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.



    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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    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



    E-Cigars by tobaccofreeweld
    February 23, 2009, 6:26 pm
    Filed under: Industry Tactics, New Products | Tags: ,

    Could E-Cigars become the new thing? Made with water and nicotine extract, the only smoke it produces is water vapor. With a pretty high price tag of $100-200 per unit, it may not attract the cigarette smoking demographic. It is also not FDA approved and the risks are unknown.

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    Read more in the NY Times article:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/22/nyregion/thecity/22esmo.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y