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World No Tobacco Day 2017: Tobacco – a threat to development

It will demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries, including the health and economic well-being of their citizens. It will propose measures that governments and the public should take to promo
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 9, 2016 23:54
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[New York] EDITORIAL: The Nanny State Shames Poor Smokers in Their Homes

Does the Administration really believe there won’t be legal challenges based on the disparate impact affecting poor people and minorities who live in public housing? What are the Obama folks thinking? Let us be clear: The legal activities people pursue
New York Observer
added Dec 8, 2016 04:11
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[Asia, China] Tobacco industry still rakes in major profit despite anti-smoking laws

People around the world are smoking about as many cigarettes as ever nearly 6 trillion per year. It's an incredible number, translating into big business - and profit - for tobacco makers. But as new cigarette laws go into effect, are they having any imp
CCTV America
added Dec 6, 2016 13:58
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[California] EDITORIAL: Anti-smoking efforts target the poor

Anderson is poised to make the Anderson River Park a smoke-free zone.... In Anderson's case, perhaps a park that size can support a designated smoking area. In HUD's, the restriction should stop at the front door.
Redding (CA) Record-Searchlight
added Dec 6, 2016 13:32
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A New Low for Cigarette Smoking

For the first time since record keeping began 50 years ago, the number of Americans who smoke cigarettes has dropped below 40 million... In 2005, there were 45.1 million smokers in the country. By 2015 there were 36.5 million. Sixteen percent of men and
New York Times
added Dec 5, 2016 18:40
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Michael Bloomberg may be Big Tobacco’s biggest enemy

To date, the group has worked with 59 countries with a population of nearly 3.5 billion people to introduce tobacco-control laws and policies and with 36 countries to help them create systems to monitor tobacco use and policy implementation. In India, fo
Washington Post
added Dec 5, 2016 16:06
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Michael R. Bloomberg Commits $360 Million to Reduce Tobacco Use – Raising Total Giving on Tobacco Control Efforts to Nearly $1 Billion

The additional funds will enable tobacco control advocates and public health officials to expand and accelerate effective MPOWER policy strategies to Monitor tobacco use, Protect the public with smoke-free laws, Offer help to quit smoking, Warn about the
Bloomberg Philanthropies
added Dec 5, 2016 16:02
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Bloomberg Expands Effort to Curb Tobacco Use World-wide

is committing $360 million to be used between 2017 and 2022 to help raise tobacco taxes, implement smoke-free laws and pursue other strategies to curb tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries, according to Bloomberg Philanthropies, the philanthropi
Dow Jones News Service
added Dec 5, 2016 16:00
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ARCHIVE: “They’re Going to Die Anyway”: Smoking Shelters at Veterans’ Facilities

Despite strong VA support, the tobacco industry created a public relations–focused grassroots veterans’ opposition group, eventually pushing the US Congress to pass a law requiring smoking areas in every VA health facility. Arguing that it would be unpat
American Journal of Public Health
added Dec 2, 2016 23:04
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Why Some People Aren't Celebrating This Smoking Ban

“We are extremely concerned that this rule will create additional homelessness,” John Lozier, executive director of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council told The Hill in August. “Our primary concern about this policy is the fate of those wh
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added Dec 2, 2016 22:19
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