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[New York] Smoking: Weight watchers | Bad news for advocates of higher cigarette taxes

Bloomberg may well be right to push for more bans. A new paper by Abel Brodeur of the Paris School of Economics, based on extensive surveys in America, suggests that bans on smoking are not just effective but actually make smokers happier. By not allowing
The Economist
added Apr 15, 2013 08:31

Scientists create new tools for battling secondhand smoke

Dartmouth researchers have taken an important step in the ongoing battle against secondhand tobacco smoke. They have pioneered the development of a breakthrough device that can immediately detect the presence of secondhand smoke and even third-hand smoke
added Mar 21, 2013 16:13

[Sri Lanka] Pictorial warnings on cigarette packs effective deterrent

Medical experts yesterday said, the worth of introducing picture-based warnings on cigarette packs in Sri Lanka could be measured in terms of lives saved in the future. While noting that at least 55 people die daily in Sri Lanka due to smoking related
Daily News (lk)
added Mar 18, 2013 04:59

A plan to INCREASE the number of cigarettes Americans smoke! or ?

The goal of these proposals — which Daynard acknowledges may seem “a little crazy” — would be a nation with a smoking rate under 10 percent, or about half of what it is in America today. ACSH’s Dr. Gilbert Ross calls these proposals intriguing, but says
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added Mar 12, 2013 15:31

France launches inquiry into electronic cigarettes

The French government has ordered an investigation into the possible risks of 'smoking' electronic cigarettes as more and more smokers turn to the devices in a bid to stub out their habit.
The Local Europe (se)
added Mar 6, 2013 13:22

[Massachusetts] Conference Announcement: Governance of Tobacco in the 21st Century

How do international laws and institutions regarding tobacco, trade, investment, agriculture and economic development intersect? What are the implications for global tobacco control efforts? How should public health concerns be taken into account in inte
Harvard Law Bulletin
added Jan 21, 2013 16:45

14 Percent of Girls in Mainland China May Smoke

A Shanghai-based health research team has found that up to 14 percent of girls in mainland China may smoke, which is much higher than a figure announced earlier by Chinese authorities.
All-China Women's Federation (cn)
added Jan 17, 2013 15:28

Latin America's War On Tobacco, And The Toll On Local Growers

The tobacco companies have put into practice several techniques to get the most profit out of their products. PMI has sued the Uruguayan government at the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, for their anti-tobacco regulations. BAT
WorldCrunch (fr)
added Jan 15, 2013 15:28

Smoking causes 270000 cancers yearly in Europe: study

"These results tell us that (the) contribution of tobacco smoking to cancer is substantial, and that, in spite of substantial efforts put forward to reduce smoking in European countries, the overwhelming importance of cigarette smoking on cancer risk is
added Nov 28, 2012 18:35

[Canada] Day 85: Mr. Barnett's surprising testimony

John Barnett is possibly the last of a long parade of tobacco industry witnesses to be called by the plaintiffs to testify at the Montreal tobacco class actions lawsuits. Like the last float on a good Santa Claus parade, the 14 year president of Rothmans
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Nov 20, 2012 13:56
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