Those with mental health conditions are at high-risk for tobacco usage (approximately 1 in 3 smoke compared to 1 in 5 in the general population), in part because of Big Tobacco’s campaigning efforts towards vulnerable populations. In the past five years there has been a 13.5% increase in the number …
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Despite the public concept that the remaining smoking population is a hardening one (specifically those with psychological distress who are unwilling or unable to quit smoking), a recent study shows that continuing smokers are making more quitting attempts and are consuming lower numbers of cigarettes. Read more here.
Makers of Marlboro, Camel to buy prime-time TV spots, newspaper ads with ‘corrective’ messages to resolve long-running legal case over fraudulent advertising. Read more here.
For all the progress achieved, low-income people continue to smoke at disproportionately high rates compared with the general population. For Americans whose incomes fall below the federal poverty threshold, rates of smoking still hold at more than one-quarter of the group. Read more here.
With 27x the retailers of McDonalds and 28x the retailers of Starbucks, the tobacco industry holds a huge presence in our communities. To keep them in check, read about three strategies that local governments are using to combat Big Tobacco here.
A new bill proposes equal taxation of all tobacco products rather than letting certain ones slide through with lower tax rates under current federal tax codes, such as pipes, cigars, and smokeless tobacco. At cheaper prices the products appear more desirable to youths looking to try tobacco and those smokers …
A new law in the city of Oakland will prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products beginning in mid 2018. Flavored tobacco products are a key youth marketing strategy to cultivate the next generation of smokers and addicts – something the tobacco industry needs to survive. Read more here.
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Effective 12 September 2017, the UN Global Compact will increase scrutiny of companies upon entry into the initiative, review engagement with existing participants, and institute new exclusionary criteria for companies involved in certain high-risk sectors. Read more here.
The FDA is finally attacking the root of the tobacco problem by mandating a reduction in the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. By simultaneously delaying regulations on e-cigarettes, they are encouraging a shift to vaping. But what are the consequences for young Americans? Read more here.