Category: Marketing To Kids

Sales, Marketing Practices Scrutinized By Jan Hoffman, New York Times The Food and Drug Administration conducted a surprise inspection of the headquarters of the e-cigarette maker Juul Labs last Friday, carting away more than a thousand documents it said were related to the company’s sales and marketing practices. The move, announced on Tuesday, was seen […]

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Juul Now A Public Health Threat Introduced in 2015, Juul electronic cigarettes have quickly skyrocketed in popularity among teens and college students across the United States, according to widespread news reports. Educators and students report an alarming level of Juul use in middle and high schools, making this an urgent public health problem. JUUL Labs […]

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nicotine addiction

Tobacco Addiction A Key Marketing Strategy Tobacco use is the world’s leading cause of preventable death, according to the World Health Organization. Increasingly, the burden of tobacco use is greatest in low- and middle-income countries that have been targeted by the tobacco industry with its deadly products and deceptive marketing practices. The result: A global […]

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Agency Delays E-cigarette, Cigar Compliance Deadlines The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation that will serve as a multi-year roadmap to better protect kids and significantly reduce tobacco-related disease and death. The approach places nicotine, and the issue of addiction, at the center of the […]

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About 4 Million U.S. Teens Already Hooked On Nicotine By Salynn Boyles, MedPage Today Use of all tobacco products, including conventional and electronic cigarettes, declined among U.S. teens last year, according to the latest national survey data from the CDC. Cigarette smoking among middle school and high school students continued a two-decade decline, falling to the […]

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Targeting the Young, Poor, Black and Stupid Tobacco kills approximately six million people around the globe every year, including 443,000 Americans. Unchecked, tobacco-related deaths will increase to more than eight million a year by 2030, and 80 percent of those deaths will occur in the developing world. Ironically, you won’t find many tobacco executives who […]

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Vaping Not A Safer Way To Consume Nicotine The surgeon general on Thursday called the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes among youth “a major public health concern,” saying that while more research needs to be done on its potential harms, policymakers should take strong action to keep the products out of the hands of the nation’s young people. “We know […]

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The History of the Anti-Smoking Movement The tobacco industry and smokers alike try to make it sound like the anti-smoking movement is a new and passing issue. In reality, the anti-tobacco movement began more than a century ago. For instance, in 1859, Reverend George Trask published the first anti-tobacco book. It was called Thoughts and […]

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Family Steps To The Plate For Justice The family of deceased Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn said Tuesday that the San Diego Padres great’s tobacco addiction was partially the result of a vast marketing campaign in the 1970s, and that Gwynn would be “relieved to know that his death was a catalyst for getting dip […]

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All Tobacco Products Unsafe Tobacco use is started and established primarily during adolescence. Nearly 9 out of 10 cigarette smokers first lit up by age 18, and 99 percent first tried smoking by age 26. Each day in the United States, more than 3,800 youth aged 18 years or younger smoke their first cigarette, and an […]

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