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[South Africa] CASTRO / DAIN: Turning the tide on avoidable deaths in Africa

Nowhere are the battle lines between public health authorities and Big Tobacco... In September, the United Nations will hold a High-Level meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases as well as the first ever High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, now the biggest i
Daily Maverick (za)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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Youth Across New Mexico Join National Day of Action by Advocating for Tobacco-Free Schools

youth leaders at nine schools across New Mexico are hosting "Kick Butts Day" events to raise awareness about their schools' tobacco- and e-cigarette-free policies. Increased awareness of tobacco-free school policies helps students, staff, and visitors com
PR Newswire
added Mar 20, 2018 19:39

No menthol cigarettes? FDA begins review on flavorings in tobacco and nicotine products

The flavorings initiative is a key issue for the tobacco industry given that Newport, owned by British American Tobacco Plc, is the No. 2 selling U.S. traditional cigarette. Menthol styles, which are mint-flavored, have proven controversial for decades
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Mar 20, 2018 17:39

FDA Should Ban All Flavored Tobacco Products, Including Menthol Cigarettes – Evidence Is Clear that Flavored Products Lure Kids

The FDA also has more than enough evidence to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes. As today’s filing noted, youth and young adult smokers are much more likely to smoke menthol than non-menthol cigarettes, as compared to older adult smokers. A comprehensiv
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 20, 2018 17:34

FDA Takes Aim at Flavored Tobacco

In an effort to discourage teens from lighting up, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it's considering regulating flavors in tobacco products more closely. "The concerns around flavors in tobacco are not new. For years, we have reco
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 20, 2018 16:21

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on efforts to reduce tobacco use, especially among youth, by exploring options to address the role of flavors ‒ including menthol ‒ in tobacco products

We are issuing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) and calling upon all stakeholders to share data, research and information that can inform our process for examining the role that flavors – including menthol – play in initiation, use and ces
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Mar 20, 2018 15:50
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[Michigan] Girl Scouts project drives officials to rethink smoking ordinance in parks, playgrounds

A Girl Scouts project aimed to end smoking in parks and a playground has appeared to pay off for Troop 30226. DeWitt's City Council is expected to approve next week an ordinance that will make all seven city parks and a playground smoke-free. The effor
Lansing (MI) State Journal
added Mar 20, 2018 15:40


New York Quits provides free starter packs of patches and gum to aid in smoking cessation and overall tobacco use...The best place for our campus to start in reducing smoking on campus isn’t a fine or a ban. It’s by adding the hotline phone number to the
Albany Student Press (University at Albany, The State University of New York)
added Mar 20, 2018 15:39
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[UK] Protect your children from poisons: Warning as Fresh campaign reminds parents to take smoking right outside

CARBON monoxide, lead, arsenic and benzene are poisons that most of us go out of our way to avoid. But this is the toxic cocktail in tobacco smoke inhaled by smokers and potentially their families in the home and car. That’s the warning from Fresh as th
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Mar 20, 2018 15:37

Stub it out: Netflix criticised for too many smoking scenes

Anti-smoking group finds streaming giant’s shows feature twice as many cigarettes and ‘tobacco incidents’ as traditional TV channels... “While streaming entertainment is more popular than ever, we’re glad that smoking is not,” a Netflix spokesman said t
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 20, 2018 15:32
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