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[Australia] ARCHIVE: Can the use of standardised packaging for tobacco products reduce the use of tobacco?

The available evidence suggests that standardised packaging may reduce smoking prevalence. Only one country had implemented standardised packaging at the time of this review, so evidence comes from one large observational study that provides evidence for
The Cochrane Library (uk)
added Dec 14, 2017 16:56
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Spokane pursues raising tobacco age limit in Washington to 21

The Spokane Regional Health District board has thrown its weight behind a three-year-old campaign to raise the state’s tobacco age limit to 21. The board, which is made up of a bipartisan group of elected officials from around Spokane County, unanimousl
The Spokesman-Review
added Dec 14, 2017 16:51
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[UK] Tobacco giant wants to stub out cigarettes for less harmful alternatives

For a tobacco firm to make that type of pledge might at first glance seem to be some sort of commercial suicide. However there is method in the apparent madness. Smoking rates are declining in the UK and inevitably trends in other countries will eventu
Daily Express (uk)
added Dec 14, 2017 16:48
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Report: Kansas not spending enough on tobacco prevention

In April 2017, Kansas received nearly $62 million from the 1998 settlement. According to the state’s budget committee chairman, State Rep. Troy Waymaster, about $42 million was put in the Children’s Initiative Fund, which was established using the settl
KSNT Channel 27 ( Topeka, KS)
added Dec 14, 2017 16:48
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A State-by-State Look at the 1998 Tobacco Settlement 19 Years Later

Despite receiving over $27 billion from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, the states continue to severely underfund tobacco prevention and cessation programs proven to save lives and money. Since the states settled their lawsuits against the majo
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 14, 2017 00:20
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New Report: States Shortchange Tobacco Prevention Programs Proven to Save Lives and Health Care Dollars

The states this year will collect a record $27.5 billion in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend less than 3 percent of it – $721.6 million – on programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according t
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 14, 2017 00:15
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Fort Worth Delivers Tremendous Victory for Smoke-Free Air

Residents and visitors alike will now be able to enjoy all that Fort Worth has to offer while enjoying clean air. Service industry employees, in particular, won't be forced to choose between earning a paycheck and breathing smoke-free air. Fort Worth, wh
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 14, 2017 00:14
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Reassessing the importance of ‘lost pleasure’ associated with smoking cessation: implications for social welfare and policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

The proportion of smokers who might be characterised as having a preference to continue smoking are greatly outnumbered by addicted, discontent and concerned smokers who want to quit and regret ever having started to smoke. These discontent smokers could
Tobacco Control
added Dec 14, 2017 00:12
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[Canada] Provincial legislation will ban smoking anywhere on hospital property

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance will begin the new year by going smoke-free in and around its Chatham and Wallaceburg campuses, but supports will be available to help smokers cope with the situation. The decision to prohibit smoking cigarettes and any
Chatham (Ont) Daily News (ca)
added Dec 14, 2017 00:10
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[Canada] Smoking bylaw changes to come

Stricter anti-smoking laws will be brought before City of Powell River council in 2018 as a result of grassroots persistence. Vancouver Coastal Health tobacco reduction coordinator for Powell River Nathan Jantz initiated the changes and continues to work
Powell River (BC) Peak (ca)
added Dec 14, 2017 00:07
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