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Talking Back to Big Tobacco: Letters from Across America http://wp.me/a4inZe-2w

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e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten to “re-normalize” tobacco use

Read more at: http://blog.heart.org/aha-e-cigarettes-threaten-to-addict-next-generation-of-smokers-regulation-further-study-needed

 

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Get inspired! Dr. Malone’s work to reframe the tobacco story

http://scienceofcaring.ucsf.edu/health-public/reframing-tobacco-story

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no evidence for e-cigarettes to help smokers to quit tobacco

Before accepting the claim that e-cigarettes are a useful “harm reduction” for smokers, and useful as smoking cessation devices it is necessary to examine the evidence.

A recent longitudinal study published in JAMA reported that e-cigarette users had no difference in odds of quitting at a year than other smokers (odds ratio 0.71, P=0.35).

Do e-cigarette users smoke less than those who do not “vape”? This study found no difference in cigarettes smoked.

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Sign APHA’s petition to ask retailers to stop selling tobacco

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is asking all pharmacies and retailers in the business of wellness to put their customers’ health ahead of profits from tobacco. Join us.
Sign APHA’s petition: No tobacco sales in stores with pharmacies and clinics
Please add your voice to the growing number of people and organizations working to stop the epidemic of tobacco. Sign APHA’s petition and share it with family and friends.

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FDA launches a national public education campaign to prevent, reduce youth tobacco use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the launch of a national public education campaign to prevent youth tobacco use and reduce the number of kids ages 12 to 17 who become regular smokers. “The Real Cost” campaign is the FDA’s first of several planned tobacco education campaigns using the new authority granted under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, signed into law by President Obama in 2009.

For more information:

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CVS did the right thing. Now let’s help the American Lung Association. Take action and ask retailers to stop selling tobacco

You can use the following tweets to send your messages.

Find out more at http://www.lung.org/

Urge Walgreen's@WALGREENS
Suggested Tweet: Join me and @LungAssociation Please @walgreens, we urge you to stop selling #tobacco
http://bit.ly/1pq9ocX #maketobaccohistory

Urge Walmart@WALMART
Suggested Tweet: Join me and @LungAssociation Please @walmart, we urge you to stop selling #tobacco
http://bit.ly/1pq9ocX #maketobaccohistory

Urge Riteaid@RITEAID
Suggested Tweet: Join me and @LungAssociation Please @riteaid, we urge you to stop selling #tobacco
http://bit.ly/1pq9ocX #maketobaccohistory

@KROGER
Suggested Tweet: Join me and @LungAssociation Please @kroger, we urge you to stop selling #tobacco
http://bit.ly/1pq9ocX #maketobaccohistory

Urge Costco@COSTCOTWEETS
Suggested Tweet: Join me and @LungAssociation Please @costcotweets, we urge you to stop selling #tobacco
http://bit.ly/1pq9ocX #maketobaccohistory

@SAFEWAY
Suggested Tweet: Join me and @LungAssociation Please @safeway, we urge you to stop selling #tobacco
http://bit.ly/1pq9ocX #maketobaccohistory

Tweet other retailers
Suggested Tweet: I’m urging with @LungAssociation Please [@INSERT NAME], protect #lunghealth stop selling #tobacco
http://bit.ly/1pq9ocX #maketobaccohistory

 

Suggested Facebook post: I’m joining with the American Lung Association, urging retailers acrosss the country to stand up for #lunghealth and stop selling tobacco products in their stores. http://bit.ly/1fpIrDp #MakeTobaccoHistory

 
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Thank you CVS.

The announcement on the CVS Web site states:

As the delivery of health care evolves with an emphasis on better health outcomes, reducing chronic disease and controlling costs, CVS Caremark is playing an expanded role through our 26,000 pharmacists and nurse practitioners. By removing tobacco products from our retail shelves, we will better serve our patients, clients and health care providers while positioning CVS Caremark for future growth as a health care company. . . . Tobacco products have no place in a setting where health care is delivered. This is the right thing to do.

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Join us!

Please join us to take action against Big Tobacco.

Thank you for caring about people’s health and wellbeing. We nurses can lead the fight against deadly tobacco products, raise awareness, and help people to quit.

 

A customer letter to Philip Morris

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About us

We are a group of nurse activists who work to focus public  attention on the behavior of the tobacco industry and its contribution to the  preventable epidemic of tobacco-caused disease and death. The tobacco industry  spends more than $1 million an HOUR to suggest that cigarette smoking is cool,  glamorous, and fun. In contrast, we bear witness each day to the suffering and  devastation wreaked by tobacco on our patients and their loved ones. It is not  socially responsible for the tobacco industry to continue active marketing and  promotion of these deadly products.

If you agree join us to take action against Big Tobacco.

Philip Morris 2007 01 (2012_12_19 17_16_35 UTC) (2013_11_05 22_11_01 UTC)

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