Presence of pro-tobacco messages on the Web.

  title={Presence of pro-tobacco messages on the Web.},
  author={Traci Hong and Michael J. Cody},
  journal={Journal of health communication},
  volume={7 4},
Ignored in the finalized Master Settlement Agreement (National Association of Attorneys General, 1998), the unmonitored, unregulated World Wide Web (Web) can operate as a major vehicle for delivering pro-tobacco messages, images, and products to millions of young consumers. A content analysis of 318 randomly sampled pro-tobacco Web sites revealed that tobacco has a pervasive presence on the Web, especially on e-commerce sites and sites featuring hobbies, recreation, and "fetishes." Products can… CONTINUE READING

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