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Aug 29, 2014, 11:45 ET

Toxic Couch Chemicals - Right to Know Bill Passes

 The following statement is being issued by Alliance for Toxic Free Fire Safety: California became first in the nation this week to pass...

Aug 27, 2014, 00:05 ET

Groundbreaking Report Commissioned by Born Free USA Uncovers Ivory Supply Chain from Poached African Elephants to Markets in Asia

 Today, Born Free USA and C4ADS released a groundbreaking report, Out of Africa: Mapping the Global Trade in Illicit Elephant Ivory, which...

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 21, 2014, 10:30 ET

34 Groups Urge NRC To Postpone Key Votes In Order To Avoid "Taint" Of Magwood Conflict Of Interest

 Nearly three dozen groups and individuals – including leading national and regional organizations Friends of the Earth, Physicians for...

Aug 20, 2014, 13:03 ET
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The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo Comes to Secaucus

As part of its continuing support of the growing gluten-free community, The Gluten Free Marketing Group will hold its second annual Secaucus Gluten...

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 07, 2014, 11:40 ET
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New "of the Month Club" Helps Gluten Free Consumers Find New Products

As part of its continuing support to the gluten free community, The Gluten Free Marketing Group has created a new way for consumers to find...

Aug 07, 2014, 10:24 ET
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Former Packers Star, Gilbert Brown to Kick-off Free Health Care Clinic at Alliant Energy Center on Saturday Morning

Former Green Bay Packers nose tackle, Gilbert Brown will kick-off the Free Health Care Clinic being held in Madison this Saturday at the Alliant...

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...

Aug 06, 2014, 09:47 ET
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One-Day Free Clinic Will Give 30 day and 90 day Free Prescriptions

 Madison local pharmacy, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and mail-in pharmacy, RX Outreach have both offered their services and will be...

Jul 31, 2014, 16:28 ET
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NAFC Releases PSA About Wisconsin One-Day Free Health Care Clinic

 The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) released a 60-second public service announcement (PSA) today announcing a...

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 28, 2014, 12:19 ET
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One-Day Free Health Care Clinic Seeking Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers

 The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is seeking both medical and non-medical volunteers for their one–day free...

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 23, 2014, 01:06 ET
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National Study: Teens Report Higher Use of Performance Enhancing Substances

NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 New, nationally projectable survey results released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids confirmed a...

Jul 22, 2014, 09:00 ET

Free For All Marketing Welcomes Two New Senior Staff

TORONTO, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Free For All Marketing is pleased to announce the addition of Kelly Power and Marie Bedard to the experiential...

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 21, 2014, 13:42 ET

Friends of a Free Venezuela: Wife of Venezuela's most prominent political prisoner speaks out at National Press Club

 Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader and political prisoner Leopoldo Lopez, today challenged President Nicolas Maduro to...

Jul 21, 2014, 11:22 ET
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Phone Lines are Open to Schedule Appointments for Free Health Care Clinic in Madison, WI

Wisconsin area residents without access to health care are urged to call 1-800-340-1301 and register as soon as possible to schedule an appointment...