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Do TV ads affect children's diet, obesity?

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Health Research and Policy have received a $2.2 million federal grant to determine whether or not TV food advertising affects children's diet, physical activity ...

Feb 22, 2010
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China limits smoking in films, TV shows

(AP) -- China is ordering makers of films and TV shows to limit the amount of smoking depicted on-screen, the latest effort to curb rampant tobacco use in the country with the largest number of smokers in the world.

Feb 15, 2011
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Alcohol and tobacco advertising bans don't work

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bans on alcohol and tobacco marketing are among the least effective tactics for combating underage drinking and smoking, according to a Penn State economist, who has studied the effects of advertising since ...

Aug 16, 2010
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WHO: Smoking kills 5 million every year

(AP) -- Tobacco use kills at least 5 million people every year, a figure that could rise if countries don't take stronger measures to combat smoking, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Dec 09, 2009
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