Saturday, June 10, 2006

Tobacco ads and school mags

Found this via LISnews

Mynderse Academy Librarian Karen McNamara gave school board members an idea of how often tobacco and alcohol advertisements appear in magazines stocked in the school library. McNamara spoke at Monday's meeting and said she wanted to provide a "local picture" of what exists. Last month, Reality Check, a youth-led organization that targets the marketing practices of the tobacco industry, suggested the board adopt a resolution that the school only carry magazines that are selectively bound and without tobacco ads. The group said last month their survey of school magazines showed one in three contained tobacco ads.

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