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Health warnings on cigarettes could deter young people

Young people are less likely to try cigarettes with the printed health warning 'Smoking kills' on each stick than standard cigarettes, according to a new study by Cancer Research UK published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

Researchers wanted to examine new, innovative ways to reinforce health messages around smoking. They surveyed nearly 1000 16-24 year olds from across the UK to evaluate their response to different cigarette designs.


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Monitoring the Future Reveals Good and Bad News Underscoring Need For Education and Regulation

Cigarette smoking by teens continued to decline in 2017, according to today’s Monitoring the Future survey results. Only 5.4 percent of teenagers in grades eight, 10 and 12 reported smoking a cigarette in the past 30 days, down from 5.9 percent in 2016. This underscores the importance of well-funded and well-executed public education campaigns targeted to today’s teens,  truth®, which prevented more than 300,000 U.S. youth and young adults from becoming smokers during 2015-2016. 160609-cigarette-smoke-358p_fc2c2aa720ba62180d2791cdd8038bb9-nbcnews-ux-2880-1000 Learn more......
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Why Tobacco Companies Are Paying to Tell You Smoking Kills

The biggest tobacco companies in the United States will start running prime-time television commercials and full-page ads in national newspapers on Sunday — but the campaign is unlikely to spur enthusiasm for their products.


“More people,” one ad says, “die every year from smoking than murder, AIDS, suicide, drugs, car crashes, and alcohol, combined.” Another reads: “Cigarette companies intentionally designed cigarettes with enough nicotine to create and sustain addiction.”

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How companies control where you see tobacco products and what policy can do about it

Packs of Pall Mall cigarettes manufactured by British American Tobacco Plc, sit in a display rack inside a news agents in London, U.K., on Friday, July 11, 2014. Reynolds American Inc., the producer of Camel cigarettes, said it's in talks to acquire Lorillard Inc. in a transaction that would create a closer competitor to U.S. tobacco market leader Altria Inc. Photographer: Simon Dawson/BloombergTobacco companies spent over $8.47 billion on marketing in retail establishments, also called point-of-sale marketing, in 2015 (the most recent figures available). This article is part of a series highlighting ways that states and localities are countering the deep pockets of the tobacco industry with policies regulating where and how tobacco products are sold.
There’s a reason why 93 percent of tobacco displays and 85 percent of tobacco shelving units are in the counter zone of retail establishments — in most stores, the cashier counter is the best place to encourage impulse purchases Find out more:
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