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Dying for a Smoke

Let me tell you three simple facts about the tobacco industry.

  1. Roughly 5.8 trillion cigarettes are smoked worldwide every year, which equates to two per-person per-day.
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Journalism

'This Is Corrective Advertising': Big Tobacco Forced By Court To Advertise Deadly Effects Of Smoking

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The tobacco industry is being forced by court order to advertise the deadly, addictive effects of smoking.

Big tobacco companies haven’t paid for television ads since 1971, but that will all change this weekend when a court-mandated television commercial hits the airwaves. 311 more words

News

The Ironic Reason Tobacco Companies Are Coming Back to the Airwaves

Courts ruled 11 years ago that big tobacco companies had misled the general public about the health effects of smoking—and that they should pay a price for it. 249 more words

Health

Our Kids Have Seen Enough Tobacco

There is some scary stuff out there and we aren’t talking Halloween; it’s tobacco marketing and advertising hiding in plain sight.  Adults may not notice it, but your kids see it every day as Big Tobacco tries to lure them in as replacement smokers, costuming the products in bright packaging and disguising the dangers with candy and fruit flavors.  536 more words

Tobacco Market

Big Tobacco Will Admit In New Ads That All Cigarettes Are Bad For You, Intentionally Addictive

Eleven years after a federal court ordered the country’s biggest cigarette producers to produce a series of warning ads informing people about the dangers of their products, Big Tobacco is finally preparing to publish those “corrective statements” in TV ads, newspapers, online, and in cigarette packaging. 605 more words

Quality & Safety