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Apr 28, 2015, 12:37 ET
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31 Leading Health Groups Urge President Obama to Issue Final Rules Regulating All Tobacco Products, Including E-Cigarettes and Cigars

Thirty-one leading public health and medical organizations today urged President Obama to quickly finalize long-overdue rules covering all...

Apr 24, 2015, 18:21 ET
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Hawai'i Makes History by Passing Bill to Increase Age of Sale for Tobacco Products to 21

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Today Hawai'i made history with final passage of...

Apr 22, 2015, 13:04 ET
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New Orleans Smoke-Free Law Takes Effect Today, Protecting Everyone's Right to Breathe Clean Air

 The following is a statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Hard-working New Orleans residents...

Apr 21, 2015, 19:09 ET
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In Historic First, San Francisco Board of Supervisors Votes to Take Tobacco Out of Baseball

Today the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance to prohibit use of all tobacco products – including smokeless...

Apr 16, 2015, 14:03 ET
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Government Survey Shows Youth E-Cigarette Use Tripled in One Year and Exceeds Use of Regular Cigarettes - FDA Must Act Now to Protect Kids

 The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey released...

Apr 15, 2015, 17:58 ET
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New UCSF Report Finds Smokeless Tobacco Use by Pro Athletes Influences Kids, Says Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

A new report by researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry provides additional support to efforts locally...

Apr 15, 2015, 10:30 ET
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Illinois Governor's Decision to Shutter State's Tobacco Quitline Will Cost Lives and Money

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The fact that Gov. Bruce Rauner today has cut off...

Apr 14, 2015, 13:38 ET
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TFK New Poll: Americans Strongly Support FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products, Want Limits on E-Cigarettes, Oppose Congressional Efforts to Shield Cigars

 American voters overwhelmingly support the 2009 law that gave the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products and...

Apr 10, 2015, 16:54 ET
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FDA Committee Was Right to Reject Swedish Match's Flawed Application, Says Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: FDA's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee...

Mar 30, 2015, 12:25 ET
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FTC Reports Tobacco Marketing Increased to $9.6 Billion in 2012 - Efforts to Fight Tobacco Use Must Also Intensify

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: In troubling news for our nation's kids and health,...

Mar 26, 2015, 09:02 ET
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CDC Shows Sustained Commitment to Fighting Tobacco with New Anti-Smoking Ads - Cost-Effective Campaign Helps Smokers Quit

 The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: It is welcome news for the nation's...

Mar 24, 2015, 13:04 ET
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New Louisiana Report Finds Significant Benefits to Tobacco Tax Increase - Legislators Should Act Now to Reduce Smoking, Saves Lives, Raise Millions

The following is a statement of Claudia Rodas, Southern Region Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The new study issued today by the...

Mar 13, 2015, 12:29 ET
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Alabama Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

 Kids in Alabama will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day....

Mar 13, 2015, 12:27 ET
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Delaware Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

Kids in Delaware will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day....

Mar 13, 2015, 12:25 ET
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Georgia Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

 Kids in Georgia will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day....

Mar 13, 2015, 12:25 ET
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Arizona Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

Kids in Arizona will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day. More...

Mar 13, 2015, 12:25 ET
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Arkansas Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives Kids in Arkansas will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join thousands...

Mar 13, 2015, 12:25 ET
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Alaska Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

Kids in Alaska will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day. More...

Mar 13, 2015, 12:22 ET
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Connecticut Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives Kids in Connecticut will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join...

Mar 13, 2015, 12:20 ET
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California Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

 Kids in California will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts...