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GOFF: Black America needs a 'Let's Move' campaign against smoking

providing the support necessary to help them quit should be a priority for black Americans and all Americans. If compassion doesn't motivate us, then maybe our pocketbooks should.... Obama has the power to convince our community that smoking is not "cool.
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
added Apr 23, 2014 09:20
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Smoking in the White House: Dick Cheney recalls days of free cigarettes from tobacco companies

While promoting his book about his 35-year battle with heart disease, former Vice President Dick Cheney talked about smoking in the White House and in the Boy Scouts - and the moment that led him to kick the habit.
Grand Rapids (MI) Press
added Apr 22, 2014 14:26
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[Connecticut] Smoking among mentally ill examined

A recent study at the Yale School of Medicine provides the most accurate estimates to date of the proportion of smokers in the general population and in populations with mental illness. The finding may provide the data required to tailor anti-smoking cam
Yale Daily News
added Apr 22, 2014 14:24
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E-cigarettes industry awaits looming federal regulation

The Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes as early as this month. The rules will have big implications ... The FDA faces a balancing act. If the regulations are too strict, they could kill an industry that offers a hope of bei
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 22, 2014 13:49
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Neil Eggleston Picked for White House Counsel

W. Neil Eggleston, a white-collar defender in Kirkland & Ellis' Washington office, was named Monday the next White House counsel. Eggleston was picked to replace Kathryn Ruemmler, a former Latham & Watkins partner who plans to stay at the post until mid-M
National Law Journal
added Apr 22, 2014 10:26
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CMS to weigh Medicare coverage of CT scans for smokers

Dr. Barry Kramer, director of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention, once had doubts that using low-dose CT scans to detect early lung cancer is a good idea.In 2009, he co-authored a study that found one in three people who underg
Modern Healthcare Magazine
added Apr 21, 2014 21:55
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SULLUM: Save E-Cigarettes From the Children

Last year I gave our oldest daughter an electronic cigarette kit for her 20th birthday. At that point Francine, who started smoking at 17, was going through two or three packs of Camels a day—which was pretty impressive, especially since she was not allo
Reason Magazine
added Apr 21, 2014 18:29
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[Ohio] Smoking grandma would rather move than quit

Beulah – her friends call her Billie – is 89 years old, and she is still smoking. ... She will take her Doral cigarettes and her ashtrays with her. And her little dog, too. Occupants of the AHEPA 127 apartments are low-income seniors who pay reduced rent
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
added Apr 21, 2014 11:29
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Has the tobacco industry evaded the FDA's ban on ‘Light’ cigarette descriptors? [FREE FULL TEXT]

Manufacturers eliminated terms explicitly stated and substituted colour name descriptors corresponding to the banned terms. ... Tobacco manufacturers appear to have evaded a critical element of the FSPTCA, the ban on misleading descriptors that convey red
Tobacco Control
added Apr 17, 2014 18:12
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Politicians pile on e-cigarettes again, to “protect our children.” Baloney!

ACSH’s Dr. Gil Ross, an intense observer of the burgeoning e-cigarette phenomenon and the antipathy it has inexplicably generated, had this comment: “Mr. Waxman’s statement goes quite a ways towards illustrating the problems those of us in public health
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added Apr 17, 2014 18:09
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