Killer commodities

Killer commodities

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Killer Commodities enters the increasingly heated debate regarding consumer culture with a critical examination of the relationship between corporate production of goods for profit and for public health. This collection analyzes the nature and public health impact of a wide range of dangerous commercial products from around the world, and it addresses the question of how policies should be changed to better protect the public, workers, and the environment.Settlement of massive lawsuits against the tobacco industry in 1998 included a signed agreement that youth would no longer be the targets of smoking advertising. ... The settlements bar the use of cartoons in advertising, promotion, packaging or labeling of tobacco products. ... public pledge, the tobacco companies routinely violate a variety of aspects of the Cigarette Advertising and Promotion Code.

Title:Killer commodities
Author:Merrill Singer, Hans Baer
Publisher:Rowman Altamira - 2008-08-15


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