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[UK] VIDEO: Mark Drakeford says e-cigarettes are 're-normalising' smoking

Health Minister Mark Drakeford said he fears that electronic cigarettes are "re-normalising" smoking and believes there is a case for tighter laws. He told BBC Wales' Sunday Politics that he was very anxious about the devices. But he did not dismiss cl
BBC Online
added Feb 2, 2014 13:36

[Europe] Blowing smoke in the Brussels tobacco war

The leaked internal briefing papers showed how tobacco giant Philip Morris International employed 161 people to combat the proposed directive, profiling and targeting specific persons within the EU government, and sought to generate negative opinions on h
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
added Dec 2, 2013 14:47

[Canada] Bill banning flavoured tobacco passes third reading

Bill 206, a private member’s bill supported by Calgary MLA Christine Cusanelli, received government backing and passed third reading with the majority of support in the assembly. The legislation includes provisions for banning the sale of tobacco with a
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added Nov 27, 2013 16:41

[Utah] Committee approves new age requirement for tobacco purchases

The provision moving the legal age from 19 to 21 -- which some call an adjustment to existing regulation -- was passed by the Health and Human Services interim committee on Wednesday.
KSL Channel 5 (Salt Lake City, UT)
added Nov 20, 2013 15:45


a proposed ballot measure to boost taxes on a pack of cigarettes by $2 ... But many economists note that, at some point, tax hikes offer diminishing benefits, thus reminding me of an entertaining old thought experiment about the effects of taxation on pe
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune]
added Nov 15, 2013 02:52

E-Cigarette Firms Are Behaving More and More Like Cigarette Companies – FDA Regulation Urgently Needed

Manufacturers of electronic cigarettes say they want to be part of the solution to the tobacco problem, but increasingly they're behaving just like tobacco companies always have. They’re following Big Tobacco's playbook by marketing their products in ways
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 8, 2013 12:54

Ranking Members Warn of Dangers of E-Cigarette Advertising

sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg warning that electronic cigarette companies are targeting young smokers with the same advertising and marketing practices that major cigarette companies used for decades to hoo
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
added Nov 5, 2013 06:08

[Europe, Malta] Watered down tobacco directive approved by MEPs

The vote was welcome by European health commissioner Tonio Borg, who said that the amended text would now go for negotiations between the Council and MEPs. Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola said she voted for the final report.
Malta Today (mt)
added Oct 8, 2013 17:29

Philip Morris International Comments on the European Parliament Vote on the Proposed Tobacco Products Directive

Members of the European Parliament have voted to ban an entire segment of the legal market despite the inevitable increase in illegal trade that this will fuel. They have failed to provide a workable framework for reduced harm products and have also conti
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 8, 2013 13:17

[California] KAYE: Increased Taxes = Increased Crime

These new findings are revealed in a report just issued by the California Foundation for Commerce and Education (disclosure: that’s my employer). Authored by the consulting firm Andrew Chang, LLC, The State and Local Impact of Tobacco Prices on Smuggling
added Oct 7, 2013 17:34
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