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[Africa, Kenya, USA] Tobacco firms ordered to revise warnings on packs

Early this year, Kenyan courts adopted similar measures after a case challenging new laws governing the manufacture, sale and advertising of tobacco products was dismissed, allowing the rules to take effect immediately. A Court of Appeal declined to gra
Daily Nation (ke)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:45
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[Thailand] PATTAYA ANNOUNCES NEW PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE - SMOKERS AND THEIR DEADLY CIGARETTES!

The Pattaya mayor has announced all out war on smokers. Heavy penalties will await those who break the law come February as the local authority rolled out their campaign to stop beach smoking. But it is not just the beach that is on mayor Anana C
National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) (th)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:28
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[Asia, India] What do teenagers think about smoking?

1900 students were randomly chosen from six states ...89% teenagers agreed that if it’s ok for their parents to smoke, then its ok for them too. 87% teenagers believe that watching actors smoke in movies promotes smoking among the audience. 85% teenagers
The Daily Rising Kashmir (in)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:15
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] REYES: Don’t be a drag / On smoking and its preventive measures

Since 1990, the Philippines has 35 percent smokers among men that has not changed... While our current government provides programs and regulations on smoking, it will be a while before we can say that these have been effective. But change always starts a
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Dec 5, 2017 03:01
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[UK] FLINT/JONES: The irresponsible promotion of e-cigarettes and Swaptober

Until substantial evidence has been gathered on the health implications of e-cigarettes, the promotion of e-cigarettes by health organisations is irresponsible, unethical, and potentially harmful.
The Lancet (uk)
added Dec 14, 2017 17:18
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[UK] E-cigarettes: further flavours of controversy within the controversy

Although some observers have alluded to an emerging public health consensus in the UK regarding the potential for e-cigarettes to reduce tobacco-related harms, controversy emerged when major UK public health organisations seemed to send out conflicting me
The Lancet (uk)
added Dec 12, 2017 01:07
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[UK] Correspondence ./ The irresponsible promotion of e-cigarettes and Swaptober

Swaptober aims to convert smokers from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes...Until substantial evidence has been gathered on the health implications of e-cigarettes, the promotion of e-cigarettes by health organisations is irresponsible, unethical, and
The Lancet (uk)
added Dec 12, 2017 01:07
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[Latin America] PAHO celebrates 115 years of working to enhance health throughout the Americas

Other regional public health achievements to which PAHO has contributed include: The ratification by 30 of 35 countries in the Americas of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added Dec 8, 2017 09:41
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[Italy] Italian study: No health concerns observed in medium term e-cig users

A study by renowned tobacco harm reduction expert Prof. Riccardo Polosa and his team, indicated that there are no health concerns associated with medium term use of e-cigarettes in non-smokers.
Vaping Post (ch)
added Dec 5, 2017 17:05
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[UK] Propensity for smoking linked to molecules in specific brain regions, say scientists

By creating a map of the brain based on post mortem tissue samples, researchers have been able to understand why certain behaviours – including smoking – are linked with certain brain areas. “We studied the molecular makeup of the brain and isolated tho
The Independent (uk)
added Dec 5, 2017 17:01
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