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Jul 31, 2015, 19:41 ET
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Must Protect Nations' Right to Enact Measures to Reduce Tobacco Use

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids:     As they complete negotiations on the...

Jul 16, 2015, 10:58 ET
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New Report Details How U.S. Chamber of Commerce Helps Tobacco Industry Fight Life-Saving Policies in Over a Dozen Countries

A report released today by an international group of public interest and health organizations builds on the recent multi-part investigation by The...

Jul 15, 2015, 16:38 ET
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Health Groups Urge U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board Members to Withdraw if Chamber Doesn't End Global Lobbying for Tobacco Industry

Five leading U.S. public health organizations today called on members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors to withdraw from the...

Jul 08, 2015, 15:04 ET
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U.S. House Panel Puts Big Tobacco's Interests Ahead of Kids' Health

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The House Appropriations Committee today put the...

Jul 07, 2015, 18:06 ET
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CVS Health Demonstrates Integrity and Corporate Leadership With its Decision to Resign From U.S. Chamber of Commerce

 The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Demonstrating true corporate leadership,...

Jul 07, 2015, 12:59 ET
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CDC Report Shows Overwhelming, Across-the-Board Support for Raising Tobacco Sale Age to 21

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health today released an important tobacco-related article –...

Jun 24, 2015, 09:41 ET
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Another House Appropriations Bill Puts Tobacco Industry before Kids by Slashing Funding for CDC's Vital Tobacco Control Work

The following is a statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: For the second time in a week, members of...

Jun 19, 2015, 20:48 ET
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With Governor's Signature, Hawaii Becomes First State to Raise Tobacco Sale Age to 21

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Hawaii made history and set an example for the nation...

Jun 19, 2015, 12:44 ET
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Public Health Groups Urge Congress to Reject Proposal to Weaken FDA Regulation of E-Cigarettes, Cigars - House Appropriations Bill Puts Tobacco Interests before Kids

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

Jun 09, 2015, 13:12 ET
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Los Angeles Lawmakers Offer Measure To Make Baseball Tobacco-Free

Los Angeles Councilmember José Huizar (District 14) today announced plans to introduce an ordinance to eliminate the use of smokeless tobacco...

Jun 03, 2015, 15:25 ET
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Ukraine Puts Public Health First in Suspending WTO Challenge to Australia's Law Requiring Plain Cigarette Packs

 Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Ukraine's new government has suspended the country's case before...

Jun 01, 2015, 14:09 ET
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Nevada Tobacco Tax Increase is Big Win for Kids and Health

 Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: It is terrific news for Nevada's kids and health that the...

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...