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[Pennsylvania] Study explores maternal smoking

The National Cancer Institute recently granted Drs. Bradley Collins and Stephen Lepore of Temple’s College of Public Health $2.7 million to study the growing number of mothers who smoke. In their study, the professors plan to modify the NCI quit-smoking
Temple News (Temple University)
added Oct 13, 2015 10:11

[UK-Scotland] Campaign to stub out smoking in Scotland

The Scottish Parliament is now considering a new Health Bill which includes further measures on sales and introducing regulations on e-cigarettes for the first time. Smoking kills 13,000 Scots each year and NHS Scotland spends £271 million treating peop
The Scotsman (uk)
added Oct 12, 2015 10:47

[Asia] Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 6 in ASEAN Countries (PDF)

according to the 2015 WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, only 10% of the world’s people live in countries with sufficiently high tobacco taxes. Retail prices of cigarettes are varied across the region (Figure 1). High-income countries have highe
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Oct 11, 2015 09:01

[Asia, Pakistan] Tax-free cigarettes for rulers

While the manufacturers of the low brands are evading taxes by retailing at the prices below than that printed on the packets, the rulers are causing loss to revenue by enjoying federal excise duty exemption on the cigarettes consumed by them, their frie
The News (pk)
added Oct 8, 2015 11:14

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Smokers remain victim of price hikes

Kim is not alone. He is one of many smokers in their 40s and 50s who pay more to smoke but their wages remain unchanged or have begun to shrink due to the peak wage system through which they get less pay for years from the age of 55 to open up jobs for y
Korea Times (kr)
added Oct 6, 2015 22:09

[Asia-pacific, Georgia] U.S. Proposes Provision on Tobacco in Trade Pact

The tobacco provision remains tentative, but its inclusion in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership being negotiated here would be a major victory for public health advocates and could set a precedent for other trade pacts. Tobacco companies have been
New York Times
added Oct 1, 2015 22:14

A closer look at ‘Cheap White’ cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT]

We confirmed that many Cheap White brands do not comply with the legal requirements in countries where they are sold, but also found that some of these cigarettes appear to be sold legally even outside their country of origin. The presence of untaxed Chea
Tobacco Control
added Sep 29, 2015 08:26

[Europe, Netherlands, UK] 'Bored' migrants CRITICISE lack of cash to buy cigarettes and slow internet in camps

Refugees occupying the Ter Apel camp in the Netherlands have bemoaned the lack of comforts inside the centre, claiming they have become "bored" as a result... The man complained about not having money to buy cigarettes
The [London, UK] Express
added Sep 27, 2015 22:10

UN Officially Recognizes that Tobacco Makes the World Poorer

General Assembly formally adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a plan to eradicate global poverty. The goals formally recognize, on a global scale, the negative impact of tobacco consumption on health, wealth, and development and commit membe
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Sep 26, 2015 18:16

[Asia, India] Hike in VAT, ban on sale of loose cigarettes to negatively impact tobacco companies

India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh has decided to hike VAT on cigarettes and tobacco products. On cigarettes, it has been raised from 25% to 40% and on other tobacco products, it has been raised from 30% to 40%. PrintEmailSave
added Sep 24, 2015 18:26
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