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[Massachusetts] Editorial: Legislature advances public health in state

Tobacco should not be sold under the same roof as medications and other health-care products. We hope that Baker signs the package into law and puts Massachusetts in the forefront of the nationwide effort to discourage smoking and vaping by teenagers.
Hampshire (MA) Gazette
added Jul 25, 2018 22:57
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CVS Health and Truth Initiative Challenge All Women's Colleges to Go Tobacco-Free

CVS Health and Truth Initiative® are calling upon women's colleges in the United States to apply for their grant program dedicated to helping colleges and universities advocate for, adopt and implement 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies.
PR Newswire
added Jul 25, 2018 22:57
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[North Carolina] State Health Plan Quits QuitlineNC, Switches To CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic

will switch from QuitlineNC to CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic. The former contract cost the plan $1.3 million per year, and State Treasurer Dale Folwell said the new contract will cost $862,000, a savings of $479,000. With CVS locations across the state, F
WUNC-FM (Chapel Hill, NC)
added Jul 25, 2018 22:57
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[North Carolina] State workers trying to quit smoking will now have to go to CVS; NC officials say move will save money

Folwell said the change will save the state of North Carolina about $479,000 a year. QuitlineNC costs the state $1.3 million a year, while the cost of state employees using CVS to stop smoking is projected at $862,000. CVS Caremark is already the pharma
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Jul 25, 2018 00:56
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[UK] McColl's like-for-like sales drop on Palmer & Harvey bankruptcy

British convenience retailer McColl’s on Monday posted a 2.7 percent drop in like-for-like sales for the first half, as supplies were hit after the collapse of UK cigarette wholesaler Palmer & Harvey (P&H) last year.
Reuters
added Jul 25, 2018 00:55
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NATO Comments to FDA on Flavored Tobacco Products

The National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) announced that it submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to the agency’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding the role of flavors in tobacco pro
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jul 25, 2018 00:55
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Kempen to exclude tobacco investments from its funds by end-2018

Dutch asset manager Kempen Capital Management said on Tuesday it planned to exclude all tobacco investments from its funds by the end of 2018.... “We want to contribute to positive change, and excluding the tobacco industry from our investment funds is an
Reuters
added Jul 25, 2018 00:15
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A Pragmatic Trial of E-Cigarettes, Incentives, and Drugs for Smoking Cessation [FREE FULL TEXT]

financial incentives added to free cessation aids resulted in a higher rate of sustained smoking abstinence than free cessation aids alone. Among smokers who received usual care, the addition of free cessation aids or e-cigarettes did not provide a benefi
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Jul 24, 2018 22:40
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Impact of removing point-of-sale tobacco displays on smoking behaviour among adolescents in Europe: a quasi-experimental study

The implementation of PoS display bans in Europe was associated with a stronger decrease in regular smoking among adolescents. This decrease does not appear to be driven by a decreasing accessibility of tobacco, but might be caused by further de-normalisa
Tobacco Control
added Jul 24, 2018 20:47
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Big Tobacco Makes Its First Investment in the Marijuana Industry

this marks what could be the beginning of Big Tobacco's entrance into the marijuana industry. Cigarette sales for many of the industry's giants have been down, and tobacco alternatives simply haven't provided enough of an impact to offset that cigarette v
Motley Fool
added Jul 24, 2018 20:41
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