Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald has resigned since news broke that she had purchased shares of a tobacco company just a month into her position as head of the Center for Disease Control. Read more here.
Last month, Taco Bell announced plans to test out a variety of $1 menu items. This came after McDonalds reintroduced their Value Menu in the form of a “$1, $2, $3” menu. Nacho Fries are the first $1 side hitting Taco Bell stores. This menu item will also be included …
Marketing restrictions make Big Tobacco increasingly dependent on Point of Sale (POS) display marketing, so research is taking a look at the impact of POS advertising bans. Authors concluded that countries with POS display bans had bigger declines in daily smoking. Read more here.
Panera is gathering a group of food experts to advise food companies on how to clean up their menus and products. The group, called “Clean Consultants”, will help other chains remove artificial sweeteners, flavors, preservatives, and colors from their foods. “We want to help industry peers devise strategies that prioritize clean …
With non-cigarette tobacco product usage on the rise some experts are saying that raising prices may be effective in reducing consumption. Read more here.
Researchers took a look at this emerging tobacco product in efforts to understand the sociodemographic characteristics of flavor capsule cigarette smokers. Read more here.