2008 shareholders' meeting -- Reynolds
held May 6, 2008, Winston-Salem, North
activists (14+) spoke passionately inside the 2008 meeting on moral,
and labor issues, essentially taking the meeting over from CEO Susan
Ivey, and although numerous activists (120+) demonstrated passionately
the building -- tightly controlled and watched by the Winston-Salem, NC
police force -- the Reynolds official reaction to it all was
denial and omission from official records.
A video was obviously being made inside the building, but no recording,
no transcript is available to ordinary shareholders, and the official
company minutes sanitized the entire meeting into only part of what the
CEO and the board members said and did, and nothing is mentioned in the
official minutes about any questions
raised by the shareholders.
Once again, Reynolds American has shown that truth is not essential to
their style of business. We already knew they had no compassion
for their consumers. At this meeting, we learned -- without
surprise -- that they have no compassion for the farm workers who
harvest the tobacco, the young people the company apparently
intentionally addicts with smoked and smokeless products, or anyone
except those owning the controlling
shares, which now includes Gallaher and British American Tobacco at 42%.
The 2008 Reynolds
American Tobacco Company shareholders' meeting in
Winston-Salem, North Carolina [USA] was highlighted by numerous
activists present inside and outside the building. As usual, only
one -- that's ONE -- media representative was present, the Winston-Salem [NC] Journal.
The official minutes of the meeting do not include any comments or
actions by activists. Again, no transcript or recording of the
is available to shareholders.
The meeting took place on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 9:00 am Eastern time,
in the Reynolds
American Plaza Building at RAI's corporate offices, 401 North Main
Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, and for the fourth
year in a row, it was held in a smoke-free auditorium.
American Inc. (RAI) includes R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Company (RJR); Conwood Company, LLC.; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company,
Inc.; and R.J. Reynolds Global Products, Inc.
resolutions and company response are printed in the shareholder
booklet, and reproduced
Shareholder meetings of previous years are
listed on the Contents Page.
You may also access Youth activities
There were three health
presented, all of which Reynolds American opposed.
The text of the resolutions and the text of the company response is
Human Rights Protocols for
the Company and Its Suppliers
Approach to Marketing
Editor's Note: Please remember that RAI talks about "harm
never "harm elimination"; they do not talk about ceasing to manufacture
and market products which addict and kill consumers when used as
Entering the building on the morning of
May 6, 2008, one passed two sets of sidewalk demonstrations. One
was composed of young people from around the nation, protesting the
Licensed to Kill attitudes of the company, the focus of the Camel No. 9
advertising gimmicks towards girls and young women.
The other group was protesting the terrible conditions faced by migrant
farm workers who harvest the tobacco for the company, enduring illness
from acute nicotine poisoning by touching the tobacco leaves,
pesticides, unreal and unsanitary housing as part of their work
The company response to these two protests was denial.
company, Susan Ivey noted, does not want teenagers to use tobacco
reactions are especially notable since 2008 is the year of the
company's "corporate social
responsibility" report. Her boards'
reactions to the problems faced by the harvesting of tobacco, and the
marketing of addictive lethal drugs should not be forgotten, since
these directly contradict the corporate social responsibility platform.
The company, Susan Ivey noted, does not
farm workers, but contracts with others to do this.
Here is a summary of the meeting --
At the point in the agenda where the
election of the Board of Directors was mentioned, and Susan Ivey said
to mark ballots,
Ray Rogers rose to make the
Statement by Corporate Campaign, Inc.
Director Ray Rogers
at Reynolds American’s May 6, 2008 Annual
I am Ray Rogers, Proxy for Pat Mahon.
Before I cast my votes, I would like to
know whether each nominee will continue supporting the same,
irresponsible policies that have been allowed to fester. I’m referring
to the dangerous, unhealthy and sometimes lethal working, living and
traveling conditions that migrant workers in North Carolina’s tobacco
Will the nominees continue to support RJ
Reynolds callous indifference to the human cost of farmworker misery
and exploitation? Will they allow the tragedy to continue, while
stockholders and themselves benefit so handsomely?
Will these board nominees start to
monitor closely the incidence of serious work-related injuries and
illnesses such as heat stroke, green tobacco sickness and pesticide
Do they realize what a costly public
relations nightmare is in store for the company when more of the public
realizes that RJ Reynolds executives and board members simply don’t
care that they make their millions on the backs of workers who sweat
and toil for pennies?
And please don’t suggest that farmworker
exploitation is really only an issue between growers and the workers.
Knowledgeable people can see that RJR clearly bears the greatest
responsibility and has the power to change these horrible conditions.
Well-informed people no longer accept
Coca-Cola’s claims that it’s not Coke’s problem, when its Colombian
bottlers collaborate with paramilitary death squads to crush a union.
Similarly, people of goodwill won’t stand by silently, while RJ
Reynolds shrugs off any responsibility for the shameful and scandalous
state in which it has placed thousands of farmworkers and their
Perhaps the most important question I
must ask is: will the nominees work with farmworker representatives,
specifically the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, to address these
problems and correct them?
Someone once said: In slavery there’s a
job for everyone. I’m here today with many others to state emphatically
that society does not need those types of jobs and will not tolerate
To the board members I ask, what are you
going to do to make RJ Reynolds and the tobacco industry less unjust
2008 -- Health Resolutions presented by
shareholders, May 6, 2008
have gone through the shareholder resolution process which
involves the shareholders who enter the resolutions, the corporation
itself, and the
federal Securities and Exchange Commission. It is a lengthy and
The text of each resolution, and the
Company's opposition to each one, is given below.
Speaking for the resolutions were a number of activists.
Moving the passage of Endorse
Ivey, Members of the Board, Shareholders:
I am Catherine Rowan, representing
Trinity Health and 4 other members of the Interfaith Center on
Corporate Responsibility who are proponents of Item 4, the Proposal on
Endorsement of Health Care Principles. Our proposal
Board of Directors to adopt principles for comprehensive health care
We appreciate the fact that our
Company recognizes that health care reform is an important issue and
that it agrees with the concept of making health care more available to
Americans at affordable prices.
As the president of the Business
Roundtable has said: “Business, government and consumers must act
together to make the health care system better and more affordable for
However, investors have little or no
information on what, if anything, many companies are doing to respond
to this critical social issue.
That is why we have put forward this
proposal today. We are not
asking our Company to endorse any
particular plan for health care reform. Rather we are asking it to
develop principles that could guide the Company in the public debate.
We live in the richest nation in the
world - and home to millions of people who do not have access to
needed health care. For those affected, this is a personal and
crisis; for others, including a number of corporations, it is an
economic crisis. But because we have the capacity to solve the
and have not, for all of us it is a moral crisis.
For example, progress in the fight
against cancer is impacted because millions of uninsured Americans do
not have access to quality cancer prevention information, early
detection and treatment.
We all have a role to play in working
for a health care system that promotes our nation’s well-being and
respects the dignity of every person. This proposal asks our
to participate in this effort, and I urge fellow shareholders to vote
in favor of it. Thank you.
Resolution, listed as Item 3 on the
Protocols for the Company and Its Suppliers
corporations and/or corporations having global sourcing
for their products have a responsibility to ensure their “supply chain”
is uncorrupted by practices that deny basic human rights for the
Increasingly, corporations have
learned their reputational risk is at
stake when their suppliers become publicized as undermining workers’
basic human rights.
RAI does not directly hire farmworkers, it does have contracts
with those who hire them, thus supplying products for its tobacco
production. When such farmers are not organized they can be denied
basic human rights.
A key problem of workers harvesting
tobacco for Reynolds American,
whether in the U.S.A. or abroad, involves their possibility of
contracting acute nicotine
poisoning, Green Tobacco Sickness (GTS).
This is caused by the skin's absorption of nicotine from touching green
tobacco plants. A 2005 study called this a "unique hazard" (McKnight
and Spiller, "Green Tobacco Sickness in Children and Adolescents", Public
Health Rep. 2005; 120.6).
"Health problems due to transdermal
nicotine absorption are frequent
among tobacco harvesters. ... The toxicity to the
system and carcinogenicity of chronic dermal nicotine exposure are
likely to exist as non-smoking tobacco harvesters show similar cotinine
and nicotine levels compared to active smokers in the general
population." (Schmitt et. al, "Health Risks in Tobacco Farmers --
Review of the Literature", Journal
of Public Health, 15:4, August 2007).
GTS threatens 33 million+ tobacco farm
workers globally (World Health Organization, 1999 World Bank).
Sara A. Quandt, Ph.D. noted in Science Daily, 2/24/2000, "Many farm
workers believe they will be fired and lose their income if they get
sick or work too slowly. Green tobacco sickness is an
justice issue, part of the growing concern that poor, minority and
medically underserved populations bear a disproportionate share of
environmental and occupational health risks."
GTS is a particular hazard for migrant
and Hispanic tobacco
farmworkers. For instance, Mexican farmworkers were recently
hospitalized in Kentucky for GTS.
"Conditions are shamefully bad for
most farmworkers," said Virginia
Nesmith, of the National Farmworkers Ministry. "This company has the
power to make a difference for thousands of workers."
Shareholders request the Board of Directors of Reynolds
American Tobacco International to commit itself to create procedures
for the implementation of the internationally agreed core human rights
conventions in the countries in which it operates and to find ways to
ensure that its suppliers are in compliance with these as well.
This resolution’s sponsors believe the
creation of a “basic human
rights” protocol that will be used by RAI and in its contracts with all
its suppliers is key to be recognized as a good corporate citizen. We
believe this is critical if the rights of farmworkers and others who
are essential actors contributing to this Company’s production of
tobacco products are ensured such things as healthy and safe working
conditions, a basic right to organize, adequate health care, and other
elements enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the
various international covenants.
Reynolds American to Human Rights
Your Board of
Directors recommends a vote AGAINST this proposal.
RAI and its
operating companies believe that universally recognized fundamental
human rights should be respected. This principle and its
day-to-day practice is one of the foundations of how we conduct our
that RAI and its operating companies have with suppliers specifically
require adherence to all applicable laws and regulations. In
addition, RJR Tobacco has contracted with Leaf Tc, an independent
company, to monitor RJR Tobacco's leaf suppliers worldwide for purposes
of evaluating such matters as the impact the suppliers' activities have
on the environment and safety conditions at the suppliers' farms.
If deficiencies are identified, Leaf Tc consultants work with the
supplier to help develop an appropriate remediation plan.
RAI and RJR
Tobacco also have been meeting with external stakeholders to determine
what additional steps can be taken to address living and working
conditions for tobacco farm workers employed by U.S. contract tobacco
growers. RJR Tobacco has identified, and plans to implement,
several additional efforts to support improved safety and more sanitary
living and working conditions on those farms. Both RJR Tobacco
and the stakeholders continue to work together to identify additional
opportunities and external resources to address these issues.
business of RAI's operating companies is conducted primarily in the
United States where, unlike in many developing countries, issues such
as child labor, dangerous pesticide levels and exposure, and lack of
minimum wage requirements, are rare.
your Board of Directors urges you to vote AGAINST this proposal.
Resolution listed as Item 4 on the Agenda:
of Health Care Principles
company’s products are a major, if not the major, contributor to fatal
cancers and heart disease;
Center researchers report: “users of smokeless tobacco are exposed to
higher amounts of tobacco-specific nitrosamines -- molecules ... known
to be carcinogenic -- than smokers."
than 40 elements in tobacco smoke are cancer causing.
22 times more likely to develop lung cancer than non-smokers. Studies
show length of tobacco use increases the cancer risk: cancer of
nose (2 times greater), tongue, mouth, salivary gland and pharynx (6 to
27 times more), throat (12 times), esophagus (8 –10 times);
(10-18 times), stomach (2-3 times), kidney (5 times), bladder (3
times), penis (2-3 times), pancreas (2-5 times), colon-rectum (3
times), and anus (5-6 times).
In 2007, in a "stark departure from
past practice, the American Cancer Society" redirected its entire $15
million advertising budget "to the consequences of inadequate health
coverage." John R. Seffrin, the American Cancer Society's CEO,
stated: "I believe, if we don’t fix the health care system, that
of access will be a bigger cancer killer than tobacco." He
"The ultimate control of cancer is as much a public policy issue as it
is a medical and scientific issue."
A 2003 study estimated that one of
every 10 cancer patients were
uninsured. Health insurance companies are known to provide
substantially lower rates to those who do not smoke or use our tobacco
Our company’s health care costs are
higher in the US because it has to
cover employees who use tobacco products. If America had
health care, these would be covered. Consequently, shareholder
revenues are diminished when company finances must cover health care
costs, many stemming from cancer and heart disease arising from tobacco
Because access to affordable,
comprehensive health care/insurance is
the most significant social policy issue in America and has become a
central concern in the 2008 presidential campaign:
Shareholders urge the Board of Directors to adopt principles
for comprehensive health care reform such as those based upon the
following principles reported by the Institute of Medicine:
care coverage should be universal, continuous, and affordable to
individuals and families. Any health insurance strategy should be
affordable and sustainable for society and should enhance health and
well-being by promoting access to high-quality care that is effective,
efficient, safe, timely, patient-centered, and equitable.
As shareholders, we believe publicly
held companies must account to all their stakeholders vis-a-vis their
positions on critical public policy issues, like universal health care,
especially tobacco companies because they contribute so much to the
health problems of so many. We ask fellow shareholders to support
Reynolds American to Endorsement
of Health Care Principles:
Your Board of
Directors recommends a vote AGAINST this proposal.
availability and affordability of health-care coverage for Americans
has been, and continues to be an important issue in Congress and other
forums. RAI and its operating companies provide comprehensive,
affordable health, dental and vision coverage for their
employees. Even with plan modifications over the years due to the
rising cost of health care, RAI and its operating companies still
provide competitive plans with a range of options, allowing employees
to select the program which best fits their individual and family needs.
RAI and its
operating companies traditionally have not established positions on
legislative issues beyond those that might apply to the tobacco
industry. Management expects that Congress and others will
continue to discuss and debate the range of proposals for making
health-care coverage more available and for dealing with the
ever-rising costs of such care. Management will continue to pay
close attention to those discussions, and will be mindful of the
details of health-care reform proposals as they become more apparent,
including the intended funding sources of these proposals.
health-care debate in Congress, in 1993-1994, centered in part on
increasing the federal cigarette excise tax by $1.00 per pack, to pay
for additional health-care coverage. We opposed that proposal at
that time, and would do so today. Just last year, as Congress
debated expanded coverage for the State Children's Health Insurance
Program referred to as SCHIP, we opposed the requirement of a $.61 per
pack increase in the federal cigarette excise tax and proportional
increases in taxes for other tobacco products. Congress
ultimately expanded and continued SCHIP through March, 2009, without
additional tax increases.
generally agree with the concept of making health care more available
to Americans at affordable prices, we believe it is in the best
interests of RAI and its operating companies to refrain, at this time,
from endorsing specific solutions to this complex and evolving debate
concerning national health-care reform. We continue, however, to
oppose any approach that would impose the resulting costs (exclusively
or disproportionately) on RAI's shareholders or on RAI's operating
companies' customers and consumers.
Board of Directors urges you to vote AGAINST this proposal.
Resolution listed as Item 5 on the Agenda:
Cigarette Approach to Marketing
October 22, 2007 the following op-ed piece, The Two Cigarette Society, appeared
in The New York Times.
It was written by David G. Adams, a lawyer who was the director of the
policy staff at the Food and Drug Administration from 1992 to 1994.
it comes to the health of
our children, two cigarettes may be better than one. Young smokers who
begin their habit with nicotine-laden cigarettes need a cigarette that
will not leave them to later fight the ravages of addiction.
"Experts tell us that teenagers often
begin smoking to copy their peers
and others whom they see smoking. As adults, however, they continue
smoking largely because of the addictive qualities of nicotine. (Ninety
percent of smokers regret having begun smoking and most make efforts to
stop.) This means that in the absence of addictive levels of nicotine
in their cigarettes, most young smokers would ultimately quit.
"A two-cigarette strategy would
prohibit young smokers from buying
addictive cigarettes. The tobacco industry is capable of producing
cigarettes that are virtually free of nicotine, and regulators could
develop clear standards for non-addictive cigarettes. (Disclosure: My
law firm represents tobacco companies, but I have recused myself from
"The age to purchase addictive
cigarettes might be set at 21. Better
yet, sales of addictive cigarettes could be restricted to individuals
born 19 or more years before the two-cigarette strategy was put into
effect. Under this approach, 18-year-olds who start smoking
non-addictive cigarettes would be prohibited from switching to
addictive cigarettes even after they turned 21. In addition, a higher
federal excise tax on addictive cigarettes than on non-addictive
cigarettes would create a financial incentive for smokers of all ages,
including scofflaw adolescents, to select non-addictive cigarettes.
"Granted, a two-cigarette policy would
not be a panacea. It would not
end smoking, it would not give us safer cigarettes, and it would not
undo the addiction that grips the current generation of smokers.
"The Institute of Medicine, a unit of
the National Academy of Sciences,
has called for a gradual reduction of the nicotine content in all
cigarettes to non-addictive levels (an approach I proposed 13 years ago
when I worked at the Food and Drug Administration). But it would take
decades to eliminate addictive cigarettes from the market. While a
worthy strategy for eliminating addiction many years from now, a
gradual approach would still permit the addiction of the next
generation of smokers.
"Decades of addiction will mean
disease and death for millions of our
children. If we can prevent addiction at the outset, we shouldn’t waste
This resolution’s shareholders are
against smoking itself because of
its health-hazards. We also believe a lesser evil is better than a
greater evil. Hence the following:
RESOLVED: shareholders request the
Board of Directors to begin immediately to find ways to implement a
“two cigarette” approach globally with all its various cigarette brands
and to report such to the shareholder and its publics within six months
of the annual meeting.
Reynolds American to Two
Cigarette Approach to Marketing:
Your Board of
Directors recommends a vote AGAINST this proposal.
approach recommended in the proposal to reduce harm from the use of
cigarettes has already proven to be commercially unsuccessful in the
United States. At least two other manufacturers have marketed a
nicotine-free cigarette or a cigarette with substantially reduced
nicotine levels, but were unable to gain any meaningful consumer
acceptance of the products.
however, agrees with the underlying intent of the proposal -- efforts
should be made to explore the implementation of harm reduction
strategies in connection with the ;manufacture and marketing of
existing and future tobacco products. As stated in RAI's Guiding
Principles and Beliefs, "Decreasing the health risk and harm directly
associated with the use of tobacco products is in everyone's best
interest." RAI and its operating companies have a desire to work
in conjunction with others to reduce the harm caused by the use of
reduction, or continuum of risk, strategy recognizes and informs
smokers that different types of tobacco products have different levels
of risk. This strategy has the potential for achieving measurable
reductions in the harm caused by tobacco use, particularly cigarettes.
in a recent article published in The
Ottawa Citizen, explained the benefits of such a strategy:
When dealing with any cause of death, injury or disease, we have four
broad areas of intervention: We can try to prevent onset of the
behaviors, encourage cessation among those already engaging in it,
protect third parties from any associated risks, and reduce the risks
for those who will continue the behaviors. This applies whether
we are talking about rock climbing ... or ingesting nicotine. The
way we use these four broad avenues of interventions will vary but the
goal is always the same: the maximum practical reduction in the
risk of harm."
scientific studies indicate compelling differences between the tobacco
product categories for the incidence and risk for serious and chronic
diseases. The difference is particularly notable when comparing
the harm caused by cigarette smoking with that of non-burning tobacco
products. A 2007 report from Britain's Royal College of
Physicians said that "the consumption of non-combustible tobacco is on
the order of 10 (to) 1,000 times less hazardous than smoking."
The rate of
smoking has consistently declined for decades, but government sources
report that approximately 45 million Americans continue to smoke.
It is likely that smoking and tobacco use will remain legal and
prevalent for the foreseeable future. Given that there are adults
who choose to continue to smoke, the acceptance and implementation of
harm reduction strategies by tobacco manufacturers, public health and
other interested groups and relevant government agencies could help
achieve further reductions in the harm caused by smoking.
RAI and its
operating companies have already begun implementing strategies
consistent with this goal. RAI's acquisition of Conwood, with its
portfolio of smokeless tobacco products, and RJR Tobacco's introduction
of Camel Snus, a new alternative and replacement tobacco product for
current smokers, are two recent examples. RAI's operating
companies also are actively working, consistent with applicable laws,
to help identify methods of appropriately and accurately educating
tobacco consumers on the differences in risk between cigarettes and
non-burning tobacco products.
Board of Directors urges you to vote AGAINST this proposal.
EXCERPTS from The
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal, May 7, 2008,
headlined, "Reynolds rolls out goals", writer Richard Craver; Photo [at
journalnow.com web site]
by Walt Unks with caption: "About 120 people supporting
rights protest outside Reynolds American during the annual
American Inc. rolled out its
first report on corporate social responsibility at its annual
shareholders' meeting yesterday, focusing on seven areas of commitment.
The areas, which Reynolds called
"planks," are environmental sustainability; supplier responsibility;
community and civic engagement; employee responsibility; youth-tobacco
prevention; corporate social responsibility; and harm reduction and
"What has become abundantly clear to
us is that corporate social responsibility is not a program, nor a
report, but a way of doing business," Susan Ivey, the chairwoman and
chief executive of Reynolds, said to about 100 shareholders, company
officials and employees.
"It is a prism through which potential
actions can be viewed to better understand the perspectives of multiple
stakeholder groups," Ivey said.
However, Reynolds indicated that it
would take its time and chart its own course in implementing the goals
of its report. For example, the board of directors did not support
three shareholder proposals with social-responsibility requests:
protocols for rights for tobacco-farm workers; endorsing principles for
health-care reform; and a pledge to develop a no-nicotine cigarette.
Shareholders soundly defeated each proposal.
Reynolds' deliberate approach,
particularly on supplier responsibility and youth-tobacco prevention,
disappointed two groups that spoke during the meeting and protested
outside the Reynolds Building.
The Farm Labor Organizing Committee,
which had about 125 participants at its second local protest since
October, is urging Reynolds to use its clout to get tobacco growers to
provide better wages and living conditions for field workers.
In 1999, the committee called for a
boycott of another North Carolina company, the Mt. Olive Pickle Co.
Inc., that ended in 2004 when Mt. Olive signed a collective-bargaining
contract that covered workers who picked the cucumbers for farmers who
supplied the company.
Ivey said that even though Reynolds
would not negotiate a collective-bargaining contract with the labor
committee, it would work to make sure "that key suppliers comply with
applicable laws and adhere to responsible practices."
But the Rev. Michael Crosby of the
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, said that Reynolds must
deal with the fact that as many as 20,000 illegal immigrants may be
working in tobacco fields with little, if any, workers' rights.
Ivey said that 2007 "was another
strong year," with diluted earnings up 8 percent. She said that the
company would focus in 2008 on growth within Reynolds Tobacco's base
businesses, increasing sales of its "super premium" cigarette and its
smokeless brands, and looking for opportunities to expand
internationally and through deals.
The second protest group featured
about 50 youth participants rallying against Reynolds' marketing
strategies, particularly its Camel No. 9 style that's aimed at female
smokers. The coalition of youth groups targeted Reynolds for the first
time after focusing on Philip Morris USA, the largest U.S. tobacco
Ivey said that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Co. has recently updated the youth tobacco-use-prevention materials it
has been providing to middle schools for 15 years.
"Demonstrating such programs'
effectiveness is encouraged by the federal government, and I'm pleased
to report that R.J. Reynolds' program tested well," Ivey said.
But the coalition said that the Camel
No. 9 advertising -- described by the company as carrying "a fun and
irreverent attitude" -- is influencing too many girls.
The Camel brand extension began
receiving criticism from anti-smoking groups within weeks of its
January 2007 debut, particularly because of its fuchsia and teal
packaging and ad placements in 11 women's magazines.
Reynolds said last November that it
would not advertise its cigarette brands in newspapers and consumer
magazines in 2008.
"The 14- to 19-year-old group looks up
to young adult-female consumers," said Morgan Wittman, a student at
Jordan High School in Durham and a representative of North Carolina's
Youth Empowered Solutions.
"The preteens look up to the 14- to
19-year-old group, and the tobacco companies know all this," Wittman
said. "Ending the tobacco epidemic requires that tobacco companies stop
recruiting a new generation of customers."
Ivey reiterated Reynolds' position
that any Food and Drug Administration regulation of the tobacco
industry must allow the company to market such products as smokeless
tobacco and snuffs as having reduced risks for disease when compared
"It is my hope that, as a nation, we
will not waste another decade pursuing an abstinence-only approach to
tobacco use," she said. "Public policies that are impractical,
unrealistic and potentially misleading to consumers will do little to
advance real efforts to reduce the harm caused by tobacco."
You may also access Youth activities at http://www.takingontobacco.org/event/rai08
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