TPEP – October 8, 2010

Take a look at this vintage billboard from the anti-tobacco movement in 1915!


The FDA has posted the Enforcement Action Plan for Promotion and Advertising Restrictions, which includes FDA’s plan to enforce the restrictions on promotion and advertising of menthol and other cigarettes to youth.

WHERE ARE ALL THOSE “CANCER STICKS” PRODUCED? PINPOINTING THE FACTORIES Six trillion cigarettes every year — each ready to release smoke filled with highly addictive nicotine and powerful carcinogens.  Where do they all come from?  Where are they made? Where are they rolled, wrapped, and boxed for shipment?  The Cigarette Citadels project was created to explore these and other questions about the tobacco industry.  Its initial goal is to pinpoint all the factories in the world producing cigarettes and provide basic facts about them.  Take a look at the quickly developing project map.

Reports and Articles

More on the Roseburg Park ban The News Review, October 7, 2010               Smoking and chewing tobacco could soon be banned from all Roseburg parks, with the exception of the Stewart Park Golf Course.

TOBACCO SALES FACE CONSTRAINTS Wall Street Journal, October 2, 2010 The Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau ruled on Thursday that retailers selling cartons of cigarettes produced by rolling machines in their stores must obtain manufacturing permits and pay applicable federal taxes.  It addresses a controversial industry practice in which some stores have sold “roll-your-own” cigarettes for as little as $16 a carton—typically less than half the cost of major brands such as Marlboro and Camel.

The Association between Home Smoking Restrictions and Youth Smoking Behavior: A Review. Tobacco Control September 18, 2010                     Of the 19 studies, 16 (including the only 2 longitudinal studies) showed at least marginal evidence of an association of home smoking restrictions with reduced adolescent smoking behaviors.

U.S. Adults Support Restrictions on E-cigarettes Based on Potential Risks The Medical News, September 14, 2010                                                                                     The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health shows public concern about e-cigarettes is quite high.

Exploiting ‘Little’ Cigar Loophole? Wall Street Journal, October 4, 2010                Since the 2009 excise tax increase on little cigars, several tobacco companies appear to have slightly increased the weight of their little cigars so they qualify for the lower tax rate that applies to large cigars. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is investigating whether makers of the little cigars are evading taxes and whether filtered cigars violate last year’s FDA ruling.

TOBACCO SMOKE RESIDUE CAUSES “MASSIVE DAMAGE” IN BABIES’ SKIN PRLog, October 5, 2010                                                                                                  Parents who do not smoke in the presence of their children, including even those who smoke only outdoors, nevertheless put their children at serious risk of “massive damage” to both skin and nerve cells, since a neurotoxin in thirdhand tobacco smoke penetrates the child’s skin, according to recent research in Germany.

NO BUTTS: APARTMENT DEVELOPERS BAN SMOKING AT HOME MSNBC, October 5, 2010                                                                                                                     No Smoking signs are popping up at some apartment complexes and condos, barring people from lighting up even in their own homes. And in places where smoking is permitted, tenants and owners are beginning to seek protection from the secondhand smoke they say is seeping into their apartments.


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