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How California’s smoking bans are broadening

California cities are still leading the way in many anti-smoking campaigns, including smoking bans on sidewalks. Smoke-free sidewalks Statewide efforts: Last April, the California excise tax on cigarettes increased $2, and in January the California Air
Orange County (CA) Register
added Feb 13, 2018 17:32
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[Oregon] Tobacco companies ordered to admit lying for decades about the health effects of smoking

television ads running through 2018. A new round of ads starting this week....The industry hasn’t changed their tactics since the initial ruling... While the tobacco companies were fighting in the courts, nearly 80,000 Oregonians died from causes linked t
St. Helens (OR) Chronicle
added Feb 7, 2018 19:45
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Melvyn Weiss, Lawyer Who Fought Corporate Fraud, Dies at 82

A 1994 lawsuit against the tobacco company R. J. Reynolds was credited with helping to kill its advertising campaign built around the cartoon character Joe Camel, which industry critics argued was targeted at underage smokers.
New York Times
added Feb 6, 2018 04:28
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‘The industry must be inconspicuous’: Japan Tobacco’s corruption of science and health policy via the Smoking Research Foundation [FREE FULL TEXT]

(JT) in 1986 established the Smoking Research Foundation (SRF)...launched with the covert goal of influencing tobacco policy both inside and outside Japan...represents the expansion into Asia of the denialist campaign that began in the USA in 1953.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 5, 2018 23:36
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[Japan] EDITORIAL: A think tank of JT, by JT and for JT [FREE FULL TEXT]

We cannot ignore how tobacco companies have worked covertly to corrupt science, create doubt and thereby delay the implementation of effective tobacco control interventions. Iida and Proctor demonstrate that this continues to the present day in Japan. The
Tobacco Control
added Feb 5, 2018 23:32
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[California, New York] COPLAND: The pension divestment ripoff

the California Public Employees Retirement System, decided to divest their funds of tobacco stocks. In 2016, the California fund released a report by an outside consultant that calculated that this boneheaded divestment plan had cost the pension system mo
New York Daily News
added Feb 5, 2018 22:16
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[Minnesota] HUMPHREY III: Big tobacco is finally forced to tell the truth

as a veteran of the tobacco trials of the 1990s, I know how hard they can fight...Health advocates including the Association for Nonsmokers Minnesota, ClearWay... have launched their own campaign to “correct the corrective statements.” The health coaliti
MinnPost.com
added Feb 5, 2018 19:31
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[Europe, USA, Florida] The Long and Toxic History of Exoticism in Tobacco Advertising

An exhibition at the Wolfsonian-FIU tracks romantic and racist stereotypes of native cultures in European tobacco advertising from the 1880s to the 1940s.
Hyperallergic
added Feb 5, 2018 01:30
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[North Carolina] Man of Tobacco? Highway Art was Discussed More Than 60 Years Ago

We apparently almost had massive statues of a strapping farmhand — think the Statue of David, shirtless with blue jeans and gripping a tobacco leaf — standing by highways leading into the city in the 1950s, as part of a planned-but-never-completed festiv
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 5, 2018 01:24
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SAMAKOW: Smoking: Aren’t the dangers obvious by now? Health and Legal Analysis

Product liability and wrongful death claims continue to be filed against the tobacco companies. No amount of money to a smoker, or to his or her survivors, is worth developing the smoking habit. For those addicted, every effort should be made to stop sm
Communities Digital News
added Feb 4, 2018 19:00
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