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Oct 20, 2014, 11:15 ET

Tobacco-Free Kids Launches National Campaign that Calls on Retailers to End Tobacco Sales, Makes It Easy for Consumers to Shop Tobacco-Free

 The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids today is launching a new national campaign that calls on America's retailers to stop selling tobacco...

Oct 14, 2014, 09:50 ET

New Report Shows U.S. Lags Behind Much of the World in Requiring Graphic Cigarette Warnings - the FDA Must Act to Catch Up

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: A new report issued today shows that the United...

Sep 24, 2014, 12:42 ET

Philadelphia Cigarette Tax is Big Win for Kids and Health

The following is astatement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids:  The Pennsylvania Legislature and Governor Tom...

Sep 03, 2014, 07:47 ET
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Other Retailers Should Follow CVS Health's Bold Example by Ending Sales of Tobacco Products

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: CVS Health's announcement today that it has ended...

Aug 25, 2014, 17:14 ET
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New CDC Study Finds More Non-Smoking Kids Are Using E-Cigarettes, Shows Need for FDA to Quickly Finalize and Strengthen Regulations

The following is a statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The number of U.S. youth who used...

Aug 12, 2014, 09:20 ET
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Reinvigorated truth® Campaign Will Empower Youth to Finish the Fight against Tobacco

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Legacy's truth® campaign has been the boldest and...

Aug 08, 2014, 14:26 ET

Leading Health Groups Urge FDA to Finalize Rule Regulating All Tobacco Products by April 2015 and Reject Exemption for Some Cigars

In public comments jointly filed today, 24 leading public health and medical organizations called on the Food and Drug Administration to issue a...

Aug 06, 2014, 16:55 ET
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Top Economists Tell FDA Its Cost-Benefit Analyses of Tobacco Rules are Badly Flawed and Underestimate Benefits

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Nine leading economists have submitted a paper to...

Jul 31, 2014, 13:36 ET
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New Study Finds 17.4 Million U.S. Adults Smoke Cigars, Showing Need For FDA to Regulate All Cigars to Protect Public Health

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: A new government study published today shows that 17.4...

Jul 25, 2014, 08:25 ET
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New York City Set to Implement Law Banning Tobacco Discounts as Tobacco Companies End Legal Challenge

The following is a statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Tobacco companies have abandoned...

Jul 21, 2014, 21:44 ET

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Court Ruling on FDA's Tobacco Advisory Committee Is Misguided and Must Be Appealed

 The Justice Department should immediately appeal today's misguided ruling by a federal judge that concluded three members of the FDA's Tobacco...

Jul 15, 2014, 09:31 ET
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Proposed Reynolds-Lorillard Merger: A Marriage of Tobacco Racketeers With Long Histories of Marketing to Kids

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The proposed merger of the Reynolds American and...

Jun 25, 2014, 15:25 ET
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Leading Health Groups Urge Major League Baseball to Prohibit Tobacco Use at Ballparks and on Camera

Nine major medical and public health organizations have written to Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association urging...

Jun 24, 2014, 09:03 ET
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New Report Details How Tobacco Companies Have Made Cigarettes More Addictive, More Attractive to Kids and More Deadly

 Design changes and chemical additives introduced by tobacco companies in recent decades have made cigarettes more addictive, more attractive...

Jun 23, 2014, 09:14 ET
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New Report Details How Tobacco Companies Have Made Cigarettes More Addictive, More Attractive to Kids and More Deadly

 Design changes and chemical additives introduced by tobacco companies in recent decades have made cigarettes more addictive, more attractive...

Jun 19, 2014, 10:21 ET
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On Fifth Anniversary of Landmark Tobacco Law, Leading Health Groups Call on FDA to Prioritize Three Actions To Accelerate Progress Against Tobacco Use

On the fifth anniversary of the landmark 2009 law granting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over tobacco products, 10 leading...

Jun 18, 2014, 17:24 ET
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Federal Court Upholds New York City's Law to Prohibit Tobacco Discounts and Further Reduce Youth Smoking

The following is a statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: In a big win for kids and public health, a...

Jun 12, 2014, 13:24 ET
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New Survey Shows U.S. Youth Smoking Rates Fell to Record Low in 2013

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: In terrific news for America's health, the CDC's...

Jun 06, 2014, 12:24 ET
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Announces Donation to Establish The Max Shacknai Center: Shining the Light Project

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids announced today that it is establishing a new initiative – the Max Shacknai Center: Shining the Light...

Jun 02, 2014, 10:55 ET
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New Study Finds Dramatic Rise in Youth Exposure to E-Cigarette Ads on TV, Underscores Need for FDA to Regulate E-Cigarette Marketing

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Youth exposure to television ads for electronic...