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Be aware of the tactics of tobacco advertising

May 20th, 2013 Posted in Tobacco industry, Tobacco news Tags:

It should not take a heart attack or lung cancer shock the person to recognize the reality of tobacco use.
Unfortunately, the tactics of the tobacco industry continues to undermine tobacco control efforts, the creation of new tobacco users who are struggling with nicotine addiction, putting themselves and others at risk of serious health problems. Read more

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Stop Tobacco Ads Or We Sue, Indonesian Rights Group Tells Govt

May 25th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The country’s leading children’s rights group is threatening to sue the government unless it issues a regulation banning all tobacco advertising, which it blames for the large number of child smokers in the country.

Arist Merdeka Sirait, the chairman of the National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas Anak), said on Saturday that the paperwork for the lawsuit was being drawn up and the suit could be filed by the end of this month. Ream more »

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Cigarette Advertising Is On The Increase Again

April 25th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

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Cigarette advertising came back to the magazine business with a vengeance in Q1 2012, up 11 percent to 160 pages, according to MagazineRadar.

The rest of the magazine ad business is in decline. Tobacco advertising has been down in recent years as stricter regulations prevented most companies from promoting their product. But a complete ban on tobacco promotion is not permitted by the First Amendment, according to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Poor Black Youths Targeted by Tobacco Ads

April 24th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Poor black youths targeted by tobacco ads: U-T San Diego reports that tobacco marketing is targeting California’s low-income and African-American youths, according to researchers who examined advertising throughout the state. Academic researchers funded by the state’s Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program found that there was greater visibility of menthol-cigarette advertising at retailers near high schools where there are larger African-American student populations.
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Students learn how big tobacco targets young women

March 22nd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

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At Mitchell Guidance Center Wednesday afternoon, teenage girls flipped through magazines and chatted about the latest trends and Kardashian gossip.

Little did they know, among the fashion and celebrity news, lurked advertisements that would seek to make them lifelong captives of cigarettes.

“You guys as young girls are targets for big tobacco,” Lisa Griffin, an intervention specialist at Mid-Coast Family Services, told the group of about 10 girls.
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Jakarta administrators blowing smoke on cigarette ad ban

January 16th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Six months after Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo’s announcement of a push for a smoke-free capital, neither the Jakarta administration nor the City Council appear ready to introduce a bylaw to ban cigarette advertisements in the capital.

Administration secretary Fadjar Panjaitan said recently the city was still in the preliminary stage of drafting of the cigarette ban.

“It is still under discussion. We have not set a deadline for the completion of the draft,” Fadjar told The Jakarta Post in recent interview. Ream more »

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Tobacco Control Cell seeks explanation over tobacco ads

November 28th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The Tobacco Control Cell has sent an explanation notice to a tobacco giant for getting published advertisements in national dailies and magazines in violation of anti-tobacco rules.
The letter bearing signature of Director General, Tobacco Control Cell, Dr Assad Hafeez directed the Philip Morris International Pakistan to submit a written reply in seven day of the receipt of this letter under the relevant law, says a press statement on Saturday. Ream more »

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Cigarette makers sue over ad ban

June 23rd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

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The nation’s three biggest tobacco companies are taking aim at part of a new Worcester antismoking ordinance that would dramatically limit advertising of tobacco products.
The citywide ban would prohibit any signs visible from the street that entice buyers to purchase specific cigarette brands like Marlboro cigarette online or Camel cigarette sale, or tobacco products. Retailers would be allowed to advertise only that they sell cigarettes in general.
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