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[Czech Republic] Shining more light on tobacco company tactics

Two papers in PLoS Medicine this week highlight again the tactics used by the tobacco industry when attempts are made to regulate them.
PLOS Blogs
added Jun 27, 2012 13:37
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CAMPBELL: ACSH Invited to White House to Advise on Tobacco Harm Reduction

Dr. Gil Ross...visited the White House to talk with officials from the FDA, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and its Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) group, which was seeking guidance on how the new regulations might impact ha
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added Nov 21, 2015 20:08
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[California, Oklahoma] Investigation reveals e-cigarette smokers may inhale metal

The State of Oklahoma doesn't have any laws about e-cigarettes, however Gov. Mary Fallin signed an executive order that bans the devices on state property that took effect Jan. 1. Oklahoma State University and the City of Tahlequah recently tabled propo
KJRH-TV CBS Channel 2 (Tulsa, OK)
added Feb 9, 2014 23:39
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[Australia and Oceania] Fiji to be smoke-free

THE Ministry of Health is calling on members of the public to join its campaign to make Fiji a smoke-free country. ... Mr Tavui revealed that Fiji, being a small country with less than 900,000 people, was struggling with the burden of death and diseases
Fiji Times Online (fj)
added Jul 2, 2013 14:56
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[North Carolina] NC teen smoking rates hit all-time low

According to the 2011 N.C. Youth Tobacco Survey, the state's middle school smoking rate dropped to 4.2 percent in 2011. During that time, the high school rate dropped to 15.5 percent.
Richmond County (NC) Daily Journal
added Aug 2, 2012 12:52
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[India] New survey shows health warnings have helped smokers quit

New evidence from a Government sponsored survey of tobacco use prevalent in north India has shown that health warnings helped a large majority of smokers in quitting the killer habit.
Business Standard (in)
added Jul 29, 2012 22:12
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F.D.A. Warns 3 Tobacco Makers About Language Used on Labels

“The F.D.A.’s job is to ensure tobacco products are not marketed in a way that leads consumers to believe cigarettes with descriptors like ‘additive-free’ and ‘natural’ pose fewer health risks than other cigarettes, unless the claims have been scientific
New York Times
added Aug 27, 2015 21:58
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[Canada] MARTIQUET: The unhealthy draw of a cigar

We may think cigars are links to power, wealth and fame, but they are just as likely to be linked to oral cancer, black teeth and lung disease … not so glamourous after all. There is no such thing as safe tobacco, however it is delivered.
Coast Reporter (ca)
added Aug 23, 2015 16:22
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[Florida] Cause of Smoker's Death a Key Question in Trial Topping the Engle Progeny Review for the Week of March 9

Questions surrounding what killed Paul Pollari took center stage as the trial in his widow’s suit against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds opened Monday. Describing Pollari’s emergency trip to the hospital for a bleeding gastric ulcer just days before he
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 14, 2015 15:37
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[Canada] What Effect does Tobacco Taxation have on Contraband? Debunking the Taxation – Contraband Tobacco Myth (PDF)

many factors are associated with contraband tobacco use, including: easy access, misconceptions about “legal” purchase of cigarettes from First Nations’ Reserves, insufficient enforcement and penalties, and organized criminal activity...To debunk the taxa
Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (ca)
added Feb 19, 2015 21:39
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