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[Poland] Platform 1’s risk-reduction potential presented at GFN 2018

The 2018 Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) provided a great opportunity for PMI delegates to share the latest clinical results with a unique setup of journalists, scientists, policymakers and major representatives of the tobacco industry. The presented resul
PMI Science (philip Morris International)
added Jul 12, 2018 16:16

[China] Packed passenger plane dropped 25,000ft - with officials probing whether the pilots were SMOKING in the cockpit

An investigation has been launched after a packed passenger plane plunged 25,000 feet in an emergency descent amid claims the pilots had been smoking in the cockpit. The Chinese Civil Aviation Administration is probing why oxygen masks were deployed on
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 12, 2018 15:28
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[UK] Smokers are up to 45% more likely to suffer from deadly irregular heart beats, study finds

For every 10 cigarettes smoked a day, the risk of suffering from atrial fibrillation increases by 14 per cent, a study found today.... from Imperial College London, said:...'We found that smokers are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, but the risk
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 12, 2018 15:09

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health group calls for total ban on e-cigarettes

“We call on President Duterte to impose a ban on selling, distribution and use of e-cigarettes, vapes, and all products necessary and incidental to the use thereof, just as he had done in Davao City,” said Mary Ann Fernandez-Mendoza, president of HealthJ
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Jul 12, 2018 15:02

[Canada] Breakenridge: Time to revisit Calgary's misguided vaping restrictions

Last week, the new Ontario government announced that it was putting the province’s new vaping rules on hold. Those rules would have placed severe restrictions on e-cigarettes, essentially treating them exactly the same as combustible tobacco cigarettes.
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Jul 12, 2018 15:01
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[Ireland] Nenagh Training Centre's rising movie stars lift prize for anti-smoking film

Nenagh Community Training Centre from Tipperary has come second in the Short Film Competition Senior Category at this year's Irish Cancer Society X-HALE Youth Awards 2018. The group scooped the award for their short film Get off the Nicotine Road, which
Tipperary Star (ie)
added Jul 12, 2018 14:49

[UK] Increasing numbers of smokers quit following intensive work by health officials in Barnsley

Smoking levels in Barnsley have been slashed in the space of only 12 months, leaving the town on course towards its target of eradicating the habit among the current primary school population as they reach maturity. Barnsley Council and other public bod
The Star / Sheffield Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 12, 2018 14:45

[UK] Associations between tobacco control mass media campaign expenditure and smoking prevalence and quitting in England: a time series analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusion Between 2008 and 2016, higher monthly expenditure on tobacco control mass media campaigns in England was associated with higher quit success rates.
Tobacco Control
added Jul 12, 2018 13:29

[Australia] It is legal to import nicotine into Queensland

After repeated challenges by ATHRA, Queensland Health has now admitted that importation of nicotine to stop smoking is legal under the TGA Personal Importation Scheme (see below). Vapers need a prescription from their doctor to qualify. Queensland Healt
Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (au)
added Jul 12, 2018 13:27

[Australia] KOSTERICH: Sex, cars and e-cigarettes: why WA must imitate and vape

Yet public health now argues these devices should be banned because they are not harm free. It claims we need double blinded placebo trials and that, if vaping were to be legalised, then access needs to be through a doctor. It makes zero sense. The numb (au)
added Jul 12, 2018 13:24
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