Navigation Links
Tobacco-Free Kids Applauds Tyra Banks for Exposing the Ugly Truth About Smoking
Date:10/2/2007

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids:

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds Tyra Banks and her television show "America's Next Top Model" for exposing the ugly truth that smoking is not only dangerous to health, there is also nothing glamorous about it. Last week's season premiere of "America's Next Top Model" featured a photo shoot that depicted the harmful effects of smoking, including premature aging and other negative effects on appearance and health. In a welcome change from past seasons in which contestants have been shown smoking, Tyra Banks called on contestants to be role models for young girls by not smoking on the show and seeking to quit.

Too often, the fashion and entertainment industries have glamorized smoking and set bad examples for our children. Tyra Banks is a courageous exception, and her actions will help prevent kids from smoking and save lives. Ms. Banks has shown true leadership in challenging the fashion industry to recognize that pervasive smoking by models sends a deadly message that equates smoking with beauty and weight loss. Ms. Banks, who has spoken of losing a family member to smoking-caused disease, knows firsthand that there is nothing beautiful or glamorous about smoking. Tyra Banks is sending a powerful message that smoke-free is both healthy and beautiful.

Tyra Banks' example could not be timelier as the R.J. Reynolds' tobacco company is stepping up efforts to market the company's new Camel No. 9 cigarettes to women and girls by linking it to fashion and beauty. RJR's latest magazine ads for Camel No. 9 feature vintage fashion and appeals to "the most fashion forward woman." The ads offer a version of Camel No. 9 "in stiletto." It is truly offensive that R.J. Reynolds thinks it can sell a product that causes lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of women, by associating it with fashion and beauty. It is equally outrageous that many fashion magazines have put profit before responsibility by continuing to run these ads, ignoring repeated requests to stop doing so from members of Congress led by U.S. Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) and numerous public health organizations.

Tobacco use is the nation's number one preventable cause of death, killing more than 400,000 Americans every year. We must end the glamorization of smoking, whether by the tobacco industry itself or by the fashion and entertainment industries. Tyra Banks is doing something about it. Her actions are making a difference. And we salute her for it.

To see recent ads for Camel #9, please go to:

http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/reports/women/camel9.php.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Zealand Researchers Call For Tobacco-Free Society
2. FDA needs to be more vigilant in monitoring, tissue banks.
3. Riverbanks Zoo’s Koala Has Cance
4. Unpopularity of Sperm Banks...
5. FDA Approves Novel Test to Check Tainted Blood in Blood Banks
6. U.S., U.K. Stem Cell Banks to Team Up
7. Government Plans to Set Up Drug Banks in All Districts
8. Underwood, Eubanks Voted Worlds Sexiest Vegetarians by PETA
9. Afghan Couple Turn to Indian Sperm Banks for Help
10. Stomach Beats Can Tell the Truth About Lying
11. Brain Is More Active While Hiding The Truth, Reveals fMRI Imaging
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading ... Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly ... CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... CT (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... long-term care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a ... Shelton Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought together ... equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event was ... of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here . ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, ... lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an ... and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and ... of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six ... years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the ... by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC ... brand, which included the unveiling of new signage at ... as well as at a few other company-owned facilities ... brand to patients, some of whom will begin to ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 The Rebound mobile app is poised to ... the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers users ... and stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled manner ... 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up will enjoy ... ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal ... wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of patients ... a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions for ... analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: