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[UK] Public review of e-cigarettes needed, says Vape Business Ireland

The Irish vape industry has called for a public hearing on cigarette alternatives after a UK committee report found that vaping was not a gateway to cigarette smoking...Vape Business Ireland (VBI) said the Irish government needed to “take heed” of the gr
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 19, 2018 12:37
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Impact of the WHO FCTC over the first decade: a global evidence review prepared for the Impact Assessment Expert Group [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions The FCTC has increased the implementation of measures across several policy domains, and these implementations have resulted in measurable impacts on tobacco consumption, prevalence and other outcomes. However, FCTC implementation must be acce
Tobacco Control
added Aug 18, 2018 16:19
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Analysis of Article 6 (tax and price measures to reduce the demand for tobacco products) of the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control [FREE FULL TEXT]

While there has been some improvement in tobacco tax policy over time, parties should adopt stronger tax measures, despite industry opposition and threats about illicit trade. Parties should implement FCTC Article 5.3 and ratify the Protocol to Eliminate
Tobacco Control
added Aug 18, 2018 16:15
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Washington flush with tobacco money, but gets an ‘F’ for prevention

“We receive a red failing grade for the amount of money our Legislature invests in keeping the next generation of kids off tobacco products,” Mary McHale told KIRO Radio. McHale is with the American Cancer Society. It’s new report grades each state on e
MyNorthwest.com (KIRO, KTTH, Seattle, WA)
added Aug 18, 2018 15:33
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[Oregon] OHA says tobacco sales to underage smokers widespread

The new minimum age law, known as Tobacco 21, went into effect Jan. 1, making Oregon the fifth state in the nation to do so, following Hawaii, California, New Jersey and Maine. This year Massachusetts also followed suit. At least 340 other “localities,”
La Grande (OR) Observer
added Aug 18, 2018 15:29
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[UK] Messages advising smokers to 'make this your last pack' and turn to vaping could be printed inside cigarette packet under new recommendations

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee argues it should be overturned to advertise the use of e-cigarettes. Vaping - the term for using e-cigs - is less harmful than conventional smoking, known to directly cause cancer and heart disease. ...
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 17, 2018 13:19
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[UK] Government missing opportunity with e-cigarettes

The Science and Technology Committee publishes its Report, E-cigarettes. The Report reviews the current evidence base on the harmfulness of e-cigarettes compared to conventional cigarettes and looks at the current policies on e-cigarettes, including in N
UK Parliament (uk)
added Aug 17, 2018 13:15
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[UK] E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

Rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed so they can be more widely used and accepted in society...The report on e-cigarettes, by the science and technology MPs' committee, said they were too often overlooked by the NHS as a tool to help people stop s
BBC Online
added Aug 17, 2018 13:13
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[California] Fontana bans smoking in city parks

Fontana this week joined more than 300 California cities and counties in prohibiting smoking in public parks. City leaders on Tuesday, Aug. 14, unanimously approved the ban, which includes e-cigarettes and will take effect by the end of October. Fontana
Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise
added Aug 20, 2018 02:09
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[Virginia] Cigarette tax moves forward on South Boston council vote

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night. Council members passed the new tax on the first reading but it will not become official until the
SoVaNow (South Boston, VA News & Record)
added Aug 20, 2018 02:09
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