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American cigarette manufacturers have filed a lawsuit against the FDA.
The largest US tobacco companies filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the Federal Office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
read more ...05/04/15
Interesting facts about cigarettes, countries - tobacco leaders.
Every minute in the world are sold about 8-10 million cigarettes and daily 13-15 billion cigarettes.
read more ...04/01/15
Anti-smoking campaigns run to extremes.
It is strange to what can bring the foolishness of anti-smoking crusaders in their attempts to impose all the rules of a healthy lifestyle, even if they lead to a violation of all norms, artistic freedom and civil society.
read more ...03/03/15
Tobacco Prevention Ads On MARTA This Month


ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 1999--This month, hundreds of advertisements in MARTA trains and buses, and posters next to convenience stores in Fulton County, aim to do the opposite of selling a product: they urge African-Americans to avoid tobacco.

The counter-ads are sponsored by the Georgia Department of Human Resources; the Genesis Prevention Coalition, a faith-based comprehensive community development coalition; and the Coalition for a Healthy Responsible Georgia (CHARGe), the statewide coalition for tobacco prevention. The ads are paid for with a grant to DHR's tobacco use prevention program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a contribution from Genesis. ``We are very concerned that smoking is increasing at a much faster rate among African-American adults than among white adults,'' said Kathleen Collomb, director of the tobacco prevention program. ``Although African-Americans actually use less tobacco than whites, they are more likely to die if they contract the cancers associated with smoking.'' One third more African-American adults in Georgia reported that they smoked tobacco in 1997 than in 1995, according to Collomb, compared with a 6.6 percent increase among white adults. Nationally, the age-adjusted death rate for cancer of the trachea, bronchus and lung was 33 percent higher for African-American men than for white men from 1992-1994. Posters placed next to 45 stores where tobacco products are sold feature the rhythm and blues group Boyz II Men proclaiming: ``Smoke-free, it's the new evolution.'' In the MARTA train and bus ads a picture of a toddler is captioned ``He's got his daddy's eyes and his momma's lungs.'' In another ad, a scene of a son hugging his father says, ``My father never had to tell me not to smoke. He showed me the way.'' All feature African Americans. ``When tobacco ads were identified and removed from billboards across the nation last April as a result of the settlement of lawsuits against the tobacco industry, we found that most of those ads had been in African-American neighborhoods,'' says Kareemah Abdullah of Genesis. ``We wanted to show our community the other side of the story.''

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