Tobacco-Free Kids Campaign Celebrates 20 Years

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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

Tobacco Trends Buried In Smoke

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Disparities In Tobacco Use Among Races, Classes Tobacco use is a major preventable cause of premature death and disease worldwide. Currently, approximately 5.4 million people die each year due to tobacco-related illnesses—a figure expected to increase to more than 8 million a year by 2030. An efficient and systematic surveillance mechanism to monitor the epidemic

Tobacco Companies Target Blacks, Indians, Women

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More Women Die Of Lung Cancer Than Breast Cancer The best way to evaluate the issue of social and racial targeting is to analyze the facts. Smoking rates are higher among some racial subgroups than others, while smoking among people of lower socioeconomic status is much higher than those from middle and upper classes. Black

Tobacco Company Documents Explain Marketing Strategy

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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

Nicotine More Addictive Than Cocaine, Heroin

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Chemical Additives A Deadly Cocktail In Tobacco Contrary to statements by tobacco company spokesmen, tobacco products are extremely addictive and deadly. It’s become a science for marketing purposes. Most smokers wish that they had never started their ugly habit. The nicotine and the additives such as ammonia make cigarettes extremely addictive and deadly. In fact,

E-Cigarettes Take Hit From Surgeon General

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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

FDA Sued Over Graphics On Tobacco Products, Advertising

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Government Has Responsibility To Prevent Tobacco Deception Eight public health and medical groups, and several individual pediatricians, today filed suit in federal court in Boston to force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising for tobacco products, as mandated by a 2009

Tobacco Industry Has Blocked Vital Information, Regulation

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Tobacco Industry Still Influencing Public Opinion, Public Policy Tobacco industry interference has been identified as the greatest obstacle to the implementation of evidence-based measures to reduce tobacco use. Understanding and addressing industry interference in public health policy-making is crucial. Existing conceptualizations of corporate political activity (CPA) are embedded in a business perspective and do not

10 Years Since Judge Found Tobacco Companies Lied

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Big Tobacco Still Fighting To Hide Truth Ten years ago, on Aug. 17, 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler issued a landmark judgment that the major U.S. tobacco companies had violated civil racketeering laws and defrauded the American people by lying for decades about the health risks of smoking and their marketing to children. In

Uruguay Defeats Philip Morris To Control Tobacco Products

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Uruguay Puts Public Health Over Big Tobacco In a historic public health victory that will be felt around the world, Uruguay has won an international legal battle against Philip Morris International to uphold its strong laws to reduce tobacco use. More than six years after Philip Morris launched its legal attack, an arbitration tribunal of