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[California] Public health impact of e-cigarettes subject of Oct. 26 forum

National health experts will debate whether e-cigarettes will improve public health by replacing tobacco cigarettes or damage public health by renormalizing smoking.
Stanford University School of Medicine
added Oct 6, 2015 22:40

[North Carolina] FDA expands hip-hop anti-tobacco message to Triad

The campaign includes a multiple digital element and outreach at local events that feature community speakers. FDA spokesman Michael Felberbaum said there are no specific events set for the Triad. He said local events in Charlotte and Raleigh included co
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 6, 2015 22:14

How the FDA is trying to keep ‘hip-hop’ teens from smoking

The "hip-hop peer group" is "often hard to reach," said Mitch Zeller, the FDA's top tobacco official, who oversaw the hard-hitting anti-tobacco "Truth" campaign during his tenure at the American Legacy Foundation in the early 2000s. Zeller said the "Fres
The Washington Post
added Oct 6, 2015 21:43

[Asia-pacific] VIDEO: Trade Deal Announcement Highlights Tobacco Problem (Video) (Updated)

But what a difference a few months makes...consistently over the summer is that the TPP agreement will not provide certain protections for tobacco companies, drawing cheers from anti-smoking advocates and jeers from tobacco supporters....Tobacco is a sign
Roll Call
added Oct 6, 2015 16:54

Online E-cigarette Vendors Engage Customers Using Popular Internet Tools

“We found e-cigarette vendors were highly engaged in promoting the culture of ‘vaping’ online, including posting images to Instagram, a social media site used by 52 percent of teens,” said Tim K. Mackey, PhD, UC San Diego School of Medicine assistant pro
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center
added Oct 6, 2015 14:11

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] ASSUNTA: E-cigarettes should be banned — Mary Assunta

Vapers, who are not experts on e-cigarettes, have run away with extolling its merits.The risks of vaping and e-cigarettes have been downplayed and even ignored...The decision for the Ministry of Health is clear--e-cigarettes must be banned.
Malay Mail (my)
added Oct 6, 2015 14:03

[Asia-pacific] Drugs, Cars and Cigarettes: Obama's Tough Fight for Trade Deal

Provisions on drugs, tobacco and farmers may swing votes
Bloomberg News
added Oct 6, 2015 13:34

[Asia-pacific] Daily Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 10/5/2015

MR. EARNEST: Well, Steve, our position on this has been, first of all, an acknowledgement that tobacco poses a unique challenge to public health, and that's why we worked to include in the final TPP agreement an explicit recognition that individual coun
The White House
added Oct 6, 2015 13:25

FDA launches 'Fresh Empire' anti-smoking campaign aimed at young minority groups

The federal agency said Tuesday it will spend $128 million on advertising, events and local outreach as part of the "Fresh Empire" campaign, which aims to curb the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products among minority teenagers.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 6, 2015 12:29

EDITORIAL: Can state ownership of the tobacco industry really advance tobacco control?

SOTCs could in fact be co-opted into advancing the goals of tobacco control—by virtue of their potential to play a role in addressing supply side issues. In the most optimistic version of this scenario, a national government could essentially instruct its
Tobacco Control
added Oct 6, 2015 11:40
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