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[UK-Scotland] Increased or minimum tobacco price 'could cut number of smokers'

Increasing the price of tobacco or setting a minimum price could be used as part of a government campaign drive down the number of smokers in Scotland. Public health experts also say reducing the availability of tobacco and incentivising retailers not to
BBC Online
added Nov 23, 2017 02:24
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[Africa, Tanzania] JEW: Tobacco hurts more than just your lungs – it damages the communities that grow it

My colleagues and I have recently published research demonstrating just how damaging it can be to the environment and communities in rural Tanzania. Most villages in Kipembawe don’t have electricity or mobile phone coverage. There are minimal healthcare
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 23, 2017 00:18
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[Netherlands, UK] Tobacco firms may face ‘murder’ trials

(Ash) has begun work on pressing the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to bring charges or to allow a private prosecution... Activists in nine countries are now working on similar cases, according to Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy, a lawyer at Action on Smoking
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 22, 2017 11:59
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco products too accessible in PH – Ubial

“In the Philippines, it’s less than a dollar (P50); in other countries, like in Singapore, it is $9, in Australia, its $15… We still have one of the lowest tobacco prices in the entire region,” she disclosed. Due to the affordable price, it is difficul
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 22, 2017 04:54
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Health Canada report calls for big tax hike on cigarettes

Ottawa needs to hike tobacco taxes significantly to meet its long-term target of reducing smoking to just five per cent of the Canadian population, says a report for Health Canada. The internal report, obtained by CBC News under the Access to Informatio
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 22, 2017 03:44
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Health Canada Wants To Make Cigarettes Even More Expensive

Bad news for smokers: a report from Health Canada is urging the federal government to raise taxes on cigarettes. If the Trudeau government wants to reduce the number of Canadians who smoke, a promise made in March, then a tax hike on cigarettes is the
MTL BLog (ca)
added Nov 22, 2017 03:43
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Australia urged to sue Big Tobacco for past healthcare costs

Writing in the Medical Journal of Australia, three health researchers have argued that launching multi-billion-dollar lawsuits should be the next tactic used here to drive down smoking rates, considering the country's recent success in defending its plai
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:40
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[Australia] Legal does not mean unaccountable: suing tobacco companies to recover health care costs ($$)

commitment to tobacco control, and a declining national smoking rate that is among the lowest in the world should not, however, mislead the public or policy makers into a mistaken belief that tobacco is done.
Medical Journal of Australia
added Nov 19, 2017 23:51
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[Canada] MacKENZIE: Four reasons the Australian government should consider litigation against tobacco companies

In a commentary in the Medical Journal of Australia today, we’re arguing governments should consider litigation against the tobacco industry to recover the massive health care costs associated with use of their products. These costs have been borne by Au
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 23:35
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[Europe] Big Tobacco Fumes Over New EU Salvo in Cigarette Smuggling War

A European Union plan to crack down on cigarette smuggling has manufacturers such as British American Tobacco Plc up in arms about red tape, signaling that the bloc’s promise of more business-friendly regulation has clear limits when it comes to smoking.
Bloomberg News
added Nov 19, 2017 15:37
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