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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...

May 15, 2014, 10:13 ET
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors CVS Caremark CEO Larry Merlo For Company's Historic Decision to End Tobacco Sales

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids tonight will present Larry J. Merlo, President and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Caremark Corporation, with its...

May 14, 2014, 11:51 ET
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Human Rights Watch Report Details Use of Child Labor on Tobacco Farms, Putting Children's Health and Safety at Risk

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: A startling report issued today by Human Rights Watch details yet...

May 13, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Becky Bade of New Bloomfield, Mo. As Central Region Youth Advocate of the Year

Becky Bade, 16, of New Bloomfield, Mo., has been named the Central Region Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for her...

May 13, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Devan Ogburn of Upper Marlboro, Md. As Eastern Region Youth Advocate of the Year

Devan Ogburn, 16, of Upper Marlboro, Md., has been named the Eastern Region Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for...

May 13, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors the H.E.A.R.T. Coalition of Georgia As Youth Advocates of the Year

 Members of the H.E.A.R.T. Coalition, a statewide substance-abuse prevention organization, have been named Youth Advocates of the Year by the...