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[North Carolina] Reynolds executives express optimism, rather than gloom, with new FDA rules

During a London presentation... Cameron said she was pleased with the FDA’s tone and language with the new rules, particularly the FDA’s recognition “that vapor products can play an important role in reducing the harm caused by smoking.”
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 29, 2016 14:31

[Washington] LETTER: Rant & Rave: Quit smoking — at my bus stop

RANT For secondhand smoke from other commuters at my bus stop. I keep my distance but the smoke is still noxious....If the city of Seattle wants to encourage the use of mass transit, smoking should be banned at transit stops.
Seattle (WA) Times
added May 29, 2016 14:18

LIVE WELL: Oklahoma receives $76 million Tobacco Settlement payment

The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund (TSET) is a grant- making state agency ... On April 28 the State Treasurer announced a receipt for a $76 million annual payment from the tobacco industry under the national Master Settlement Agreement.
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added May 29, 2016 14:16

EDITORIAL: California’s tax system is in need of reform

Why is California’s cigarette tax among the lowest in the nation, even though relatively few Californians smoke? (Hint: Tobacco has very good lobbyists).
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added May 28, 2016 19:41

[Asia-pacific] SEATCA Tobacco Industry Interference Index: a tool for measuring implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control [FREE FULL TEXT]

This Tobacco Industry Interference Index, based on the WHO FCTC Article 5.3 Guidelines, is a useful advocacy tool for identifying both progress and gaps in national efforts at implementing WHO FCTC Article 5.3.
Tobacco Control
added May 28, 2016 19:17

Cigarette brands with flavour capsules in the filter: trends in use and brand perceptions among smokers in the USA, Mexico and Australia, 2012–2014

Conclusions Results indicate that use of cigarettes with flavour capsules is growing, is associated with misperceptions of relative harm, and differentiates brands in ways that justify regulatory action.
Tobacco Control
added May 28, 2016 19:17

TOC: May 2016, Volume 25, Issue 3

Exposure to secondhand smoke in the home and mental health in children: a population-based study / Community reductions in youth smoking after raising the minimum tobacco sales age to 21 / Is the illicit cigarette market really growing? The tobacco indus
Tobacco Control
added May 28, 2016 17:26

Pictorial cigarette pack warnings: a meta-analysis of experimental studies [FREE FULL TEXT]

The evidence from this international body of literature supports pictorial cigarette pack warnings as more effective than text-only warnings. Gaps in the literature include a lack of assessment of smoking behaviour and a dearth of theory-based research on
Tobacco Control
added May 28, 2016 17:23

Randomised clinical trial of snus versus medicinal nicotine among smokers interested in product switching

Snus performed similarly to nicotine gum in cigarette smokers who were interested in completely switching to these products, but was associated with less satisfaction and greater toxicant exposure than nicotine gum.
Tobacco Control
added May 28, 2016 17:19
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In a win for ignoring the end result of a company's success, Philip Morris has been named the best place to work in Israel. The honour was bestowed by Top Employers Institute which, according to its website, “certifies excellence in the conditions that
Tobacco Control
added May 28, 2016 17:18
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