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[Asia-pacific] Why Singapore still needs tobacco control measures

can Singapore afford to lighten up on lighting up? Why is increased vigilance needed when smoking rates are relatively low? The reality is that tobacco use continues to have a wide-ranging negative impact on society, and the case for prevention and cessa
Straits Times (sg)
added Jun 3, 2015 10:09
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[Australia] PLAIN PACKS Fact sheets

What has been the impact of legislation to standardise the packaging of tobacco products in Australia? Facts sheet no. 2: What has happened to sales of tobacco products since the implementation of plain packaging in Australia?
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Jun 1, 2015 08:04
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[UK] How do you sell death? The tangled world of illicit tobacco

The 12 year agreement is now coming to an end – but the European Commission is now discussing its ‘renewal’ with Phillip Morris. This is incredibly worrying. There’s a fundamental conflict here, considering that the international community recognises t
Cancer Research UK (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 07:30
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[Asia, Israel, Palestine, USA] ARCHIVE: Health Ministry ignores bill prohibiting gifts of tobacco to soldiers

The Dubek company has in recent days paid for large newspaper ads wishing soldiers well and, showing Israel Defense Forces helmets, equated patriotism with smoking. The Post learned that two senior Health Ministry officials in charge of health promotion
Jerusalem Post
added May 31, 2015 10:09
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[USA] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: protecting the private good?

CDC’s anti-tobacco campaign “serves as an important counter to the more than $950 000 [£630 000; €860 00] that the tobacco industry spends each hour—more than $23m a day—on cigarette advertising and promotion.” Funding of CDC took a turn in 1983, when th
British Medical Journal
added May 27, 2015 14:39
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[Africa, UK] Kenya- Timeline: Industry Interference with the Tobacco Control Regulations 2014

This timeline provides a chronological overview of some of the main ways tobacco companies have tried to influence the development of Kenya's Tobacco Control Regulations 2014.
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added May 18, 2015 10:40
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[UK] Nephew of man accused of starting Bradford stadium fire by dropping a lit cigarette blasts 'mind-bogglingly inaccurate' BBC documentary claims

'At no time was Eric responsible for the fire - at no time did he say he stubbed a cigarette out and it went down a hole.' He blamed the accident on stadium authorities who had piled up flammable rubbish underneath the stands, adding that he had refused
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 14, 2015 12:41
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How ‘Mad Men’ Made Smoking Glamorous—Then Deadly

Betty and Don’s cigarette smoking was once supremely seductive. Then came Betty’s shock cancer diagnosis, and suddenly cigarettes have become a symbol of ‘Mad Men’s’ own death
The Daily Beast
added May 12, 2015 14:04
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[UK] Australian man 'dropped cigarette that started Bradford City fire'

British police investigating the Bradford City fire, which killed 56 football fans, say an Australian man admitted dropping the cigarette thought to have started the blaze, according to a BBC documentary.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added May 12, 2015 14:02
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[UK] Bradford City stadium fire: Police identify man who 'dropped the cigarette that started the fire'

Police investigating the deadly Bradford City fire identified the man who accidentally started the blaze which killed 56 football fans after he dropped a cigarette 30 years ago – but did not release his name until now. Officers discovered that Australia
The Independent (uk)
added May 12, 2015 14:02
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