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In Australia, cigarette packs now carry the horrific images of the tumor on plain background, instead of the colorful logos. As Ireland prepares to follow suit, Suzanne Harrington wondered if it would be enough to stop the next generation getting hooked
Here are some things that a group of six and seven-year-old children said when shown the choice of product packaging, “striking”, “it makes you happy looking at it,” is a beautiful and girly, “red is my favorite color”, ” It’s funky … fantasy … like ice cubes and mint “,” it looks gorgeous, “she reminds me of a character in Tinti “, it makes you feel like you’re in Wonderland happiness. ” Read more

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Victory and defeat in the fight against tobacco

April 30th, 2013 Posted in Big tobacco industry, General tobacco, Tobacco news Tags:

Cigarette packs are unlikely to carry graphic warning labels in the near future as a result of certain actions of the Supreme Court and the Food and Drug Administration. This is a setback, though perhaps temporarily, for the campaign of the federal government to reduce the damage to health caused by this very dangerous product. A positive feature is that the Supreme Court left intact most of the forces of the FDA’s regulation of the industry. Read more

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Big tobacco, anti-cancer activists oppose premium hikes for smokers

February 20th, 2013 Posted in Big tobacco industry, Tobacco news Tags: ,

For all of the administrative-territorial division of the country’s health care law, one provision has managed to put the two longtime rivals on the same side.
Big tobacco companies and anti activists stood in opposition to some of the Affordable Care Act, which allows insurance companies to charge smokers, 50 percent more than in patients who did not use tobacco. Read more

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Big Tobacco’s Final Frontier

February 6th, 2013 Posted in Big tobacco industry Tags:

For most people, Philip Morris International, Inc (NYSE: PM) is a synonym for “big tobacco” – a favorite villain of the market each.
Over the last decade, developed countries have declared all-out war against the tobacco industry. By 2012, things look grim for tobacco manufacturers, and Europe – which account for 33% of all smokers in the world – has become so entangled in its debt crisis, that people even reduce cigarette purchases. Read more

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Pain in Spain hits profits at tobacco giant Imperial

February 10th, 2012 Posted in Big tobacco industry Tags:

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Imperial Tobacco has been hit by a combination of new anti-smoking regulations, increased competition and tough conditions for consumers.

The Bristol-based company is one of the largest in the world and, like other big tobacco producers, it has seen its revenues fall in recent months.

As a result of the tough conditions the firm, which owns the Davidoff cigarettes and Gauloises brands, has seen a fall in cigarette sales over the last three months.
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Food Industry Fight Mimics War Against Big Tobacco

October 24th, 2011 Posted in Big tobacco industry Tags:

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The public health battle against obesity may be taking a cue from the states’ victory against the tobacco industry more than a decade ago.

“The more you look at the modern food industry, the more it looks like the tobacco industry,” Stanton Glantz, PhD, director of the University of California San Francisco’s Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, explains in this exclusive video report.
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Cigarette branding faces Scottish ban to cut smoking rate

November 15th, 2010 Posted in Big tobacco industry Tags:

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Plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes have led to calls for Westminster to transfer the power to control tobacco to Holyrood.

The SNP is closely following moves by Australia to bring in plain packaging for cigarettes, which the party is keen to emulate in Scotland.

However, any attempt to force tobacco companies to sacrifice individual branding in favour of plain wrapping and bigger health warnings would face a major hurdle, as it is still a matter reserved to Westminster.
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Teen chewing tobacco use putting baseball in a pinch

October 21st, 2010 Posted in Big tobacco industry Tags:

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San Francisco Giants slugger Pat Burrell sneaks a pinch in the dugout – his lower lip swollen with a wad of chaw in his TV close-ups. At the plate, the back pocket of the Panda, Pablo Sandoval, bulges with a round tin of chewing tobacco. As the Giants battle the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Championship Series, it’s hard to miss the signs of a chewing tobacco habit that Major League Baseball can’t seem to quit – even a decade after the minor leagues kicked chaw out of their dugouts. Ream more »

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Tobacco era in NASCAR ends as new FDA rules take effect

June 2nd, 2010 Posted in Big tobacco industry Tags:

Once an economic engine whose marketing dollars blazed a trail for much of the sport’s expansion, the era of tobacco sponsorship in NASCAR will be extinguished quietly this month.
New rules enforced by the Food and Drug Administration will prevent cigarette and smokeless tobacco sponsorships in sporting events as of June 22. R.J. Reynolds pumped hundreds of millions into NASCAR’s premier series during a 31-year run as title sponsor with its Winston brand, but tobacco sponsorship shrunk after RJR’s 2003 departure.

Two teams backed by smokeless tobacco will be affected: the Longhorn-sponsored truck of Kevin Harvick Inc. and the Nationwide Series car of Baker-Curb Racing backed by Red Man. Harvick says his truck will run the rest of the season (and has found second-half sponsorship).

The future is less certain for Baker-Curb’s No. 27 Ford, which is eighth in points (with Greg Biffle starting 10 of its 12 races) and has two more races with Red Man. Team co-owner Gary Baker says the company considered staying with the team by using the same paint scheme without its logos but worried it would bring government scrutiny.
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