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February 26, 2014

New EU anti-smoking regulations hope to drastically reduce number of smokers

  • 2.4M people will quit smoking, if new European Union anti-smoking legislation proves to be as effective as regulators hope. The new rules ban the sale of any pack that carries less than 20 cigarettes, to guarantee packaging is large enough to display newly-mandated warning messages, and brands are also now forbidden from using statements that might imply their product is healthier than other cigarette. Flavored cigarettes, including menthol, will be banned across the EU, and there will be new maximum-concentration regulations for the nicotine cartridges in e-cigarettes. The rules wll come into force this May, and must be adopted by member states within two years. source
15:08 // 5 months ago
January 28, 2014
19:57 // 6 months ago
January 17, 2014
In case you were looking for some Friday night reading materials (or wanted some context for our prior post), here’s the original 1964 Surgeon General’s report saying smoking carried serious health risks. It’s an important document.

In case you were looking for some Friday night reading materials (or wanted some context for our prior post), here’s the original 1964 Surgeon General’s report saying smoking carried serious health risks. It’s an important document.

22:32 // 7 months ago
The conclusions from these reports have evolved from a few causal associations in 1964 to a robust body of evidence documenting health consequences both from active smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke across a range of diseases and organ systems. A half century after the release of the first report, we continue to add to the long list of diseases caused by tobacco use and exposure.
Acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak • Discussing a report released Friday, 50 years after the release of the first government report linking smoking to various diseases, which links smoking to a number of new diseases. Among the diseases pinpointed: Type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and erectile dysfunction. So in case it wasn’t clear before, smoking isn’t healthy.
22:25 // 7 months ago
January 7, 2014

Analysis charts huge gains by anti-smoking movement since ‘64

  • 8MAmerican lives saved by anti-smoking efforts since the release of the Surgeon General’s report "Smoking and Health" in 1964, according to analysis published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It found that rates of smoking amongst American adults plunged over the course of the near fifty-year stretch, from 42% in 1964 to just 18% in 2012. In a related editorial, Center for Disease Control director Thomas Frieden hailed “tobacco control” as “described, accurately, as one of the great public health successes of the 20th century.” source
19:40 // 7 months ago
November 4, 2013

buzzfeed:

These people are identical twins, but each one to the right is a smoker. You can (barely) see the difference (in most of them)

Fixed.

12:50 // 9 months ago
October 31, 2013
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September 24, 2013
20:01 // 11 months ago
June 2, 2013
Back in 2007, the cigarette company Camel published an ad wrapped around an illustrated Rolling Stone insert that featured dozens of indie bands—a setup that looked so suspiciously like a giant ad that federal regulators clamped down on Camel (noting that cartoons were banned in cigarette ads) and some of the bands sued. The backlash to this ad was so strong that Camel stopped advertising in magazines for more than five years—a trend that recently changed. (via @cschweitz)

Back in 2007, the cigarette company Camel published an ad wrapped around an illustrated Rolling Stone insert that featured dozens of indie bands—a setup that looked so suspiciously like a giant ad that federal regulators clamped down on Camel (noting that cartoons were banned in cigarette ads) and some of the bands sued. The backlash to this ad was so strong that Camel stopped advertising in magazines for more than five years—a trend that recently changed. (via @cschweitz)

20:48 // 1 year ago
February 24, 2013
In case you missed it, an ad for e-cigarettes just ran on the Oscars. That’s a new one. Look at the fine print here — it contains nicotine. (ht @SpireAd)
EDIT: No matter your opinion on e-cigs, my point is that they shouldn’t be advertised on TV. They’re too similar to the real thing.

In case you missed it, an ad for e-cigarettes just ran on the Oscars. That’s a new one. Look at the fine print here — it contains nicotine. (ht @SpireAd)

EDIT: No matter your opinion on e-cigs, my point is that they shouldn’t be advertised on TV. They’re too similar to the real thing.

23:28 // 1 year ago