Smoke-free Press Releases

October 22, 2014

Reynolds to Protect Employees From Its Own Products

The following statement comes from Chris Hansen, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, in reaction to the news that Reynolds American Inc., the maker of Camel cigarettes, will no longer permit smoking in its offices, conference rooms and elevators.

January 7, 2014

JAMA Study Finds Tobacco Control Prevented 8 Million Deaths Since First Surgeon General 's Report on Smoking 50 Years Ago

More than 8 million premature deaths have been avoided and life expectancy has been extended for men by more than two years and for women by more than 1.5 years over the past 50 years due in large part to tobacco control efforts such as increased tobacco taxes, smoke-free air laws, marketing and sales restrictions and cessation treatment programs, according to a study released in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) today.