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Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of their Children

July 30, 2014   Pregnant women who smoke don’t just harm the health of their baby—they may actually impair their child’s DNA, according to new research.

People Who Work Longer Smoke More: Study

July 30, 2014   Smoking is linked to working hours, according to new research which found that people who work longer smoke more.

New York City Ban on Tobacco Discounts Starts on Aug. 1

July 29, 2014   A ban on tobacco product discounts in New York City will go into effect Aug. 1 after the Big 3 manufacturers opted not to appeal a ruling by a U.S. District Court judge.

Big Tobacco Firm Faces Big Payout

July 29, 2014   R.J. Reynolds, the second-largest tobacco company in the U.S., was recently ordered to pay $23.6 billion in punitive damages to widow Cynthia Robinson, whose husband died at the age of 36 after smoking for more than two decades.

Hard-to-Watch Commercials to Make Quitting Smoking Easier

July 28, 2014   Telling smokers that their habit shortens life expectancy by at least 10 years might seem like an effective way to get them to quit.

Pharmacists Fighting Tobacco Use? CDC Launches Website Targeted at Most Accessible Provider

July 28, 2014   A new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website capitalizes on the pharmacist’s position as the most accessible health care provider to encourage patients to quit smoking.

American Lung Association Report Says Affordable Care Act Offers Landmark Opportunities to Save Live

July 25, 2014   With more than 8 million Americans now accessing health insurance through new options in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has never been a more crucial time for policymakers and insurance plans to act to save lives-and public dollars—by expanding and easing access to tools and treatments to help smokers quit, according to the American Lung Association’s “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2014” report.

Funders Haven’t Forgotten About Smoking. But Why Aren’t They Spending Bigger?

July 25, 2014   Tobacco use kills about 6 million people worldwide every year, which is far more than AIDS and malaria put together, and that number is projected to rise to 8 million by 2030. 

National Anti-Smoking Ad Features Former Spokane Smoker

July 24, 2014   Former smoker, Shawn Wright of Spokane, picked up his first cigarette as a teenager without thinking of the consequences, like so many others.

Depressed Smokers Can Quit Smoking Sooner If They Exercise More

July 24, 2014   Researchers from the University of Concordia found that such individuals can quit smoking more quickly if they indulge in more exercise and physical activities.

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In The News

  1. Jul 30, 2014
    Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of their Children
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  2. Jul 30, 2014
    People Who Work Longer Smoke More: Study
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  3. Jul 29, 2014
    New York City Ban on Tobacco Discounts Starts on Aug. 1
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  4. Jul 29, 2014
    Big Tobacco Firm Faces Big Payout
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  5. Jul 28, 2014
    Hard-to-Watch Commercials to Make Quitting Smoking Easier
    Read the full story
  6. Jul 28, 2014
    Pharmacists Fighting Tobacco Use? CDC Launches Website Targeted at Most Accessible Provider
    Read the full story
  7. Jul 25, 2014
    American Lung Association Report Says Affordable Care Act Offers Landmark Opportunities to Save Live
    Read the full story
  8. Jul 25, 2014
    Funders Haven’t Forgotten About Smoking. But Why Aren’t They Spending Bigger?
    Read the full story

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