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[Asia, Taiwan] Legislators allege misuse of tobacco tax revenues

Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) lawmakers yesterday accused the government of using tobacco tax revenues to sponsor festivals or even print calendars, instead of focusing on smoking prevention and health promotion.
Taipei Times (tw)
added Jan 26, 2015 21:46
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[Africa] Ghana Likely To Face Sanctions Over Tobacco Control Protocol

some officials of government have arranged a meeting with major players in the tobacco industry for the purposes of addressing “their concerns”. The meeting which is said to be at the instigation of the Ministry of Trade and Industry is to be chaired by
SpyGhana.com (gh)
added Jan 26, 2015 21:28
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FDA Taps Duke Research Expert To Head Drug, Tobacco Unit ($$)

the vice chancellor of clinical and translational research at Duke University, to oversee the agency's medical products and tobacco subunits including the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, the Center for Devices...
Law360
added Jan 26, 2015 21:26
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[UK] E-cigarette: Mum Sian Warner hits back at backlash after her son, 11, bought device

"I'm a good parent". Sian Warner, of Allenton, said smoking the device made her son suffer from a persistent cough and gave him inflamed tonsils for weeks after using it in December.
Derby Telegraph (uk)
added Jan 26, 2015 21:22
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Duke's Rob Califf Named FDA Deputy Commissioner

Leadership of the FDA Office of Medicinal Products And Tobacco is second in scope only to being commissioner of the agency. OMPT provides leadership and coordination over all centers in review and approval of drugs, biologics, medical devices, and FDA’s
Forbes
added Jan 26, 2015 21:21
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Duke University's Robert Califf headed to FDA to oversee drug and tobacco regulation

Robert Califf will step down as vice chancellor at the Duke University School of Medicine to become deputy commissioner at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA and Duke announced Califf's appointment Monday.
Columbia (SC) State
added Jan 26, 2015 21:19
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[Africa] Botswana's successful anti-smoking drive comes to Kenya

in Kenya, the World Health Organisation has found that fifteen percent of Kenyans aged between 13 and 15 use tobacco...In some African countries, child smokers now outnumber adult smokers. This shocking rise is storing up huge problems for Africa.
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Jan 26, 2015 21:17
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[UK] Giving up smoking destroyed my boobs, claims lorry driver, 46, who gained a stone after quitting 30-a-day habit and then shed the weight

she decided to give up smoking for health reasons / Ended up gaining 1st and a dress size due to snacking instead of smoking / After losing the weight, says her bust looked 'saggy and deflated' / Used money saved by quitting to pay for £4k boob op and go
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 26, 2015 21:12
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[New York] Cuomo proposes restrictions on electronic cigarettes

In the budget proposal for the coming year, Cuomo would also prohibit e-cigarette marketing that targets children. According to the governor's office, there is "little quality control" on the production of the devices or the nicotine liquids they use an
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 26, 2015 21:08
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[Connecticut] Lawmakers seek to curb e-cigarettes

Armed with the knowledge that electronic cigarettes that taste like gummy bears appeal to kids -- not adults trying to stop smoking-- a trio of federal lawmakers sought advice from Connecticut teens Monday on how to stamp out what they perceive as a grow
Connecticut Post
added Jan 26, 2015 21:06
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