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Ways to help people stop using smokeless tobacco (including chewing tobacco, snuff and snus)

Varenicline, nicotine lozenges and behavioural interventions may help ST users to quit. Confidence in results for nicotine lozenges is limited. Confidence in the size of effect from behavioural interventions is limited because the components of behaviour
The Cochrane Library (uk)
added Nov 30, 2015 09:20

[Australia] Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011

An Act to discourage the use of tobacco products, and for related purposes
ComLaw (au)
added Nov 30, 2015 09:09

Australian Government Struggles to Hide Failure of Tobacco Branding Ban

“Anti-tobacco lobbyists have misrepresented the data to hide the fact that the ban on brands has failed”, says Michiel Reerink, JTI’s Regulatory Strategy Vice President. “Australia – the only country where the measure has been introduced – cannot be held
JT International (JTI) (Japan Tobacco) (jp)
added Nov 30, 2015 09:06

LETTER: Where Smoking Persists

When I have tried to advocate for increased and better smoking cessation services in homeless-serving organizations like shelters, day respites and housing for the formerly homeless, I find little that is offered. We need more funds for high-smoking-rate
New York Times
added Nov 30, 2015 08:46

California tobacco tax measure's supporters, foes prepare for battle

Big Tobacco and health advocates are preparing to duke it out once again over a proposed $2-per-pack hike likely to appear on next November's ballot. But having been outspent almost 4-to-1 by tobacco companies to lose by just four-tenths of a percentage
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Nov 30, 2015 08:40

[Indiana] Meridian employees can't smoke on duty

MUNCIE — Meridian Health Services has adopted a tobacco policy that it hopes other workplaces will implement: no designated smoking areas and employees not permitted to smoke while on the clock.
Muncie (IN) Star-Press
added Nov 30, 2015 02:20

[Iraq, Mid-east, Syria] Predatory Islamic State Wrings Money From Those It Rules

Smoking is strictly forbidden...Hamid, 29, said that when he was caught smoking a cigar in his shop in Mosul in late August, “ISIS not only whipped me 15 times in public but forced me to pay a fine of 50,000 dinar,” or about $40 at the time.
New York Times
added Nov 30, 2015 02:17

[South Carolina] State takes aim at smoking, cancer with cigarette tax revenue

Average daily calls to the state Tobacco Quitline are up more than six-fold over last year including a record-breaking 4,000-plus inquiries in January, according to Department of Health and Environmental Control spokesman Jim Beasley. Soaring demand for
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added Nov 29, 2015 20:45

[Mid-east, Syria] ISIS sells women "for just $10, or 10 cigarettes"

"Some are sold for weapons, or for just $10, or 10 cigarettes," Domle said. Some ISIS fighters send pictures of the women and girls to their families, either to taunt them or demand a ransom.
WRCB TV Channel 3 (Chattanooga, TN)
added Nov 29, 2015 20:44

EDITORIAL: Raise smoking age limit to 21 in Massachusetts

Whatever tax revenue is lost because of this change would be more than offset by reductions in the tens of millions of dollars now spent to confront tobacco-related illnesses, which raises health care costs for everyone, not just smokers. The change woul
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Nov 29, 2015 20:42
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