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Must watch: John Oliver takes down Big Tobacco.

Last night, John Oliver laid a hilarious 18-minute smack-down on Big Tobacco! The host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight rightly skewered Philip Morris International and other Big Tobacco companies for targeting kids around the world and bullying countries that try to save lives. And it was awesome. He introduced a […]

Parents, It’s Time for a Talk…

Enough is enough.  If smoking rates do not drop, 69,000 Arkansas children will die prematurely.  Stand up to Big Tobacco. You can start by talking with your child or teen about smoking and other tobacco use.  The American Lung Association has provided you with the following tips: Even though smoking […]

Tobacco Free Activists Recognized by National Group

Arkansas Department of Health Tobacco Free Activists Recognized by National Group Two Arkansas photographers are being recognized in a national tobacco prevention photography contest hosted by Countertobacco.org.  Ashley Richter, a tobacco free advocate attending North Arkansas College, was a winner in the Youth Appeal category with a photo of an […]

Arkansas Ranks 7th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

TPCP Spending- Arkansas 2014 Arkansas Department of Health Arkansas Ranks 7th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco Little Rock, AR   – Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Arkansas ranks 7th in the nation in funding programs preventing kids from smoking and helping smokers quit, according to a national report […]

CDC Wants to Help Smokers Quit for the New Year

The CDC is reaching out to smokers who want to quit smoking for the New Year. Help others make this healthy resolution become a reality in 2014. Utilize CDC resources to support people in your own community who want to quit and share this information with your tobacco control partners. […]

All Tricks, No Treats

Halloween conjures a variety of images—some more ghoulish than others. But one remains ingrained in every child’s mind: candy! Ever the dutiful parent, this Halloween, you will steer your trick-or-treaters away from haunted houses and fend off zombie attacks; but you should also beware of knocking on Big Tobacco’s door. […]