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Played: This Year's Video Games Glamorize Tobacco Use to Youth

a staggering 93.5 percent of popular video games that contain tobacco images portray its use in a positive or neutral light. Truth Initiative® – the national nonprofit dedicated to making tobacco a thing of the past – has conducted a crowdsourcing study t
PR Newswire
added Dec 21, 2017 06:19
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former navy secretary ray mabus on the culture of smoking in the military

“it’s one of the most embedded things that you ever see,” said former Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus in an interview with Truth Initiative®... A pro-tobacco culture infiltrated the military, thanks in part to the heavy targeting of service members
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 20, 2017 21:59
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are video games glamorizing tobacco use?

Participants in a Truth Initiative study of video game players said that they felt tobacco, or nicotine, was portrayed negatively in only 6.5 percent of games where tobacco use appeared. The survey respondents — 200 video game players aged 18 and over —
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 20, 2017 21:57
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monitoring the future reveals good and bad news underscoring need for education and regulation

The rise in use of non-traditional tobacco products documented by the survey, as well as increases in little cigar usage among older teens, should be all the motivation the [FDA] needs to finish the process they started in 2016 and fully regulate all toba
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 16, 2017 18:10
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inaction in the face of opportunities to ban menthol cigarettes

Truth Initiative® has repeatedly called on the FDA to ban menthol, which makes cigarettes easier to smoke and harder to quit.... To participate in the #MyBigRegret campaign, young people can tweet their big regrets since 2011 using #MyBigRegret, tagging
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:16
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truth® campaign prevents more than 300,000 young people from smoking in one year

an estimated 301,930 youth and young adults did not become smokers over the course of one year because of the truth campaign, according to a new study published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 7, 2017 21:44
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5 strategies for passing local laws against flavored tobacco

Young people — especially African-American youth — are getting hooked on tobacco by first trying these flavored products. In fact, in 2014, the majority of high school students who smoked a cigarette in the past 30 days used menthol cigarettes, mint-flav
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 7, 2017 13:27
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adult smoking rates continue to underscore health disparities

reinforces the fact that tobacco continues to disproportionately affect certain populations. For example, the report found that: Tobacco use ranged from 9 percent among Asians to 26.6 percent among American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 4, 2017 15:41
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are organic or natural cigarettes safer to smoke?

Misleading descriptors and other aspects of cigarette packaging and advertising can lead consumers to incorrectly believe that some cigarettes are less harmful than others. For example, a Truth Initiative® study found that nearly 64 percent of Natural Am
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 22, 2017 17:29
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3 benefits of tobacco-free policies at colleges and universities

Besides helping to reduce smoking rates, smoke- and tobacco-free policies also change attitudes toward tobacco use, eliminate secondhand smoke exposure and make it easier for smokers to quit. Working to prevent tobacco use among college students is espec
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 17, 2017 20:21
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