The Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota (ANSR) conducts research on tobacco industry web and mail marketing with funding from ClearWay MinnesotaSM. The project began in 2010. Today, the ANSR archive contains thousands of examples of these types of marketing. The tobacco industry uses these types of marketing to build relationships with consumers. By building relationships, tobacco companies… Continue reading Direct Mailing Project Updates
By CHRIS FARMER-LIES A new Minnesota state statute went into effect on Jan 1, 2015 that requires electronic nicotine liquid (e-juice) to be sold in child-resistant packaging. Vermont and New York also require childproof packaging. E-juice is primarily comprised of propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin, flavorings, and nicotine. It usually comes in fruit and candy… Continue reading Child-resistant Packaging: New Law in Minnesota
By BETSY BROCK Two recently published studies provide findings about the impact of the substantial 2013 Minnesota tobacco tax increase. The first study measured the tobacco industry response to the tax increase. Results are published in Tobacco Control (Brock B, Choi K, Boyle RG, Moilanen M, & Schillo BA. January 6, 2015) in a paper… Continue reading Two New Studies Highlight Impact of Minnesota Tobacco Tax increase
n October 2014, St. Paul became the largest city in Minnesota to establish a minimum pack size for little cigars.
Tobacco companies have a long history of targeting African Americans with their media messages. These efforts to target African Americans have resulted in tragic health disparities. Today, African Americans suffer disproportionately from tobacco-related death and disease. Brands like Newport and KOOL have been particularly successful in targeting African Americans. A new generation of tobacco companies… Continue reading YouTube Tobacco Commercials Target African American Youth