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Billions of trees. Millions of cigarette butts. One dangerous product. For decades we have known that cigarettes are toxic, for both people who smoke and those around them. What you may not know is just how toxic and…
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Kids are Big Tobacco’s “Replacement” Customers While the tobacco industry claims they no longer target kids, they still use tactics to attract kids to use their products. They use enticing flavors, colorful packaging, and…
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How Smoking Impacts the Economy You Pay, Whether You Smoke or Not We all know how costly smoking is to the smoker. A $5 pack-a-day habit costs a smoker nearly $2,000 a year.…
Big Tobacco Advertising to Minority Communities [GALLERY] During the past decade, the tobacco industry has aggressively increased advertising and promotional campaigns, deliberately targeting minority populations.
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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.
Smoke Screen [GALLERY] The tobacco industry has long used movies to reinforce the glamorous image of smoking. Historically, the industry spent millions to have on-screen heroes and sex symbols smoke their brands.
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Debi Austin: “Voicebox – In Memory” [VIDEO] In this ad from 1996, Debi Austin discusses her struggle to quit smoking even after having her larynx removed due to a tobacco-related cancer diagnosis. The making of…
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Debi Austin’s Story [VIDEO] Debi Austin started smoking at the age of 13. She continued to smoke through a stoma in her throat even after being diagnosed with cancer and having her…
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How Many Deaths Before You Say Enough? [VIDEO] For years, the tobacco industry has worked hard to create addiction by increasing nicotine levels and creating campaigns where smoking appears desirable and attractive. Today the tobacco industry’s…