Posts Tagged ‘tobacco’

Mad about Marketing Practices

June 20, 2014 — Marketing practices for tobacco, food, and increasingly e-cigarettes can serve to make many people mad. We witnessed first hand this week a prime example in a Senate Commerce Committee hearing about e-cigarette marketing practices. Senator Jay Rockefeller opened up the hearing, saying “I’m feeling on edge about this.” It went downhill from there. Ordinarily Rockefeller is known […]

3 Reasons to Mind the Gap between Smoking and Junk Food

February 13, 2014 — Leaping to apply anti-smoking strategies to junk food is sorely tempting. When CVS declared that “cigarettes and tobacco products have no place in a setting where health care is delivered,” experts and cartoonists alike wondered aloud, “What about junk food?” Now comes the news that lawyers are pitching litigation against the food industry to make […]

E-Cigarettes: Vision or Nightmare?

November 2, 2013 — E-Cigarettes don’t burn, but they certainly ignite passions and serve as some sort of psychological test. Some people see an evil new addictive gateway to smoking. Others see an opportunity to completely eliminate cancer-causing cigarettes (and maybe make a buck in the process). FDA is trying to figure out how to regulate them. E-cigarettes use […]