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Cigarette ad placement in Great Kills is troubling

A row of eye-level advertisements for an unhealthy, addictive product has some people who’ve spotted them wondering why they’re there. Advertisements for six brands of cigarettes are displayed directly across from the Amboy Road entrance and exit of the Francis School in Great Kills, which also houses the recently relocated Staten Island Montessori School. The signs are posted along a … Continue reading Continue reading

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Seven fights tobacco ruling

CHANNEL Seven Adelaide has asked that a finding that it breached tobacco advertising rules in a 2010 news story about cheap cigarettes entering Australia be quashed. The Australian Communications and Media Authority found the broadcast breached the Broadcasting Services Act and the Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act. It found the story constituted an advertisement as it showed the names, trademarks and … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Health Ministry proposes all forms of tobacco advertising be banned

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine proposes all forms of tobacco advertising be prohibited, the ministry’s press service has said. “On 4 Sept., 2011 five years had passed since the coming into force for Ukraine of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the world’s first international treaty on public health, which was unanimously approved on May 21, … Continue reading

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“Teenage cigarette ads” withdrawn after public backlash

Donskoy Tabak tobacco company has had to withdraw its Sweet Dreams cigarette advertisements that critics said targeted teenage girls. The company said it made the decision after the advertisements caused a ‘wide public resonance,” Vedomosti reported. The ads used slogans such as “If you’re not allowed, but you really want it, then you can have it!” The controversial advertisements caught … Continue reading

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Cigarette Ads Do Spur Teens to Light Up, Study Finds

Tobacco advertisements really do prompt teenagers to smoke, say the authors of a new study that calls for a ban on cigarette ads. In research involving more than 2,100 public school students in Germany, 277 young people who had never smoked before took up the habit after viewing tobacco advertising. Those who saw the most ads were 46 percent more … Continue reading

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WHO wants more graphic warnings to cut smoking rates

More than a billion people in 19 countries are now covered by laws requiring large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packs but too many countries are still not doing enough to cut smoking rates, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. In its third Global Tobacco Epidemic report, the United Nations health body said such warnings are proven to motivate … Continue reading

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Stories of counterfeit cigarette brands make the rounds again

Questions continue to come into Samoa News about the type and quality of cigarettes being sold on island with some people suggesting certain brands are causing headaches and nausea, while others are claiming the more outrageous— that they are ‘counterfeit’ brands brought in by Asian merchants. In particular, the Benson & Hedges brand of ‘Benson Light’ is pointed to as … Continue reading

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Tobacco firm all of a sudden drops New York Dolls tour

LEGENDARY rock’n’roll band the New York Dolls have cancelled their Australian tour after their plans to play a series of tobacco industry promotional events were exposed. The band’s October tour itinerary, posted on its website, included shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney for cigarette brand Peter Stuyvesant, owned by Imperial Tobacco, along with dates at New York-themed festival the Boroughs. … Continue reading

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Ferrari-Marlboro F1 sponsorship deal ignites anger of health lobby

Anti-smoking groups condemn Ferrari Formula One team’s renewed collaboration with Marlboro cigarette brand. Health experts have reacted with fury to news that one of the world’s largest tobacco firms has renewed its sponsorship of the Ferrari motor-racing team. In a one-sentence press release, “Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro” recently said it had “extended its collaboration agreement with Philip Morris International to the … Continue reading

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