Smoke-Free Outdoor Dining Coming to City of Los Angeles
March 03, 2011 13:30 ET | Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2011) - Today the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health launched a campaign to inform the public about a new L.A. City ordinance prohibiting smokers...
Whether They Smoke or Not, Patients Say Lung Cancer Diagnosis Carries a Social Stigma
February 11, 2011 18:57 ET | Oncology Nursing Society
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patients with lung cancer, whether they smoke or not, feel stigmatized because their disease is strongly associated with smoking, according to a study...
Surgeon General: There Is No "Safe" Amount of Smoking LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2010) - Los Angeles County public health officials today said a new U.S. Surgeon General's Report on the immediate harm caused by smoking and exposure to...
HHS Secretary Announces Launch of Unprecedented Anti-Smoking Effort in Los Angeles County
August 25, 2010 17:30 ET | Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2010) -  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today joined Los Angeles County Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Mark Ridley-Thomas and...
Federal Government Supports R-Rating for Movies With Smoking
August 19, 2010 17:39 ET | Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2010) -  Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases the Vol. 59 / No. 32 of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report...
First Ever Report Shows Smoking Rates by Local Community
June 22, 2010 13:35 ET | Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) -  A new report that breaks down adult cigarette smoking rates by geographical area in Los Angeles County finds there are great disparities between...
Declare Your Independence and Stop Smoking for Good This Fourth of July
July 02, 2009 19:12 ET | Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 2, 2009) - This Independence Day, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, in conjunction with Ralphs and L.A. Care Health Plan, is helping LA County...
California's Award-Winning Tobacco Control Program Marks Its 20th Anniversary
April 07, 2009 14:24 ET | California Department of Public Health
SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2009) - California's world renowned tobacco control program celebrated its 20th anniversary today by releasing data that show tobacco use continuing to decline....
African American Leaders Call on Tobacco Industry to Stop Targeting Their Community
September 25, 2008 14:00 ET | URSA Institute
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 25, 2008) - Today African American leaders in California called on the tobacco industry to stop targeting their community with the promotion of menthol...