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[Asia] 10 per cent hike on tobacco products to reduce consumption: Public Health Foundation of India

Key findings from PHFI study on "An Empirical Study of India's Fiscal Policies against Tobacco: A State Level Analysis" was released by Union Health Secretary Luv Verma today. The study highlighted that a 10 per cent increase in bidi prices will lead
The Economic Times (India)
added Jun 9, 2014 11:24
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FDA’s Proposed Exception for Premium Cigars (Option 2) Does Not Protect the Public Health and Should Be Rejected

Lauren Lempert and I submitted a public comment today opposing FDA's "Option 2" to exempt "premium cigars" from regulation. Here is what we submitted:
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 3, 2014 14:26
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HUANG: E-Cigarettes: China's Next Growth Industry

In August, about 500 representatives of the global e-cigarette industry will meet in Shenzhen to unveil new technologies and discuss how to improve safety and health standards industry-wide. Global trends suggest that e-cigarette use will grow and be her
Forbes
added May 27, 2014 12:12
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SULLUM: Save E-Cigarettes From the Children

Last year I gave our oldest daughter an electronic cigarette kit for her 20th birthday. At that point Francine, who started smoking at 17, was going through two or three packs of Camels a day—which was pretty impressive, especially since she was not allo
Reason Magazine
added Apr 21, 2014 18:29
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GRAPHIC: The Smoking Divide

A new analysis of federal smoking data reveals that although the national smoking rate has been falling, there is a clear geographic divide. Poorer counties, like some in Kentucky, have experienced smaller declines than wealthier counties.
New York Times
added Mar 25, 2014 05:14
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TheRealCost.gov

WELCOME You probably know smoking is harmful to your health. We don’t need to tell you that. We’re here to fill in the blanks—to explain why it’s so harmful—and to debunk a few myths while we’re at it.
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Feb 4, 2014 06:19
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CDC to Launch Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

Starting Monday, the agency will launch the 2014 phase of "Tips From Former Smokers" (Tips), an ambitious annual TV, radio and print campaign. As was the case during its first two incarnations, the upcoming Tips campaign, which will last nine weeks, wil
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 1, 2014 23:55
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GRAPHICS: Marijuana and tobacco: How times have changed

USA TODAY Network looks back at the divergent paths marijuana and tobacco have taken in public policy and pop culture.
USA Today
added Jan 17, 2014 18:27
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BLUMENTAL/DURBIN: Fifty Years After First Surgeon General Report on Smoking, E-Cigarettes Pose Latest Threat to Public Health

If these companies want to market their products as a safe alternative to smoking, they should be subject to rigorous FDA scrutiny. Oversight and regulation are the only way to know the true nature of these products and the only way to ensure that today'
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jan 17, 2014 18:12
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Surgeon General Sets Tobacco End-Game as Smoking Decline Stalls

Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak in a report today criticized the “fraudulent campaigns” by cigarette companies, weaknesses in regulation and a rebound in smoking depicted in Hollywood films. He said he’s considering end-game strategies, such as gre
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jan 17, 2014 01:52
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