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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 19, 2015, 12:03 ET

Free Congress Report Says Devolution of Federal Transportation Program Results in Less Investment in Our Infrastructure and Tax Increases at State Level

 Today, the Free Congress Foundation (FCF), a non-profit, public policy research and education organization, released a report which makes the...

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 14, 2015, 08:09 ET

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Applauds Maryland Governor for Signing Bill to Help Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit working to reduce adolescent substance abuse, applauds Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for...

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...

May 07, 2015, 07:07 ET

Major League Baseball Charities and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Announce the Sixth Annual Commissioner's Play Healthy Awards

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, in conjunction with Major League Baseball Charities (MLB), today announce the sixth annual Commissioner's Play...

May 05, 2015, 10:01 ET

The Partnership For Drug-free Kids Introduces New Resource: Marijuana Talk Kit: What You Need To Know To Talk With Your Kids About Marijuana

 The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today introduced a new resource addressing the changing marijuana landscape and the communication between...

Apr 29, 2015, 11:59 ET

New Research Uncovers Disconnect In Pain-Related Communications Between Prescribers of Pain Medications and Patients

New research released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids confirms several "disconnects" in the pain-related communication between...

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 27, 2015, 15:00 ET

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Brings Life-Saving Kits and Training to New Jersey Families

 Together with its parent partners and the Community Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Morris (CCSHM), an initiative of Morris County...

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 23, 2015, 08:00 ET
On World Day for Animals in Laboratories (April 24th), former Sopranos actress Drea de Matteo teams up with Cruelty Free International and its campaign to end cosmetics testing on animals in the US. Pictured with her daughter, son and rescue pup Blankie, Drea who recently guest starred in Marvels' Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D  said, "Animals shouldn't suffer for the sake of beauty. I'm proud to join Cruelty Free International in calling on the United States to end cosmetics testing on animals."www.crueltyfreeinternational.org (photo credit: Leslie Hassler).

Drea de Matteo Joins Cruelty Free International Campaign to end Cosmetics Testing on Animals

On World Day for Animals in Laboratories (April 24th), former Sopranos actress Drea de Matteo has teamed up with Cruelty Free International and...

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 22, 2015, 06:00 ET
World's shortest grant application rewards projects that protect the planet. Share your ideas. #140Difference

#140Difference - The World's Shortest Grant Application - Is Back With More Money for More Causes

 Dedicated to making the world a better place, So Delicious Dairy Free is bringing back the world's shortest grant application –...