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Addiction is Never Sweet or Cool Why is flavored tobacco an issue? Flavors, including menthol, make it easier to start smoking. Flavors are very tempting because they taste good, and make tobacco smoke less…
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2016 California Tobacco Facts and Figures Smoking prevalence in California has steadily declined since the comprehensive tobacco control program began in 1989. Adult smoking prevalence in California declined by 51.1% between 1988 and 2014,…
Minty Death [GALLERY] 88% of African-American smokers use menthol cigarettes. For decades, Big Tobacco has marketed menthol cigarettes to the African American community.
Nicotine Isn’t As Harmless As You Might Think [GALLERY] Lots of people think of nicotine as fairly harmless, aside from the whole as-addictive-as-heroin thing. But it can cause plenty of health problems all on its own.
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Menthol’s Impact [INFOGRAPH] Menthol is a cool, minty, candy-like additive used in many products including tobacco, cough medicine, mouthwash, candy, and beauty products. Menthol cigarettes are considered the tobacco industry’s “starter”…
Other Tobacco Products [GALLERY] Tobacco companies launched a new smokeless, spitless tobacco product called snus (pronounced "snoose") in 2006, with a marketing campaign that capitalizes on the fact that there are fewer places that allow smoking.
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Kids and the Tobacco Predator [VIDEO] “Kids and Tobacco Predator” shows multiple kids handling, playing with and sniffing various tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigarillos, and smokeless tobacco products. The children are not told the…
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Enough With Snuff Chew is shredded tobacco leaves that users put between their cheeks and gums. Snuff is a fine-grain tobacco that often comes in tea bag-like pouches that users “pinch”…
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Uncovering Hookah Hookahs are water pipes, used to smoke flavored tobacco, that use hot charcoal to heat the tobacco. The use of hookah pipes is not a safe alternative to…
Did you know that one cigar has as much nicotine as almost three packs of cigarettes? While cigarette smoking has decreased, cigar smoking has increased in recent years. Between 2000 and 2006, cigarette consumption declined nationally by 13 percent, and cigar smoking increased by more than 37 percent.
Sneaky Little Cigars Did you know that one cigar has as much nicotine as almost three packs of cigarettes? While cigarette smoking has decreased, cigar smoking has increased in recent years.…