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New wiki site to unmask dealings of tobacco industry in Sri Lanka

A major new online project, TobaccoUnmasked, designed to reveal the activities and influences of the tobacco industry on public health policy, has been launched in Sri Lanka on the back of the success of TobaccoTactics – an initiative first established by
Phys.org (physorg.com)
added Jul 20, 2017 22:21
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[Canada] Ontario Signs Agreement-In-Principle With Chippewas Of The Thames First Nation On Tobacco

Ontario has signed an agreement-in-principle with Chippewas of the Thames First Nation regarding tobacco regulation and revenue sharing, in order to help support community growth and prosperity and advance self-regulation. Charles Sousa, Minister of Fina
Public.
added Jul 20, 2017 22:21
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ARCHIVE: China’s E-Cigarette Boom Lacks Oversight for Safety

Ninety percent of the world’s e-cigarettes are made in China. Experts warn, however, that poorly manufactured devices can vaporize heavy metals and carcinogens alongside the nicotine. By Jonah M. Kessel on Publish Date December 13, 2014. Photo by Sim Chi
New York Times
added Jul 20, 2017 22:15
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[Australia] BUGAUP BILLBOARD GALLERY

BUGA-UP (Billboard Utilising Graffitists Against Unhealthy Promotions) (au)
added Jul 20, 2017 19:55
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[UK] LETTER: Estimating the population impact of e-cigarettes on smoking cessation in England [FREE FULL TEXT]

Evidence from RCTs and from surveys in England indicate that using an e-cigarette in a quit attempt increases the probability of success on average by approximately 50% compared with using no aid or LNP bought from a shop—similar to use of a licensed medi
Addiction
added Jul 20, 2017 19:53
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EDITORIAL: E-cigarettes pose health policy conundrum as Australia faces vaping push

Philip Morris has launched a new lobbying onslaught... Meanwhile, it would appear prudent to use one of the certified nicotine-replacement means. One day, people will look back in wonder at tobacco smoking, but before then many are facing a terrible strug
The Age (au)
added Jul 20, 2017 19:44
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[Eastern Europe, Europe] A HAZY CRISIS: ILLICIT CIGARETTE SMUGGLING IN THE OSCE REGION

One of the most problematic regions for cigarette smuggling globally is the OSCE region. For example, studies estimate that €10.2 billion ($11.64 billion) is lost every year to this criminal activity in the European Union alone, where counterfeit cigare
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission)
added Jul 20, 2017 19:41
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Increase Coming On Tobacco Tax

Government has warned that it will be increasing taxes on tobacco and its related products in line with recommended rates set by the World Health Organization to fight lifestyle diseases. But, Carreras, one of the leading marketers and distributors here,
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 20, 2017 19:27
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[Asia, India] How a Delhi tobacco officer is taking on Marlboro

NEW DELHI: S. K. Arora spent more than three years trudging through the Indian summer heat and monsoon rains to inspect tobacco kiosks across this sprawling megacity, tearing down cigarette advertisements and handing out fines to store owners for putting
Times of India
added Jul 20, 2017 19:26
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Tobacco Control Bill under review, says Tufton

Dr Tufton said the comprehensive legislation seeks to address critical matters which have not been addressed under the existing Tobacco Control Regulations. These, he said, include: Regulating the interactions of Government officials with the tobacco ind
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 20, 2017 19:24
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