Indonesia: a paradise for the tobacco industry

In the Journal this month, Editor, Ruth Malone, highlights how “Indonesia not only permits but abets and encourages some of the most aggressive tobacco advertising in the world, including tobacco advertisements featured on police traffic kiosks.” Watch the revealing video below to see just how the industry is exporting its most aggressive strategies, those no […]

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Congratulations Australia on plain packaging

Ruth Malone, Editor Congratulations to our colleagues in Australia who have just passed world class, groundbreaking legislation mandating plain packaging for cigarettes! More details will follow later in the journal’s News Analysis section, but this really is taking aim at one of the industry’s major marketing venues, the one smokers hold in their hand and […]

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British American Tobacco’s United Dreams of Europe

by Stan Shatenstein At the end of June, the Foundation for Future Studies (Stiftung für Zukunftsfragen) launched the online project, ‘United Dreams of Europe’ (www.uniteddreamsofeurope.eu), the goal of which was allegedly to offer “an insight into the European study of the same name to be published in autumn 2011. For this project more than 15,000 Europeans were […]

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PMI CEO Louis Camilleri says quitting “not that hard”

By Ruth Malone, Editor Tobacco Control Cancer nurse and University of California, San Francisco graduate student Elisabeth Tove Gundersen, a member of the advocacy group Nightingales Nurses attended the Philip Morris International shareholder meeting today in New York City and spoke about how difficult it was for her patients to stop smoking. CEO Louis Camilleri, […]

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E-cigarettes aren’t a solution — they’re part of the problem

I hesitated to share this commentary on the TC blog as I know anyone who questions the efficacy and safety of e-cigarettes is tarred and feathered as a “quit-or-die” prohibitionist before the “ink” even settles on the page. But, as many online commentators have discussed the perceived positive effects of recent e-cig promotion by celebrities, […]

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