This last month WHO, the World Health Organization focused more attention on tobacco ads that target women and girls. Females represent a large market of potential new smokers, especially woman and young females in developing countries. Take a look at many of the new Big Tobacco's aggressive campaigns and ads. You will find them linked to fashion, entertainment, and even … [Read more...] about When Women and Girls Aren’t Pretty in Pink
Gregory Feifer, of Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty recently published an article on tobacco use in Russia. He pointed out how the current laws, and heavy regulation and taxes on tobacco products in the West have pressured many smokers to give up their unhealthy habit. This has had an effect on big tobacco profits in the US causing the industry to seek out new markets to … [Read more...] about Weak Tobacco Laws in Russia Increase Risk to Women and Children
Government tobacco regulation has been a topic of discussion for years. Today, the house approved a bill titled, "Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act" that would allow the FDA the power to regulate the sale of tobacco products and the ingredients they contain. For instance, tobacco companies would be banned from adding fruity flavors or additives designed to … [Read more...] about Will New FDA Regulations Backfire and Lend Big Tobacco a Hand?
Smoking is widely known to damage the body but new Australian research suggests the addictive habit could be taking a toll on the mind too. A study of more than a thousand women has found that females who smoke are more likely to develop major depression. Heavy smokers - those who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day - have almost double the risk of developing diagnosable … [Read more...] about Smoking May Trigger Depression in Women
It is a "big disappointment" that R J Reynolds has "found an ally" in some women's magazines, which have "sold out the well-being of their readers" by publishing Camel No. 9 cigarette advertisements, Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) writes in a Washington Post opinion piece. Reynolds in February launched the brand, which several public health organizations and women's groups say … [Read more...] about Women’s Magazines Should ‘Drop’ Camel No. 9 Cigarette Ads