Antonio’s Walk to School [VIDEO] The availability and promotion of tobacco products in stores in our communities impact our kids and increase the likelihood that they will start to smoke. Learn more in…
“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!” Virginia Slims was the first and most popular female-specific cigarette brand. Philip Morris launched the brand in 1968 at the height of the women’s liberation movement with the…
Big Tobacco Gaining Ground in Minority Communities During the past decade, the tobacco industry has aggressively increased advertising and promotional campaigns placed in ethnic neighborhoods, deliberately targeting minority populations. The tobacco industry specifically markets menthol…
Twisting Values The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) population has been a focus of the tobacco industry since Philip Morris placed its first tobacco ad in Genre magazine in…
Sneaking Its Way into Our Communities What is sampling? Sampling is the distribution of coupons and smokeless tobacco for free or cigarettes at a nominal cost (such as a penny), often at family events…
First To Make Most Workplaces Smoke-Free In 1995, California became the first state in the nation to prohibit smoking in public buildings, indoor workplaces and restaurants. Three years later, the ban was extended to…
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