2007 News Archive
Maryland Sues R.J. Reynolds for Rolling Stone Ads Featuring Cartoons (12/4/07)
General Douglas Gansler filed a law suit on behalf of Maryland today,
along with seven other states, against R.J. Reynolds. The tobacco
giant purchased a 9-page spread in November's 40th anniversary edition
of Rolling Stone magazine to market Camel's "The Farm" for indie-rock
bands. This ad includes cartoon images, a violation of the Master's
Settlement Agreement of 1998 in which marketing to children and teens
was outlawed. Read more about it at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Maryland Passes Increased Tobacco Tax (11/19/07)
state tobacco tax will now increase from $1 to $2 per pack. Maryland
and eight other states now have tobacco taxes of $2 or more. Read more
about it at Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids!
Camel No.9: Marketing Cancer to Women and Girls (11/19/07)
for Tobacco Free Kids has launched a new website dedicated to exposing
the tobacco industry's efforts to market new cigarettes as sexy and
glamorous. Check out cancerno9.com for tools to fight Big Tobacco!
Smoke-Free College Trend Growing (11/12/07)
Another college adopts a smoke-free policy. Read about how Gainesville State College has turned into a smoke-free campus at CNN.com.
Buproprion SR found effective in smokeless tobacco use treatment (9/07)
the various pharmacotherapies available for tobacco cessation,
buproprion sustained-release (SR) has increased abstinence among
smokers. New research reveals that this medication may be effective in
decreasing craving and weight gain during smokeless tobacco cessation.
(Dale et al., 2007)
Special Issue of AJPH: New Research on Young Adults and Tobacco (8/07)
Helping Young Smokers Quit: Identifying Best Practices for Tobacco Cessation (www.hysq.org)
is releasing research from their multi-phase project next month. Data
from the 2005 National Health Interview Survey reveals that young adult
smokers are under-utilizing proven cessation treatment methods. This
research is part of this month's special theme issue of the American
Journal of Public Health focusing on young adults and tobacco
cessation, sponsored by the Youth Tobacco Cessation Collaborative.
Other topics in this issue include smoke-free laws, quitlines,
cessation among African-American young adults, the tobacco industry,
and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. Access this
special issue at the American Journal of Public Health.