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[Asia, India] Despite ban, cigarettes still sold near city schools

CHENNAI: Violating the blanket ban on sale of cigarettes in the vicinity of educational institutions, several shops have sprung up in the city marketing the tobacco product near schools.
Times of India
added Jul 14, 2018 09:44
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[UK] E-cigarette shop in Clacton helps customers stop smoking

AN e-cigarette shop in Clacton has become the first in the district to offer a service to help people stop smoking. Vaporever, in West Avenue, has signed Provide’s smoking cessation contract and will work with Tendring Council and Essex County Council t
Clacton and Frinton Gazette (uk)
added Jul 14, 2018 09:44
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Tobacco smoking and the risk of atrial fibrillation: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies

The current meta-analysis suggests that smoking is associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation in a dose-dependent matter, but the association is weaker among former smokers compared to current smokers.
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
added Jul 14, 2018 09:44
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The more you smoke, the greater your risk of a heart rhythm disorder

The study found a 14% increase in the risk of atrial fibrillation for every ten cigarettes smoked per day. There was a linear dose-response relationship, meaning that the risk increased with each additional cigarette smoked. Compared to people who had n
ScienceDaily
added Jul 14, 2018 09:44
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[Canada] British Columbia v. Philip Morris International, Inc., 2018 SCC 36 (PDF)

The databases constitute “health care records and documents of particular individual insured persons or . . . documents relating to the provision of health care benefits for particular individual insured persons” and are therefore not compellable. Neither
Supreme Court of Canada (ca)
added Jul 14, 2018 01:56
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VERIFY: Is it now illegal to smoke in cars nationwide with minors present?

the Verify researchers went to the National Conference of State Legislatures for answers and found eight states including Virginia, indeed do have local legislation prohibiting smoking of cigarettes, cigars or pipes in vehicles with minors from under 8 ye
WUSA 9 CBS (Washington, DC)
added Jul 14, 2018 01:42
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[Canada] Case in Brief: British Columbia v. Philip Morris International, Inc.

BC does not have to give a tobacco company databases of health care information about individual BC residents as part of a lawsuit, the Supreme Court has said. In 2000, the province of British Columbia passed the Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Re
Supreme Court of Canada (ca)
added Jul 14, 2018 01:40
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[Canada] Supreme Court Judgments > British Columbia v. Philip Morris International, Inc.

Supreme Court of Canada (ca)
added Jul 14, 2018 01:38
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[Switzerland] COP8 is coming up, with important progress to report

Taking place in Geneva from 1 to 6 October, it will focus on topics such as the shaping of a medium-term strategic framework...will also be the starting point for a wider application of the WHO FCTC not only for tobacco control, but also as an internation
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 14, 2018 00:11
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Hawaii Health Law Includes Last-Minute Provision Benefiting Big Tobacco; Legislature Must Repair Damage

House Bill 1895, an otherwise well-meaning and worthy bill to fund needed kidney dialysis centers in the state, contains a last-minute provision, snuck into the bill behind closed doors by special interests without public discussion or review, that will g
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 14, 2018 00:03
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