Category Archives: Anti-tobacco campaign

Awesome anti-smoking ad from Thailand

This is great. Another find on Epoch Times. An outstanding anti-smoking ad from Thailand. Two little kids walk up to a bunch of smokers holding cigarettes asking for a light. In every case, the adults refuse to give the kids … Continue reading

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Superman’s sordid history of marketing cigarettes … and then battling smoking

Just watched Man of Steel and had to absolutely crack up at the nonstop product placement through the whole movie — man, I really hadn’t noticed product placement in a movie in years. Man of Steel was one of the … Continue reading

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Good news everyone … teen smoking reported at lowest point ever

This is such good news, I’m actually having difficulty believing it at face value. (Too good to be true syndrome…). According to a federal study (called the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics), the rate of teen smoking … Continue reading

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Federal judge finds graphic cigarette warnings unconstitutional

Not surprising since the same judge a few weeks ago slapped an injunction on these cigarette labels. Washington Post story. New York Times story. Judge Richard J. Leon ruled this week that graphic warnings on cigarette packs violate the First … Continue reading

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Workplaces banning smokers — period. Is that cool?

Here is something I’ve written about before, employers not only banning people from smoking on the premises, but refusing to hire smokers and firing people for being smokers. This USA Today article looks at this. There are a growing number … Continue reading

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Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition

I can’t wait to get my hands on a book coming out in February, written by a Stanford professor about the evils of the tobacco industry, called: “Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition” Ouch, … Continue reading

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Old Mad Magazine tobacco ads

Hey thanks to Richard at the Patio for tuning me on to this. He brought up Mad Magazine’s tobacco parody ads from the 1960s. I vaguely remember their parody ads (The Magazine at its height was before my time, but … Continue reading

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