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Dec 08, 2016, 09:32 ET Surgeon General's Report Finds E-Cigarettes Are Danger to Young People, Should Spur Policy Makers - Including FDA and Congress - to Protect Kids

The U.S. Surgeon General's report on electronic cigarettes issued today delivers a clear and unmistakable message to our nation's policy makers:...


Dec 06, 2016, 07:32 ET Michael Bloomberg poursuit son leadership vital dans la lutte mondiale contre le tabagisme

Le présent est une déclaration de Matthew L. Myers, le président de la « Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids » : Logo -...


Dec 05, 2016, 16:44 ET Michael Bloomberg continúa liderando en la lucha global contra el tabaco en pos de salvar vidas

La siguiente es una declaración de Matthew L. Myers, Presidente de la Campaña para Niños Libres de Tabaco: Michael R. Bloomberg, filántropo...


Dec 05, 2016, 10:32 ET Michael Bloomberg Continues His Life-Saving Leadership in Global Fight Against Tobacco

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Former New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael...


Dec 01, 2016, 10:49 ET Baseball's New Labor Agreement Makes Progress on Removing Tobacco From the Game, But Cities Need to Finish the Job - for Our Kids

The new collective bargaining agreement reached last night by Major League Baseball owners and players takes a major step forward in removing...


Nov 30, 2016, 14:25 ET HUD Rule to Make Public Housing Smoke-Free Will Protect Vulnerable Children and Families

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today has...


Nov 18, 2016, 13:21 ET St. Louis Acts to Protect Kids, Save Lives by Raising Tobacco Age to 21

The St. Louis City Board of Aldermen took bold action today to protect kids from tobacco addiction and save lives by voting to prohibit the sale of...


Nov 10, 2016, 15:52 ET CDC Reports: U.S. Has Cut Number of Smokers by 8.6 Million since 2005, But Smoking Is Still Huge Problem and Causes 30 Percent of Cancer Deaths

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: New reports issued today by the Centers for Disease...


Nov 10, 2016, 14:09 ET Global Report Shows U.S. Ranks Last in Size of Cigarette Warnings; FDA Must Act to Catch Up

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids The United States is tied for last in the world in the size of warning...


Nov 01, 2016, 15:52 ET D.C. City Council Raises Tobacco Sale Age to 21, Makes Baseball Tobacco-Free in Nation's Capital

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The D.C. City Council today took strong action to combat tobacco...


Oct 11, 2016, 16:04 ET City Council Approves Tobacco-Free Baseball in Nation's Capital

As the Washington Nationals lead in the National League Division Series, our nation's capital has sent a strong message to the rest of the country...


Oct 04, 2016, 10:28 ET 8 Health Groups File Suit to Force FDA to Require Graphic Cigarette Warnings as Mandated by Law

Eight public health and medical groups, and several individual pediatricians, today filed suit in federal court in Boston to force the U.S. Food...


Sep 28, 2016, 10:48 ET Tobacco 21 Movement Reaches a Milestone - At Least 200 U.S. Cities and Counties Have Raised the Tobacco Age

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: With approval Monday by the City Council of Liberty,...


Sep 15, 2016, 17:00 ET Reynolds American and John Boehner Have Zero Credibility on Reducing Youth Tobacco Use

 It is truly absurd that tobacco giant Reynolds American and former House Speaker John Boehner, who was elected to Reynolds' board of directors...


Sep 07, 2016, 12:05 ET Putting Profits Before Kids, Tobacco Companies Spend Big to Deceive Voters and Fight State Ballot Initiatives to Raise Tobacco Taxes

This November, voters in California, Colorado and North Dakota will have the opportunity to protect children from tobacco addiction and save lives...


Aug 17, 2016, 18:11 ET NEJM Analysis: U.S. Smoking Rate Fell Much Faster Under Obama Administration, Would Reach Zero by 2035 if Recent Progress Continues

 Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: An analysis published today in The New England Journal of Medicine...


Aug 08, 2016, 11:05 ET FDA's New Rule for E-Cigarettes, Cigars Takes Effect Today; Congress Must Reject Proposals to Weaken Agency's Oversight

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Food and Drug Administration's long-overdue rule to protect kids and...


Aug 05, 2016, 15:53 ET Ann Arbor Acts to Protect Kids, Save Lives by Raising Tobacco Age to 21

Statement of Bill Lee, Executive Vice President, U.S. Programs, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Ann Arbor City Council on Thursday took bold...


Jul 11, 2016, 11:56 ET Em uma vitória histórica para a saúde mundial, Uruguai vence ação da Philip Morris contra suas fortes leis antitabaco

 Em uma vitória histórica para a saúde pública que terá impacto no mundo todo, o Uruguai venceu uma batalha...


Jul 08, 2016, 18:18 ET En el histórico triunfo para la Salud Mundial, Uruguay derrota a Philip Morris que desafío a sus fuertes leyes de control del tabaco

Declaraciones de Michael R. Bloomberg y Matthew L. Myers  En una victoria histórica de salud pública que se sintió en todo...


Jul 08, 2016, 13:14 ET Pennsylvania Lawmakers Can Protect Kids and Balance the Budget with a $1 Cigarette Tax Increase

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: We are encouraged that higher tobacco taxes have been...


Jun 09, 2016, 13:34 ET Historic Decline in Youth Smoking Is Terrific News, but High Rate of E-Cigarette Use Must Be Addressed

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids The historic decline in youth cigarette smoking reported today by the...


May 23, 2016, 11:35 ET En pro de la salud mundial, el Tribunal de Reino Unido defiende ley de empaquetado genérico del tabaco

- En pro de la salud mundial, el Tribunal de Reino Unido defiende ley de empaquetado genérico del tabaco – estrategia innovadora que se...


May 20, 2016, 11:33 ET Sieg für weltweite Gesundheit - Oberstes Zivilgericht des Vereinigten Königreichs bestätigt Gesetz zu schlichten Verpackungen für Zigaretten und Tabak - Innovative Strategie aus Australien kommt auch nach Europa

WASHINGTON, 20. Mai 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Die folgende Erklärung stammt von Matthew L. Myers, Präsident der Campaign for...


May 19, 2016, 20:23 ET Importantes victoires pour la santé mondiale : la Haute Cour du Royaume-Uni confirme la loi sur l'emballage neutre, et la stratégie innovante se propage de l'Australie à l'Europe

Ce qui suit est une déclaration de Matthew L. Myers, président de la « Campaign for Tobacco-Free...