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[Canada] Cigar retailers want exemptions from packaging rules

“It would affect my business immensely. I’d be basically shut down,” said Jeff Arrowsmith, owner of Jade Smoker’s Corner, an 18 and up store specializing in expensive import cigars and tobacco products. A new law allowing Health Canada to regulate what
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:56
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[UK] NCD Countdown 2030: worldwide trends in non-communicable disease mortality and progress towards Sustainable Development Goal target [FREE FULL TEXT]

Substantial reduction of NCD mortality requires policies that considerably reduce tobacco and alcohol use and blood pressure, and equitable access to efficacious and high-quality preventive and curative care for acute and chronic NCDs.
The Lancet (uk)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:54
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[UK] Child awareness of and access to cigarettes: impacts of the point-of-sale display ban in England [FREE FULL TEXT]

Tobacco point-of-sale display bans in England reduced the exposure of children to cigarettes in shops and coincided with a decrease in buying cigarettes in shops. However, children do not report increased difficulty in obtaining cigarettes from shops, hig
Tobacco Control
added Sep 21, 2018 13:51
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[UK] Tobacco display ban linked to fewer children buying cigarettes

Removing displays of tobacco products from shops may have reduced the proportion of children buying cigarettes by 17%, according to new research. Imperial College London, which carried out the study, said the findings suggest tobacco display bans may hav
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:50
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[UK] Public health schemes fall victim to spending cuts, figures show

Efforts to tackle obesity, reduce smoking and improve children’s health have been cut back since ministers slashed public health budgets, government figures show.
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:50
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Potential Benefits and Risks of High-Nicotine e-Cigarettes

Stopping e-cigarette use, such as with JUUL devices and other products, among vulnerable age groups will require stronger regulatory actions and sustained efforts by policy makers, medical professionals, public health activists, and the manufacturers who
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Sep 21, 2018 13:48
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The Toxic Air We Breathe

Doug Brugge tells us otherwise in his new book Particles in the Air: The Deadliest Pollutant Is the One You Breathe Every Day (Springer). In fact, he points out that three of the ten top causes of ill health and death worldwide are due to particulate matt
Tufts University
added Sep 21, 2018 13:45
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: No effective recourse from neighbours' second-hand cigarette smoke

Just as a wife who is bashed daily by her abusive husband needs protection from domestic violence before she succumbs to long-term physical injury, non-smokers need protection and a way out from their neighbours who smoke.
TODAYonline (sg)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:45
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Singaporeans question proposal from MP for smokers to contain smoke in their own flats

In response to the issue of secondhand smoke coming from neighbouring houses, Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Joan Pereira proposed that people who want to smoke in their own homes should make sure that smoke does not escape their flats. She said, “Windows and do
The Independent SIngapore (sg)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:45
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[Indiana] STAWAR: Pipe dreams go up in smoke

Last week the News and Tribune featured an article by Elizabeth DePompei about a local pipe smoking champion. The piece evoked memories of my own pipe smoking days, and my experiences with tobacco...simply to call the national quit line (1-800-QUIT-NOW)
News-Tribune.net (The Online Edition of the New Albany Tribune and Jeffersonville (IN) Evening News)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:45
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