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Seeking Facts, Justices Settle for What Briefs Tell Them

Some “studies” presented in amicus briefs were paid for or conducted by the group that submitted the brief and published only on the Internet. ..“... same problem that the rest of us do: figuring out how to distinguish between real facts and Internet fact
New York Times
added Sep 2, 2014 09:36

[New York] REVKIN: The New Look of Smokers’ Litter

Photo There's a new look to litter these days - e-cigarette packages. This one was photographed in Hudson Highlands State Park in Cold Spring. N.Y.
New York Times Blogs
added Sep 2, 2014 09:13

How the industry is marketing menthol cigarettes: the audience, the message and the medium

continues to spend millions of dollars promoting menthol cigarettes through channels that preferentially target vulnerable subgroups, such as African-Americans and younger consumers. Public health campaigns to educate and combat the influence of menthol a
Tobacco Control
added Sep 2, 2014 09:10
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The impact of Aboriginal status, cigarette smoking and smoking cessation on perinatal outcomes in South Australia [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smoking cessation or reduction during pregnancy would significantly improve outcomes in both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women. This should be made a clear priority to improve pregnancy outcomes for all women.
Medical Journal of Australia
added Sep 2, 2014 09:06

[Australia] Smoking cessation vital to improved Aboriginal birth outcomes

with smoking rates in Aboriginal people three times those of the non-Aboriginal community, proactive smoking cessation campaigns must be stepped up for this population in particular, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Sep 2, 2014 09:05

A systematic review on the impact of point-of-sale tobacco promotion on smoking

This review provides evidence to support the continuation of POS tobacco display bans in those jurisdictions where such legislation has been introduced, and strengthens the evidence encouraging similar policies in jurisdictions without a POS display ban.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 2, 2014 09:03

[New Zealand] Tobacco display bans protect youth and quitters - research

Ending the display and promotion of cigarettes and tobacco in retail shops helps prevent young people taking up smoking and keeps quitters on track, according to new University of Otago research.
Yahoo! New Zealand News
added Sep 2, 2014 09:02

[UK-Scotland] Borders General Hospital grounds smoking ban begins

Dr Eric Baijal, of NHS Borders, said the BGH ban had been the "most challenging" as it was the only acute hospital in the region. He added that the ban sent a "powerful message" about the health risks attached to smoking.
BBC Online
added Sep 2, 2014 09:00

[UK] 20,000 illegal cigarettes seized by Wolverhampton officers

The operation saw the removal of counterfeit and duty-free cigarettes, and around 7lbs of illegal chewing tobacco from some of the premises visited. The Local Government Association said efforts to reduce smoking and improve health were being hampered b
Midlands Express and Star (uk)
added Sep 2, 2014 08:59
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[UK] Cigarette plain packaging to be supported by council

PLANS for standardised cigarette packets are to be supported by Nottingham City Council next week.... Councillor Alex Norris will put forward a motion at a meeting next Monday, September 8, which also calls on the Government to do more to protect children
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Sep 2, 2014 08:58
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