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A missing voice: the human rights of children to a tobacco-free environment [FREE FULL TEXT]

In this commentary, we flag the importance of taking a child-rights approach in the context of tobacco control, which is thus far unprecedented. This text was written in response to the Seventh Conference of States Parties of WHOs Framework Convention on
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2017 14:57
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[Georgia] Public housing authority to enforce a no smoking rule, residents could face fines

"I'm sure a lot of people are not going to like it but we live in a housing complex so we have to do what we have to do," she said. Next year the rules are changing at public housing. The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ordered all pub
WRDW News 12 (Augusta, GA)
added Dec 19, 2017 14:57
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[Missouri] VIDEO: New effort to ban indoor smoking in St. Charles County

A coalition called Smoke-Free St. Charles County said smoke-free indoor air is good for health, good for business and good for the region. The group has partnered with the American Heart Association, which provided $355,000 to help get the idea onto next
KSDK-TV Ch. 5 (St. Louis, MO)
added Dec 19, 2017 14:57
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Global economic cost of smoking-attributable diseases [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smoking imposes a heavy economic burden throughout the world, particularly in Europe and North America, where the tobacco epidemic is most advanced. These findings highlight the urgent need for countries to implement stronger tobacco control measures to a
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2017 04:46
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Potential deaths averted in USA by replacing cigarettes with e-cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT]

ur projections show that a strategy of replacing cigarette smoking with vaping would yield substantial life year gains, even under pessimistic assumptions regarding cessation, initiation and relative harm.
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2017 04:45
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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Applications

On December 18, 2017, FDA filed for substantive scientific review six Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Applications from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for the following smokeless tobacco products: Camel Snus Frost Camel Snus Frost Large Camel Snus Me
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Dec 19, 2017 04:30
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[UK] Written Evidence Submitted by the Determining the Impact of Smoking Point of sale Legislation Among Youth (DISPLAY) Study Team1 (ECG0069)

policy makers should adopt a precautionary principle and consider adopting measures that minimise young people’s access to e-cigarettes and introducing stricter regulations of e-cigarette advertising and promotions in both the outdoor and retail environme
UK Parliament (uk)
added Dec 19, 2017 04:11
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[UK] Written evidence submitted by Dr Robert D Combes and Professor Michael Balls (ECG0080)

"For governments and companies to condone, or even suggest, the regular and repeated inhaling of a complex mixture of chemicals with addictive and toxic properties, but without comprehensive data, is irresponsible and could have serious consequences.
UK Parliament (uk)
added Dec 19, 2017 04:06
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CALL FOR INPUT AND COLLABORATION ON RESEARCH PRIORITIES: COMMENTS PUBLISHED AS OF: December 12, 2017 (PDF)

K. Michael Cummings, Medical University of South Carolina, United States 1. What research question(s) should be a priority for FSFW to answer? Research on laws adopted in different countries that prevent cigarette manufacturers from being held liable for
Foundation for a Smoke-Free World
added Dec 19, 2017 04:01
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G exports to break W1tr in 2017

KT&G is expected to see record high exports in 2017 as it pushes ahead in foreign markets in pursuit of becoming one of the top four global tobacco companies by 2025. As of the end of the third quarter, KT&G had seen 802.5 billion won ($737.2 million) in
Korea Herald (kr)
added Dec 19, 2017 03:55
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