Magazine helps tobacco companies reach teens
Feb 12, 2015
Tobacco companies claim they don’t market their products to kids, but their actions continue to show otherwise.
The latest example: Sports Illustrated’s just-published 2015 swimsuit issue, which contains an astounding seven ads for tobacco products. Amid the photos of curvaceous models in barely-there bikinis, there are two ads for cigarette brands (Natural American Spirit and Newport), three ads for the leading smokeless tobacco brands (Grizzly, Skoal and Copenhagen) and two ads for electronic cigarettes (MarkTen and blu).
Continue reading Now on Newsstands: Is it Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit or Tobacco Issue?
Key industry chiefs are paid more than 47 states and DC are spending on prevention
Apr 12, 2012
Pay packages for chief executives at the top three U.S. tobacco companies last year exceeded the amount of money being spent on tobacco prevention programs in all but three states.
Continue reading Tobacco Company CEOs Cash In While States Cut Back on Prevention
Handful of industry executives make more than 49 states and DC spend on prevention
Danny McGoldrick, Tobacco-Free Kids Vice President of Research
Apr 8, 2011
How do big pay packages for top tobacco executives stack up against state funding for programs to keep kids from smoking and help smokers quit?
It's a lopsided mismatch that the tobacco execs win. Guess the lifestyles of the Big Tobacco Execs are worth more than the health of our kids.
Continue reading Tobacco CEO Pay and Tobacco Prevention: A Tale of Two Payouts
Industry's latest actions put the lie to claims of change
Feb 28, 2011
The tobacco companies claim they've changed and are now responsible corporate citizens. All the while, they continue to market to kids, deceive the public and fight proven measures to reduce tobacco use.
The proof is in recent headlines:
Continue reading The Big Tobacco Wolf Sheds Its Sheep’s Clothing
Not the Less Pain for Lorillard Act
Feb 16, 2011
As the March 23 deadline approaches for a science advisory panel to recommend how the Food and Drug Administration should regulate menthol cigarettes, the biggest menthol maker – Lorillard Inc. – is doing what Big Tobacco usually does: blowing smoke.
Lorillard argues FDA should take no action to restrict menthol cigarettes such as its Newports. A Lorillard executive even claimed that when Congress granted FDA authority to regulate tobacco in 2009, the purpose was to “create order and supervision of the industry.”
Continue reading It’s the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act