7 September 2010.
Translated from Dutch daily De Telegraaf (a politically Rightist daily, before anyone comments about “liberal feminist propaganda blah blah blah”):
The pressure on young women to look attractive and stress in the workplace makes them start to smoke and drink earlier.
This becomes apparent from a study by Girlguiding, a British organization organizing activities for girls.
GirlGuide UK launches campaign to raise awareness of the image issues facing teenage girls: here.
Using a Robot to Throw a Wrench Into the Stereotyping of Girls: here.
No young person can get through high school without being acutely aware of the pressures on physical appearance and personal image: here.
Smoking: The Next Generation (smoking is bad for your children’s fertility): here.
The idea that biology leads to fundamental differences in men and women’s behaviour has become common sense. Cordelia Fine spoke to Siân Ruddick about why this pseudo-science is wrong—and is a justification for women’s oppression: here.
Thin women earn more than fatter colleagues: here.
International trade union movement reaffirms its support for the World March of Women: here.
Female fetuses exposed to tobacco smoke may have increased diabetes risk in middle age: here.
Second hand smoke raises kids’ blood pressure: here.
A new study published in the journal Respirology reveals that children who are exposed to passive smoke have almost double the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adulthood compared with non-exposed children: here.
Two thousand public health campaigners picketed a large international tobacco fair in Manila on Thursday, condemning the event for enabling transnationals to push their deadly product in the Philippines and throughout Asia.
QUIT SMOKING, TODAY “‘Vape’ may be the word of the year, but the days of smoking being in vogue have long passed. The habit, which can cause cancer, stroke and heart disease (not to mention it’s expensive), may not be easy to kick but it’s essential. Once you do, your health drastically begins to improve. Just in the first 24 hours without cigarettes, your chance for heart attack decreases.” [HuffPost]
Alcohol, smoking and obesity fuel ‘alarming’ global cancer surge: here.
THE DROP IN CIGARETTE SMOKING “Cigarettes used to be everywhere in American society. Fifty years ago, 42.4 percent of U.S. adults smoked. Since then, that figure has declined by more than half, reaching a record low 17.8 percent in 2014. What’s more, the rate is still dropping.” [HuffPost]
U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BIG SUPPORTER OF TOBACCO INDUSTRY “From Ukraine to Uruguay, Moldova to the Philippines, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its foreign affiliates have become the hammer for the tobacco industry, engaging in a worldwide effort to fight antismoking laws of all kinds, according to interviews with government ministers, lobbyists, lawmakers and public health groups in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States.” [NYT]
E-CIGARETTES ACCUSED OF DIRECTLY TARGETING SUMMER CAMPS A House subcommittee accused Juul Labs, the popular e-cigarette company, of waging a “sophisticated” effort to target teenagers and children at schools and summer camps in its bid to become the largest seller of vaping devices in the country. [HuffPost]
STATE ACCUSES E-CIGS OF MARKETING TO YOUTH North Carolina has filed lawsuits against eight e-cigarette companies, accusing the businesses of marketing to children. Attorney General Josh Stein said he’s filing eight complaints that allege these companies violate the North Carolina Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices Act. [HuffPost]
CALIFORNIA SUES JUUL The state of California sued e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc., alleging the San Francisco company engaged in a “systematic” and “wildly successful” campaign to attract teenagers to its nicotine devices. [Reuters]