Monthly Archives: May 2011

Menthol is a Flavoring Too

A 2009 law gave the FDA authority to ban certain candy flavorings from cigarettes, however the flavorings which were banned were never on the market or were already taken off the market.  Menthol, the one flavoring most kids smoke, was … Continue reading

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Philip Morris – Exposed

While Philip Morris International held its annual shareholders meeting this week, they failed to mention the human cost of their profits in the report.  Details of marketing strategies, litigation, front groups and intimidation of national governments, as well as the … Continue reading

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Philip Morris Blows Smoke Out of Both Sides of Its Mouth

During its annual shareholder meeting today, Philip Morris International Inc CEO Louis Camilleri stated that “while cigarettes are harmful and addictive, it is not that hard to quit.”  Only 4 to 7 percent of the 46 million smokers in the … Continue reading

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MLB, Step Up To The Plate

Smokeless tobacco has long been associated with baseball, but if Commissioner Bud Selig has his way, dip and chew will be banned in the Major Leagues starting in 2012.   It is estimated that 33% of players in the MLB … Continue reading

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Hookah, Line and Sinker

Carbon monoxide levels of hookah smokers are higher than those of regular cigarette smokers, and often exceed OSHA’s maximum level for carbon monoxide exposure. Click here for full story.

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Australia Fights Big Tobacco

Australia is taking measures against the tobacco companies by the use of plain label cigarette packaging.  The tobacco companies will be allowed to include their name on the packaging, but in small, controlled font lettering. Click here for more information

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