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[UK-Scotland] Study finds children of smokers at higher risk of sickness‏ ($$)

A large-scale study found those exposed to cigarette fumes in the home spent much longer in hospital or visiting the family GP. Surgeries and paediatric emergency departments need warnings about “the dangers of smoking around children” to increase aware
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Apr 30, 2016 02:28

[Canada] Ottawa moves to ban menthol cigarettes citing appeal to first-time smokers

The federal government has served notice it is moving to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes because of their appeal to young and first-time smokers. The posting in the latest Canada Gazette starts the clock on a 30-day public comment period. The governmen
Metro (ca)
added Apr 30, 2016 00:28
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Government of Canada moving forward with proposal to ban menthol in most tobacco products - Proposal would expand previous restrictions on flavours that appeal to youth

Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced consultations on proposed amendments that would restrict menthol flavoured tobacco products on the Canadian market and would further protect youth from the dangers of tobacco use.
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Apr 29, 2016 20:32
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[Canada] Canadian Cancer Society applauds national ban on menthol cigarettes

"A ban on menthol cigarettes is an essential and necessary measure to protect Canadian kids," says Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst, Canadian Cancer Society. "Menthol cigarettes mask the harsh taste of tobacco smoke and make it easier for youth to e
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Apr 29, 2016 20:31
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[UK] Tobacco-Free Kids Statement on Royal College of Physicians’ Report on E-Cigarettes

It is critical that the White House promptly issue the final rule providing for FDA oversight of e-cigarettes. Without such oversight, there will continue to be more questions than answers about the public health impact of e-cigarettes.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Apr 29, 2016 19:56


This notice offers interested parties the opportunity to provide comments...The amendment would prohibit the use of menthol in cigarettes, blunt wraps (tobacco leaves for rolling) and most cigars in order to make them less appealing to youth.
Canada Gazette (ca)
added Apr 29, 2016 19:04

[UK] Royal College of Physicians: E-Cigs Should be Promoted ‘as Widely as Possible’

“This is a game changer, just like the 1962 RCP report on the effects of smoking on health,” David Sweanor...told CSP Daily News. “Those with a vested interest against it will speak out against it, but the science has spoken.” Dr. Michael Siegel, a prof
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Apr 29, 2016 17:13

[UK] Make-up free Uma Thurman puffs on a cigarette as she steps out looking cosy with male companion on her 46th birthday

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 29, 2016 17:05

[Canada, UK] E-cigarette study doesn't convince Nova Scotia's top doctor

Strang said there is evidence that e-cigarettes make it easier for people to continue smoking. "They can keep using their e-cigarette where they can't use a cigarette and then keep using cigarettes where they can." That wasn't the case for John Burke. A
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 29, 2016 12:14

[Netherlands] Dutch lawyer starts criminal case against tobacco firms

Lawyer Benedicte Ficq and cancer victim Anne Marie van Veen are putting together a criminal case against cigarette producers, arguing that out of court settlements do not go far enough. ‘I want to see tobacco firms prosecuted for deliberately damaging peo (nl)
added Apr 29, 2016 12:13
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