Tobacco Free Weld County


A Cigarette by Any Other Name… by tobaccofreeweld
June 21, 2010, 9:49 pm
Filed under: In the News, Industry Tactics, Laws, New Products | Tags: ,

…is still a poison.

A rose and a cigarette by any other name

After the recent FDA legislation prohibiting cigarette and tobacco makers from claiming any of their products are healthier than others (because there is no such thing as a less dangerous tobacco), Marlboro got busy changing its name. Rather than just taking the misleading products off the shelves, they just changed the name from Marlboro Lights to Marlboro Gold. Not only that, but they sent direct mail advertisements to people telling them that

  • ‘YOUR MARLBORO LIGHTS PACK IS CHANGING.
  • BUT YOUR CIGARETTE STAYS THE SAME.
  • IN THE FUTURE, ASK FOR ‘MARLBORO IN THE GOLD PACK.’
  • Because of this, the FDA is looking into this and has issued Philip Morris and Altria a stern warning.



    American Cigarettes are Worse for you by tobaccofreeweld

    A new study has found that there are more cancer-causing agents in the blend of tobacco and chemicals of American cigarettes than in other countries. 

    The study found that: 

    The popular U.S. cigarette brands studied contained “American blend” tobacco, known to contain higher TSNA levels than the “bright” tobacco used in the most popular Australian, Canadian, and British brands.

    Australian and Canadian smokers got more nicotine than U.S. and British smokers, but not of TSNAs.



    Obesity Versus Tobacco by tobaccofreeweld
    March 3, 2010, 5:37 pm
    Filed under: In the News, Research | Tags:

    Which is worse? Tobacco or obesity? Well, both are major killers in the United States, and even if obesity is taking over as the number one killer,  it is amazing that tobacco is still a contender considering that 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese and only about 1/5 or 20% of Americans smoke or use tobacco. They both cause cancer and heart disease which are the primary killers of Americans overall. And of course, for someone with both (obesity AND uses tobacco), the risks are dramatically higher.

    The good news is that both of these are preventable and the healthy eating, active living community can learn a lot from the tobacco control movement on how to make major changes in these numbers.



    Even Computer Companies Don’t Like Smoke by tobaccofreeweld
    December 28, 2009, 10:50 pm
    Filed under: In the News, Research | Tags:

    This is an interesting article that shows even computer companies don’t like smoke. They will not repair a computer if it has damage from smoke.

    http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/156203;_ylt=AroaRzQLgDOE9qB5sZ5Ha6LxMJA5



    Nova Explores Tobacco Addiction by tobaccofreeweld
    September 28, 2009, 8:32 pm
    Filed under: Industry Tactics, New Products, Quitting and Cessation, Research | Tags: ,

    A very interesting and interactive website about nicotine addiction is available at this link:

    NOVA “The Dope on Nicotine”

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    Local Community Event About Tobacco -Save the Date by tobaccofreeweld

    Save the Date! We will be hosting a local community event in Greeley about Tobacco on the Great American Smoke Out. Topics will include youth prevention, threats to the tobacco control movement and a historical perspective that will lead us into the future. Registration will be on this site! Check back for more details!

    Save the Date postacrd



    Tobacco and Candy by tobaccofreeweld

    Tobacco versus candy

    There are a lot of similarities between tobacco and candy advertisements. Still, the tobacco industry denies that they are marketing to youth. See for yourself. What do you think?

    Jucy Jay




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