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[Canada] Message from the Minister of Health - National Non-Smoking Week - January 18 - 24, 2015

during this year's National Non-Smoking Week, the Government of Canada is renewing its commitment to amend the schedule to the Tobacco Act to further restrict the use of additives, including flavouring additives, which are used to market cigars that appea
Health Canada
added Jan 25, 2015 01:06
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[Canada] Québec Tobacco-Free Week 2015

runs from January 18 to 24, 2015, will highlight the suffering experienced by smokers in the final stages of life due to a smoking-related disease. Tobacco makes its victims suffer before it kills them. Coordinated by the Québec Council on Tobacco and Hea
Québec Tobacco-Free Week (Québec Council on Tobacco and Health) (ca)
added Jan 18, 2015 18:21
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New Study, For the First Time, Details What Types of Cigars Americans Smoke

A new study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the first time breaks down the types of cigars smoked by adults in the U.S. and highlights why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must have basic oversight au
EIN (European Internet Network) Professional Edition
added Jul 31, 2014 17:11
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Researchers find 18 percent of high school seniors smoke hookah

American adolescents are turning to ethnically-linked alternative tobacco products, such as hookahs, cigars, and various smokeless tobacco products, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 7, 2014 08:02
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[Canada] HOOKAHS (WATERPIPES) & SHISHA: A SUMMARY (PDF)

If passed, Bill 131 will amend the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) to ban all flavoured tobacco products and strengthen enforcement to allow for testing of tobacco in waterpipes in indoor public places. However, in order to effectively address the hookah
Non-Smokers’ Rights Association/Smoking and Health Action Foundation (ca)
added May 16, 2014 17:28
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[Africa] Rwanda to draft tobacco control law

Rwandan Health Minister Agnes Binagwaho said Wednesday the government was drawing up a tobacco consumption code to protect both smokers and nonsmokers from the effects of smoking. Speaking on the sidelines of an international conference on fighting toba
Xinhua Newswire
added Nov 7, 2013 13:07
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[Ohio] Alternative tobacco use up in teenagers

Instead of smoking cigarettes, some students are chewing tobacco, or smoking cigars or flavored tobacco from a hookah, according to the American Lung Association in Ohio. But these students who are expanding their tobacco use aren't just high school stu
Willoughby (OH) News-Herald
added Apr 29, 2013 14:34
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[India] Anti-tobacco activists move to strip cigarette packs

A study published in The Indian Journal of Public Health says that more uneducated users in India find current pictorial warnings don’t motivate them to quit. But cigarette sellers in Delhi don’t see much difference between their educated and uneducated
Smart Planet (CBS Interactive)
added Jul 31, 2012 12:22
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[Canada] The smoking of 'non-tobacco' substances, often herbal, in water-pipes (hookahs or shishas), 'has become increasingly prevalent in the City of Ottawa and other municipalities in Ontario,' according to a city report.

Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Jun 19, 2012 05:24
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[Pennsylvania] Graphic Warning Labels Improve Smokers' Recall of Warning and Health Risks Related to Smoking, Penn Medicine Study Shows

New Research Also Provides Valuable Insight into How Warning Labels May Be Effective in Capturing Smoker's Attentions
University of Pennsylvania Health System
added Jun 15, 2012 16:28
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