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truth® calls out tobacco industry for profiling disguised as target marketing

Tobacco is not an equal opportunity killer. For decades, African Americans, low-income neighborhoods, LGBTQ communities...

Feb. 12, 2017
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If Philip Morris is serious about a “smoke-free future,” it should stop marketing cigarettes

Philip Morris International – the world’s largest non-governmental cigarette manufacturer – this week launched a...

Jan. 26, 2017
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States can help finish the fight against tobacco by boosting funding for tobacco prevention

The states are missing a golden opportunity to save millions of lives and billions of...

Dec. 14, 2016
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Surgeon General's report confirms youth should not use e-cigarettes

The Surgeon General’s report on e-cigarettes released today confirms the indisputable fact that youth should...

Dec. 08, 2016
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New report finds parents unaware that video games contain smoking images with many targeting teens

Smoking is prevalent and often glamorized in video games played by youth, but a new...

Dec. 07, 2016
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New research underscores need for FDA take action on misleading packaging

Nearly 64 percent of Natural American Spirit smokers inaccurately believe the cigarettes are less harmful,...

Dec. 06, 2016
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HUD final rule on smoke-free housing will protect millions from the dangers of secondhand smoke

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) final rule announced today, requiring each agency...

Nov. 30, 2016
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Young people take back the shelves and demand that pharmacies stop selling tobacco products

Pharmacies are a trusted source of health information and services. Yet in 2016, more than...

Nov. 30, 2016
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On the deceptive marketing of Natural American Spirit cigarettes

We commend Breathe DC for filing a lawsuit in the DC Superior Court to hold...

Nov. 14, 2016
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Cigarette smoking has declined but population disparities among populations are cause for concern

It is terrific news that the results of the National Health Interview Survey, released today...

Nov. 10, 2016
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Washington task force includes tobacco prevention and control in cancer moonshot recommendation

By including tobacco control and primary prevention in the Washington task force recommendations for the...

Oct. 17, 2016
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Summer truth tour takes on tobacco use with one goal: Finish smoking for good

School’s out, summer is here - which means a crew of truth® “tour riders” are...

Jul. 06, 2016