MULTICULTURAL ADVOCATES for SOCIAL CHANGE ON TOBACCO
Study Shows Kids Still Bombarded with Tobacco Advertising
Hollywood Stars Encourage Youngsters to Smoke
MASCOT Members Urge Teen Tobacco Possession Law -- Feb. 2001
Perception That Secondhand Smoke Is Dangerout to Others Deters Teen smoking
California Anti-Smoking Program Saves an Estimated 30,000 Lives
Cheaper Cigarettes Attacked
State senator Joe Carraro questioned Monday why eight northern pueblos will receive more than $144,000 to fight smoking while some of the pueblos sell cigarettes at a discount. "There's no way to combat the destruction of smoking when you're selling cigarettes that cheaply," Carraro said. Tribes and pueblos do not have to charge the 21 cents-per-pack state cigarette tax. Carraro and other members of the legislative Tobacco Settlement Committee looked Monday at a list of programs that will receive $2.2 million from the state Health Department in the next few weeks. Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Inc. will receive $144,355 for a program aimed at cutting smoking and other tobacco use at communities in the eight pueblos.
Source: Albuquerque Journal (Aug 29, 2000)
by Wren Propp / Journal Capitol Bureau
American Cancer Society Launches $5 Million Ad Campaign
The ACS is running a series of TV ads to "expose the lies" it says Big Tobacco used to fight a multibillion-dollar settlement in Congress this past year. [story]
American Lung Association Features Online Action Plan For Quitting
The American Lung Association just published its "Commit to Quit Action Plan" on its web site. The plan is designed to help the 70% of smokers who want to quit by providing information on how to prepare to quit, how medications can help them quit and how to remain smokefree.
Albuquerque City Council Backs Smoking Reduction Bill
A local effort to move tobacco products behind store counters and out of the reach of children is moving toward City Council approval. The bill [O-25] passed the council's Finance and Government Operations Committee by a 4-1 vote August 25, 1998.
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