Dissolvable tobacco products appealing to women

Tobacco beat reporter Richard Craver of the Winston-Salem Journal has an important story today on dissolvable tobacco products (sticks, strips and orbs). There are criticisms from John Spangler, a professor of family and community medicine at Wake Forest University, and from Matt Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, but the truly significant quotes come from a Reynolds' representative and industry analysts who lend extra credence to the cautions many of us have already expressed. To wit:

Reynolds' spokesman David Howard: "We have seen a noticeable appeal and interest of the dissolvable products with adult female tobacco consumers."

Health and Education Coalition Files Revised Version of Tobacco Proposition (Press Release)

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CONTACT:
Misty Snodgrass
American Cancer Society
573.268.9046
misty.snodgrass@cancer.org

Health and Education Coalition Files Revised Version of Tobacco Proposition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Nov. 17, 2011) -- A diverse coalition led by the American Cancer Society has withdrawn its original tobacco-related proposition, which was filed on September 20 with the Missouri Secretary of State, and has re-filed a slightly modified and stronger version. This was done after receiving input from a variety of stakeholders in an effort to further refine and strengthen the measures health impact and political viability. The new proposition would ask voters to approve a 73 cent per pack cigarette tax increase, and would up the tax on other tobacco products as well. 

Bar & Restaurant Owners Discuss How Smoke-free Ordinance Has Impacted Their Business

The following is a synopsis of in-person interviews that were conducted by the Saint Louis University CPPW (Communities Putting People to Work) staff to determine how business owners are faring after becoming smoke-free.  The interviews were conducted in April and May 2011.

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