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[Switzerland] E-cigarette industry agrees to voluntary sales ban for minors

Swiss producers of electronic cigarettes, and several retail outlets that sell such products, have agreed to a voluntary ban on the sale to minors until a Swiss law change comes into effect. The code of conduct from the consortium of tobacco manufacture
swissinfo (Swiss Radio International) (ch)
added Sep 21, 2018 21:59
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[UK] 'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking

Smokers looking to quit as part of the annual Stoptober campaign are being warned not to go "cold turkey". Government health officials have said smokers stand a much greater chance of succeeding giving up by using official NHS support or turning to e-ci
BBC Online
added Sep 21, 2018 21:56
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Uruguay gov't not to back down on tough anti-smoking policy: president

His remarks came after a judicial decision suspended a presidential decree mandating plain tobacco packaging, which forces manufacturers to market cigarettes in neutral or generic boxes with none of the usual bright colors, images or logos. "No tobacco
Xinhua Newswire
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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[UK] Display ban lowers cigarette sales to kids

Removing displays of tobacco products from shops may have reduced the proportion of children buying cigarettes by 17 per cent, according to new research. Imperial College London, which carried out the study, said the findings suggest tobacco display ban
News Interactive Network/News Limited/News.com (au)
added Sep 21, 2018 21:40
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[UK] THE GLOBAL TOBACCO & NICOTINE FORUM 2018 LONDON, U.K. SEPTEMBER 11–14, 2018

When the Global Tobacco Networking Forum launched in 2008, the defining issues shaping the tobacco and nicotine terrain were somewhat different to those of today. GTNF events increasingly feature next generation products such as e-cigarettes and heat-not
GTNF (Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum) (Tobacco Reporter)
added Sep 21, 2018 21:37
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ARCHIVE: Sinclair Davidson Claims Freedom of Information request shows Australian Government manipulated plain packs data

Following a Freedom of Information request, Sinclair Davidson, Professor of Institutional Economics at RMIT University in Melbourne (Australia), will tell a meeting of the Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (‘GTNF’) in Brussels that despite what the Austr
GTNF (Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum) (Tobacco Reporter)
added Sep 21, 2018 21:35
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[Asia, Pakistan] Citizens decry being deprived of their right to breathe in fresh air

Despite the existence of non-smokers’ health ordinance, residents of the federal capital are persistently violating the anti-tobacco laws that deprive the citizens of their right to breathe in fresh air. People living in apartments are major victims of
Express Tribune (pk)
added Sep 21, 2018 20:42
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UK TO FALL SHORT OF UN TARGET FOR REDUCING PREMATURE DEATHS FROM CHRONIC DISEASE

Professor Majid Ezzati, from Imperial's School of Public Health, who led the study, said: "Non-communicable diseases are the main cause of premature death for most countries. "Poverty, uncontrolled marketing of alcohol and tobacco by multinational indus
CARE APPOINTMENTS (uk)
added Sep 21, 2018 18:30
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[Canada] Cigar retailers want exemptions from packaging rules

“It would affect my business immensely. I’d be basically shut down,” said Jeff Arrowsmith, owner of Jade Smoker’s Corner, an 18 and up store specializing in expensive import cigars and tobacco products. A new law allowing Health Canada to regulate what
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:56
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[UK] NCD Countdown 2030: worldwide trends in non-communicable disease mortality and progress towards Sustainable Development Goal target [FREE FULL TEXT]

Substantial reduction of NCD mortality requires policies that considerably reduce tobacco and alcohol use and blood pressure, and equitable access to efficacious and high-quality preventive and curative care for acute and chronic NCDs.
The Lancet (uk)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:54
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