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Netflix in hot water for 'glamourising' tobacco use

In today's climate, Netflix's increased portrayal of tobacco usage was so unusual that a few Reddit users noticed it last summer, prompting one user to begin a thread titled "Did Netflix get in bed with Big Tobacco?"
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 20, 2018 01:46

Streaming services such as Netflix have more sex, violence — and, it turns out, smoking

The Truth Initiative — the nonprofit anti-tobacco organization — released a study that compared seven popular Netflix shows to seven popular broadcast shows. In this sample it found Netflix’s shows featured characters smoking almost three times as often
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Mar 20, 2018 01:45

While you were streaming / Tobacco use sees a renormalization in on-demand digital content, diluting progress in broadcast and theaters (PDF)

Tobacco use in streaming series such as “Stranger Things,” “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” is pervasive, rising, and more prominent than it is in broadcast content, according to new research from Truth Initiative®.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Mar 16, 2018 21:15

while you were streaming

“While You Were Streaming: Tobacco Use Sees a Renormalization in On-Demand Digital Content, Diluting Progress in Broadcast & Theaters,” reveals that 79 percent of the shows most popular with young people aged 15-24 depict smoking prominently. Tobacco use
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Mar 16, 2018 21:13

'Heat not burn' smokeless tobacco product may not be as harm free as claimed

iQOS use associated with tobacco plug charring and toxic chemical release
added Mar 15, 2018 22:58

Transforming Tobacco Sustainability Report 2017 (PDF) (23pp)

three key areas that have the greatest significance to our business and our stakeholders: • Harm Reduction; • Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods; and • Corporate Behaviour.
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added Mar 15, 2018 18:29

Health Buzz: Kids Are Trying JUUL E-Cigarettes – and Experts Are Concerned

the American Cancer Society recently said in a statement that "based on currently available evidence, using current generation e-cigarettes is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, but the health effects of long-term use are not known." The Public Health
U.S. News & World Report
added Mar 15, 2018 15:44

PMI's Application to Best Practices to our Clinical Programs

The following is an excerpt from PMI’s 4th issue of its Scientific Update, in which Dr. Patrick Picavet, Director Medical Affairs, discusses our practice of conducting high-quality clinical research.
PMI Science (philip Morris International)
added Mar 14, 2018 21:27

Cancer researcher sets up website on smoke-free restaurants in Japan

The site, which is in Japanese and called Quemlin... Chief researcher at the Osaka International Cancer Institute Yuri Ito, 40, likes to dine out and has been posting photos on her Facebook page of nonsmoking establishments she has visited since 2015.
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Mar 14, 2018 16:49

[UK] Smokeless cigarettes not as harmless as claimed, study says

found that users speed up their “puff rate” in order to inhale more nicotine because the heat stick lasts for just six minutes, after which the device shuts off and needs to be recharged. That means they may potentially breathe in large amounts of vapour.
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 15:25
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