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[Canada] Monique Keiran: The wheels of Big Tobacco turn slowly

The industry’s shift in product investment and marketing strategy began more than 10 years ago, according to an analysis of tobacco company Philip Morris’s previously secret, internal documents that was published May 1.
Victoria (BC) Times Colonist (ca)
added May 27, 2018 15:25
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco grosses nearly $400m

Tobacco farmers have grossed $398,4 million from 137,3 million kilogrammes that have been delivered 42 days into the 2018 marketing season, a gain of more than $50 million on revenues realised during the same period a year ago. During the same period in
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added May 27, 2018 15:10
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[Minnesota] Minneapolis votes to raise tobacco-buying age to 21 / The City Council vote was unanimous.

The city ordinance to restrict tobacco sales, including vaping products, to those who can legally buy alcohol goes into effect Oct. 1. Minneapolis is joining seven other Minnesota cities and 300 nationwide that have raised the tobacco-buying age in an ef
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added May 27, 2018 14:52
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[Minnesota] Minneapolis raises age for buying tobacco to 21

The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously Friday to raise the legal age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21. Mayor Jacob Frey signed the ordinance, which takes effect Oct. 1. Supporters of the new law say a majority of adult smokers started the hab
AP - Associated Press
added May 27, 2018 14:50
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[New York] Letter: Apartment complexes should be smoke-free

The Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness Coalition (STTAC) is a valuable resource for tenants and apartment managers. STTAC can provide consultation and policy development services and signage free of charge. They can be reached at 607-737-2858 or sarahrobbin
Elmira (NY) Star-Gazette
added May 26, 2018 15:55
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[Asia, India] 'Smoking in public place, advertisements of Tobacco product is punishable under COTPA'

Various laws enforced for public health and safety is useless in the state of Manipur as no law enforcers have ever acted as per the provisions provided in the act. Yes, Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 (COTPA) which was enacted in the sta
E-Pao.net (in)
added May 26, 2018 00:28
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[Asia, India] Training for law enforcers on COTPA held

A one day training for Law Enforcers on Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 (COTPA) was held today at Sangai Hotel, Nagamapal, Imphal. The training programme was organised by National Health Mission, Manipur. Interacting with media persons,
E-Pao.net (in)
added May 26, 2018 00:27
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Juuling is popular—perhaps too much so

The rising popularity of Juul e-cigarettes seems to be pushing the FDA into a tougher stance. In April it asked Juul Labs to turn over documents on its marketing and any research on why the device appeals to the young. On May 17th the agency sent similar
The Economist
added May 25, 2018 22:46
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[California] GLANTZ: Scientific evidence that getting rid of flavored tobacco products will improve health

The public comment we just submitted to FDA in response to their Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on flavors sums up the current state of the science: Flavors attract kids to tobacco products Flavors make it easier for kids to consume tobacco
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 25, 2018 22:45
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UCSF submits public comment to FDA telling it to implement the rule on flavored tobacco products that Obama killed

FDA should implement its proposed rule that manufacturers must present scientific evidence demonstrating that any flavored tobacco product is appropriate for the protection of the public health before receiving marketing authorization to use that flavor
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 25, 2018 22:44
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