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[Australia] Tasmania's pre-term birth rates highest in the country

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare figures show Tasmania's pre-term birth rate has been rising steadily since 2005, and in 2016 it was the highest in the country. In Tasmania, 669, or 11.3 per cent of babies, were born pre-term compared to the n
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 12, 2018 20:43
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[UK] Category:Lobby Groups

Using Lobby Groups is one of the ways in which Tobacco Companies are Lobbying Decision Makers... The Lobby Groups listed at this page include industry organisations (tobacco related) and more generic trade organisations.
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Nov 12, 2018 20:42
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Advocates urge UN body to shut door on Big Tobacco

Opponents of Big Tobacco say a decision by the International Labor Organization to stop accepting funds from the industry is a step in the right direction, but are urging the U.N.-backed agency to go further and "completely shut the door."
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 12, 2018 20:41
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2017

Nationwide, 8.8% of high school students had smoked cigarettes and 13.2% had used an electronic vapor product on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the survey
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 12, 2018 20:12
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RODU: Not All Teen Smokers & Vapers Are Lawbreakers

Sixteen percent of high school exclusive vapers in the 2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), or 184,000 out of 1.15 million, were 18 years of age or older, meaning that they could buy tobacco products legally. Legal-age students also constituted
Tobacco Truth (Brad Rodu blog)
added Nov 12, 2018 20:06
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BAT/menthol cigarettes: puff baddy

The 1970s slogan “Alive with pleasure” sold the allure of Newport menthol cigarettes to young Americans. Now the catchphrase could hardly...
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 12, 2018 20:03
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[UK] BAT/menthol cigarettes: puff baddy Premium

Investors reacted with alarm to the possible move by the [FDA] against a product that accounts for about a third of industry sales, even though analysts played down the prospect that an outright ban could survive a legal challenge from the tobacco indust
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 12, 2018 20:02
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FDA CONSIDERING MENTHOL CIGARETTE BAN AFTER PLAN TO CRACK DOWN ON E-CIGS REVEALED

E-cigarette makers argue that their products are not made to appeal to teens but to help adult smokers transition away from traditional cigarettes. However, Gottlieb declared teen vaping an “epidemic” in September, reported NBC News. Critics of e-cigaret
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Nov 12, 2018 00:46
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E-Cigarette Setbacks Are Good News for Big Tobacco

The products are a double-edged sword: Although they have introduced many young users to the industry, some of whom will eventually buy cigarettes, smokers are also diverting some of their spending to vaping. And e-cigarettes’ popularity among teenagers h
Barron's
added Nov 12, 2018 00:45
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F.D.A. Plans to Seek a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

As part of its campaign against flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine addiction, the Food and Drug Administration plans to seek a ban on sales of menthol cigarettes. It’s a measure long sought by health advocates, who said the products were marketed heavily
New York Times
added Nov 12, 2018 00:43
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