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Tobacco in Iran

Cigarettes maintains growth potential due to low unit prices and the rising number of smokers The number of smokers in Iran continued to grow during 2013 despite widespread advertising in the mass media highlighting the negative health effects of smoking
Euromonitor International
added Nov 11, 2014 18:25

[Asia-pacific, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam] Cigarette price level and variation in five Southeast Asian countries

To maximise the effectiveness of tobacco tax policies, countries should adopt specific excise tax structures to decrease cigarette price variation, which would minimise opportunities for smokers to ‘trade down’ to a cheaper brand to avoid a tax-driven pri
Tobacco Control
added Mar 7, 2014 02:51

[Canada] E-cigarette use slapped with growing provincial regulation

In Canada, however, there are no e-cigarettes with nicotine that are legally approved for sale. Electronic cigarettes that do not contain nicotine are legal and readily available, in many places to minors as well, as long as they make no health claim.
CBC News (ca)
added Jan 6, 2015 15:01

[Canada] Science Reporting Caution: Be careful what you claim from a study

Sunday Edition featured an essay by host Michael Enright about a new study that questions the link between second-hand smoke and lung cancer ... Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud, asked for a review. They felt the essay and its retraction were inaccur
CBC Ombudsman (ca)
added May 16, 2014 17:05

Kosovo adopts strong and comprehensive tobacco control law

Kosovo has adopted a comprehensive tobacco control law in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). The measures include: 100% smoke-free indoor public places, workplaces, and public transportation, as well as specified outdo
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 9, 2013 13:39

[Florida] GUS: RJ Reynolds takes another hit. Updated with add'l info on the 9/15 diary about RJR.

So much for the decades of shoulder shrugging, "I din't no nuttin" persona put on by Big tobacco. They were not only keeping up on current research, they were investing millions of dollars not only into whether or not cigarettes were addictive and le
Daily Kos (blog)
added Sep 28, 2015 19:46

[Canada] White Rock residents' claim of discrimination of second-hand smoke dismissed

A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision has dismissed ... claimed the smoke at their subsidized White Rock residence had worsened their existing physical or mental disabilities ...Crescent Housing Society ... failed to reasonably accommodate their disabili
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Jun 8, 2014 14:17

Inuit Smoking Rates in Canada Are Worse Than the National Average in the 1950s

Canada's North is facing a health crisis, as skyrocketing cancer rates amongst its Indigenous peoples are far and away the highest in the world, according to a new international study. That result is, in part, due a total failure of the all levels of go
added Jan 28, 2016 20:21

[Canada] Cancer: Now available in strawberry

During National Non-Smoking Week 2015 the Canadian Cancer Society BC and Yukon is trying to get B.C.'s smoking rate from 13 per cent to nine. B.C. has Canada's lowest tobacco use rates but youth are still experimenting with flavoured tobacco.
Prince George (BC) Citizen (ca)
added Jan 25, 2015 01:08

[Australia, Canada, UK, USA] Graphic Cigarette-Label Warnings Work, Study Finds

Cigarette warning labels help convince smokers to quit, and the bigger the label, the better, a new study shows. Even when smokers try to avoid seeing the labels, they are prompted to think about quitting, the researchers found.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 15, 2014 14:22
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