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Chantix Plaintiffs Expert Seeks Pfizer Documents ($$)

A plaintiffs expert in the multidistrict litigation over the Chantix antismoking drug has moved to unseal court records in the advance of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration meeting next month to consider whether warnings about suicide risk are warranted
National Law Journal
added Sep 16, 2014 16:17
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[Illinois] St. Charles leaders urge tighter rules on e-cigs, massage parlors

There are 31 licensed tobacco retailers in the city, Keegan said. That total doesn't necessarily encompass businesses selling e-cigarettes, which is a growing retail industry. Keegan said city officials should consider a ban on e-cigarettes in public pla
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald
added Sep 16, 2014 15:47
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[Iowa] E-cig use in public may be prohibited

Electronic cigarette users may have to join tobacco users when it comes to prohibited use of the devices on city-owned property, depending on a vote by the Iowa City City Council today. If the council decides to pass the resolution, its next step could
Daily Iowan (University of Iowa)
added Sep 16, 2014 15:43
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[Pennsylvania] Pittsburgh Mercy toughens stance on workers' tobacco use

Pittsburgh Mercy Health System will prohibit its employees from using tobacco products of any kind during work shifts effective Feb. 1, 2015.
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Sep 16, 2014 15:43
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Here’s the Best Way to Get Someone to Quit Smoking

Antismoking messaging works differently depending on who's watching, a new study shows
TIME Magazine
added Sep 16, 2014 15:42
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[Virginia] US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They’re the last holdovers from a price-suppo
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 16, 2014 15:40
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Building Better Health: Innovative Strategies from America’s Business Leaders (PDF)

employers should implement comprehensive health and wellness programs for employees that address the following needs and begin tracking and sharing outcomes to promote learning and improvement: n Nutrition and physical activity n Tobacco cessation
Bipartisan Policy Center
added Sep 16, 2014 15:37
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Leading CEOs Take Actions to Address Nation's Health Challenges / New Report Provides Strategy to Improve America's Health Through Innovation

nine chief executives of some of the nation's largest companies and the Bipartisan Policy Center have come together to share best practices...comprehensive health and wellness programs that address …tobacco use…collaborate with public and private sector l
PR Newswire
added Sep 16, 2014 15:33
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[USA] THE WHO FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL: An Implementation Guide for U.S. State and Local Officials (PDF)

CDC points out, “it is the policies, partnerships, and intervention activities that occur at the state and local levels that ultimately lead to social norm and behavior change.”…With the tools available from this guide and the ASH database, we hope state
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Sep 16, 2014 15:29
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[USA] U.S. No Longer Leads In Tobacco Wars / American Efforts to Cut Tobacco Use Fall Behind Those Abroad

(ASH)...released a report entitled The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: An Implementation Guide for U.S. State and Local Officials. The report applies international and domestic examples of best practice measures to reduce tobacco consumption,
PR Newswire
added Sep 16, 2014 15:24
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