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Pamela Anderson Urges FDA To Stop Tobacco Animal Testing

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Pamela Anderson has had ENOUGH of tobacco animal testing.

The actress took to Twitter to show her support for PETA's new initiative against the Food and Drug Administration.

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The World's Health Ministers: Cut Premature Deaths By 25 Percent

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WHO, or the World Health Organization, has said that the world's health ministers have made a pact to cut premature deaths from chronic illnesses by 25% by 2025.

This means things like heart disease, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory illnesses!

They're the biggest killer globally, which is frightening — and they account for 36 million deaths a year. Which is 63 percent of all mortality, and one-quarter of premature deaths under the age of 60.

Take those facts and roll them around in your head for a while. Almost all of it is preventable!

They're going to target the four main risk factors, namely tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.

One problem, though, is that they didn't really set specific guidelines on how to do this. Though, there was talk of reducing salt and tobacco consumption by 30% by 2025.

We expect to see some of those specifics by October, they say!

Good! We are SO glad something is being done and that we're on target!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Despite Lung Cancer, Donna Summer Was NOT A Smoker!

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Donna Summer no smoker

Donna Summer passed away on Thursday after a 10-month battle with lung cancer, but her family wants the world to know that the Queen of Disco was NOT a smoker!

Her family released a statement that says her cancer "was not related to smoking." In fact, she took very good care of herself.

A source who worked with Summer in 2008 has said:

"She was healthy, she was taking care of herself. She was healthy and energetic when I worked with her."

We probably won't learn too many other details surrounding her cancer and treatment because her family's statement continues:

"Ms. Summer was a non-smoker. Obviously, numerous factors can be attributed to the cause of cancer in general, but any details regarding the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of Ms. Summer's case remain between her family and team of doctors."

Rightfully so! We don't need anymore information because it won't bring her back. All we want to do is remember and honor her legacy!

The world will miss you, Donna! Rest in peace.

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Michael Douglas To Do PSA For Oral Cancer Foundation

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Michael Douglas is going to do a PSA for the Oral Cancer Foundation to try and educate the public about the necessity of annual screenings.

The earlier oral cancer is caught, the more survivable it is, with stage one cancer at an 80 to 90% survivable rate.

About 40,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2012.

The two main ways people get oral cancer are

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Fans Challenge One Direction's Zayn To Quit Smoking

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One Direction is pretty huge right now, so that means the paps are never far behind them.

We've seen there are way too many pics of Zayn smoking.

He's a singer and a role model to teens. Neither of those should lead to him smoking — but he does.

Plus smoking ruins your voice, wrinkles your gorgeous face, ruins your teeth and hair and, oh yeah, gives you cancer.

So ForgetTobacco.com has issued a challenge to Zayn:

"Zayn – My organization and the thousands of kids we work with challenge you to publicly quit smoking by July 1st, 2012. We are more than willing to help you kick the habit and make everyone fall in love with you even more."

We think that's a great idea!

So, Zayn, what do you say??

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Dissolvable Tobacco May Be A Less Unhealthy Alternative For Smokers

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Tobacco is still bad for you, but the FDA says that DISSOLVABLE tobacco products (like the one above) can reduce health risks compared to just good ol' fashioned cigarettes.

So, what is exactly dissolvable tobacco?

It's made of

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Bloomberg Charity Adds $220 Million To Anti-Smoking Effort!!

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WOW!

Michael Bloomberg's charitable foundation is committing $220 Million to the anti-smoking effort! That'll be a HUGE help!

What fab news!

This includes the funding of

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