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Monica Lewis Dies at 93; Her Apple-Pie Appeal Sold Chiquita’s Bananas

She pitched products ranging from Burlington Mills hosiery (as Miss Leg-O-Genic) to Camel cigarettes and in 1947 became the lilting voice behind the Chiquita brand’s animated banana commercials (following Patty Clayton and Elsa Miranda). Advertisement C
New York Times
added Jun 15, 2015 21:00

[Australia] Case studies in nanny state name-calling: what can we learn? [FREE FULL TEXT]

Nanny state rhetoric is closely allied to defending the economic interests of corporations that make money from health risks ...Hitchens' critique of Governor Michael Bloomberg would make perfect sense if no one ever died or got sick in New York City from
Public Health
added Jun 15, 2015 21:17

[Pennsylvania] Cigars become new lifestyle trend of Central PA

tobacco remains a high cash crop in the region.... From smoking lounges to themed dinners and even social clubs, the cigar is no longer a luxury enjoyed by old men in smoking jackets. It is a lifestyle choice for the everyman. For Falcon, owner of the La
added Jun 11, 2015 16:35

[Australia, Hong Kong] Why you should care about the Trans-Pacific Partnership

WHEN Australia became the first country in the world to outlaw tobacco branding in 2011, it was hailed as a victory for the health lobby and a blow to big tobacco. Australia’s parliament had decided that it would change the rules around what constituted
The Australian (au)
added Jun 8, 2015 00:54

[Asia-pacific] Why Singapore still needs tobacco control measures

can Singapore afford to lighten up on lighting up? Why is increased vigilance needed when smoking rates are relatively low? The reality is that tobacco use continues to have a wide-ranging negative impact on society, and the case for prevention and cessa
Straits Times (sg)
added Jun 3, 2015 10:09

California Tobacco Facts and Figures 2015: 25 Years of Tobacco Control in California (PDF)

This document provides tables, graphs, and information about tobacco use in California as a quick reference for individuals or groups working to eliminate tobacco use. The Appendix provides tables listing prevalence rates for those graphs that do not
California Department of Public Health
added Sep 30, 2015 17:01

[Australia] PLAIN PACKS Fact sheets

What has been the impact of legislation to standardise the packaging of tobacco products in Australia? Facts sheet no. 2: What has happened to sales of tobacco products since the implementation of plain packaging in Australia?
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Jun 1, 2015 08:04

[UK] How do you sell death? The tangled world of illicit tobacco

The 12 year agreement is now coming to an end – but the European Commission is now discussing its ‘renewal’ with Phillip Morris. This is incredibly worrying. There’s a fundamental conflict here, considering that the international community recognises t
Cancer Research UK (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 07:30

[Africa, UK] Kenya- Timeline: Industry Interference with the Tobacco Control Regulations 2014

This timeline provides a chronological overview of some of the main ways tobacco companies have tried to influence the development of Kenya's Tobacco Control Regulations 2014. (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added May 18, 2015 10:40

[USA] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: protecting the private good?

CDC’s anti-tobacco campaign “serves as an important counter to the more than $950 000 [£630 000; €860 00] that the tobacco industry spends each hour—more than $23m a day—on cigarette advertising and promotion.” Funding of CDC took a turn in 1983, when th
British Medical Journal
added May 27, 2015 14:39
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