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[Nigeria] OLUWAFEMI: Pass Tobacco Control Bill Now!

Speech by Akinbode Oluwafemi, Director, Corporate Accountability & Administration, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), at a civil society press briefing on the National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) Public Hearing in Abuja
Elombah Communications (uk)
added Jul 20, 2014 10:08

Cigarettes in Greece

With the way prices are currently, premium brands are set to gain share in the coming years. Overall, however, cigarette sales are expected to continue to decline, partly due to the recession, with more Greeks quitting or at least reducing their consumpt
Euromonitor International
added Jul 20, 2014 10:04

Cigars in Greece

Cigars are a luxury purchase, hence their consumption is strongly linked to disposable incomes. Unless the economy shows signs of recovery over the forecast period, the category is highly likely to continue to contract. Euromonitor International thus est
Euromonitor International
added Jul 20, 2014 10:02

Nigeria loses $591m annually to tobacco smoking –ERA

The Director of Environmental Rights Action and Friends of the Earth (ERA), Akinbode Oluwafemi, said on Thursday that Nigerian economy loses about $591 million annually as cost of medical treatment and low productivity resulting from tobacco smoking. Co
Daily Independent (ng)
added Jul 19, 2014 19:28

The Regulatory Impact Analysis Fails to Adequately Document the Sources the Benefit and Cost Estimates upon Which it is Based

Regulatory impact analyses are required for any mandate that will result in expenditures by state, local, tribal, or private entities totaling $141 million or more. The required analyses are described in guidelines promulgated by the Office of Informati
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 19, 2014 13:53

FDA cost-benefit analysis ignores that tobacco companies pass costs through to smokers, raising prices & reducing smoking

My colleagues at UCSF just submitted this comment to the FDA on the deeming rule: The Regulatory Impact Analysis Must Consider the Benefits of the Likelihood that the Regulated Companies will Pass the Costs of Compliance on to Smokers, which Will Raise
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 19, 2014 13:51

[Pennsylvania] Why companies control smokers ($$)

a local hospital will no longer hire people who test positive for nicotine addiction, aka, smokers. The reason for this, a hospital spokesperson said, is to trim employee insurance costs, “improve” the health profile of its staff, and keep the guiding spi
Bucks County (PA) Courier Times
added Jul 18, 2014 18:30

AUDIO: Smoking statistics rather alarming in Russia

76 percent of Russia's population - both smokers and non-smokers - welcome the idea of banning smoking in all public places. This probably means that Russian society is ready to deal with the smoking issue. Experts say it won't take long for people to get
Voice of Russia RUVR (ru)
added Jul 18, 2014 16:13
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Military personnel may soon see commissary tobacco discounts go up in smoke

The move comes after Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said in April he supports a force-wide review of tobacco use and sales at military installations. The Navy said it is considering banning tobacco sales at its bases and ships, including all exchange-o
added Jul 16, 2014 21:07
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Senate panel proposes ending tobacco discounts

Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee chairman Rep. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense panel, called the move a common-sense decision to give troops less incentive to use tobacco.
Military Times
added Jul 16, 2014 21:06
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