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Health Canada cracking down on flavoured smokes aimed at young smokers

Ottawa is aiming to crack down on flavoured cigarettes that target young smokers, but anti-smoking advocates say the government's plan is too little, too late. Health Minister Rona Ambrose is proposing regulatory amendments that would further restrict ac
Canadian Press
added Sep 30, 2014 05:43
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McKEE / SALNER: A Cancer Battle We Can Win

We can achieve a solid win against cancer. CT lung screening for high-risk populations, with high quality standards, is ready for prime time. The government should move quickly to cover this lifesaving intervention for Medicare users.
New York Times
added Sep 30, 2014 05:42
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E-cigarettes in the workplace: A cigarette by any other name?

employers need to monitor their state and local legislatures for regulations governing the use of e-cigarettes. A conservative strategy of extending any ban (or restriction) on smoking to include e-cigarettes may ensure compliance with municipal regulatio
BLR - Business and Legal Reports
added Sep 30, 2014 05:30
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$211 Million in Community Prevention Grants go to 193 Organizations in Every State / TFAH Applauds CDC for the Announcement

Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the awarding today of a new set of Community Prevention Grants by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).... These grants: Support community-driven prevention efforts targeted at reducing toba
PR Newswire
added Sep 30, 2014 05:24
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Call Widens for Medicare CT Lung Cancer Screening Coverage

More than 60 patient advocacy and medical organizations have joined a coalition headed by the Lung Cancer Alliance, the American College of Radiology and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, in urging Medicare to cover low dose computed tomography (LDCT) scr
PR Newswire
added Sep 30, 2014 05:21
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[Canada] SIENIUC: Public health officers tackle hazy issue of e-cigarettes

In an effort to make sense of the regulations, the e-cigarette issue is on the agenda for provincial and territorial health ministers, who are meeting in Banff, Alta., on Monday and Tuesday. What authority do medical officers have to protect public heal
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Sep 30, 2014 05:16
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[Canada] WEEKS: Reality check: Ottawa failing to take action on e-cigarettes

By staying on the sidelines and refusing to regulate the content, sale and advertising of e-cigarettes, Health Canada is squandering an easy opportunity to become a leader on an important public-health file.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Sep 30, 2014 05:10
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LEVIN: Tobacco Industry Batting A Thousand With Federal Judge, While FDA Strikes Out

The three cases...blocked graphic cigarette warning labels and delayed regulation of e-cigarettes...by the same federal judge, Richard J. Leon... the fact that Leon was assigned all three is extraordinary—and extraordinarily good luck for the industry.
FairWarning
added Sep 29, 2014 12:13
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[Asia, Korea - South] [Editorial] War against smoking / Tobacco tax hike should be upheld

The government, therefore, should push more nonprice-related policies aimed at lowering the smoking rate and make sure the new tax revenues are not diverted to spending programs unrelated to antismoking and health programs.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Sep 29, 2014 06:28
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Canada’s big tobacco firms say Quebec lawsuit oversteps Parliament

are accusing the plaintiffs in a landmark class-action lawsuit of attempting to use the courts to do what Parliament doesn’t dare: ban the sale of cigarettes...cigarettes have at least one use – to give smokers pleasure – and Quebec Superior Court cannot
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Sep 29, 2014 06:20
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