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[Canada] Widespread Use of Flavoured Tobacco Products Continues Among Ontario Youth

Bolstered by new data showing flavoured tobacco product use remains high among Ontario teens, the Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco (OCAT) is calling on the provincial government to ban all flavours in these products.
MarketWired
added Sep 10, 2014 10:37
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[Canada] U of T public health researchers says it’s time to butt out smoking in movies

The report examines the extent of exposure to movies with tobacco imagery among Ontario youth. The research team, led by Robert Schwartz, Executive Director of OTRU, examined the number of incidents of on-screen smoking in movies released from 2004 to 20
University of Toronto
added Jun 24, 2014 12:51
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Australians stub out cigarettes in wake of plain-pack law

Australians are consuming less tobacco products than at any time since records began in 1959, prompting health campaigners to claim the world's first law forcing cigarettes to be sold in plain packs is reducing smoking rates. Read more >>
Financial Times (uk)
added Jun 11, 2014 18:23
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[East Timor] The country where nearly two-thirds of men smoke

nearly two-thirds of its men hooked on the habit. Why is one of South East Asia's poorest nations so addicted to tobacco? Tobacco is part of the fabric of East Timor - walking through the dark alleyways of market stalls, the air is sweet with the smell o
BBC Online
added Jun 5, 2014 08:23
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Obama Administration should deny tobacco's request to extend public comment period on FDA deeming rule

Philip Morris and the Cigar Association of America have both requested that the FDA extend the current 75 day comment period on the deeming rule for another 75 days (which would make it nearly 6 months long). The 75 day comment period is already 50% lo
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 8, 2014 09:52
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Smokescreen: Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

Companies like to paint a black-and-white picture of a new era of safe smoking. “Cigarettes, you've met your match,” NJOY proudly proclaims in its Super Bowl ads. Whether e-cigs are genuinely safe is far hazier.
Scientific American
added Apr 16, 2014 11:24
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SIEGEL: Contrary to Claims of Many Anti-Smoking Advocates, New Study Shows that Electronic Cigarettes Decrease Nicotine Addiction

Hopefully, Dr. Foulds and his group will next repeat the study using a sample of dual users (electronic cigarettes and regular cigarettes) to determine whether or not dual users experience a similar reduction in their overall level of smoking addiction.
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Apr 9, 2014 11:43
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E-cigarettes made especially for inmates

Some jails, however, are experimenting with offering e-cigarettes for sale to inmates. Although some state correctional agencies have banned e-cigarette sales in prison commissaries (stores that sell provisions for inmates), policies vary for local (city
Tobacco Control
added Apr 9, 2014 06:15
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[Africa, Gambia] Health Minister raises concern over tobacco associated diseases

A well-documented evidence on health risks associated with cigarette smoking in The Gambia has become a concern to the minister of Health and Socials Welfare. Dr. Omar Sey, who noted that tobacco use is shown to be responsible for 5% of deaths, caused b
The Daily Observer (gm)
added Mar 22, 2014 11:32
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Slightly more than half of men in Greece smoke

On 27 January 2014, Greece released its Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) results. GATS surveyed adults 15 years of age or older. Highlights from the 2013 GATS Greece survey are as follows: * 51.2% of men, 25.7% of women, and 38.2% overall (3.5 million
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 30, 2014 10:59
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