Jennifer Kaplan of Bloomberg,
Americans appear to be smoking
more for the first time in a decade.
It is suggested that e-cigarettes
encourage the habit, as they are
being used by smokers in addition
to cigarettes. RTS expressed concern
about this trend several years ago.
Anti-smoking strategies once
implemented by states through
tobacco control measures are
currently spending $490 million
as opposed to close to $10 billion
a year in Big Tobacco marketing.
The effective strategies that were
being used, cigarette taxes,
restricting access, increased education
as to the actual dangers have
not kept pace with Tobacco
Industry's "Party like a Rock Star"
marketing practices to youth.
Another per pack federal
excise tax increase is needed,
along with tighter restrictions.
Yeah RTS said it. It's time that
Americans stopped being so
cavalier about their health.
Self asphyxiation is no way to die...
Bloomberg/MSN: U.S. Smoking Appears To Be On The Rise...