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Feb 05, 2016, 12:57 ET
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New York Next City To Consider Making Baseball Tobacco-Free

 Add New York to the growing list of cities trying to get tobacco out of baseball once and for all. Council Member Corey Johnson, chair of the...

Feb 03, 2016, 16:38 ET
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35 Health Groups Urge Congress to Support Trans-Pacific Partnership Provision Protecting Health Measures from Tobacco Industry Attacks

 As the United States and 11 other countries prepare to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement later today, 35 leading public...

Jan 26, 2016, 14:51 ET

Los Angeles Approves Ordinance to End Smokeless Tobacco Use at All Baseball Stadiums, Other Sports Venues

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today (14-0) to approve an ordinance outlawing the use of smokeless tobacco products at all baseball...

Jan 20, 2016, 11:13 ET
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CDC Leads Fight Against Tobacco with New Round of Anti-Smoking Ads - Cost-Effective Campaign Helps Smokers Quit, Saves Lives

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The CDC is providing the sustained commitment needed to win the fight...

Jan 19, 2016, 14:00 ET
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Gov. Christie Fails to Lead by Vetoing Bill to Raise Tobacco Sale Age to 21 in New Jersey

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Gov. Chris Christie's veto of legislation to raise New Jersey's tobacco...

Jan 15, 2016, 13:27 ET
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In Victory for Health, Appellate Court Overturns Misguided Ruling Regarding FDA's Tobacco Advisory Committee

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: In a significant victory for public health, the U.S....

Jan 13, 2016, 13:26 ET
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Chicago Leaders Offer Strong Proposals to Curb Tobacco Use & Save Lives

 The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The city of Chicago continues to demonstrate...

Jan 11, 2016, 19:04 ET
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Leading Health Groups Urge Gov. Christie to Sign Bill Raising Tobacco Sales Age to 21 - It Will Protect Kids and Save Lives

The following is a Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association Founders...

Jan 11, 2016, 18:09 ET
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Tobacco-Free Kids Welcomes Congressional Approval of Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act

 Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The U.S. House of Representatives today took necessary action to...

Jan 05, 2016, 16:21 ET
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New CDC Report Shows E-Cigarette Ads Reach 7 in 10 U.S. Youth - FDA Regulation Needed Now

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: A CDC report released today shows alarming levels of youth exposure to...

Dec 22, 2015, 11:59 ET
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Undeserving of "Cancer Gold Standard" Because of Its Global Lobbying for Big Tobacco

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: It is incomprehensible that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been...

Dec 17, 2015, 17:32 ET
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Sen. Patty Murray Applauded for Protecting Kids from Tobacco

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Sen. Patty Murray...

Dec 17, 2015, 16:16 ET
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Sen. Barbara Mikulski Applauded for Protecting Kids from Tobacco

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Sen....

Dec 17, 2015, 16:13 ET
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Rep. Nita Lowey Applauded for Protecting Kids from Tobacco

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Rep....

Dec 16, 2015, 18:04 ET
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Sen. Jeff Merkley Applauded for Protecting Kids from Tobacco

 Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley...

Dec 16, 2015, 14:03 ET
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Budget Agreement Protects Kids and Health by Rejecting Tobacco Industry Giveaways

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The budget agreement reached by congressional...

Dec 16, 2015, 10:18 ET
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National Survey Shows Youth Cigarette Smoking Again Falls to Record Low, but E-Cigarettes and Cigars Threaten Progress

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: In terrific news for the nation's health, the government-sponsored...

Dec 08, 2015, 14:00 ET
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National Report: Hawaii Ranks 6th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

 Hawaii ranks 6th in the country in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report...

Dec 08, 2015, 13:00 ET
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National Report: Alaska Ranks 2nd in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

Alaska ranks 2nd in the country in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released...

Dec 08, 2015, 12:00 ET
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National Report: Oregon Ranks 18th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

 Oregon ranks 18th in the country in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report...