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Study: Smoking cost world $1.4 tril. in 2012

The killer habit consumed the equivalent of nearly 2 percent of global economic output or GDP, according to experts from the World Health Organization and the American Cancer Society, with almost 40 percent of the burden falling on developing countries.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Feb 19, 2017 01:09
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measuring disparities in tobacco advertising exposure

But how can we better measure people’s exposure to that advertising? And what effect does that exposure have? To begin to answer those questions, Schroeder Institute® for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Truth Initiative® investigator Shyanika Ros
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Feb 16, 2017 16:56
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How anti-smoking ads went from ‘just say no’ to ‘damn the man’

During Sunday’s Grammys, two public service ads made a jarring argument for quitting smoking: Essentially, that Big Tobacco hates black people...framing quitting smoking as an act of resistance against The Man is more effective than trying to make the ar
Fusion
added Feb 16, 2017 00:58
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New Anti-Smoking Ad Starring Amanda Seales Highlights How Tobacco Companies Exploit Black Communities

The ad, which stars Insecure actress and comedienne Amanda Seales, accuses big tobacco executives of continuing to deliberately and disproportionately target marginalized groups, including Blacks, low income and LGBTQ communities and people who are mental
Essence Magazine
added Feb 13, 2017 03:41
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truth® Calls Out Tobacco Industry for Profiling Disguised as Target Marketing

During tonight’s 59th annual GRAMMY Awards, a new truth campaign called #STOPPROFILING will shine a light on how the tobacco industry deliberately singles out communities that already face adversity and inequality with aggressive marketing tactics that e
PR Newswire
added Feb 12, 2017 21:21
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#stopprofiling: tobacco is a social justice issue

A new truth® campaign called #STOPPROFILING shines a light on how the tobacco industry deliberately singles out communities that already face adversity and inequality with aggressive marketing tactics that equal profiling. The campaign features televisio
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Feb 12, 2017 21:18
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[China] LIU: Extinguishing the flame of big tobacco

the successor of exploitative enterprises like the East India Company lives on in the modern-day tobacco industry..tobacco companies have adopted an explicit strategy for attack: They have singled out the most impoverished, resourceless communities to vic
The Stanford (CA) Daily
added Feb 8, 2017 16:52
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Report: Smoking cost Minnesotans $3.19 billion in 2014

Smoking rates and smoking-related illnesses are highest among low-income individuals, according to a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota study.
Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin
added Feb 8, 2017 16:27
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[Asia, India] Budget failed to stub out low cost of beedis, says anti-tobacco lobby

Beedis consumed disproportionately by the poor have gained little attention from the Ministry of Finance in the Union Budget 2017-18, with no increment in excise duty for the product, the anti-tobacco lobby points out. Beedi smokers make up about 10 per
DNA India (in)
added Feb 8, 2017 04:05
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[Africa, Nigeria] OGBEBO: Why A Puff Of Cigarette Could Be Dangerous

According to Onwufor, “sub-Sahara Africa is the most hostile place to live with a cancer because of the lack of facilities in managing cases.” He noted that Nigeria has only about 7 ill equipped cancer centres to cater for the increasing number of can
Leadership (ng)
added Feb 6, 2017 15:15
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