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Smoking Prevention

5 Ways Parents Can Help Stop Their Kids From Smoking

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

For every person who dies from smoking -- about 1,200 a day -- two youths or young adults become smokers. Ninety percent of these "replacement" smokers have their first cigarette before they are 18 years old. One of them could be your kid.

Jason Cherkis

Up In Smoke: Romney Spiked Massachusetts' Model Anti-Smoking Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the mid 1980s, Massachusetts Department of Public Health official Gregory Connolly began a seemingly hopeless campaign to end smoking...

Chicago Group Awards Grants To Smoke-Free Apartments

Posted 09.11.2011 | Chicago

After calling for increased smoke-free housing options in the city, the Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project has awarded grants to several housing group...

States Cut Funding For Tobacco Prevention, Report Says

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — States cut funding for state tobacco prevention programs more than 15 percent this year, pushing it further than ever below fede...