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Cigarette advertising aggressively targets kids in low- and middle-income countries, a new study finds

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The world’s largest multinational tobacco companies are advertising cigarettes to kids near playgrounds and schools in 42 majority low- and middle-income countries. That’s the key finding of our recently published paper.

The Opium Wars never ended.

The death toll of Global Capitalism exceeds that of Communism and continues today.

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Even if you’re “poor”, it doesn’t mean you’re STUPID.

Any kid knows that tobacco is trash, and you shouldn’t use it.

If you are compelled to do so, it means you have no will of your own, or, you actually LIKE it.

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Well they have to find a way to keep paying their dividends!

Sigh, wish I had bought their shares (no I don’t, not buying them was a deliberate moral choice).

If The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control recommendations were implemented in full most of these problems would go away.

WA4TKG, no they are not stupid but less educated and thus more susceptible to manipulation by the advertising industry on behalf of tobacco companies. Marketing has become very subtle and successful at subconscious manipulation, you don’t need to be less well educated to unconsciously fall for their manipulation. The only way to be certain it isn’t happening is to remove all tobacco advertising of any form.

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These are the very same Devils that claimed for years and are still claiming that cigarettes don't cause cancer.

They should be prosecuted in the court of law and put out of business.

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