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[UK] Does Stoptober work?

West, who was part of a team of researchers who examined the effectiveness of the campaign in its first year in 2012, said that the public health campaign is “incredibly good value for money”. But...“very little” money is spent on the campaign.
Press Association (uk)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:50
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[UK] Just one in 10 of us will be smokers in 2023, say health officials

Public Health England (PHE) said that smoking rates among adults in England are expected to fall from the current level of 14.9% to around 10% by 2023. The number of smokers in England has fallen by more than a million since 2014, it added.
Free Press Series (uk)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:47
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[UK] British American Tobacco to replace chief executive Nicandro Durante

has identified an unnamed lead candidate to succeed chief executive Nicandro Durante, who will retire next year after eight years at the helm as the company navigates industry upheaval. The company said 62-year-old Mr Durante, who joined the cigarette ma
Financial Times (uk)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:46
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[South Africa] EDITORIAL: Show us the data: Bhekisisa responds to #BigTobacco

in a world where historically unravelling the tobacco lobby’s intentions has been a game of smoke and mirrors, a healthy dose of scepticism about its methods may be expected, particularly in light of the organisation’s refusal to share its full methodolog
Bhekisisa (za)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:43
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[South Africa] Right of reply: Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa response to M&G article

Bhekisisa’s article...sought to suggest some underhand motive in Tisa’s #TakeBackTheTaxCampaign, which seeks to raise public awareness of the scale of the trade in illegal cigarettes and its cost to our society. It is a pity that the column did not ackno
Daily Mail and Guardian (za)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:40
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[South Africa] Did Big Tobacco buy Twitter?

There's more to the data — and social media — backing the latest tobacco-funded ad campaign. The tobacco industry is paying social media celebrities in what could be a ploy to undermine new government efforts to curb tobacco use in the country.
Bhekisisa (za)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:38
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[Florida] RJR Owes $6.5M For Fla. Musician's Cancer Treatment Death ($$)

jury awarded $6.5 million to the daughter of a musician and longtime smoker of Kools who died of follow-on complications from mouth cancer treatment, after hearing that the cigarette maker was still responsible for that treatment.
Law360
added Sep 20, 2018 11:30
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[New York] METROPOLITAN DIARY: Smoker in the City

There’s something about the last days of summer in New York that makes me crave a cigarette....my easygoing summer persona. And then I run into a friend. “I didn’t know you smoke,” she says. “I don’t,” I answer. “But it’s summer, and it’s New York.”
New York Times
added Sep 20, 2018 11:28
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[New York] ARCHIVE: Metropolitan Diary

Everywhere, I seem to see men and women puffing. On a recent stroll up Seventh Avenue, from 11th Street to 35th, I counted 75 smokers on the west side of the street. Sometimes I think that perhaps we should lighten up on this smoking thing. Other times,
New York Times
added Sep 20, 2018 11:26
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VIDEOS: New FDA Campaign Hopes to Scare Teens Away From E-Cigarettes

The campaign, called "The Real Cost," will feature posters in school bathrooms and advertisements on social media sites popular among children, like YouTube and Facebook. The FDA's Kathy Crosby said it would be "snarky and irreverent," with messages like
NBCNew York.com
added Sep 20, 2018 11:19
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