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Report released on cancer prevention, early detection

American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures shows that smoking and obesity are still significant risk factors for cancer...in 2015 that 15 percent of adults in the United States were current cigarette smokers, but that sm
UPI
added May 18, 2017 17:25
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[Florida] Theresa Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al.: En Banc Opinion (PDF) (248pp)

would have us presume that Congress established a right to sell cigarettes based on a handful of federal labeling requirements...We discern no “clear and manifest purpose” to displace tort liability... We AFFIRM the judgments against R.J. Reynolds and Phi
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
added May 18, 2017 16:49
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[Asia-pacific] Philippines' Duterte gets tough on tobacco with ban on smoking in public

Duterte has signed an executive order banning smoking in public across the second-most populous country in Southeast Asia...covers both indoor and outdoor smoking, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said on Thursday. It also covers existing bans on t
Reuters
added May 18, 2017 16:09
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Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings

the American Cancer Society's new report detailed promising news in the prevention of cancer. For example, smoking has continued to decline. In 2015, only 15 percent of adults smoked cigarettes. Smoking among high school students fell from 29 percent in
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 18, 2017 16:03
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] CHUA: National smoking ban

If we, as a people and as a nation, are really serious in eliminating all the smoking-related killer diseases that snuff out more than 240 lives a day, yes, a day, not a month, causing the loss of loved ones and family devastation, promulgating a nation
Asian Journal (The Filipino-American (FilAm) Community Newspaper)
added May 18, 2017 08:51
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U.S. heart disease deaths drop but wide variation by county remains

Walking just 30 minutes a day on most days, avoiding tobacco, and eating a healthy diet with mostly plants, whole grains, and less processed foods, salt and sugar can help, Goff said. "The good news is small changes can make a difference," Goff added.
Reuters
added May 18, 2017 07:17
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House committee moves bill to prohibit smoking at VA facilities

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted unanimously Wednesday, May 17, 2017, to move forward with legislation that would immediately ban smoking inside Department of Veterans Affairs facilities and require the agency to eliminate outdoor smoking a
Stars & Stripes
added May 17, 2017 18:37
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LETTER from 51 Health Groups to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price (PDF)

As to e-cigarettes and related products, the record cited by the FDA in the May 2016 final rule, and the record cited by the government in the DOJ brief in support of its summary judgment motion in the Nicopure Labs case, make a compelling case for regu
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 17, 2017 17:24
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51 Health Groups Urge Administration to Defend and Enforce FDA Rule for E-Cigarettes, Cigars

In a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price (PDF), the groups expressed concern that the administration is taking steps to reconsider the rule, putting kids and public health at risk. Twice in recent months, on March 1 and May 1, 2
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 17, 2017 17:19
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesian health minister warns country’s smoking epidemic threatens National Health Insurance Program

The obvious answer to the economic argument for tobacco is that, in the long run, the devastating health consequences of nicotine addiction and the accompanying healthcare costs will far outweigh the short-term economic benefits the industry provides the
Coconuts Media (hk)
added May 20, 2017 15:53
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