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May 22, 2015, 14:58 ET
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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Order that Tobacco Companies Correct Lies to the Public - Industry Should Stop Delay and Tell the Truth

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit today...

May 14, 2015, 17:04 ET
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Michael Bloomberg For Extraordinary Leadership in the Fight Against Tobacco

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids tonight will present Michael R. Bloomberg with its highest honor, the Champion Award, in recognition of his...

May 13, 2015, 12:53 ET
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Evolvement Denver As Group Youth Advocates of the Year

Members of Evolvement Denver have been named Group Youth Advocates of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for their leadership in the...

May 13, 2015, 12:51 ET
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Spencer Flanders of Carson City, Nev., As National Youth Advocate of the Year

Spencer Flanders, 16, has been named the National Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for his leadership in the fight...

May 13, 2015, 12:33 ET
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Madison Larimore of Bellevue, Neb., As Central Region Youth Advocate of the Year

Madison Larimore, 17, has been named the Central Region Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for her leadership in the...

May 13, 2015, 12:29 ET
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors E. Tyler Boyle of Paris, Ky., As South Region Youth Advocate of the Year

E. Tyler Boyle, 18, has been named the South Region Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for his leadership in the...

May 13, 2015, 12:28 ET
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Lily Kraft of Bridger, Mont., As West Region Youth Advocate of the Year

Lily Kraft, 18, has been named the West Region Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for her leadership in the fight...

May 13, 2015, 12:20 ET
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Joshua Pritchett of Chesapeake, Va., As East Region Youth Advocate of the Year

Joshua Pritchett, 17, has been named the East Region Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for his leadership in the...

May 08, 2015, 17:07 ET
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With Mayor's Signature, San Francisco Makes History As First City to Take Tobacco Out of Baseball

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today signed into law an ordinance to prohibit the use of all tobacco products – including smokeless tobacco...

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...