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In December 2015 Posted

Extinguishing Thirdhand Smoke

December 30, 2015   Thirdhand smoke, the residue of cigarette smoke that accumulates in the surrounding environment over time, presents an under-recognized danger to human health and, according to a multidisciplinary research team at San Diego State University, especially to young children and people with compromised immune systems. San Diego State University researchers are studying […]
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In December 2015 Posted

Plain packaging effective in reducing misperceptions of tobacco products among Australian Indigenous

December 29, 2015   New study finds that plain packaging successfully reduces misperceptions of “healthier” tobacco brands among Aboriginal peoples in Australia and Torres Strait islanders. Participants in the study were less likely to view certain brands as more prestigious than others, and the new plain packs were found to be less appealing among smokers ages […]
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In December 2015 Posted

US Sen. Ed Markey, Others Call on Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Liquid Nicotine Retailers for Deceptive Practices

  December 24, 2015   U.S. Senator Edward Markey, D-Mass., and other congressional lawmakers recently asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate liquid nicotine retailers for unfair or deceptive practices, following reports that the product is being marketed as recognizable candy brand flavors. For more information, click HERE.
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In December 2015 Posted

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Undeserving of “Cancer Gold Standard” Because of Its Global Lobbying for Big Tobacco

December 23, 2015   Tobacco Free Kids calls the recognition of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Roundtable on Cancer for its efforts against cancer an incomprehensible act, citing that the Chamber has helped the tobacco industry fight life-saving and cancer-preventing tobacco control policies around the world. For more information, click HERE.
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In December 2015 Posted

Students Create First ‘Stop Smoking’ Mobile Game Concept

December 22, 2015   Students at the Imperial College in London, England, have designed a prototype for a smartphone gaming app that would encourage smoking cessation. Called “Quit Genius”, the app will feature fun challenges, incentives, and messages delivered by an animated virtual doctor. Designed to deliver personalized behavioral support to the player and help them […]
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