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[Asia-pacific] Macau total smoking ban may pare casino revenue by up to 4.6 percent

Health Bureau (SSM) says in a statement it estimates that the city's gaming revenue would be reduced by up to 4.6 percent if a blanket ban on smoking in all gaming venues was implemented, adding that it had taken a preliminary assessment conducted by the
Macau News (mo)
added Sep 25, 2015 14:25

FDA and the Department of Defense: A Joint Force to Reduce Tobacco Use in the Military

Working collaboratively, we developed an agreement where FDA would supply DHA with six advertisements from The Real Cost campaign, to run in more than 100 military installation movie theaters, domestically and internationally, until March 2016. The ads f
FDA Blogs
added Sep 22, 2015 17:34

[Asia-pacific, Korea - South, Singapore] Macau Casinos Are Fuming as China's Gamblers Puff Away Elsewhere

A bill being considered by Macau legislators to fully outlaw smoking in casinos promises to set the city’s 35 betting parlors further apart from rivals in Singapore and other Asian gaming destinations. While a blanket ban would be a victory for public hea
Bloomberg News
added Sep 11, 2015 00:23

[UK] Blowing smoke: is vaping waste as bad as cigarette butts?

Consumers are not properly aware of the dangers of e-cigarette waste, with whole vaping devices being sent straight to landfill rather than being recycled. That’s according to waste management company Business Waste, which claims e-cigarettes are pose an (uk)
added Jul 29, 2015 11:13

Tobacco Taxes Reduce Health Expenses and Increase Worker Productivity

What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Chattopadhyay: Based on an updated review of all of the available scientific studies, the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) reiterated its recommendation for tobacco pr
added Jul 26, 2015 05:41

[UK] Stop cutting back on smoking cessation services, expert warns councils

Local authorities must stop stripping back NHS Stop Smoking services in GP practices, a leading expert on smoking cessation has warned. Professor Robert West, professor of health psychology at University College London and leading researcher on addictio
Pulse (uk)
added Jun 21, 2015 16:41

Puffing dragon: China's new smoking ban faces economic blowback

“It is a challenge” for the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA) to both run the Chinese cigarette industry and regulate it at the same time... has been tasked with designing graphic health warnings and ensuring they appear on cigarette packages.
Christian Science Monitor
added Jun 1, 2015 15:04

[China, Hong Kong, Thailand] Did the tobacco industry inflate estimates of illicit cigarette consumption in Asia? An empirical analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

first study to directly validate an industry-funded estimate of illicit cigarette consumption, using a comparable estimation framework... the industry-funded estimate of illicit cigarette consumption for Hong Kong had been inflated by at least 133%.
Tobacco Control
added May 29, 2015 09:41

[Canada] Sixty health and legal experts release poll for World No Tobacco Day and express alarm over near zero awareness of landmark provincial lawsuits against Big Tobacco. (PDF)

“less than 10 percent of Canadians know that the provinces are suing tobacco companies over their behaviour”... Today, the Campaign is making public both the poll and the letter from more than 60 health and legal experts pressing provincial attorneys gen
Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud [ Campagne pour obtenir justice face à la fraude du tabac] (ca)
added May 25, 2015 16:22

Tobacco tax initiative proposed for California

a coalition of health groups said Monday it will begin circulating petitions to put an initiative on the November 2016 ballot to hike the levy on cigarettes. Two proposed initiative summaries, one including electronic cigarettes, were filed Monday with t
Los Angeles Times
added May 5, 2015 12:28
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