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Big Tobacco prepares to fight proposed ban on menthol cigarettes ($$)

It is 54 years since the US surgeon general estimated the average smoker was almost 10 times as likely to die of lung cancer as a non-smoker, and 18 years since a class-action lawsuit resulted in a record — albeit subsequently overturned — $145bn damages
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 17, 2018 23:17
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[China] Public mobilisation in implementation of smoke-free Beijing: a social media complaint platform

The Complaint Map has effectively engaged the public and promoted a smoke-free Beijing. Beijing’s innovative and systematic approach that involves the Complaint Map, volunteer management, coordination with the enforcement team, and media exposure can be r
Tobacco Control
added Nov 17, 2018 23:13
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[Florida] Jury Finds Smoker Completely Responsible for Fatal Cancer, Clears RJR in Engle Tobacco Trial

Jurors in Florida’s Ninth Judicial Circuit deliberated for more than five hours before concluding that, although Carrico’s nicotine addiction caused his lung cancer, he bore 100 percent of responsibility. Carrico started smoking when he was 11 and was a
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 17, 2018 05:27
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SIGN THE PETITION ... Tell the FDA to ban all flavored tobacco products

The tobacco industry is addicting a whole new generation of kids, using more than 15,000 flavors like gummy bear, cotton candy, and chocolate. In many cases, the packaging even mimics that of popular candy brands.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 17, 2018 05:24
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[UK] 18/162 Tobacco cessation, control and harm reduction interventions (PHR Programme)

Application dates: 25 October 2018 to 12 March 2019 Applications that span the remit of more than one of the participating programmes (EME, HS&DR, HTA, and PHR) are particularly welcomed. Please submit your application to the programme whose remit most
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (NHS, UK)
added Nov 17, 2018 05:23
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Big tobacco's new marketing push: Smartphones, style and EDM

British American Tobacco (BAT) -- the third-largest publicly traded tobacco company in the world -- is engaged in an elaborate and ethically questionable online-marketing strategy across Europe and Asia. A joint Point and Engadget investigation has found
Engadget.com
added Nov 17, 2018 05:22
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Smoking uptake in UK children: analysis of the UK Millennium Cohort Study

. Caregiver and peer-group smoking remain important drivers of child smoking uptake and thus important targets for intervention.
British Medical Journal
added Nov 17, 2018 05:20
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Friends and family increase the risk of children becoming smokers in the UK

Teenagers whose mothers smoked during pregnancy, or whose parents or friends smoke, are more likely to smoke themselves. The findings come from a new study carried out at Imperial College London and published today in the journal Thorax, which highlight
Imperial College London (uk)
added Nov 17, 2018 05:18
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Open letter to Simon Stevens to ensure that tobacco dependence treatment is provided for every smoker cared for by the NHS, as part of the long term plan

The government’s ambition for a five year improvement in disability free life expectancy by 2035 is one that we can all share,1 but if it is to be achieved the NHS has to ensure that tobacco dependence treatment is provided for every smoker cared for by
British Medical Journal
added Nov 17, 2018 05:16
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[UK] Give all smokers tobacco dependence treatment on the NHS, medics say

The NHS should ensure that every smoker it cares for is given "tobacco dependence treatment", a group of medics have said.... The letter was signed by more than 800 other doctors, healthcare professionals and academics.
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Nov 17, 2018 05:14
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