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[Canada, USA] Smoking Cessation: More than Just Lip Service

Canadian and U.S. lung cancer specialists share how they built and launched successful quit-smoking programs / In 2012, CCO implemented a "Framework for Smoking Cessation" at 14 regional centers. "This framework included the '5As- -- asking about whethe
MedPage Today
added Nov 24, 2018 15:39

[UK-Scotland] IRONSIDE: No ifs, no butts: the only answer to smoking is a total ban

Scotland has some of the most progressive tobacco controls in the world. We restrict advertising, conceal cigarette shelves and place a legal age on when a person can smoke. However, the real answer is to ban completely this toxic and outdated habit. B
This is North Scotland (Press & Journal / Evening Express) (uk)
added Nov 23, 2018 16:43

Court-ordered 'corrective statements' to appear on cigarette boxes

Cigarette boxes sold across the United States soon will display a new court-ordered accessory. Starting Wednesday, tobacco brands have been ordered to put "corrective statements" on product packaging that clearly state the harmful health effects of smoki
added Nov 21, 2018 15:00
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The site of the REAL first Thanksgiving: Ancient clay pipes found in Virginia reveal where English settlers celebrated their arrival to the New World two years before Plymouth Rock feast

‘The most striking were clay tobacco pipes, of Native American manufacture, but closely following English designs, which have also been found in the earliest levels at Jamestown, founded in 1607,' Horton said.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 20, 2018 19:54
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[Vermont] History Space: VT battled to reduce tobacco use

Fifty years ago almost half of Vermont adults smoked. Today that number is 18 percent. At one time close to 35 percent of high school kids in Vermont smoked cigarettes, today that number is closer to nine percent. Thirty years ago, Vermonters smoked in r
Burlington (VT) Free Press
added Nov 20, 2018 18:54

The FDA is taking aim at menthol and other tobacco flavorings. Here’s why that may be tricky

Can he do that? It’s not entirely clear whether the FDA has the power to ban menthol in cigarettes... What about menthol in e-cigarettes? Unanticipated by the landmark Tobacco Control Act, the delivery of nicotine by electronically heated dispensers — va
Los Angeles Times
added Nov 18, 2018 20:59

Big Tobacco prepares to fight proposed ban on menthol cigarettes

The past few days, in some industry watchers’ eyes, have been just important a moment in the fight against smoking. “I think it’s as big of a milestone, and builds off those earlier milestones,” said Joelle Lester, director of tobacco control for the Pub
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 18, 2018 20:48


(WHO) is one such transnational institution. An example of the abuse of its powers is its attempt, based on spurious grounds, to secure a draconian convention against the tobacco industry. Such a convention would do nothing to curtail tobacco consumption
Institute of Economic Affairs (uk)
added Nov 15, 2018 11:19

[UK] Government faces calls to oust housing tsar who allegedly described homosexuality as 'not normal' and Islamophobia as a 'propaganda word'

Scruton was damaged by the revelation in 2002 that he was taking money from tobacco companies while criticising the World Health Organisation campaign against smoking. In 2016 he was knighted for ‘services to philosophy, teaching and public education’. B
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 15, 2018 11:05

[UK] 'The Alf Garnett of architecture': Roger Scruton to chair buildings commission

In 2002, Scruton was dropped as a columnist by the Financial Times after leaked emails showed he had offered to place pro-smoking stories in the press...will chair the Building Better, Building Beautiful commission, which aims to expand on the ways in wh
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 15, 2018 11:03
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