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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 14, 2015, 09:30 ET

International Speaker Mike Lipkin and Free for All Marketing launch first-of-its-kind custom conference planning service: E.P.I.C Events

TORONTO, July 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Free For All Marketing and Mike Lipkin are pleased to announce the launch of E.P.I.C. Events, a new...

Jul 14, 2015, 06:00 ET
Brittany and Drew Brees invite you to cool off for a good cause this summer. During July and August, So Delicious Dairy Free will donate a percent of sales from all of their frozen desserts to the Brees Dream Foundation.

Brittany and Drew Brees Invite You to Cool Off for a Good Cause This Summer

 As the summer temperatures start to rise, beat the heat with a frozen dessert and support a good cause. So Delicious® Dairy Free,...

Jul 08, 2015, 15:58 ET

PDFNJ: Heroin Overdoses Surge According to CDC and Rx Abuse to Blame

Heroin overdoses are on the rise across the country, and New Jersey is not immune. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease...

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 –...

Jul 07, 2015, 12:17 ET

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Unveils New Multimedia Youth Campaign Using Emojis to Let Teens Know #WeGotYou

 The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit dedicated to reducing substance abuse among...

Jul 07, 2015, 10:55 ET
Bloody Ivory.  Poaching and the illegal trade of wildlife is among the biggest black market enterprises in the world, measuring tens of billions of dollars per year.  92 elephants a day killed for their ivory.  BORN FREE USA.

Born Free USA Applauds Nationwide Push to Crack Down on Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade

 Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, commends the legislators in nearly 20 states across the U.S. who...

Jun 29, 2015, 07:07 ET

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Partners with CafeMom to Educate Mothers about Teen Substance Abuse

For the second consecutive year, CafeMom, the leading digital media company for moms, has teamed up with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a...

Jun 24, 2015, 10:55 ET

Marcia Lee Taylor Named President and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

 The Board of Directors of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit dedicated to reducing substance abuse among adolescents by...

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 23, 2015, 13:51 ET
Emmy and Golden Globe award winning actor, Peter Dinklage, joins with Cruelty Free International in welcoming the introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act in the USA to end the cruel use of animals to test cosmetics. www.crueltyfreeinternational.org

Peter Dinklage Joins Cruelty Free International to Welcome the Introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act to End Animal Tests

Emmy and Golden Globe award winning actor, Peter Dinklage, star of Game of Thrones has today joined with Cruelty Free International, the leading...

Jun 23, 2015, 08:06 ET

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Unveils New Online Store for "Above the Influence" Teen Program

 The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids today launched a new online store as part of its Above the Influence (ATI) program. All proceeds from the...

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...