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[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco exports rake in $743,3m

Tobacco exports have raked in $743,3 million as at November 17, 2017, a marginal 1,19 percent increase from the comparable prior period. Figures from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) show that there was a 15 percent increase in tobacco exp
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:25
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[Maryland] 'Corrective' tobacco ads to run in The Baltimore Sun, other media starting this weekend

“Too many Americans are harmed by cigarette smoking, which is the nation’s leading preventable cause of death and disease,” said Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, CDC director, in a statement when the report was released. “CDC will continue to use proven strategies
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Nov 23, 2017 02:25
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[North Carolina] EDITORIAL: Tobacco companies lied to you for years. That ends now.

It is satisfying to see the tobacco companies forced to come clean... In North Carolina, there is an obvious unused tool: We rank 46th in the nation for cigarette taxes, at just 45 cents a pack. The average nationwide is $1.68, and several states impose
Charlotte (NC) Observer
added Nov 23, 2017 02:24
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[UK-Scotland] Increased or minimum tobacco price 'could cut number of smokers'

Increasing the price of tobacco or setting a minimum price could be used as part of a government campaign drive down the number of smokers in Scotland. Public health experts also say reducing the availability of tobacco and incentivising retailers not to
BBC Online
added Nov 23, 2017 02:24
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[UK] VAPING BAD What are the laws on vaping, are e-cigarettes bad for you and are they safer than normal tobacco?

While some studies have shown they are - in many ways - better for smokers than cigarettes, other studies have raised concerns they are encouraging a new generation of smokers. Legislation brought into law on May 21 2017 restricts the sale of e-cigarett
The Sun (uk)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:23
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Students urge undecided senators to back proposed tobacco tax hike

Students from different universities and organizations gathered on Wednesday, November 22, in the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman to launch a campaign that urges legislators to back a proposal to increase tobacco tax. They wrote letters to unde
Rappler (ph)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:21
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College board seeks to update tobacco-free policy to Oregon’s new age limit

The Treasure Valley Community College Board went through its first reading of amendments to the college’s tobacco-free college policy on Tuesday, increasing the age limit to 21, and prohibiting the possession of tobacco products and inhalant delivery sys
Argus Observer (Ontario, OR)
added Nov 23, 2017 02:18
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[North Carolina] SALOMON: Selling candy – or cancer?

the tobacco industry is using sweet flavors, fun names, and bright packaging to make its deadly products more appealing to young people...the North Carolina General Assembly should move to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. Preemption precludes lo
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Nov 23, 2017 02:17
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UCSF public comment on PMI MRTP application: Evidence that IQOS hurts vascular fuction as much as a cigarette

The evidence PMI presents in its MRTP application for IQOS is misleading and does not support the conclusion that IQOS will not harm endothelial function; independent research done in a more relevant physiological model shows that IQOS harms endothelial
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:23
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Anticipating FDA’s “Reduced Nicotine Mandate,” 22nd Century Will Discontinue U.S. Sales of RED SUN Brand

in preparation for the planned mandate by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that all cigarettes sold in the United States contain only minimally or non-addictive levels of nicotine, the Company will discontinue U.S. sales of RED SUN brand cigar
Business Wire
added Nov 23, 2017 00:23
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