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[Ghana] Africa has lowest tobacco use in pregnant women

A study published in the September edition of the Lancet Global Health Journal shows that the Africa Region, has the lowest tobacco use in pregnant women in the world. Southeast Asia has the highest regional prevalence of tobacco use.
Ghana News Agency (gh)
added Sep 2, 2014 00:01
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Table of Contents Volume 16 Issue 10 October 2014

How Long Does Secondhand Smoke Remain in Household Air: Analysis of PM2.5 Data From Smokers’ Homes / Does Moralization Motivate Smokers to Quit? A Longitudinal Study of Representative Samples of Smokers in the United States and Denmark / Affective
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 1, 2014 23:38
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SAVEDOFF: From law suits to e-cigarettes, how big tobacco is fighting back

The latest evolution of tobacco company strategies involves new nicotine products that make smoking attractive and confound the boundary between toxic and less toxic ...the best approaches will have to be continued implementation of the Mpower approaches
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 1, 2014 21:07
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E-cigarettes: Growing, but fragmented $3 billion market

The global market for e-cigarettes is still dwarfed by traditional cigarettes, but has grown rapidly to about $3 billion. It is very fragmented, with more than 400 brands of flavors and "delivery systems," many using identical components from China. B
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Sep 1, 2014 14:20
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Special protection sought for tobacco control within trans-Pacific trade deal

Tobacco control measures should be excluded from the scope of all chapters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), according to a report published in the BMJ Publishing Group journal, Tobacco Control.
Tobacco Reporter
added Aug 30, 2014 11:48
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[Oklahoma] Tulsa World Editorial: Protect children from e-cigarette marketing ($$)

New data underline the need to tighten regulations on electronic cigarettes being marketed to youth. The 2013 Oklahoma Youth Tobacco Survey shows that almost 8 percent of Oklahoma high school students and about 3 percent of Oklahoma middle school studen
Tulsa (OK) World
added Aug 29, 2014 20:07
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DAUBE/CHAPMAN: The Australian's dissembling campaign on tobacco plain packaging

But The Australian's reports have — as their authors must have expected — attracted attention overseas. UK headlines include “Plain packaging has backfired in Australia — don't bring it to the UK”, “Australia tobacco sales increase despite plain packagin
Medical Journal of Australia
added Aug 29, 2014 15:18
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[Russia] New WHO report on electronic cigarettes and similar products

The report on “Electronic nicotine delivery systems” (ENDS), of which electronic cigarettes are the most common prototype, is on the agenda of the 6th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), being he
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:43
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[UK] BMA wants ban on indoor e-cigarette smoking

The BMA wants e-cigarette smoking to be banned indoors to avoid undermining existing public non-smoking policies and until side effects are sufficiently mapped.
Pulse (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 12:59
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[UK, USA] Battle over ecigarettes starts to heat up ($$)

Armando Peruga, programme manager for the tobacco free initiative at the WHO, told the Financial Times: “We say that the lack of evidence about something is not evidence of the lack of a problem.” Echoing the report, he said regulations should limit the
Financial Times (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 04:33
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