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RJR’s last-ditch effort to roll back this law illustrates just how important flavors are to the tobacco industry’s efforts to hook kids and keep adults smoking, a lesson that public health advocates should take seriously and prioritize passing the same l
Advertising firms certainly can do lot of good in the world, such as helping promote healthier behaviors and products as evidenced by the work of Edelman with the CVS campaigns. Vital Strategies is hoping that the #QuitBigTobacco campaign gets more ad fi
Bloomberg should embrace the goals of World No Tobacco Day, which seeks to end the public health disaster caused by traditional cigarettes. Women need the tools to make that a reality.
an Francisco Proposition E (supported by health groups, opposed by RJ Reynolds Tobacco) was reinforced in Illinois when the tobacco industry agreed to drop its opposition to a state Tobacco 21 law in exchange for preempting local flavor bans (and also pro
If the voters uphold Prop E, people will still be allowed to sell and buy tobacco products in San Francisco, just not the flavored products that are so important to hooking kids. Not only is that not a flaw, it’s the whole point of Prop E. (There are,
Read any history of the modern American tobacco industry (I personally recommend Allan M. Brandt’s tremendous The Cigarette Century) and the parallels become obvious…… the new drug’s playbook is essentially identical. As was the case with smoking toba
we could accept, however reluctantly, that smoking will never be completely eradicated and reinstate smoking shelters, while providing access to stop smoking services and support to help people who would like to quit. In any event it is difficult to imagi
Tobacco and alcohol taxes consistently raise prices, reduce consumption, and save lives, while generating additional revenues to support public services…I have agreed to co-chair the Task Force on Fiscal Policy for Health with Michael Bloomberg that wil
The public comment we just submitted to FDA in response to their Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on flavors sums up the current state of the science: Flavors attract kids to tobacco products Flavors make it easier for kids to consume tobacco
FDA should implement its proposed rule that manufacturers must present scientific evidence demonstrating that any flavored tobacco product is appropriate for the protection of the public health before receiving marketing authorization to use that flavor