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[UK] E-Cig Summit Round Up – November 2017

the E-Cig Summit has been bringing together vapers, researchers, industry (both independent and big tobacco and pharma), public health and government. The summit has been key in cutting through misinformation and contributing towards a huge change in att
E Cigarette Direct (uk)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:15
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[Asia, Pakistan] ‘Smoking, pollution among main causes of lung diseases’

This was stated by experts at a seminar ‘Breathe in the Knowledge’ organised by the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS). The event was arranged in connection with World COPD Day. Speaking on the occasion, experts said that in Pakistan, the prevale
Daily Times (pk)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:12
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Study: Rated T video games glamorize smoking

42 percent of video games reviewed contained tobacco images but only eight percent of those had tobacco-related content descriptors. "People should know that the smoking depictions have the potential to drive behavior," said Dave Dobbins. He is with the
KTRK ABC 13 (Houston, TX)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:12
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[Nevada] Cigar lovers light up during Big Smoke event on Strip — PHOTOS

Cigar lovers gathered Saturday night for the Big Smoke Evening, part of a three-day event hosted by Cigar Aficionado magazine at the Mirage. The evening was part of the Big Smoke Las Vegas Weekend, hosted by Cigar Aficionado magazine, which is celebrat
Las Vegas Review-Journal
added Nov 20, 2017 15:12
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[New York] Albany tobacco retailing under spotlight on Great American Smokeout

Anti-smoking organizations used the occasion of the Great American Smokeout on Thursday to highlight the prevalence of tobacco retailers in low-income neighborhoods and near schools. An outdoor display at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany showed a high co
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Nov 20, 2017 15:12
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[New Zealand] Grower loses battle to have seized tobacco returned

A Motueka grower has lost his lengthy legal battle to have five tonnes of seized tobacco returned to him. The tobacco was seized in 2010 by the Customs Service, because officers suspected it was intended for unlawful manufacture.
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:11
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[Australia] Legal does not mean unaccountable: suing tobacco companies to recover health care costs ($$)

commitment to tobacco control, and a declining national smoking rate that is among the lowest in the world should not, however, mislead the public or policy makers into a mistaken belief that tobacco is done.
Medical Journal of Australia
added Nov 19, 2017 23:51
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[Canada] MacKENZIE: Four reasons the Australian government should consider litigation against tobacco companies

In a commentary in the Medical Journal of Australia today, we’re arguing governments should consider litigation against the tobacco industry to recover the massive health care costs associated with use of their products. These costs have been borne by Au
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 23:35
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[France] French health minister considers banning smoking from films

“We know that major advertising campaigns [to encourage people to quit cigarettes] do not work,” she said on Friday, adding that other methods such as targeting young people on social media or banning cigarettes from the big screen should be tried.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 16:58
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[Europe] Big Tobacco Fumes Over New EU Salvo in Cigarette Smuggling War

A European Union plan to crack down on cigarette smuggling has manufacturers such as British American Tobacco Plc up in arms about red tape, signaling that the bloc’s promise of more business-friendly regulation has clear limits when it comes to smoking.
Bloomberg News
added Nov 19, 2017 15:37
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