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[Italy] A novel approach for monitoring tobacco use in local communities by wastewater analysis

This approach can provide objective and updated information, which are useful to assess the efficacy of tobacco-control interventions, with the aim of designing and implementing effective tobacco control plans.
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2014 03:06
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[Italy] Editorial: Flushing out smoking: measuring population tobacco use via wastewater analysis

Cross-sectional household surveys are the main source of smoking prevalence estimates. The reliability of these estimates relies on large representative samples of the population providing accurate information on their tobacco use. This survey data is re
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2014 03:05
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Relationship between knowledge about the harms of smoking and smoking status in the 2010 Global Adult Tobacco China Survey [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions Compared with those who have never smoked and those who have ceased smoking, current smokers in China are more likely to believe that low-tar cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes.
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2014 03:02
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Differential trends in cigarette smoking in the USA: is menthol slowing progress? [FREE FULL TEXT]

Progress in reducing youth smoking has likely been attenuated by the sale and marketing of mentholated cigarettes, including emerging varieties of established youth brands. This study should inform the Food and Drug Administration regarding the potential
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2014 03:00
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Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2014 02:59
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TOC: January 2015, Volume 24, Issue 1

Secondhand smoke and smoking restrictions in casinos: a review of the evidence / Differential trends in cigarette smoking in the USA: is menthol slowing progress? A novel approach for monitoring tobacco use in local communities by wastewater analysis
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2014 02:58
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The casualties of Russia's decline

there are several individual companies...for whom Russia's decline is very bad news indeed.... Philip Morris, which sells almost a quarter of all cigarettes in Russia, has seen its shares decimated in the past month.
BBC Online
added Dec 19, 2014 02:49
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[USA] Ban on Cuban cigars goes up in a puff of smoke

Cuban tobacco and alcohol imports will be capped at $100, while ceiling for all Cuban goods brought back will be $400. The impact on the cigar industry could be huge.
Fortune Magazine
added Dec 19, 2014 02:45
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[Maine] "NAFTA on Steroids" Trade Talks to Wrap Up

Mills and 47 other state AGs sent a letter to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative... the National Association of Manufacturers replied... "Now how did they get our letter?" Mills asked....Thanks for responding on behalf of the U.S. Trade Represent
Rockland (ME) Free Press
added Dec 19, 2014 02:32
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Honeywell Lawsuit Takes Aim at Biometric Screenings / Employers face uncertainty over the design of wellness programs in the face of EEOC challenges in 2014 to such programs.

Employees will be penalized (or lose incentives) if they or their spouses do not take the biometric tests...A $1,000 tobacco surcharge even if the employee does not participate in biometric testing for reasons other than smoking. Another $1,000 tobacco s
Workforce Management Magazine
added Dec 19, 2014 02:28
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