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Remarks from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on Fiscal Year 2019 budget request for FDA

we aren't losing sight of our commitment to the public health basics: reducing smoking rates, preventing kids from initiating on tobacco products
PR Newswire
added Apr 17, 2018 20:54
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[Africa] Malawi Parliament demands better tobacco classification system

Parliament’s Agriculture committee has asked the Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) to change its tobacco classification system, saying the current system does not favour a tobacco grower.
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Apr 17, 2018 19:40
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FDA to Evaluate Minimally or Non-Addictive Cigarette Product Standard, Also Plans to Look at Flavors and Premium Cigars

advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to explore a product standard to lower nicotine in cigarettes to minimally or non-addictive levels (Nicotine ANPRM). Gottlieb’s announcement comes nearly eight months after the Agency unveiled its planned tob
JD Supra, LLC
added Apr 16, 2018 22:30
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[West Virginia] Defendants Want Asbestos Plaintiffs Precluded From Raising Tobacco-Use Issues ($$)

Federal law prevents lung cancer and mesothelioma asbestos plaintiffs from arguing or presenting evidence that they lacked sufficient warning about the dangers tobacco use posed, four defendants told a West Virginia judge on April 13 (In re: Asbestos Liti
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 16, 2018 21:58
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[Australia] Proposal to lift the smoking age to be considered by health experts

State and territory health ministers have agreed to investigate a proposal to lift the age of buying tobacco to 21 years. The idea was put forward in an attempt to cut smoking rates. The move is being cautiously welcomed by the peak medical body, which
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Apr 15, 2018 16:13
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[Oklahoma] OSMA president: CDC's tobacco prevention efforts need full funding

The CDC can only prevent tobacco use effectively if it is adequately funded. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, is chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees CDC funding. While Cole has been a champion for public health, last summer his bill pr
The Oklahoman
added Apr 15, 2018 16:08
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[North Carolina] Up in smoke: Tobacco’s decline

A quarter century after tobacco was the money crop in Robeson County, bringing in hundreds of millions a year to farmers and those who provide support services, the amount of tobacco grown here is a fraction of what it was then. But the number of Robeso
Lumberton (NC) Robesonian
added Apr 15, 2018 01:48
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The Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases Among US States, 1990-2016 [FREE FULL TEXT]

Trends were driven by 12 groups of risk factors, with the largest attributable CVD burden due to dietary risk exposures followed by high systolic blood pressure, high body mass index, high total cholesterol level, high fasting plasma glucose level, tobac
JAMA Cardiology
added Apr 14, 2018 19:22
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The State of US Health, 1990-2016 [FREE FULL TEXT]

Diet, tobacco use, and high systolic blood pressure were the leading causes of deaths while tobacco use, high body mass index, and diet were the leading risk factors for DALYs. For example, dietary risks accounted for 529 299 deaths in 2016, with 83.9% of
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Apr 14, 2018 19:14
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Strong Link Between Cigarette Tax and Illegal Smuggling Rates

Our most recent research is now complete through 2016. We find that from 2015 to 2016, none of the top five smuggling states for inbound traffic changed positions. Nevada, the biggest mover in our annual ranking, leapt 35 places to number six in the natio
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added Apr 14, 2018 01:34
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