Public invited to free screening at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012
Tobacco use is responsible for 87 percent of lung cancer deaths, most cases of chronic obstructive disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, 21 percent of all coronary heart diseases and kills more than 400,000 Americans each year, with about 700 of those deaths occurring in Fulton County. Fulton County Health Services, Division of Health Promotion and the Smoke Fee Coalition of Fulton County will sponsor the screening of the documentary film Addiction Incorporated. If you think you know everything there is to know about cigarettes and nicotine, Addiction Incorporated will startle you with vital and often previously undisclosed information. Straight from the mouths of key players behind the scenes, Addiction …
The 2012 U.S. Surgeon General’s report, released earlier this month, says tobacco is intentionally marketed to young people.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Despite legal settlements and laws that have curtailed some of their marketing, tobacco companies still spend huge sums — more than $10 billion a year — to promote their deadly and addictive products, much of which is spent to continue enticing and addicting America’s kids. The recently released 2012 U.S. Surgeon General’s report, "Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults," concluded that the scientific evidence "consistently and coherently points to the intentional marketing of tobacco products to youth as being a cause of young people’s tobacco use." Despite the fact that 443,000 Americans die from tobacco use each year, 1.4 million kids try their first cigarette each year. So how is the tobacco industry marketing to kids …