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WHO FCTC celebrates its 10th anniversary

On 27 February 2015, the WHO FCTC will reach the milestone of 10 years since it entered into force: a decade of saving lives. In order to mark the accomplishments of the Parties during this decade, the Convention Secretariat is organizing an event, on the
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Feb 27, 2015 10:08
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As U.S. Celebrates 25 Years of Smoke-Free Airlines, It’s Time to Make All Workplaces and Public Places Smoke-Free

Despite the success of such laws and the conclusive evidence regarding the serious health risks of secondhand smoke, far too many people are still exposed. A report issued earlier this month by the CDC found that one in four non-smoking Americans – 58 mi
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 23, 2015 12:31
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[UK] Giles Coren: ‘Smoking – it’s so twentieth century’

Dead because of a culture that said smoking was cool, a tobacco industry that suppressed information to protect its profits and a political establishment too weak to protect its people. So the most (only) important man in my life died at an age that would
Time Out London blog (uk)
added Feb 10, 2015 22:40
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IN OUR PAGES: 1965: New U.S. Effort to Cut Cigarette Smoking Urged

Terry called today [Jan. 11] for a new national effort to “convince people of the danger of cigarette smoking.” Dr. Terry made the appeal on the first anniversary of his advisory committee’s report that cigarette smoking could cause lung cancer and other
New York Times Blogs
added Jan 11, 2015 16:54
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[New York] Surgeon general reports that smoking causes cancer in 1964

published by the Daily News on Jan. 12 1964. ... In a hard-hitting, 150,000-word report, they indicted cigarettes as the chief cause of lung cancer in men, “the most important cause” of chronic bronchitis...10-man committee includes five smokers and five
New York Daily News
added Jan 11, 2015 03:07
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‘Removing the Emperor’s Clothes’ review: how Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws were won

At its simplest, the story is one of the public good against commercial evil – governments and health authorities introducing an evidence-based measure in the face of ferocious opposition from a lethal and discredited, but still powerful industry. But th
Crikey (au)
added Jan 9, 2015 11:33
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[North Carolina] 5 years later, businesses say smoking ban not a problem

Touted as a game changer for a tobacco-producing state, the ban has been embraced to the point it has become a nonissue for most restaurant operators, employees and the public. "Because it was a statewide ban, most people just accepted the limitations fo
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 3, 2015 22:51
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Bidding Farewell to Congress, and the Lost Art of the Deal

Waxman, who proved both a highly skilled legislator and an expert in oversight of government laws and programs during his 40 years in the House, is an example of some traits valuable to legislators: tenacity and perseverance.... Longer still were the 15 y
New York Times
added Jan 2, 2015 12:49
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[Cuba, USA] Cigar Diplomacy

As the United States and Cuba have attempted to negotiate their differences over the last 50 years, Cuban cigars have played a diplomatic role in secret efforts to improve relations
Cigar Aficionado
added Dec 30, 2014 08:22
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Marijuana Is Tomorrow’s Big Tobacco – Are We Truly Prepared To Handle It?

The Big Tobacco companies are actively gearing up to ensure their customers remain loyal to their products, and do not defect to marijuana. Big Tobacco is clearly aware that marijuana could very well become their arch rival in the coming years, and could
Inquisitr
added Dec 28, 2014 15:05
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