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Austrian citizens: now is the time to support smoke free areas

Austrian citizens have a chance this week to show their support for their right to smoke free public spaces with a referendum on laws to protect non-smokers from tobacco smoke exposure. Voting is open until 8 October. Voting and information about the pro
British Medical Journal
added Oct 4, 2018 18:39
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[Switzerland] BULLETIN TUESDAY 2 OCTOBER 2018 GLOBAL STRATEGY AND IRM – LET’S SHIFT GEARS (PDF)

A shocking statistic from the report that was not mentioned in the Secretariat’s presentation is that just 13 per cent of Parties to the FCTC are likely to achieve the agreed global targets to reduce tobacco use prevalence by 30 per cent by 2025.
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 4, 2018 18:26
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[UK] First hospital to offer addiction therapy to all smoking patients

First hospital to offer addiction therapy to all smoking patients
Nursing Times
added Oct 4, 2018 18:22
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Vaping giant JUUL to set up in Switzerland

is preparing to set up in the Swiss city of Zug, according to the Zefix trade register. This information was disclosed in the Thursday edition of the Handelszeitung newspaper. Juul Labs Switzerland is listed on the commercial registerexternal link as a
swissinfo (Swiss Radio International) (ch)
added Oct 4, 2018 17:04
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[New Zealand, Switzerland] GLOVER: As the WHO Gathers, Our Global Tobacco Control Framework Needs Radical Overhaul

I’m proud that New Zealand has that vision. Our delegation reported to COP8 that New Zealand will be introducing risk-proportionate regulation. Adoption of a harm reduction approach is also well underway. Will this cause delegates from other countries to
Filter (The Influence Foundation)
added Oct 4, 2018 17:04
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Labor denounces big tobacco's push to overturn Australia's vaping ban

Guardian Australia revealed this week that Philip Morris International, the tobacco giant, is lobbying government MPs against Australia’s effective ban on vaping, as it seeks to grow sales of its e-cigarette products to 42% of global revenue by 2025.
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 4, 2018 17:04
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Switzerland: the land of the tobacco industry

Swiss legislation and attitudes towards tobacco and smoking is a perfect example of this approach. The alpine nation signed the FCTC in 2004, but 14 years later it remains one of 13 other countries that have not ratified it; the others are mainly tobacco
swissinfo (Swiss Radio International) (ch)
added Oct 4, 2018 17:04
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[Europe, UK] Commission remains ‘very cautious’ toward novel tobacco products, EU official says

The European Commission remains “cautious” toward novel tobacco products and has to continue collecting evidence on their impact on public health, according to a European Commission official. EURACTIV.com reports from Austria.
EurActiv
added Oct 4, 2018 17:04
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[UK] Morecambe vape shop’s ‘Slimming World for smokers’ scheme gains NHS support

Up In Smoke offers a free “pen type e-cig” to anyone wishing to try it and has launched a ‘Smokebusters’ scheme support service... Mike explains: “We’ve been backed by Lancashire Quit Squad, which is jointly run by the NHS and Lancashire County Council.
Lancaster Guardian (uk)
added Oct 4, 2018 15:29
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[Asia] India ranks fifth in world in pictorial warnings on cigarette packets

118 countries/jurisdictions worldwide have made picture warnings on cigarettes mandatory, representing a global public health achievement. In 2016, 100 countries/jurisdictions had implemented picture warnings. Canada was the first country to implement pi
India Today Magazine (in)
added Oct 4, 2018 04:46
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