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[Philippines] ALORIA: Behind the colors of tobacco advertising

the government shouldn't leave the avenue of packaging unregulated because the same package elements will be useful in reducing tobacco consumption and making people fully aware of the risks. Legislators have filed 11 House Bills and Senate Bills on ciga
Business World (ph)
added Mar 25, 2014 14:15
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Ten years of workplace smoking ban in Republic of Ireland

People in the Republic got used very quickly to the smoking ban, which has been followed by many other states. Many wondered at the time whether pubs could ever be smoke-free - the pint and the fag just seemed such an intrinsic part of Irish culture. B
BBC Online
added Mar 25, 2014 10:36
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[Ireland] Law banning smoking in cars due in weeks, Reilly says

Legislation to ban smoking in cars where children are present will be ready in the “next number of weeks”, Minister for Health James Reilly said today. There were “major difficulties” in preparing the legislation because of the many departments involved
Irish Times (ie)
added Mar 25, 2014 10:35
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Representation and Misrepresentation of Scientific Evidence in Contemporary Tobacco Regulation: A Review of Tobacco Industry Submissions to the UK Government Consultation on Standardised Packaging (PDF)

TTCs engaged in ‘evidential landscaping’, promoting a parallel evidence base to deflect attention from SP and excluding company-held evidence relevant to SP. The study’s sample was limited to sub-sections of two out of four submissions, but leaked industr
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
added Mar 25, 2014 10:24
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[UK-Scotland] Second-hand smoke risks highlighted

People who smoke near children are being targeted in a public health campaign to create a tobacco-free generation. Second-hand smoke is estimated to cause more than 20,000 cases of respiratory infection in children and account for one in five cot deaths
Press Association (uk)
added Mar 25, 2014 10:14
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Group Files Suit Against NYC's E-Cigarette Ban

A smokers' advocacy group says it has filed a lawsuit against New York City seeking to overturn the city's ban on electronic cigarettes. The NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment said Tuesday it filed the papers in state Supreme Court.
ABC News
added Mar 25, 2014 10:10
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[UK] Bath researchers attack tobacco industry in cigarette packaging row

In a hard-hitting report, experts from the University of Bath say the industry has been "reprehensible" and has put forward "highly misleading" arguments to an official investigation into the subject. Academic and doctor Sir Cyril Chantler is due to del
Bath Chronicle (uk)
added Mar 25, 2014 09:46
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Air pollution

Air pollution is contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere. Household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial facilities and fores
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 25, 2014 07:30
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Tobacco Control Since the 1964 Surgeon General's Report: Reflecting Back and Looking Forward

population-level tobacco cessation has also massively reduced potential healthcare expenses, while preserving the economic productivity of those who quit smoking in response to the Surgeon General’s report and/or the societal norm changes and policy initi
Oncology News (CancerNetwork.com)
added Mar 25, 2014 07:05
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7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health ... Outdoor air pollution-caused deaths ... 40% – ischaemic heart disease; 40% – stroke; 11% – chronic obstructive pulmonary diseas
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 25, 2014 06:57
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