Tobacco News- August 28, 2014

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Curt Schilling Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Mouth Cancer in February, Believes Chewing Tobacco Was the Cause

“Curt Schilling, the former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN analyst, announced today during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon that he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma — which is cancer in the mouth — in February.” More…

A Less Defiant Tack in a Campaign to Curb Smoking by Teenagers

“SMOKING had long been a hallmark of teenage rebellion when ‘Truth,’ a campaign from Legacy, introduced its first antismoking commercial in 2000.” More…

CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health on the Passing of Bill Busse

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of a true public health hero, Bill Busse.” More…

UW Stevens Point Tobacco & E-Cigarette Free August 25th

“The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point will become a tobacco free campus…” More…

Impose E-Cigarette Restrictions, 29 Attorneys General Urge FDA

“A group of 29 state attorneys general urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to impose restrictions on e-cigarettes, according to The Wall Street Journal.” More…

Tobacco Companies Attempt Image Makeover

“Tobacco companies are trying to improve their image in a number of ways, NBC News reports.” More…

Anti-Smoking Ad Campaign Aimed at Teens Focuses on Social Change

“A new version of the ;Truth’ anti-smoking campaign, aimed at teenagers, urges them to use social media to convince their peers not to smoke, The New York Times reports.” More…

Letter: Teens are Fighting Tobacco, E-Cigarettes

“I am a ninth-grader at the Wisconsin Rapids Junior High.” More…

Three New Videos Reveal the Personal Side of the Tobacco Epidemic