Factors and influences that promote teen smoking.

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Ad Money Moves from Billboards to Print
Report finds cigarette marketing to teens through magazine advertising increased after the Master Settlement Agreement took effect in November
An Ad-erage Day in the Life of a Kid
A tobacco-ad-filled day in the life of a kid.
BAT Lures Young smokers With Online Scheme
British American Tobacco is planning an extraordinary internet campaign to drive unwitting young consumers to bars and clubs where it promotes its cigarettes, according to a leaked company memo. Article explains, and provides the memo.
Cigarette Ads - A Promise Broken
Summarizes research showing that tobacco ad spending has not decreased since the tobacco industry agreed to stop targeting youth; examines where the ad budget goes.
Designing a Cigarette for the First Time Smoker
Article in scientific journal examines how R. J. Reynolds designed a cigarette to appeal to young starters.
Do Candy Cigarettes Encourage Young People to Smoke?
Paper in British Medical Journal. Executives of both the tobacco and candy industries regarded candy cigarettes as good advertising to future smokers; tobacco companies granted candy makers permission to use cigarette pack designs and tolerated trademark infringement.
Ever Wonder What the Future Holds for Joe?
Essay comments on RJ Reynolds' Joe Camel advertising campaign.
Influence of Tobacco Marketing and Exposure to Smokers on Adolescent Susceptibility to Smoking
Scientific paper finds cigarette advertising is a stronger influence on teen smoking than other factors.
Marketing Professor Finds Youth More Influenced by Cigarette Advertising Than Adults
Marketing professor finds that teens are more likely to be influenced by strategic tobacco advertising than adults.
The Marlboro Man lives
Article in Salon magazine. "Big Tobacco money is being spent differently than before, but it's still targeting our youth."
Philip Morris and Targeting Kids
Factsheet outlines how tobacco giant Philip Morris (Altria) targets kids, and documents what Philip Morris says in private about marketing to kids and about its anti-youth-smoking ads as a public relations ploy. [PDF]
Philip Morris Schoolbook Covers
Commercial Alert takes a hard look at Philip Morris's giveaway of school book covers.
RJR on the "youth market"
Document from R.J. Reynolds (RJR) site shows that 14 year old smokers were not just a viable, but a very sought after market for RJR.
Smoke This
Op-ed on tobacco industry promotions to youth.
They said WHAT?
Collection of quotes: what the industry says in its own internal documents on nicotine and addiction, tobacco products and health, legalese, youth, and evidence.
Tobacco Company Magazine Ads Continue To Target Children
Research report from Harvard Business School analyzes advertising expenditures in 30 adult- and youth-oriented magazines, finds that young people smoke cigarettes advertised in youth magazines.
Tobacco Giant's Secret Papers Revealed
Britain's biggest tobacco company was so concerned that it would lose market share to hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin that it attempted to market a 'rebellious' image for cigarettes to make them more attractive to youngsters.
Tobacco Industry Promotion of Cigarettes and Adolescent Smoking
Research measures whether tobacco advertising and promotion increases the likelihood that youths will begin smoking.
Tobacco Industry Quotes on Marketing to Kids
Quotes compiled by MASCOT, the Multicultural advocates for social change on tobacco.
Tobacco Marketing and Young People
Research finds the tobacco industry has detailed pictures of the values and aspirations of smokers as young as 15 years. [PDF]
UK tobacco firm targets African youth
BAT (British American Tobacco) hands out free cigarettes to teenagers at sports events in Africa, a BBC investigation finds.
Tobacco Ads May Undermine Good Parenting
A new study presents evidence that tobacco industry marketing undermines the best efforts of parents to prevent their kids from smoking. (July 17, 2002)
Tobacco Companies Finding Easy Way Around Magazine Advertising Ban to Target Youth
A new study examines how the tobacco industry has complied with a 1998 court settlement banning magazine advertising directed at teenagers, finds that youth targeting persisted and even increased in the first two years after the ban went into effect. (March 12, 2002)
Study: Tobacco Companies Still Market Cigarettes to Teens
New England Journal of Medicine study finds that a 1998 tobacco industry promise not to market to teens has had little effect; advertising for youth brands of cigarettes in youth-oriented magazines has not decreased. (July 16, 2001)
Cigarette Ads Stomp Out Anti-Smoking Efforts
Study concludes that cigarette ads lead young people to identify smoking with popularity and relaxation, and these associations are stronger than any perceived risk picked up from anti-smoking ads. (June 11, 2001)
Big Tobacco Up to Old Tricks
USA Today editorial focuses on tobacco industry marketing attractive to teens. (March 18, 2001)
Cigarette Brand Preferences Among Adolescents
Paper from the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Concludes: "The very high rates of cigarette smoking found among American teenagers in the late 1990s are associated with the popularity of just three brands..." [PDF] (January 01, 1999)
News & Opinion: Black Lungs
Column on tobacco marketing to black teens. (June 22, 1998)
Tobacco Industry Reviewed Potential Smoking Habits of 5-year-olds
Brown and Williamson Tobacco engaged a marketing research firm to look at the potential smoking habits of children as young as 5, according to internal company documents. A judge said Brown and Williamson "blatantly abused" attorney-client privilege to keep these documents secret. (March 07, 1998)
Philip Morris Polled Teens on Smoking
The nation's largest tobacco company used pollsters through the 1970s and 1980s to learn more about teens' smoking attitudes. (December 15, 1996)
Addicting the Young
Article on recent tobacco industry tactics to recruit young customers, such as cartoon characters in cigarette ads, rock music promotions, and making cigarettes easily available to youth. (July 01, 1992)
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