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Michael Bloomberg Is Uniquely Qualified to Serve as WHO Global Ambassador for Non-Communicable Diseases

has made an inspired choice in appointing Michael R. Bloomberg as the WHO Global Ambassador for Non-Communicable Diseases. No one is more qualified and committed than Mayor Bloomberg to lead the global fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such a
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 18, 2016 14:08

NEJM: Smoking Rate Decreased Markedly During Obama’s Tenure

“We lose almost 500,000 Americans a year to smoking, about 20% of all deaths in our country,” Fiore said. “That huge loss of life is something future Administrations should not ignore – the recent progress we have made must continue.” Fiore associated
University of Wisconsin Medical SchoolCenter for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI)
added Aug 18, 2016 14:07

NEJM Analysis: U.S. Smoking Rate Fell Much Faster Under Obama Administration, Would Reach Zero by 2035 if Recent Progress Continues

Congress must reject proposals included in House appropriations bills that would cut funding for the CDC’s tobacco control programs by more than half (from $210 million to $100 million) and greatly weaken FDA authority over tobacco products. The CDC fundi
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 18, 2016 14:03

FIORE: Tobacco Control in the Obama Era — Substantial Progress, Remaining Challenges [FREE FULL TEXT]

with about 15% of adults, or more than 36 million Americans, continuing to smoke. About half these people will die prematurely unless they can stop smoking.5 Although an end to tobacco use in the United States now appears achievable, it will be realized o
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Aug 18, 2016 14:01

[UK] Chesterfield hospital’s smoking ban working ‘really well’ during week

However, bosses have admitted they are having problems enforcing the policy at weekends. The ban came into force at the end of July after a consultation with staff, patients and visitors. A Royal spokesman said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to pa
The Star / Sheffield Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 18, 2016 13:59

[Europe, UK] Brexit will not roll back the clock on smoking

According to a briefing carried out by ASH with the CIEH and the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, measures taken to reduce the harm done by smoking will not unravel due to Brexit... ‘Tobacco controls are embedded in UK law and won’t change unless t
Environmental Health News (The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health-CIEH) (uk)
added Aug 18, 2016 13:58

[Ireland] Cigarettes in the firing line for Budget 2017

Ever conscious of ways to raise new cash – sorry, protect public health – officials pointed to the need to increase the tax take on lower priced cigarettes in Budget 2017. The context of this is the increasing trend to buy lower priced packs, which may in
Irish Times (ie)
added Aug 18, 2016 13:56

Cigarette stick as valuable communicative real estate: a content analysis of cigarettes from 14 low-income and middle-income countries

Cigarette sticks are clearly valuable ‘real estate’ that tobacco companies are using for communicative purposes. Across all countries and brands, the stick communicates branding via text, colour and imagery.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 18, 2016 04:15

Tobacco companies get partial win in FDA labeling fight

Tuesday vacated part of an FDA directive stating tobacco companies may need the agency's clearance to market products with significant labeling modifications, such as a change in color or logo. However, Mehta said that the agency could require clearance
added Aug 18, 2016 04:12

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes $3M For Smoker's Heart Disease, Jury Told ($$)

A man alleging he developed coronary heart disease after decades of smoking urged a Florida jury on Wednesday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his injuries, saying the tobacco giant owes him and his wife more than $3 million plus punitive dama
added Aug 18, 2016 04:02
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