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[New York] Mayor Mike Bloomberg, public health autocrat: A brief history

Over the course of a decade he has made New York City a laboratory to test policies that manipulate the healthiness of public environments
Washington Post
added Jun 4, 2012 12:57
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[Asia-pacific] Chain-smoking children: Indonesia's ongoing tobacco epidemic

"The problem is big," Pulungan said, adding that smoking has been an issue in Indonesia for more than 40 years. "But it's getting worse." He believes that in addition to peer influence, the root causes of the epidemic include advertising, lack of laws --
CNN
added Sep 4, 2017 03:46
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[Canada, New York] Smoking when pregnant increases risk of obese kids

A joint study between researchers at Brock University and the State University of New York at Buffalo found that babies exposed to cigarette smoke in the womb were gaining weight faster than they should have by the time they were two years old, said Dani
St. Catharines (ON) Standard (ca)
added May 7, 2017 19:59
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Sponsorship of National Health Organizations by Two Major Soda Companies [FREE FULL TEXT]

Lessons can be learned from the history of tobacco companies...American Cancer Society (ACS) Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Institutes of Health American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) American Lung Association American Medical Association (AM
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Oct 10, 2016 17:15
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One of America’s healthiest trends has had a pretty unexpected side effect

The dip has coincided with steep declines in the rate of lung cancer, the death rate associated with cardiovascular disease...coincided with...the rise of obesity. And it's not unreasonable to think that the two might be at least somewhat related.
Washington Post
added Jun 6, 2016 12:50
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, USA] Alcohol, junk food next plain packaging targets, lawyer warns

Herbert Smith Freehills ...is taking on the World Trade Organisation on behalf of British American Tobacco over plain packaging and warning labels on tobacco packaging, has told Fairfax Media that tobacco is often the "canary in the coal mine" for changes
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 27, 2015 10:59
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Cancers Caused by Lifestyle Behaviors: Experts Urge Action

In launching the World Cancer Report 2014 earlier this week..."Decades of research have shown that cutting tobacco use is the single most powerful way to prevent many deadly cancers, especially in developing countries where smoking is most widespread. ..
Medical Tribune
added May 7, 2014 14:17
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[Australia] RPT-Ukraine turmoil could be a setback for tobacco firms

Yanukovich's government took the lead in challenging Australia after it enacted tough restrictions on the packaging of cigarettes, a move that supporters said heralded a new global wave of public health legislation. In March 2012, Ukraine launched a case
Reuters
added Mar 1, 2014 18:00
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Japanese convenience store chain going healthy

Lawson Inc., Japan's second-largest convenience store chain, said Tuesday it will strengthen its health-related business as part of a midterm strategy to tap into the growing number of health-conscious customers in the aging society.
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 13, 2013 15:41
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Focus on Sin Taxes

On June 1, the Tax Foundation observed that after the District of Columbia raised its cigarette tax from $2 to $2.50, revenue from the tax fell 24%. It had projected a revenue increase of almost $10 million, but revenues actually fell by $5 million over
The Fiscal Times
added Sep 15, 2013 10:25
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