Over 50 years ago, in 1964, the Surgeon General announced with the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and that something should be done to prevent harm. This announcement served as a catalyst for tobacco control and research that has since prevented more than 8 million premature deaths. Today, Surgeon … Read More
Category: Child-Resistant Packaging
Is there anything big tobacco wouldn’t do to get cigarettes in front of kids? Each year, they spend billions to place tobacco promotions in stores where kids can see them. And the more tobacco kids see, the more likely they are to start smoking.
Meet Steve Hiron, a pharmacy owner in Eugene who is taking a stand against Big Tobacco.
The tobacco industry spends over $1,000,000 an hour marketing their deadly products in retail locations. Research shows that exposure to point of sale tobacco advertising and promotions prompts smoking initiation, encourages tobacco use, and undermines quit attempts.
Project Action and Reality Check get feedback from local youth on what they see in the stores in their neighborhoods and how this marketing can affect youth.