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  • The more tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship that young people see and hear, the more likely they are to become tobacco users.
  • In most countries, the majority of young people see advertisements for cigarettes in magazines, but very few see anti-tobacco ads.
  • Less than 1% of all articles covering health topics in popular magazines are about tobacco prevention or the negative consequences of tobacco use.
  • Tobacco industry executives in Asia stated that glamour ads for cigarettes should appeal to emerging young female smokers rather than older female smokers.
  • In the USA, government representatives asked publishers of 11 leading women’s magazines to stop accepting advertising for cigarettes. In the European Union, all forms of tobacco advertising in magazines are banned.
  • One of the most effective ways countries can protect the health of their people, especially youth, is to ban all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

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http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/
http://www.smoke-fx.com/
http://ash.org.uk/

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Tobacco use by youth: a surveillance report from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey project. Charles W. Warren,1 Leanne Riley,2 Samira Asma,3 Michael P. Eriksen,4 Lawrence Green,5 Curtis Blanton,6 Cliff Loo,6 Scott Batchelor,6 & Derek Yach7. http://www.scielo.br/pdf/bwho/v78n7/v78n7a03.pdf

Tobacco Coverage in Popular Magazines: 1996-1999. John Sciacca MPH, PhD, CHES; Nicole Antonucci, BS. American Journal of Health Behavior, 2004-01-01. V olume 27 Number 1, January/February 2003 

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http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/euq19e00. http://www.house.gov/list/speech/ca23_capps/morenews/pr_070606cigaretteads.shtml

Fashion Magazines Ripped for Tobacco Ads . JoinTogether.Org. June 7, 2007.

WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2008: The MPOWER Package