Worldwide, Tobacco Regulators Monitoring Philip Morris Lawsuit Against Uruguay

The tobacco giant’s lawsuit against Uruguay is a key example of the growing trend of multinational companies using trade agreements and mechanisms to circumvent national legislation — even legislation meant to protect public health.

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WASHINGTON --- A lawsuit that some say began as an attempt by a multinational company to intimidate a small Latin American country has instead drawn the attention of major players in global health, civil society and philanthropy circles. Further, the legal action – brought by the tobacco giant Philip Morris International against the government

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FDA Launching Anti-Smoking Campaign Aimed At Youth

The federal agency said Tuesday it is launching a $115 million multimedia education campaign called “The Real Cost” that’s aimed at stopping teenagers from smoking and encouraging them to quit.

This undated image provided by the Food and Drug Administration shows the federal agency's new ad campaign featuring wrinkled skin and yellow teeth to show the costs associated with cigarette smoking. The federal agency said Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, it is launching a $115 million multimedia education campaign called “The Real Cost” that’s aimed at stopping teenagers from smoking and encouraging them to quit. Advertisements will run in more than 200 markets throughout the U.S. for at least one year beginning Feb. 11. (AP Photo/Food and Drug Administration)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette smoking. The federal agency said Tuesday it is launching a $115 million multimedia education campaign called "The Real Cost" that's aimed at stopping teenagers from

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Study: Tobacco Control Has Saved Millions Of Lives

More than 42 percent of U.S. adults smoked in years preceding the report; that rate has dropped to about 18 percent.

In this Saturday, March 2, 2013 file photo, a woman smokes a cigarette while sitting in her truck in Hayneville, Ala. Anti-smoking measures have saved roughly 8 million U.S. lives since a landmark 1964 report linking smoking and disease, a study estimates, yet the nation's top disease detective says dozens of other countries have surpassed U.S. efforts to stop many tobacco-related harms. The study and comments were published online Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This week’s journal commemorates the 50th anniversary of the surgeon general report credited with raising alarms about the dangers of smoking. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Anti-smoking measures have saved roughly 8 million U.S. lives since a landmark 1964 report linking smoking and disease, a study estimates, yet the nation's top disease detective says dozens of other countries do a better job on several efforts to cut tobacco use. The study and comments were published online Tuesday in the Journal

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Why Is Big Tobacco Funding Climate Change Skeptics?

“Doubt is our product,” writes a tobacco company that funds groups working to discredit peer-reviewed scientific studies.

Greenpeace recently released an update to a March 2010 report that stressed, once again, that climate change denial is not only funded by the fossil fuel industry, but the tobacco industry as well. As Mint Press News previously reported, companies in industries such as oil and tobacco often give generous financial donations to organizations

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