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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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Excellent series of FDA public comments on ecig marketing, together with large collections of advertising images available

Stanford Professor Robert Jackler has submitted a series of public comments to the FDA accompanied by rich collections of advertising images for e-cigarettes to support the conclusions he draws. His comments appear below, together with links to the coll
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 20, 2014 14:17
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[Massachusetts] Cancer's (not) smoking gun: BU, UCLA researchers say e-cigs still unsafe

according to an ongoing study between researchers at Boston University and University of California-Los Angeles, the answer may not be this simple and straightforward. In fact, their research indicates that electronic cigarettes, often referred to as e-ci
The Daily Free Press (Boston University)
added Apr 29, 2014 18:30
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Exciting New Information Regarding the Best Selection among E-Cigarette Brands

Health-conscious people everywhere are using electronic cigarettes as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes. They love the convenience of E-cigarettes and the way they protect both their health and the health of those around them.
PR Newswire
added Apr 16, 2014 11:53
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[South America/Caribbean] Pot Becoming More Popular Than Cigarettes in Costa Rica Schools

pot in costa rica 1Those who smoked tobacco fell more than a third from 2006 to 2013. 38% of students smoked tobacco seven years ago, compared to 9% today. The change in smoking tobacco might be because of the smoking ban or because it’s now illegal to s
Costa Rican Times (cr)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:38
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[Swaziland] Stakeholders meet to formulate Tobacco Control Policy

OFFICERS and other stakeholders met yesterday at the Royal Swazi Convention Centre with the purpose of deliberating on Tobacco and Trade. The five-day workshop will also see the formulation of a National Tobacco Control Policy and Regulations. As a sign
Swazi Observer (sz)
added Mar 18, 2014 09:25
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[Australia] Tobacco industry claims on impact of plain packaging go up in smoke

Mike Daube, a professor of health policy at Curtin University, said tobacco companies were "tripping over their own misinformation". ... A Customs and Border Protection Service spokeswoman said plain packaging simply did not appear to have an effect on
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Mar 11, 2014 14:37
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[Canada] Day 208: Lung Cancer and HPV???!

Today I learned that the financial rewards can be sizable. Dr. Barsky said he had earned over $3 million over the 20 years he has consulted ... Lung cancer is caused by lots of things. Sometimes there is no outside cause. You can only know if a cancer wa
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Feb 19, 2014 09:38
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[Latin America] Nicaragua is first country to ratify new international protocol to eliminate illicit tobacco trade

The protocol, ratified by Nicaragua on 20 December 2013, seeks to eliminate all forms of illicit trade in tobacco products by requiring Parties to take measures to control the supply chain and to cooperate internationally on a wide range of related matte
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added Feb 12, 2014 17:31
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Serbia: EUR 1.5 billion spent annually on cigarettes

The number of smokers in Serbia has been declining, by around 7 percent in the last 10 years, but the total of EUR 1.5 billion is still spent on cigarettes on an annual level which almost equals the entire budget of the Republic Fund for Health Insurance,
InSerbia (rs)
added Jan 30, 2014 10:59
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