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Young people against tobacco

July 24 webcast by Legacy, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

Will assist in finding ways to be a voice for tobacco prevention and better health. read more »

July 11, 2013

Casting a future vision

Addictions prevention advocacy training gathers attendees from across the U.S.

Training spurred by need to equip pastors and congregations to help those bound by chains of addiction. read more »

by Dotti Groover-Skipper
on November 02, 2012

Word from Winkler — Hogwash

Incredibly, people continually insist on espousing myths as if they were steeped in reality — no matter how improbable. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on September 04, 2012

Historic low teen cigarette, alcohol use

Study looks at students in 8th, 10th, 12th grades

‘Monitoring the Future Survey’ shows continued high levels of abuse of alternate tobacco products, marijuana and prescription drugs. read more »

February 13, 2012

Smokeless tobacco pinched

Major League Baseball contract ‘historic first step’ toward total ban

Players will no longer take the field with tobacco tin or package in their pockets, agree not to use during interviews or events when around fans. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on December 12, 2011

Addictions-prevention consultant sought

Will serve as field organizer/educator for General Board of Church & Society

12-month position to build support for public policies addressing addiction issues, including confronting alcohol, tobacco and gambling industry efforts to loosen regulation and market to young people. read more »

December 02, 2011

New cigarette warning labels

Intended to show deadly truth about smoking

Prominent display of ‘stark’ images on packs and advertisements to prevent kids from smoking, encourage smokers to quit. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on July 06, 2011

Word from Winkler — The battle goes on

United Methodists should celebrate FDA regulation of tobacco, especially with new label warnings coming into effect, but the war against the predatory industry has not been won yet. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on June 23, 2011

Take tobacco out of the ballgame

Faith leaders urge Major League Baseball Players’ Union to agree to ban

25 religious leaders support Commissioner Selig’s proposed prohibition on tobacco use at games, urge players to be positive role models. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on May 31, 2011

Judge unseals ‘corrective statements’

Justice Dept. recommendations on tobacco industry remedy

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids condemns attempt by tobacco interests to keep recommendations under wraps. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 09, 2011

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