News tagged with media campaign
(AP)—Add cranked-up earphones to the list of health dangers Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants New Yorkers to avoid.
Health Mar 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The prevalence of smoking and the implementation of combined interventions to reduce smoking vary between states, according to a report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...
Health Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Even though proven anti-smoking strategies exist, more than 440,000 Americans still die each year from cigarette smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, federal health officials said Friday.
Health Jan 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—A frank and graphic nationwide media campaign to motivate smokers to quit seems to be working, say researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Addiction Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
In a first of its kind study in the U.S., researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that the addition of graphic warning labels on cigarette packaging can improve smokers' ...
Addiction Jun 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Anti-tobacco television advertising helps reduce adult smoking, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Institute for Health Research and Policy -- but some ads may be more effective ...
Addiction Apr 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A district in Indonesia is handing out cash to civil servants who volunteer for vasectomies -- but the initiative has upset women who fear their sterilised husbands will be more likely to have affairs.
Other Apr 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Anghella Torres is just 4 years old, but already she weighs 66 pounds (30 kilos) - twice what she should. Because of her excess girth, her little feet constantly hurt from bearing the extra weight.
Health Oct 20, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
A statewide media campaign designed to reduce and prevent teen tobacco use has reached record levels of awareness, with 80 percent of North Carolina youth indicating familiarity with the campaign ads, according to preliminary ...
Health Jun 10, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
While African-American smokers are less likely to receive quitting advice from their doctors or use quit aids, media campaigns that offer positive encouragement can have an impact on getting them to quit, finds a new study.
Health Apr 29, 2011 | not rated yet | 0