

Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court today handed down a major victory for consumers and public health by ruling that smokers can use state consumer protection laws to sue Philip Morri...

New evidence strengthens link between cigarette smoke exposure and poor infant health

Cincinnati, OH, November 5, 2008--The damaging effects of smoking and smoke exposure can be seen at any age. Pediatricians have even noted these negative effects in various stages of infant development. The consequences of maternal smoke exposure during pregnancy can range from higher rates of p...

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: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/quitdoingit/35430/ Si...

New Report: Increasing Mississippi's Cigarette Tax Will Reduce Smoking, Save Lives and Save Money

$1 Increase Would Generate More Than $150 Million in New Revenue for Medicaid WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Mississippi's leaders begin working next week to resolve a projected state budget deficit, a report released today finds that a proposed $1 cigarette tax increase w...

Decline in Cigarette Sales Offset by Use of Alternative Products

Low taxes on substitute tobacco items keep addiction affordable, study says TUESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette sales in the United States have declined in recent years, but sales of non-cigarette tobacco products have risen and offset the decline in cigarette sales by 30 ...

U of T research supports Ontario ban on cigarette displays

Toronto, ON. Just weeks before Ontario implements a ban on the retail display of all tobacco products, new research from the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit at the University of Toronto shows that consumers have been bombarded by extensive tobacco promotion at point of sale. Places where tobacco...

DC Council Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers by Doubling the Cigarette Tax to $2 per Pack

Statement of William V. Corr, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The District of Columbia Council has taken a critical step to protect kids and taxpayers from the devastating toll of tobacco use by doubling the District's cigarette...

New York Cigarette Tax Increase Delivers Victory for Kids and Taxpayers

WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by William V. Corr, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: New York's leaders have taken historic action to protect the state's kids and taxpayers from the devastating toll of tobacco use b...

Health Groups Launch Ad Campaign Supporting 93-Cent Increase in SC Cigarette Tax

Plan Would Reduce Smoking, Help Balance Budget and Fund Health Needs COLUMBIA, S.C., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of public health organizations has launched a newspaper and radio advertising campaign in support of increasing South Carolina's lowest-in-the-nation cigaret...

Toxins in cigarette smoke prevent stem cells from becoming cartilage

A toxic pollutant spread by oil spills, forest fires and car exhaust is also present in cigarette smoke, and may represent a second way in which smoking delays bone healing, according to research presented today at the annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society in San Francisco. In 200...

Scientists Find Cancer Culprits in Cigarette Smoke

Hydrogen peroxide and other oxidants cause lung cells to become malignant THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- It's long been known that smoking causes lung cancer, but a new study is the first to show that the hydrogen peroxide in cigarette smoke is what actually causes healthy lung ...

Health Groups Launch Ad Campaign Supporting 70-Cent Increase in Kentucky Cigarette Tax

Plan Would Reduce Smoking, Help Balance Budget and Fund Health Needs WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of public health organizations has launched a newspaper and radio advertising campaign in support of House Bill 443, which would increase Kentucky's cigarette tax...

84 Percent of Utah Voters Favor Cigarette Tax Increase

Voters Overwhelmingly Prefer Increasing the Cigarette Tax to Fund Critical Health Care Programs SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll released today shows that Utah voters overwhelmingly support HB355. The bill sponsored by Rep. Paul Ray calls for a .50 increase in ...

Hypnotist ready to kick cigarette butt

What if I told you that throughout this release there are hypnotic suggestions about why you should cover this story and make it the top one? Would you be able to pick out the suggestions? Or would they work without you even knowing it and despite what else is going on in the news, you came to the...

Smoke-Free Workplace Laws, Cigarette Taxes on the Rise

But more needs to be done on federal, state levels to combat tobacco use, report says THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Anti-tobacco campaigns registered some significant gains in 2007, with more states banning smoking in public places. But there's still too little federal and s...

New neuroimaging study identifies 'brain signature' for cigarette cravings

PHILADELPHIA A new brain imaging study by researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania shows that cigarette cravings in smokers who are deprived of nicotine are linked with increased activation in specific regions of the brain. Using a novel method of measuring brai...

Nicotine addiction slashed in test of new cigarette smoking strategy

Scientists are reporting the first successful strategy to reduce smokers nicotine dependence while allowing them to continue smoking. The study provides strong support for proposals now being considered in Congress to authorize FDA regulation of cigarette smoking, according to the research team. ...

New Report: Increasing Maryland's Cigarette Tax Will Reduce Smoking, Save Lives and Save Money

$1 Increase Would Also Fund Expanded Health Care Access for Marylanders WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Maryland Legislature prepares for next week's special session to resolve a state budget shortfall, a report released today finds that Governor Martin O'Malley's propo...

Congress Should Redouble Efforts to Increase Federal Cigarette Tax

Statement of William V. Corr Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It is disappointing that the U.S. House of Representatives today fell just short of overriding President Bush's veto of legislation to increase the federal cigarette...

New Report: Increasing Oregon's Cigarette Tax Will Reduce Smoking, Save Lives and Save Money

84.5-cent Increase Would Also Fund Health Coverage for More Than 100,000 Kids WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Oregon residents prepare to vote on a November ballot initiative that would increase the state cigarette tax to fund children's health care, a report released today...

President's Veto of Bill to Increase Cigarette Tax, Fund SCHIP Benefits Big Tobacco at Expense of America's Kids

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of William V. Corr, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: President Bush today let down America's children and protected the interests of the tobacco industry by vetoing legislation that would increase t...

President Bush Should Protect Kids, Not Big Tobacco By Signing Bill to Increase Cigarette Tax, Fund SCHIP

Statement of William V. Corr Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from William V. Corr, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Last night, the U.S. Senate pu...
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