TPEP — June 10, 2011

Interesting

Want to hear the industry side of things? Check out these two articles from Convenience Store Decisions:

  • Maintaining Cigarette Sales  Despite taxation and regulation, convenience store retailers remain optimistic about this lucrative category.  “In terms of a year-over-year comparison, 2011 is looking much better [than 2010] from a cigarette tax increase standpoint.…because about the same number of states have tax-increase proposals on those products, but again, none of them have been passed or enacted.”

    Roll Your Own Tobacco - CSdecisions.com

  • Tobacco Sales Rolling Along   As consumers embrace roll your own (RYO) tobacco, retailers are seeing a boost in sales of accessories such as rolling papers, cigarette tubes and rolling machines.

Resources

Healthy Monday Challenge Smokefree.gov and Smokefree Women are excited to announce the launch of the Healthy Monday Challenge as a way to help keep you smokefree and all around healthy, each and every week.

Articles & Reports

Sweet Home Board to Chew on E-Cigarette Request, Corvallis Gazette-Times, June 5, 2011 The Sweet Home School Board is evaluating the request of a Sweet Home resident to tweak tobacco-free campus rules to allow e-cigarettes.

Madison’s Ban on E-Cigarettes, Hookah, Lexington Herald-Leader, June 1, 2011 Beginning Monday, Madison County will enforce an amended smoking ban that includes electronic cigarettes and hookah.

Taxation is Leading Factor in Fight Against Tobacco Use The Examiner, June 1, 2011 Prevention, awareness education and policies that ban smoking in restaurants, bars and workplaces are all major deterrent methods, but one restraint makes the most significant impact in the fight against tobacco use: taxes.

House GOP Pushes Back Against Health Measures Affecting School Lunches, Tobacco Washington Post, June 1, 2011 House Republicans are pushing back against a series of public health measures, including school lunch standards and tobacco regulation, teeing up a confrontation with Senate Democrats and the White House over the reach of government in daily life

Regulating Tobacco: Kneecapping the FDA, Los Angeles Times, June 5, 2011 Legislation that would weaken the FDA’s regulation of cigarettes is a mistake.

Lawmaker makes case to ban smoking on Nevada campuses, Associated Press, June 5, 2011 University and college students may now have a choice when they go outdoors on state university and college campuses: Smoke over there or don’t smoke at all.  Read more here.

Utah Health Officials Proposing Rule to Ban Hookah Smoking in Public Places, Including Bars, Associated Press, June 6, 2011 A proposed rule by Utah health officials would prohibit hookah smoking in popular bars and other public places.

Cost-effective Smoke-free Multiunit Housing Media Campaigns: Connecting With Local Communities Health Promotion Practice, April 29, 2011 Lessons learned from this campaign included effectiveness of specific ads in ethnic markets, impact on SF-MUH policy objectives, and the need for collaborations among state and local partners throughout the message development process.

Correcting Over 50 Years of Tobacco Industry Misinformation American Journal of Preventive Medicine, June 2011. In 2006, a U.S. Federal Court ruled that cigarette manufacturers make corrective statements to correct their conspiracy to deny, distort, and minimize the hazards of cigarette smoking to the public.  This study evaluates the effectiveness of corrective statements proposed to the Court by cigarette companies, the government and health advocates.

What Do Cigarette Pack Colors Communicate to Smokers in the U.S.? American Journal of Preventive Medicine, June 2011. Removal of descriptor terms, but not the associated colors will be insufficient in eliminating misperceptions about the risks from smoking communicated to smokers through packaging.

The Impact of Cigarette Pack Design, Descriptors, and Warning Labels on Risk Perception in the U.S. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, June 2011. The findings of this study support larger, graphic health warnings that convey loss-framed messages as most effective in communicating health risks to U.S. adults. The results also indicate that color and product descriptors are associated with false beliefs about risks.

Impact of Female-oriented Cigarette Packaging in the United States Nicotine and Tobacco Research,  April 2011. This study found that female-branded packs were associated with a greater number of positive attributes including glamour, slimness, and attractiveness and were more likely to be perceived as less harmful.

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