The French Department of Public Health reports that one million daily smokers have quit within the last year, which authorities attribute to recent anti-smoking measures and higher cigarette taxes. The statistic of daily smokers in France has dropped from 13.2 million to 12.2 million. Read more here.
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The Truth Initiative recently released a report looking at the tobacco exposure young adults experience while streaming online content. They found that 79% of the most popular shows among young adults featured smoking. The biggest offender was Netflix’s “Stranger Things”. Read more here.
Koop Director Commentary: This is one of a number of studies in which e-cigarette use among adults trying to quit smoking impaired the ability to quit using cigarettes. My smoking cessation colleagues often counter that this finding is not surprising because smokers who try e-cigarettes are the ones that have …
Despite New Years resolution to “give up cigarettes“, chief operating officer at Philip Morris USA confirms the continued effort to stabilize and promote the Marlboro brand. Strategies for 2018 include redesigned product packaging, enhanced trade programs, user-friendly online presence, and even a rewards program. Read more here.
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.
Recent study finds that smokers who resent their addiction far outnumber those who are characterized by their preference to continue smoking. Read more here.