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The Kids Are Not Alright
April 15, 2016 1:49 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras In the late 1990s and early 2000s when I was growing up, the anti-smoking campaigns were at their apex. Beyond merely demonizing (deservedly) the harmful habit of smoking, legislation was being passed at the state and federal levels to Read More...
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Attack of the Ads
January 8, 2016 2:01 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There are numerous wonderful things about how information is produced in the digital age. Entire publications which once required dozens of people under one roof to put together can now be written, edited and adorned with art and illustration Read More...
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CDC: Smoking in Movies Still a Problem
August 24, 2010 7:29 AM by Mike Bederka
Smoking in films is getting mixed reviews, according to a new CDC report . The number of tobacco incidents (occurrences of tobacco use) in top-grossing movies peaked in 2005, then declined by approximately half through 2009, representing the first time Read More...
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Smokers Pay Price as Obama Passes Children’s Health Care Bill
February 4, 2009 4:48 PM by Frank Visco
President Barack Obama took his first step toward fulfilling his campaign promise to get insurance coverage for all Americans this afternoon by signing a bill to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). It will extend health care Read More...
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Billionaires to Fund $500 Million Anti-Smoking Campaign
July 23, 2008 3:29 PM by Lauren Meade Kamath
Bill Gates and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg have pledged $500 million for a global anti-smoking campaign. The campaign, nicknamed Mpower, will urge governments in poor- and middle-income countries to raise tobacco taxes, outlaw smoking in Read More...
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