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13 Nov, 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...


10 Nov, 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...


06 Oct, 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...


04 Sep, 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...


03 Sep, 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...


25 Aug, 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...


24 Jun, 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...


07 May, 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...


01 May, 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...


21 Feb, 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...


12 Feb, 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...


05 Feb, 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...


17 Jan, 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...


15 Jan, 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...


07 Jan, 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...


11 Dec, 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,...


04 Dec, 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...


20 Nov, 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...


18 Oct, 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...


03 Oct, 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...


18 Sep, 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...


18 Sep, 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...


09 Sep, 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...


07 Sep, 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...


27 Aug, 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...