Advertising Accounts for 34% of
Underage Smoking Initiation
"A ban on advertising is critical. As several important studies have shown, underage
smokers are strongly influenced by tobacco advertisements... Each day that
we waiver on laws regulating the tobacco industry, 1,000 more people die
from tobacco-related illnesses."
Dr. Richard Stein
New York City Board, American Heart Association
Tobacco Companies Spend Record Amount Lobbying In 1998
Tobacco Industry Marketing Expenditures
Philip Morris Anti-Smoking Messages Ineffective
Advertising and the First Amendment
Porfolio of Truthful Tobacco Ads
Subconscious Messaging In Advertisements
Billboard advertisements -- tobacco's dinosaurs
The Ad and the Ego
What is it about advertisements that is so pleasing
to the ego? Review examines Harold Boihem's film, The Ad and the Ego. Boihem's work
won first place for best documentary at
the San Francisco Golden Gate Film Festival.
Smokeless Tobacco Advertising Reached Record High In 1997
A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) report found that smokeless tobacco
manufacturers spent a record $150.4 million promoting their product in
1997 (latest statistics), an increase of 21%. Much of this spending was
on billboards, free-hat offers and sponsorship of sporting events. The
FTC also reports that smokeless tobacco revenue rose nearly 2%, to $1.82
billion, the highest since the FTC began tracking the industry in
Source: WALL STREET JOURNAL, "Promotional Spending For Smokeless Tobacco
Increased 21% In 1997", January 13, 1999, p. A13.
Cigarette Advertising in Women's Magazines
Magazines are a preferred source of health information for women, and
research has shown that women's magazines that carry cigarette advertising
are less likely to have articles on the hazards of smoking. In the United
States, smoking accounts for at least 29% of all cancer deaths and 87% of
all lung cancer cases. Seventeen of the 21 largest women's publications
carry some tobacco advertsing.
Sources: Society for the Advancement of Women's Health Research.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 90, No. 17, September 2, 1998
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