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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...

Apr 08, 2015, 15:21 ET

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Collaborates with DDB California on New Campaign That Offers Parents "Real Help"

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit working to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging...

Apr 08, 2015, 10:37 ET

Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund Congratulates Rahm Emanuel on Re-Election as Chicago Mayor

The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund: The Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund congratulates...

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 30, 2015, 12:16 ET

Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund Endorses Rahm Emanuel for Re-Election as Chicago Mayor

In recognition of his strong leadership in fighting tobacco use and reducing Chicago's youth smoking rate to record lows, the Tobacco-Free Kids...

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...

Mar 24, 2015, 13:04 ET
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New Louisiana Report Finds Significant Benefits to Tobacco Tax Increase - Legislators Should Act Now to Reduce Smoking, Saves Lives, Raise Millions

The following is a statement of Claudia Rodas, Southern Region Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The new study issued today by the...

Mar 19, 2015, 17:59 ET

Duff & Phelps Closed-End Funds Announce Dividends

The Board of Directors of Duff & Phelps Global Utility Income Fund Inc. (NYSE: DPG), Duff & Phelps Utility and Corporate Bond Trust...

Mar 17, 2015, 08:38 ET

90% of NJ Residents Want More Information From Their Doctors About Potential Addictive Qualities of the Medications They Are Being Prescribed

The majority of New Jersey residents want the legislature to mandate that their doctor tell them if their prescription medicine is addictive and...

Mar 13, 2015, 12:29 ET
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Alabama Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

 Kids in Alabama will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day....

Mar 13, 2015, 12:27 ET
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Delaware Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

Kids in Delaware will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day....

Mar 13, 2015, 12:25 ET
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Georgia Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

 Kids in Georgia will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day....

Mar 13, 2015, 12:25 ET
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Arizona Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

Kids in Arizona will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day. More...

Mar 13, 2015, 12:25 ET
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Arkansas Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives Kids in Arkansas will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join thousands...

Mar 13, 2015, 12:25 ET
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Alaska Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

Kids in Alaska will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day. More...

Mar 13, 2015, 12:22 ET
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Connecticut Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 18

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives Kids in Connecticut will stand up to Big Tobacco on March 18 as they join...