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Nov 13, 2014, 13:44 ET Teens Continue to Light Up Cigars, Hookah and Pipes

Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data from its annual National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) showing...


Nov 10, 2014, 12:15 ET "Progress" is Made from Coast to Coast as Millennials Warn Big Tobacco They'll Finish It

 In response to remarkable progress being made in the fight to end the tobacco epidemic, the nation's largest youth smoking prevention...


Oct 06, 2014, 11:17 ET Legacy Empowers Community Colleges to Take a Breath of Fresh Air

Today Legacy – the national public health organization that funds the bold truth® youth smoking prevention campaign – announced it...


Sep 04, 2014, 13:10 ET The Vans x truth® Collection: Lace Up. Stand For Something

Teens across the country can now engage with the nation's largest smoking prevention campaign through fashion. Vans®, the original action...


Sep 03, 2014, 10:52 ET Tobacco Sales Become a Thing of the Past at CVS Health Nationwide

Earlier this year, CVS Caremark – one of the largest pharmacy retailers in the U.S. – announced it would no longer sell tobacco in any...


Aug 25, 2014, 15:40 ET The End Of Tobacco?

 On Sunday, August 24, truth®, the nation's largest and longest running youth smoking prevention campaign, premiered the latest...


Jun 24, 2014, 10:00 ET ¡Atención! Para quienes buscan emociones, olas, música y conocimientos, comienza la gira anual del verano 2014 de la campaña juvenil de prevención del tabaquismo truth®

Los amantes de la música, los surfistas, las personas que buscan emociones y miles de jóvenes de todo el país experimentarán la...


May 07, 2014, 10:01 ET Candy Flavors in Alternative Tobacco Products Leave Bitter Health Consequences for Users

In 2009, the landmark Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act banned flavorings in cigarettes, with the exception of menthol, because of...


May 01, 2014, 00:01 ET New Report on Electronic Cigarettes Underscores Critical Need for Advertising Restrictions to Limit Product's Appeal to Youth

A new report titled Vaporized: E-Cigarettes, Advertising, and Youth by Legacy, examines the recent rise of e-cigarette use among youth, and...


Feb 21, 2014, 10:00 ET New Study Investigates Online Tobacco and E-cigarette Advertising

 While the tobacco industry spends more than $8 billion a year marketing its products, a new study examining online advertisements finds that...


Feb 12, 2014, 11:12 ET This Valentine's Day Legacy Is Showing Smokers The Love

Too often, people think of a smoker in their life as someone who simply can't kick a 'nasty habit'. That's dead wrong – smoking is an...


Feb 05, 2014, 07:05 ET Legacy® Applauds CVS Caremark's Socially Responsible Move to Put Public Health Before the Bottom Line

CVS's Bold Action to Cease Tobacco Sales Should Send Clarion Call to All Pharmacy Chains to Follow Suit  On the heels of the 50th...


Jan 17, 2014, 10:23 ET 5.6 Million Kids Alive Today Will Die Prematurely From Smoking

Legacy Foundation: 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health Underscores the Urgency to Eliminate Burned Tobacco...


Jan 15, 2014, 11:00 ET On Your TV, In Magazines, and In Your Mailbox: New Study Examines Tobacco Industry Advertising of Noncombustible Tobacco Products

 A new study reveals some of the advertising tactics being used by tobacco and e-cigarette companies to market "emerging" products, such as...


Jan 07, 2014, 10:00 ET More Than Half Of U.S. Adult Smokers Surveyed Planned To Quit In 2014 As A New Years Resolution To Save Money And Add Years To Their Lives

On the Eve of the 50th Anniversary of the Historic 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco, Smokers are Still Choosing Ineffective Tools and Risk...


Dec 11, 2013, 10:09 ET San Francisco Advocate Honored for Fighting Tobacco-related Disease in the LGBT Community

Legacy® Announces 2013 Community Activist Award Recipient, Bob Gordon Lesbian,...


Dec 04, 2013, 10:00 ET Legacy® Names MediaCom As Its New Media Planning And Buying Agency

Ground–Breaking truth® Campaign to Benefit from Agency's Expertise and Innovative Spirit, While Working to Jumpstart Declines in Youth...


Nov 20, 2013, 10:30 ET New Study Supports That Graphic Health Warning Labels On Cigarettes Would Reduce Smoking In U.S. Young Adults

Study findings add to prior research demonstrating that graphic health warning labels can prevent smoking and encourage cessation in young...


Oct 18, 2013, 13:07 ET Legacy® Board Of Directors Names Robin Koval As Its Next President And Chief Executive Officer

Following a nationwide search, Robin Koval has been appointed Legacy's next chief executive.  Ms. Koval joins the foundation as the second...


Oct 03, 2013, 10:00 ET Not Just Noise: truthLIVE Concert Tour 2013 Tops The Bill At Major College Campuses

OneRepublic, TeamMate headline campus outreach effort     Students at five of the nation's largest colleges and universities...


Sep 18, 2013, 12:01 ET Legacy® Appoints American Public Health Association Executive Director, Dr. Georges Benjamin As Director Designate

 Dr. Georges Benjamin, the Executive Director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), has been appointed Director Designate to the...


Sep 18, 2013, 12:01 ET Legacy Appoints American Heart Association Chief Executive Officer Nancy Brown To Board Of Directors

Legacy welcomes Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Heart Association (AHA), to its Board of Directors. With her commitment...


Sep 09, 2013, 10:01 ET US Government's First National Smoking Cessation Campaign Proven To Help Smokers

Legacy Statement on Results of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Tips" Campaign  According to new research published in the...


Sep 07, 2013, 18:02 ET Two New Studies Reiterate the Urgent Need For Science and Regulation of E-cigarettes

Statement From Legacy®, A National Public Health Group Dedicated to Reducing Tobacco Use Two new studies this week reinforce the need...


Aug 27, 2013, 15:06 ET With Formula One Movie "Rush" Set To Open, Public Health Groups And State Attorneys General Highlight Film's Tobacco Use And Brand Depiction In Promotional Materials Harmful To Young Audiences

Letter Asks Major Studio to Keep Smoking, Brands Out of Trailers  Today, public health groups have joined state Attorneys General offices...