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Are Cap’n Crunch, Ronald McDonald, Toucan Sam, and the Keebler Elves Headed the Way of Joe Camel?

The message from Washington: Make products healthier or stop advertising to kids.

In the first four days of the year, food companies spend more on marketing their products than the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, by no means a small organization, spends fighting childhood obesity over 365 days. In 2008 alone, companies shelled out $2 billion on advertising, games, social media, toys, touting sugary cereals, French fries, and salty crackers specifically to children.

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Did India Bow to Tobacco Companies?

India delays warning labels on cigarette packages despite 1 million tobacco-related deaths.


Cigarette manufacturers in India somehow managed to convince the Indian government to delay using the new health warning labels on cigarette packages. The new warnings were set to launch on December 1 but will be postponed for a year claims the Los Angeles Times. This delay is despite or possibly because of the effectiveness the warnings have on smokers quitting.

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