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If electronic cigarettes can help people quit smoking, then why is Big Tobacco investing heavily in them?

…The tobacco industry knows something that some harm reduction theorists don’t realize, and that the e-cigarette industry doesn’t care about: Electronic cigarettes can be an adjunct to smoking instead of a replacement. Continue reading

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Editorial cartoonists did their duty in Australia’s tobacco war

By Jim Gogek By now, we’ve all seen the new generation of pictorial health warnings gracing tobacco packs in enlightened countries, though not yet in the United States, which is falling behind other nations in tobacco prevention. One of the … Continue reading

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Big Tobacco: The biggest and most willing liar

By Jim Gogek In the film noir The Naked City, Detective Muldoon tells the smarmy Frank Niles, “…you are probably the biggest and most willing liar I have ever met.” Muldoon never met the modern day tobacco industry. In its … Continue reading

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Some bad news from California: We’re not a smoke-free state

By Jim Gogek Not too long ago, I was bragging on California in this blog because we have one of the lowest smoking rates in the country, lower than some other states by half. I said that was because California … Continue reading

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Menthol cigarettes: Is this racist?

    I’ve got a good one for the “Is it Racist?” segment on the popular Tosh.0 show on Comedy Central. How about the tobacco industry’s marketing of menthol cigarettes to African Americans, and the industry’s bulldog lobbying to protect … Continue reading

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Big Tobacco’s unrelenting campaign against our children

    Yes, Big Tobacco is still trying to get your children to smoke cigarettes, even though laws enjoin them to stop. How can they help it? They’ve got to replace all those smokers who quit or die. When you … Continue reading

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