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[UK] NICE issues standard on reducing the harm from smoking

A quality standard to help reduce tobacco-related harm for people who don’t feel able to stop smoking in one step is published today by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Tobacco smoking remains the single greatest cause of preventab
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.(NICE) (uk)
added Jul 6, 2015 09:13
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[UK] Smoking: harm reduction / NICE quality standard [QS92]

This quality standard covers ways of reducing harm from smoking. In particular, this includes people who are highly dependent on nicotine and who may not be able (or want) to stop smoking in one step, who may want to stop smoking without giving up nicot
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.(NICE) (uk)
added Jul 6, 2015 09:12
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[Canada] EDITORIAL: Ottawa must act on e-cigarettes

Health Canada risks the credibility of its entire anti-tobacco strategy unless it does something about regulating e-cigarettes quickly....It’s clear from what data is available that e-cigarettes are making inroads into the youth market. Today’s young s
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Jul 5, 2015 20:32
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'Wild West' for e-cigarette use in Canada, critic says

Six years after e-cigarettes were effectively banned in Canada, a booming industry and thousands of users across this country remain in a nicotine-laced fog. Are they legal? Are they safe? And what’s taking so long to sort things out?
VANCOUVER 24 HOURS (ca)
added Jul 5, 2015 12:40
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Senators to U.S. Chamber: Stop Renting Your Letterhead to Big Tobacco

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s decision to use its international clout to fight regulations of tobacco products around the world is craven and unconscionable. Commerce member companies should be concerned that their good name is sullied in efforts to st
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:02
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[Massachusetts] MCDONOUGH: US Chamber of Commerce’s shameful tobacco work

When I was a state representative in Boston in the 1980s and ’90s, I spent lots of time visiting chambers...How much is the tobacco industry paying the Chamber for their work in defense of the unfettered right of tobacco companies to sell their addictive
CommonWealth magazine
added Jul 3, 2015 11:28
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Top Spenders / All years (1998-2015)

US Chamber of Commerce $1,160,065,680 / Altria Group $159,715,200
Opensecrets.org (Center for Responsive Politics)
added Jul 3, 2015 10:32
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Show Him the Money / Tom Donohue scares millions of dollars out of corporations and Republicans. But is his U.S. Chamber of Commerce good for business?

Soon he’d be back in the air on a leased jet with his personal assistant (a former marine), his media consigliere (a former Philip Morris tobacco lobbyist), and his wife, Liz. On the agenda was another fund-raiser in Florida. “You can never have enough mo
Washington Monthly
added Jul 3, 2015 10:29
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Blumenthal, Democratic Senate Colleagues, Statement on U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Lobbying for Big Tobacco

to use its international clout to fight regulations of tobacco products around the world is craven and unconscionable. Commerce member companies should be concerned that their good name is sullied in efforts to strike down public health protections worldw
US Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
added Jul 3, 2015 09:51
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FDA mulls restrictions on liquid nicotine

has taken the first step toward potential national standards on child-resistant tobacco packaging, along with establishing warning labels on liquid nicotine used with electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. The FDA is requesting comment, research reports an
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 1, 2015 15:33
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