Filed under: In the News, Industry Tactics, Laws, New Products | Tags: Marlboro Gold, Rose by any other name
…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
Because of this, the FDA is looking into this and has issued Philip Morris and Altria a stern warning.
Filed under: In the News, Industry Tactics, Inequalities and Disparities, New Products | Tags: American Blend Cigarettes
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.
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.
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.
Filed under: Industry Tactics, New Products, Quitting and Cessation, Research | Tags: Dope on Nicotine, Nova
A very interesting and interactive website about nicotine addiction is available at this link:
Filed under: Tobacco Free Coalition of Weld County, Youth and Prevention | Tags: Annual Meeting, GASO, Save the Date
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!
Filed under: Flavored Cigarettes, Industry Tactics, New Products, Youth and Prevention | Tags: candy and tobacco
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?