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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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after-school smoke? the problem with tobacco retailers near schools

kindergartners through seniors in high school don’t have to go far to pass a tobacco retailer, especially if they attend schools with large low-income or minority student populations.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Feb 10, 2017 19:38
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Battling Menthol Restrictions, R.J. Reynolds Reaches Out to Sharpton, Other Black Leaders

hot button issue of police harassment...quietly enlisted black groups and leaders, including civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton and ex-Florida Congressman Kendrick B. Meek, to hold meetings at prominent black churches on the theme of “Decriminalizing
FairWarning
added Feb 10, 2017 16:01
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The S&P 500 Companies With the Most Diverse Boards

Second in the consumer sector goes to tobacco company Altria Group (MO) , whose four ethnically diverse members make up 36% of its board, tying it with Starbucks.
thestreet.com
added Mar 31, 2017 23:14
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tobacco is a social justice issue: racial and ethnic minorities

Tobacco companies have strategically marketed tobacco products to appeal to racial and ethnic communities for decades. The most striking example is menthol cigarettes. These cigarettes, which are easier to smoke and harder to quit, have long been market
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Feb 3, 2017 21:18
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tobacco is a social justice issue: smoking and low-income communities

Tobacco use disproportionately affects many marginalized populations—including people in low-income communities, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBT individuals and those with mental illness—who have a long and documented history of being targeted by the t
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Feb 2, 2017 16:03
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Tobacco Companies Target People Struggling With Mental Health

The tobacco industry has historically marketed cigarettes specifically to the seriously mentally ill — and has developed relationships with homeless shelters and advocacy groups to gain positive media coverage and political support — individuals struggli
Teen Vogue
added Jan 30, 2017 15:28
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[North Carolina] Northwest Almanac: Moranda Smith worked to educate and unionize workers at Reynolds, other Southern tobacco plants in ‘40s

When Klan members heard of her visit to Florida, they tried to force a black worker into divulging her whereabouts. They beat him and threatened him, but he stayed silent. Smith heard of the attack and was furious. Her friends said she walked down the m
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 23, 2017 19:07
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[Virginia] Sentencing delayed for man guilty in cigarette trafficking

A 30-year-old Palestinian who helped illegally traffic at least $9.5 million in cigarettes from Virginia to other states almost avoided any jail time Thursday. Issa Qatrawi, pleaded guilty in federal court in September to a charge of conspiracy to traff
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Jan 13, 2017 22:36
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