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Nearly 2,000 Tennesseans have called the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine for help to kick the habit and many are attributing their success in doing so to the new tobacco cessation program.
A combination of increased excise taxes, nationwide indoor smoking bans, and other measures would significantly lower the U.S. smoking rate, which now hovers at around 21 percent of the adult population.
Ending the Tobacco Problem: United States can eliminate tobacco use as a serious public health problem, but the main obstacle to achieving this goal has been a lack of political will, not a lack of proven solutions.
Institute of Medicine report that finds America must implement strategies that effectively reduce and prevent smoking and combine those efforts with a changed regulatory and policy landscape to fight the nation's number-one cause of preventable death.
A significant body of research indicates that exposure to movie imagery of tobacco smoking by attractive movie stars is among the strongest factors that leads nonsmoking adolescents to try this highly addictive behavior.
The Broome County Health Department to promote a new initiative to make playground areas in parks throughout Broome County tobacco free zones.
The Chemung County Health Department reports that a local tobacco vendor sold tobacco to a minor during a routine compliance check.
Smokefree Housing Project announces the availability of two new resources to help landlords and tenants reduce secondhand smoke.
Municipal/County Smoke Free Task Force is praising the statewide smoking ban approved by Illinois state lawmakers.
We surpassed the goal of 500 smoke-free pledges.
More than half of New York City smokers tried to quit last year, but 80% of them relapsed within three months.
The Minnesota Legislature has delivered a historic victory for health and the public's right to breathe clean air by passing legislation to make all workplaces, including restaurants and bars, smoke-free.
The recent announcement from the Motion Picture Association of America to "consider smoking" when rating movies does nothing to stop the proven impact that the depictions of smoking in movies has on the health of children and teenagers.
Movies, made in Hollywood, may have number of smoking scenes in them, and today MPAA announced that the rating system is enhancing the amount of information provided to parents on the issue of smoking in films.
Incidence of smoking in US-made movies is influencing teenagers in countries far beyond American shores.
To raise awareness about the importance of lung health, Fairmont Elementary School 5th graders are collaborating with several agencies to bring tobacco prevention information to the community.
Nearly 27,000 Ontarians took up the Driven to Quit Challenge in March, giving up smoking for the month in the hopes of not only winning great prizes, but taking a big step towards kicking smoking for good.
Linking brief physician advice and follow-up with more intensive behavioral smoking treatment programs, would improve the impact of physician advice more dramatically, helping parents to quit smoking.
Tobacco companies target select audiences with their promotional messages ever since their ability to advertise has been restricted over the years.
The American Heart Association will no longer hold conferences in cities without smoke-free workplace laws as part of an ongoing campaign to reduce cardiovascular diseases related to tobacco use.
People throughout Northern Ireland will no longer be exposed to toxic second-hand smoke in enclosed public places following the introduction of the smoke-free legislation.
There are close to one million adult smokers in the state of Arizona. On May 1st, they will have an added incentive to quit as Arizona implements a statewide smoking ban that prohibits indoor smoking in public places and will require a 20-foot smoke free zone around entrances to businesses.
With the Smoke-free Arizona Act taking effect in a week, the Arizona Department of Health Services opened a call center to help residents and business owners understand the statewide smoke free law.
Northern Ireland confirmed that the smoke-free legislation will be fully enforced from 6am Monday 30 April 2007.
At the British American Tobacco AGM young activists from round the world gathered to turn the tables on the tobacco giant to highlight its disgraced marketing tactics and mark the company's contribution to the 5 million tobacco related deaths each year. In the words of one young protester,