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[France] The French still love their cigarettes. But the once chic image is going up in smoke

France has moved to feature gruesome photos of diseased lungs on cigarette packs, while also forcing companies to remove brand names from the covers and other deterrent measures such as government reimbursement of cessation aids. Steep taxes have pushed t
USA Today
added Jul 2, 2018 16:38
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[UK] Revealed: $39m cost of defending Australia's tobacco plain packaging laws

Documents say the total figure is $38,984,942.97. That is the total legal amount invoiced to the Department of Health on behalf of the commonwealth by “external service providers”, related to the bilateral-investment treaty dispute between Australia and
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 2, 2018 16:34
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[Australia] Morning mail: 'Mammoth cost' of tobacco plain packaging fight

can finally be revealed, despite the government’s efforts to keep the cost secret. The commonwealth government spent nearly $40m defending its world-first plain packaging laws, according to freedom of information documents. Former senator Nick Xenophon an
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 2, 2018 15:54
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[UK] Smoking rates in East Lancashire among highest in the country

Two East Lancashire authorities have been named in the top 10 local authorities with the highest smoking rates for men and women. The figures reveal 25.5 per cent of women in Burnley smoke, the second highest in the country and well above the county ave
Lancaster & Morecambe Citizen (Westmoreland Gazette) (uk)
added Jul 2, 2018 15:44
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[UK-Scotland] ScotGov unveils new tobacco proposals

new five-year action plan ‘Raising Scotland’s Tobacco-free Generation’ include restricting the number of retailers allowed to sell tobacco, “particularly where smoking rates are highest such as in more deprived communities”; introducing further price incr
Scottish Grocer (uk)
added Jul 2, 2018 15:38
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[UK-Scotland] Relationship between trying an electronic cigarette and subsequent cigarette experimentation in Scottish adolescents: a cohort study [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions Young never smokers are more likely to experiment with cigarettes if they have tried an e-cigarette. Causality cannot be inferred, but continued close monitoring of e-cigarette use in young people is warranted.
Tobacco Control
added Jul 11, 2018 21:10
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Do electronic cigarettes increase cigarette smoking in UK adolescents? Evidence from a 12-month prospective study [FREE FULL TEXT]

This is the first study to report prospective relationships between ever use of e-cigarettes and initiation and escalation of cigarette use among UK adolescents. Ever use of e-cigarettes was robustly associated with initiation but more modestly related t
Tobacco Control
added Jul 11, 2018 21:05
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[Australia] FICKLING: Recruiting Smoking's New Suckers Just Got Harder

The argument most commonly made against the Australian rules is that they haven’t made a difference. That doesn’t stand up to a lot of scrutiny: Studies supporting that claim have either been based on non-public data that can’t be checked, or commission
Washington Post
added Jul 6, 2018 02:34
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[Mexico] Mexican Lopez Obrador wins historic election landslide for left

Obrador has brought onto his team people who many Mexicans associate with the same network of politicians and bosses he said he would finish off. Such pragmatism, which included appointing a former cigarette baron as his chief of staff, is seen by some l
Reuters
added Jul 4, 2018 05:05
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[France] Emma Roberts takes a smoke break while lounging poolside wearing little black bikini in Saint Tropez

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 3, 2018 16:22
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