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[UK] Government orders Phillip Morris to stop advertising "healthier" tobacco products or face legal action

Department of Health sent a formal order to Phillip Morris...telling it to remove poster adverts for "healthier" tobacco products from shops around the UK....warned that the department was prepared to take legal action against Phillip Morris in order to p
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 19, 2018 15:14
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E-Cigarettes, Nicotine Patch During Pregnancy May Hike SIDS Risk

Using any form of nicotine during pregnancy or while nursing may raise a baby's risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), new animal research suggests. The findings indicate that nicotine patches or electronic cigarettes may not be a safe alternativ
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 19, 2018 15:14
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Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) Reports 2018 Second-Quarter Results

This revised full-year forecast primarily reflects the effect of certain product and marketing initiatives, elements of which were first announced at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May 2018, notably: The worldwide introduction of the next generat
Business Wire
added Jul 19, 2018 15:10
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[UK-Scotland] Avoidable death rate in Scotland highest in the UK

Scotland has the highest rate of avoidable death in the UK and the figures are getting worse, BBC analysis has found. In 2016, the rate stood at 301 deaths per 100,000 people, compared with 287 in 2014. North Ayrshire has the highest avoidable death rate
BBC Online
added Jul 19, 2018 14:58
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[UK] Smokers' stories wanted for 'hard-hitting' health campaign

TOBACCO control group Fresh wants people in the North-East affected by smoking to share their real life experiences. The aim is to put their stories at the heart of a ‘hard hitting’ new campaign later this year warning of the dangers of smoking and show
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Jul 19, 2018 14:49
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[Australia] Four in five lung cancers preventable through healthy lifestyle

"More than three out of four lung cancers are caused by ever smoking. Current smoking is responsible for more than half of lung cancers and past smoking for nearly a quarter." The study showed that the lung cancer risk remained elevated for 40 years after
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 19, 2018 14:21
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[China] Pilots of jet that plunged 25,000ft after vaping in the cockpit caused a decompression event are stripped of their flying licences

Chinese authorities have cut flag carrier Air China's 737 flights and revoked the flying licences of the cockpit crew involved in a mid-air emergency sparked by a co-pilot's vape smoke. An Air China 737 made a rapid emergency descent from 35,000ft to 10
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 20, 2018 14:31
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[Australia] Victoria could be smoke-free by 2025 under new plans to ban shops from selling cigarettes and limit smokers to only lighting up in their own homes

a plan backed by 25 of the state's most influential health groups. Supported by the Australian Medical Association and the Cancer Council, the proposals aim to introduce stricter anti-smoking laws and more education programs. Vic Health is leading the c
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 20, 2018 14:27
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More U.S. Teens Shunning Drugs, Alcohol

But why? That remains "the million dollar question," said Levy, "and for sure it doesn't have one simple answer." Overall, she credited public health efforts for giving rise to a new cultural climate that encourages teens to shun substance use because i
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 20, 2018 13:52
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Some Adults Dismiss Nicotine Risks to Kids

Smokers and users of other tobacco products were less likely than non-tobacco users to recognize the potential harms of nicotine exposure to children, researchers reported. More than four out of five (83.2%) adults surveyed considered nicotine to be "de
MedPage Today
added Jul 20, 2018 13:50
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