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[UK] TaxPayers’ Alliance concedes it launched smears against Brexit whistleblower

The rightwing pressure group the TaxPayers’ Alliance has conceded that it illegally sacked the whistleblower ...could have a major impact on how lobbyists are described in the media....the Adam Smith Institute, the Centre for Policy Studies, the Institute
The Observer (uk)
added Nov 12, 2018 20:44
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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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Is smoking cessation in young adults associated with tobacco retailer availability in their activity space?

Individuals encounter resources in the course of their regular daily activities which may hamper smoking cessation. This study highlights the relevance of considering the tobacco retail environment of both individuals’ residential neighbourhood and activ
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 12, 2018 00:40
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Financial incentives encourage pregnant women to quit smoking

The caveats: They may need to be part of larger programs to be effective. And smoking rates have fallen but remain stubbornly high among people without privilege.
Managed Care Magazine
added Nov 14, 2018 03:13
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Canada’s Message to Teenagers: Marijuana Is Legal Now. Please Don’t Smoke It.

Held less than a week before Canada was set to legalize cannabis, the public health session had a message for parents: Marijuana would be legal for adults, but it was not safe for young people. And parents needed to instill in their children the idea th
New York Times
added Nov 13, 2018 16:41
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[Mid-east, Qatar] MoPH aims at cutting tobacco consumption by 30% in 4 years

The Ministry of Public Health has confirmed that it is working with its partners to reduce tobacco consumption by 30 percent by 2022... During Doha Healthcare Week, which is taking place from November 6 to 12, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) highligh
The Peninsula (qa)
added Nov 12, 2018 22:08
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[Asia-pacific, China] LETTER: Hong Kong vaping ban would be first step to a smoke-free city

A ban on e-cigarettes and new tobacco products is a very wise move by our government, and shows its determination to tackle smoking addiction in the interest of public health. A smoke-free Hong Kong may well be on the horizon.
South China Morning Post
added Nov 12, 2018 21:53
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Juul to pull sweet-flavored e-cigarettes from stores

faced with a regulatory crackdown and criticism that its marketing has attracted underage users, plans to stop selling most of its flavored nicotine liquids at bricks-and-mortar stores, according to people familiar with the matter.
MarketWatch (Wall St. Journal)
added Nov 12, 2018 21:48
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[UK] Vape warnings ‘do not go far enough’

E-cigarettes should come with health warnings, according to a Scottish heart expert who is researching the devices. Jacob George, professor of cardiovascular medicine and therapeutics at Dundee university, also criticised public health bodies for what h
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 12, 2018 21:47
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