Department of Justice over misleading statements the industry had made about the health effects of cigarettes, The Wall Street Journal reports. The ads won’t display graphic images but instead will present stark black-and-white text statements stating how tobacco companies “intentionally designed cigarettes to make them more addictive,” while another will say “more people die every year from smoking than from murder, AIDS, suicide, drugs, car crashes, and alcohol, combined.” Amazingly, there’s no requirement these ads run on any digital channels, where many young, impressionable people who might be considering taking up smoking tend to consume a lot of their media. “I think [tobacco companies are] getting off kind of lightly,” said John Boiler, co-founder of 72andSunny, an agency that does work for the antitobacco nonprofit Truth Campaign. CMO Today’s Alexandra Bruell reports: Anheuser-Busch InBev has consolidated its global media account with four agencies, down from eight. Dentsu Aegis Network wins the large U.S. account from incumbent Mediacom, which is owned by WPP. Omnicom, WPP and Publicis media agencies will support various international markets. Lucas Herscovici, a global marketing executive at the beer giant, said the consolidation was designed to “reduce complexity.” Usually, that’s code for cost savings, but Mr. Herscovici insisted that wasn’t the motivation. Still, he admitted, “In every pitch of this nature when you’re involving over 50 countries [with] spends in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and when there’s competition across agencies, obviously savings are achieved.” Winning shops should feel good about adding business at a time when most holding companies are reporting subpar growth.
Volume 177 , 1 August 2017, Pages 268-276 Reward-related frontostriatal activity and smoking behavior among adolescents in treatment for smoking cessation Author links open overlay panel Kathleen A.Garrisona One of the first longitudinal fMRI studies of smoking cessation treatment in adolescents. Adolescents show increased non-drug reward-related brain activity pre- to post-treatment. Increases in reward-related brain activity were associated with smoking abstinence. Tobacco use is often initiated during adolescence and continued into adulthood despite desires to quit. A better understanding of the neural correlates of abstinence from smoking in adolescents may inform more effective smoking cessation interventions. Neural reward systems are implicated in tobacco use disorder, and adolescent smokers have shown reduced reward-related ventral striatal activation related to increased smoking. The current study evaluated nondrug reward anticipation in adolescent smokers using a monetary incentive delay task in fMRI pre- and post- smoking cessation treatment (n = 14). This study tested how changes in neural responses to reward anticipation pre- to post-treatment were related to reduced smoking. An exploratory analysis in a larger sample of adolescents with only pre-treatment fMRI (n = 28) evaluated how neural responses to reward anticipation were related to behavioral inhibition and behavioral activation scales. Adolescent smokers showed pre- to post-treatment increases in reward anticipation-related activity in the bilateral nucleus accumbens and insula, and medial prefrontal cortex, and greater increases in reward anticipation-related activity were correlated with larger percent days of smoking abstinence during treatment.
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Guilderland bans tobacco products, e-cigs in town parks GUILDERLAND — The town board unanimously approved a ban on the use of all tobacco products, including chewing tobacco, in parks and other land the town owns. The ban covers all nicotine delivery systems including vaping or "e-cigarettes" — the most commonly used tobacco product among millennials, according to the state Department of Health. Guilderland supervisor Peter Barber said two residents spoke against the ban before the Tuesday vote primarily because they felt smoking was sufficiently regulated. Four spoke in favor of the ban. The ban covers Fred D. Abele Park, DiCaprio Park, Fort Hunter Park, Roger Keenholts Park, McKownville Park, Nott Road Park and Dog Park, Tawasentha Park and Winter Recreation Area, and Volunteer Firefighters Memorial Park. Barber said the desire for the ban was driven by aesthetics as well as health. "We have fishing areas and scenic trails that we want to keep free of cigarette litter," he said. Vaping advocates argue that e-cigarettes are not combustible, so second-hand smoke does not pose a health threat. Barber told the Times Union the ban was focused on protecting children from second-hand smoke as well as the temptation to smoke themselves. And he disagrees that e-cigarettes are harmless to the non-users who are in the vicinity of vaping.