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Study: Rated T video games glamorize smoking

42 percent of video games reviewed contained tobacco images but only eight percent of those had tobacco-related content descriptors. "People should know that the smoking depictions have the potential to drive behavior," said Dave Dobbins. He is with the
KTRK ABC 13 (Houston, TX)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:12
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Central bank ups tobacco incentive

he Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says it will pay tobacco farmers an export incentive of 12,5 percent up from 5 percent, in a bid to spur production in the upcoming 2018 farming season
NewZimbabwe.com (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:44
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[UK] Is this why prisoners are using spice? Tobacco costs twice as much as Spice, report reveals

Prisoners can buy the drug known as Spice at half the cost of illicit tobacco behind bars, an inspection report reveals. Inmates at one jail described how the availability of drugs, coupled with a recently imposed smoking ban, had helped fuel a sense of
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:28
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[Texas] Jury sentences Tobacco Road owner to 90 years in prison after synthetic pot trial

Carter, who owned three Tobacco Road stores in Lubbock, was arrested in May following raids at his home and businesses by police who seized thousands of packets of products containing the chemical compound fluoro-ADB, which was among the chemical structu
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Nov 19, 2017 01:12
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GLANTZ: Big Tobacco used the UN Global Compact to promote its interests; UN finally expelled them

This paper shows how the tobacco companies capitalized on the UN’s efforts to engage the business community in its mission. Rather than moving tobacco companies toward supporting the UN’s activities to improve global conditions, the companies co-opted
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:06
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GLANTZ: Smoke Screen: Big Vape is copying Big Tobacco’s playbook

the e-cigarette advocacy network, including such key players as David Sweanor, Bill Godshall, Brad Rodu, and Joel Nitzkin as well as the tobacco companies’ network of right wing think tanks...in the context of the tobacco industry’s efforts to deny scienc
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 19, 2017 00:59
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[Massachusetts] Inroads made in anti-smoking efforts - and helping smokers quit

It was the day of the annual Great American Smokeout, and Brewer, program manager for the Massachusetts Cessation and Prevention Program and the Tobacco Free Community Partnership Program, was talking to students about the dangers of smoking — and the ne
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Nov 18, 2017 22:06
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[Ohio] Should Springfield ban smoking in cars with kids?

But the idea of stricter smoking laws isn’t entirely foreign in Springfield. In 2016, the Clark County Combined Health District released their Community Health Improvement Plan, which outlined a proposal to increase the minimum smoking age in Springfield
Springfield (OH) News-Sun
added Nov 18, 2017 22:04
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10 Frightening Lung-Cancer Statistics and 3 Top Companies Looking to Do Something About It

cancer immunotherapies, such as Merck's Keytruda...Another major cancer-immunotherapy player is Bristol-Myers Squibb with Opdivo and, to a lesser extent, Yervoy. ...A third company... is Swiss-based drug giant Roche
Motley Fool
added Nov 18, 2017 22:01
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[New York] Reality Check, HealthNet partner for Smokeout event

A recent survey of Herkimer County adults on behalf of BRiDGES Tobacco Prevention shows support for policies that would restrict tobacco sales, marketing and secondhand smoke exposure. According to the survey, 82 percent feel smoking should be prohibited
Herkimer (NY) Times Telegram
added Nov 18, 2017 21:56
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