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[Czech Republic] Czech government parties look to calm spat over failed smoking ban bill

Czech ruling parties tried to calm a public row on Friday, agreeing to submit new anti-smoking legislation after some coalition lawmakers torpedoed a government-backed bill this week, angering the prime minister. The three-party centre-left coalition has
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 27, 2016 11:54
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[UK] Smoking causes nearly 5,000 hospital admissions a day - and the number is still rising

Hospital admissions linked to smoking have increased by five per cent in the last decade - but the number of deaths has fallen, new figures have revealed. There were an average of 4,700 hospital admissions a day related to smoking - a total of 1.7 milli
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 27, 2016 11:53
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[North Carolina] Senator asks FDA for clarity on consequences of new e-cig rules

A Republican Senate committee chairman has sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration asking “for assistance in understanding the consequences” of its new rules on electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and chairman of the
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 27, 2016 11:41
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Philip Morris International Launches New Initiative to Fight Smuggling and Related Crimes; Pledges USD 100 Million to Fund Projects

a major new initiative — “PMI IMPACT” — to help confront smuggling and related crimes. The centerpiece of PMI IMPACT is a prestigious council of external independent experts whose seven members have impeccable credentials in the fields of law, anti-corru
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 27, 2016 11:30
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Sanders, Whitehouse, Warren, Merkley Slam GOP Attempt to Block Fossil Fuel Fraud Investigation

the Senators write that such an effort “reprises the tobacco lawsuit’s own early history of efforts from Congress to discourage or interfere with that lawsuit in order to protect the tobacco industry.” They also note how such an effort could serve as “Ex
US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
added May 27, 2016 11:26
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An experimental study of the effects of electronic cigarette warnings on young adult nonsmokers’ perceptions and behavioral intentions [FREE FULL TEXT]

Text-based warning messages influenced young non-smokers’ perceptions in a way that may dissuade e-cigarette use, but warnings appearing on advertisements had little impact.
BioMed Central (uk)
added May 27, 2016 11:24
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Who walks into vape shops in Southern California?: a naturalistic observation of customers [FREE FULL TEXT]

Vape shops provide consumers a place to purchase and discuss e-cigarettes and offer an environment that serves as a place of recreation with customers lounging once inside. Findings should inform local tobacco control efforts and regulatory policies in t
BioMed Central (uk)
added May 27, 2016 11:22
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Altria sues FDA over restrictions on 'mild' cigar labels

Altria Group Inc. has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent ban on using the word “mild” for cigar and pipe tobacco products
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added May 27, 2016 11:13
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[Asia, China] Capital launching 100-day effort to help smokers quit

Beijing will carry out an anti-smoking campaign for 100 days starting July 1 to encourage more smokers to quit. The effort will build on the success already achieved since China's strictest tobacco control regulation took effect in the capital a year ag
China Daily (cn)
added May 27, 2016 11:11
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[Czech Republic] Smoking Ban Failure Triggers Emergency Czech Coalition Talks

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka called for emergency talks after a failure to pass a long-awaited law banning smoking in restaurants ignited tension in his ruling coalition. Sobotka’s Social Democrats locked horns with ANO, the junior coalition party led
Bloomberg News
added May 27, 2016 11:10
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