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[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
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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
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[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
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[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
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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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[Asia-pacific, China, Macau] Can Smoke-Free Casinos Still Cash In?

The boom times are over in Macau. The Chinese gambling hub's gross domestic product plunged a horrifying 17.2 percent in the fourth quarter, and the government has curbed its projected casino revenue for the year by 27 percent. China's slowing economy an
Bloomberg News
added Mar 24, 2015 11:37
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[Kentucky] Editorial | Free smoke-free bill

“Live long and prosper” ... Except Mr. Nimoy couldn’t live by that advice.... Really? The lives of Kentuckians aren’t a priority?... contact the legislature at 1-800-372-7181. Better yet, tell lawmakers in person. Mr. Robinson’s committee meets Thursday
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Mar 3, 2015 13:40
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When states win lawsuits, where does money go?

some of those bonds are now coming back to bite them. An analysis of more than 100 such deals by ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative journalism enterprise, last year found that some bonds are in trouble because annual settlement payments to the state
USA Today
added Feb 20, 2015 04:19
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‘Jordanians spend JD500m on tobacco every year’

Jordanians spend over JD500 million in cash on tobacco every year, while the indirect costs are estimated at over JD2 billion, according to the Jordan National Anti-Smoking Society.
Jordan Times (jo)
added Feb 19, 2015 17:48
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[New York] NYC and state to sue UPS for illegally shipping cigarettes

The state wants UPS to pay $1,000 per violation, or penalties of $78.5 million. It also seeks $89.1 million in treble damages for the state and $14.1 million for the city under the federal racketeering statute. The company "cost the state millions in r
Reuters
added Feb 18, 2015 11:04
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