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[North Carolina] Adult smoking in N.C. reaches another historic low in 2016

The state’s adult smoking rate dropped to another historic low in 2016, this time to 17.9 percent, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday. That still means about 1.41 million out of 7.9 million adult North Carolinians are smoker
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 28, 2017 17:43
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Imperial Brands says on track, working on Palmer & Harvey rescue

British tobacco group Imperial Brands said on Thursday it would meet profit expectations for the year ended on Sept. 30 after its volumes outperformed the industry in the second half. The company, which makes West and Davidoff cigarettes, also said it wa
Reuters
added Sep 28, 2017 17:43
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WHO urges governments to reject Philip Morris smoking foundation

advised governments on Thursday to reject a plan by tobacco firm Philip Morris International to set up a Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. “The tobacco industry and its front groups have misled the public about the risks associated with other tobacco pr
Reuters
added Sep 28, 2017 16:21
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WHO Statement on Philip Morris funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

PMI engages in large scale lobbying and prolonged and expensive litigation against evidence-based tobacco control policies... The tobacco industry and its front groups have misled the public about the risks associated with other tobacco products. This inc
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 28, 2017 16:20
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HOW TOBACCO COMPANY CONVERTS SMOKERS TO SMOKE-FREE PRODUCTS

Nuno Fazenda, Manager Scientific Engagement, in an interview with DK.RU, described how the tobacco company came to the decision to build a smoke-free future, how their conventional cigarette products would be replaced, and how the company is saving smoker
PMI Science (philip Morris International)
added Sep 28, 2017 16:13
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Nearly Three Quarters of UK Smokers Avoid Paying Tobacco Duties

The trade association for the UK tobacco industry is today publishing ....shows the problem being made worse by new draconian regulations introduced this year including plain packaging.
PR Newswire
added Sep 28, 2017 16:09
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[Latin America] STRATEGY AND PLAN OF ACTION TO STRENGTHEN TOBACCO CONTROL IN THE REGION OF THE AMERICAS 2018-2022 (PDF)

There are around 127 million smokers in the Region today. The current age-standardized prevalence of smoking among people aged 15 and over is 17.1%, with a higher prevalence in men (21.9%) than women (12.7%). However, the difference between the sexes i
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added Sep 28, 2017 16:04
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[Asia] Sri Lanka to receive new international support on tobacco control

Through the “FCTC 2030” project, Sri Lanka will receive assistance to undertake a government-wide programme of work to strengthen tobacco control. The project, to run for five-years, will bring international support to Sri Lanka from the WHO FCTC Secreta
Colombo Gazette (lk)
added Sep 28, 2017 16:00
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[Latin America] Region of the Americas aims to be smoke-free by 2022

Ministers of health and high-level health authorities convened at PAHO agree on a strategy and plan of action to strengthen tobacco control and completely free the Region from exposure to tobacco smoke in the next five years
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added Sep 28, 2017 15:58
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[Illinois] Retailers suffer, but officials say raising tobacco age decreases smoking

He said he’s had to adjust his marketing to appeal to an older crowd after Chicago hiked the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 last year. Rector, general manager at All in One Smoke Shop in Edgewater, said he consistently turns away 18- t
Chicago Tribune
added Sep 28, 2017 15:56
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