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Blog posts tagged "tobacco"

May 31, 2013

World No Tobacco Day

Today is an important day in the world of global health and tobacco control Š—– the World Health OrganizationŠ—'s Š—“World No Tobacco Day.Š— ItŠ—'s a day to highlight the devastating toll tobacco products continue to have on peopleŠ—'s health across the world, and a day to advocate for policies that we know help people quit smoking and keep kids from ever starting the deadly habit.

April 10, 2013

President Obama Proposes Tobacco Tax Increase

President Obama released his budget proposal today for the fiscal year beginning in October, and it included something cancer advocates everywhere are excited about Š—– a proposed increase in the federal cigarette tax of 94 cents a pack and significant tax increases on other tobacco products.

March 29, 2013

Celebrating 10 Years of a Smoke-Free NYC

This Saturday marks the 10-year anniversary of New York CityŠ—'s landmark smoke-free law. The NYC Smoke-Free Air Act ensures that all New Yorkers can breathe smoke-free air in their workplaces, whether thatŠ—'s in a high-rise office building, a neighborhood restaurant or a bar.

March 28, 2013

CDC Launches Second Phase of Tips Campaign

The second phase of the ads were officially announced this morning, and will be seen nationally beginning April 1. In support, I recorded this short video to commemorate the CDCŠ—'s bold efforts to combat tobacco use

March 14, 2013

New Study Proves Tobacco Industry Deception Continues

But thanks to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which Congress passed in 2009, the FDA now has regulatory authority over the tobacco industry, reining in its misleading marketing of its deadly products. The law included a ban on terms such as Š—“light,Š— Š—“mildŠ— and Š—“low tarŠ— from tobacco packaging and marketing. Unfortunately, a new study I came across today documents how the tobacco industry is using deceptive tactics to sidestep this ban.

March 4, 2013

CDC Re-Launches Historic Effort to Curb Tobacco Use

Around this time last year, the CDC launched a provocative advertising campaign aimed at educating the public about the dangers of smoking and what itŠ—'s like to live with a serious medical condition caused by smoking. That campaign was called Š—“Tips from Former Smokers,Š— and IŠ—'m excited to announce that it is back on the air.

February 21, 2013

Tobacco Industry Exploits Trade Agreements

The TPP trade negotiations present an important opportunity to begin, and set a precedent for, treating tobacco products differently to achieve the economic development, poverty alleviation and health goals the president discussed.