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[Russia] Plane, heading from Moscow to Gyumri, makes emergency landing

“At the Mineralnye Vody airport, police officers prepared an administrative report on the passenger who was smoking on board the Moscow-Gyumri flight,” she said. In her words, after this emergency landing, the head of the airplane crew petitioned to tra (am)
added May 1, 2018 18:29

[UK] FDA Moves to Dismiss Suit Regarding SE Standards

a lawsuit filed by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (UST) challenging the FDA’s issuance of Not Substantially Equivalent Orders for a smokeless tobacco product. The FDA has now moved to dismiss the lawsuit for lack of subject matter jurisdiction after resci
Lexology (uk)
added May 1, 2018 04:51

[Asia, Mid-east] Abu Dhabi tobacco sales plummet after excise tax

the dramatic decrease of tobacco sales is the highest since the adoption of excise tax in October 2018, which includes a 100 percent price increase in tobacco, as well as price hikes on a number of products “that harm public health” such as soft and energ
Arabian Business
added May 1, 2018 04:35

[Jordan] BRIEF-Union Tobacco And Cigarette Industries Q1 Loss Narrows

added May 1, 2018 04:34

[Israel] BRIEF-Jerusalem Cigarette Posts Q1 Profit

added May 1, 2018 04:34
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[Netherlands] Young Dutch adults back major hike in tobacco taxes to discourage smoking

Support for higher taxes among the under-25s is noteworthy because almost one in three smoke, the national statistics office CBS said earlier this month. In total, 65% of the population back higher taxes on tobacco, and there is majority support across al (nl)
added Apr 30, 2018 21:58

DAUBE: Tobacco in Australia: time to get back to basics

But these massive global corporations do not sleep: they have been strategising and are resurgent. Their opposition to measures that work is harder-line; their lobbying and use of front groups has increased; their resistance has extended even to litigati
doctorportal (Medical Journal of Australia) (au)
added Apr 30, 2018 21:33

South Africa: the complex politics impeding tobacco control progress

the National Department of Health has drafted a law to introduce plain packaging, ban indoor smoking, remove point-of-sale advertising, regulate alternative nicotine delivery products, etc., but the law is stuck within government. The impasse though is n
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Apr 30, 2018 21:09

E-Cigarettes and the Use of Conventional Cigarettes / A cohort study in 10th grade students in Germany [FREE FULL TEXT]

Among adolescents who have never smoked, experimentation with conventional cigarettes is more common in those who have used e-cigarettes. This effect seems to be stronger among adolescents who, in general, have a lower risk of starting to smoke. The 6-mon
Deutsches Ärzteblatt (de)
added Apr 30, 2018 21:05
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GLANTZ: Even more evidence for a gateway effect for e-cigs to cigarette smoking, this time from Germany

There are now so many of these gateway studies that I have lost count. The amazing thing is the consistency of findings. All show a gateway effect for e-cigarettes with the odds of subsequent smoking increased by a factor of 2-3, except for England, wh
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Apr 30, 2018 20:56
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