September 22, 2012 marks a monumental change in the appearance of cigarette packaging in the United States. At this time, new warning labels must appear on all cigarette packs. Each warning targets a specific danger of smoking with a graphic color image that communicates the intent of the warning. There were 9 significant warnings decided upon out of the initial 36 proposed … [Read more...] about The FDA’s 9 New Cigarette Health Warnings
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Senior counsel Sharon Eubanks, a 22-year veteran attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, quit her job on the cusp of the most significant legal victory of her career. She left in December 2005, just eight months before a judge would decide the huge tobacco case she had devoted six years to prosecuting. She was not the only lawyer to leave a Justice post abruptly, … [Read more...] about Trial Tech Smokes Out Big Tobacco
In September 2002 Barb Tarbox was diagnosed with incurable lung (stage IV) and brain cancer at the age of 41. She smoked two packs of cigarettes a day since the tender age of 11. She smoked for 30 years, totaling a 60 pack-year smoking history. She died May 18, 2003 after speaking to more than 50,000 students about the dangers of smoking. View a fifteen minute video … [Read more...] about Barb Tarbox: A Life Cut Short by Tobacco
There are different risks with different forms of smoking, and cigarette smoking is associated with the greatest risks. The most recognized are: lung cancer mouth cancer chronic lung disease But why is smoking so popular if smoking cigaretteare the leading cause of cancer? Watch this video to learn how cigarettes are actually a drug delivery device and why … [Read more...] about What’s in a Cigarette?
In contrast to the symbol of death and disease it is today, from the early 1900s to the 1960s the cigarette was a cultural icon of sophistication, glamour and sexual allure - a highly prized commodity for one out of two Americans. Many advertising campaigns from the 1930s through the 1950s extolled the healthy virtues of cigarettes to entice the young and old alike to join … [Read more...] about The Cigarette Century by Allan M. Brandt