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CDC Reports Adult Smoking Fell to Record Low 15.1 Percent in 2015 – Bold Action Needed to Finish the Job

These remarkable results are a testament to the effectiveness of evidence-based strategies...Thanks to the Tips campaign, as well as campaigns by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Truth Initiative aimed at youth and young adults, the U.S. curren
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 25, 2016 03:22
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia needs new Act for tobacco control, says ex-MOH official

Putrajaya must enact a standalone law on tobacco control with standardised packaging rules before the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement comes into effect, a retired Health Ministry official said today. Dr Zarihah Mohd Zain, former head of the tob
Malay Mail (my)
added May 24, 2016 15:41
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[Australia] Victoria to treat e-cigarettes the same as tobacco products

Under-18s will be banned from buying the electronic smoking devices as part of new legislation to be introduced into parliament next week
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added May 23, 2016 20:47
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[UK, UK-Northern Ireland] Ian Paisley calls for apology from Jim Wells over cigarette packaging remark

Mr Wells posted that he was pleased the introduction of plain paper packaging for cigarettes was being introduced in Northern Ireland as he had approved it while health minister. Mr Paisley posted that 980 workers at the JTI tobacco factory had lost thei
BBC Online
added May 23, 2016 20:47
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[Connecticut] Lawmakers To Consider Whether More E-Cigarette Rules Needed

required the Public Health Committee to hold a public hearing to further examine the issue within 30 days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined e-cigarettes are tobacco products and subjected to the same restrictions as cigarettes. The FD
AP - Associated Press
added May 23, 2016 20:44
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Illinois Moves Closer to 21 Tobacco Purchase Age

Retailers, however, argued that the evidence shows restrictions and taxes don’t lead to reduced smoking rates, but a black market. “Specifically in Chicago, we’ve seen a major increase in the past few years of the illegal sale of cigarettes, including l
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added May 23, 2016 19:14
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Minimum Ages of Legal Access for Tobacco in the United States From 1863 to 2015.

industry’s political advocacy reflects its assessment that recruiting youth smokers is critical to its survival. The increasing evidence on tobacco addiction suggests that restoring MLAs to 21 years would reduce smoking initiation and prevalence, particu
American Journal of Public Health
added May 23, 2016 18:52
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[UK] First minister dismisses e-cigs ban plan in health bill

Plans to ban e-cigarettes in some public places will be dropped from Wales' public health bill, the first minister has said. It failed to pass on the last day of the previous assembly after opposition from Plaid Cymru.
BBC Online
added May 23, 2016 15:56
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[Belgium, Europe] EU Health Chief Blows Everyone Away by Comparing Smoking to Terrorism

"Two terrorist attacks in Brussels are very dangerous, but of course 700,000 premature deaths are also...His comments however, may appear to have been said in distaste by those in Belgium still recovering from the recent terror attacks which claimed the
Sputnik (ru)
added May 22, 2016 19:46
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[Africa, Ghana] Physicians call for increase taxes on tobacco products

The Society of Family Physicians of Ghana is advocating stricter legislation to increase taxes on tobacco products in order to curb what the group describes as rising interest in smoking among the youth. Vice President of the society, Dr. Gerhard Ofori-A
GhanaWeb (nl)
added May 22, 2016 19:45
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