Daily Archives: July 19, 2011

Senecas say tobacco taxes not “Indian problem”

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The Enforce the Law, Collect the Tax Coalition applauded the Cuomo Administration’s announcement that it has begun shutting down the unstamped, untaxed reservation cigarette trade, and it urged the Administration to promptly collect taxes on all brands, including Native American manufactured products.

Hollywood shows less smoking in movies

Hollywood movies are far less likely to feature characters lighting up than just five years ago, suggests an analysis published last smoking-in-filmsweek by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The demise of cigarette packaging design

Cigarette packs were the site of the world’s first tobacco control policies, when the first health warnings appeared in Britain and the United States from the mid-1960s. Tobacco companies have ever since sought to guard the integrity of the box—the “silent salesman” that is displayed to others many times each day—as their primary promotional vehicle. Industry has resisted every attempt to substitute bland, general cautions with explicit warnings, references to “addiction” and “kill,” and efforts to increase the size of the lettering. When Canada set the pace by being first to introduce graphic, pictorial warnings in 2001, the industry turned its resistance to images. Some 43 nations now have graphic warnings.

Smoking policy blogger questions study on Kanawha ban

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The conclusions drawn by the authors of a recent study conducted by the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department that links indoor smoking bans to a decrease in hospital admissions for heart attacks “flies in the face of logic,” said a Boston University professor and smoking policy blogger.

Cannabis a ‘gateway’ to drug use

SMOKING cannabis daily sets users up for a lifetime of multiple drug use, a major study has found.