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[UK] Tobacco tax gap stands at £2.4bn

the difference between the amount of tax due and the amount collected, is estimated to be £2.4bn, according to latest HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) figures. The data reveals the illicit market in cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco resulted in £1.9bn in du
Talking Retail (uk)
added Oct 27, 2017 15:09
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Genome-wide interaction study of smoking behavior and non-small cell lung cancer risk in Caucasian population

The results from our study reinforce that gene-smoking interactions play important roles in the etiology of lung cancer and account for part of the missing heritability of this disease.
Carcinogenisis
added Oct 27, 2017 15:08
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Three new lung cancer genetic biomarkers are identified in Dartmouth study

In their study, three novel SNPs (single-nucleotide polymorphisms), or variations in our DNA that underlie our susceptibility to developing disease, were identified in the interaction analysis, including two SNPs for non-small cell lung cancer risk and o
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 27, 2017 15:06
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CDC: 1 in 5 U.S. Workers Use Tobacco Products

Close to 33 million working adults in the United States -- or roughly 20% -- regularly smoke cigarettes, vape, or use some other tobacco product, the CDC reported. Just over 15.4% of working adults reported smoking cigarettes, while 5.8% used another com
MedPage Today
added Oct 27, 2017 15:04
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[UK] GLINDON: Vaping helping smokers quit

Yet there is resistance to recognising and encouraging vaping, although I am glad to say that it has been included in the Tobacco Control Plan . We should fully accept that vaping helps smokers kick the habit.
North Tyneside Today (News Guardian) (uk)
added Oct 27, 2017 15:03
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[UK-Scotland] Sheila Duffy: Unequal society helps push people into smoking – it’s time for change

ASH Scotland signed the recent joint letter calling on Scotland’s political parties to give robust support to the new Poverty and Inequalities ­Commission, and to guarantee its independence by giving it secure legal status and having it report only to the
The Scotsman (uk)
added Oct 27, 2017 15:01
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[Asia] PEIRIS: Tobacco industry-funded Foundation fits in a long-established and sinister pattern of corporate chicanery

[WHO] and other public health organizations and leaders around the world have publicly spoken out against Philip Morris International and its new Foundation for a Smoke-Free World...Here are excerpts from statements by the WHO and other public health orga
Asian Tribune
added Oct 27, 2017 15:00
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[UK] Detection dogs sniff out record-breaking haul of illegal cigarettes and tobacco in Wakefield

Officials in West Yorkshire seized a record-breaking haul of illegal cigarettes and tobacco when detection dogs helped to uncover hidden stashes at three premises in Wakefield. More than half a million cigarettes, 45kg of illegal hand rolling tobacco a
Yorkshire Post (uk)
added Oct 27, 2017 14:52
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[Uruguay] Beating NCDs through scaling up FCTC implementation

Speaking at the WHO Global Conference on Noncommunicable diseases in Montevideo on October 18, Head of the Convention Secretariat, Dr Vera da Costa e Silva, told delegates that implementation of the WHO FCTC had generated a wealth of knowledge which coul
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 27, 2017 14:49
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Capital Markets Day

is today hosting a Capital Markets Day for investors and analysts in London. Presentations will include an update on our Next Generation Products (NGP), including an exhibition showcasing our NGP portfolio; our new US subsidiary, Reynolds American Inc. (“
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added Oct 27, 2017 14:43
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