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[Australia, Europe, UK] More than two thirds of smokers are killed by diseases caused by tobacco use, says study

A study of 200,000 people in Australia – smokers and non-smokers over the age of 45 – has found that more people die from smoking tobacco than previously thought. It was believed that around half of long-term smokers are killed by smoking-related illnes
The Independent (uk)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:47
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[New Zealand] Anti-smoking group urges NZ to adopt plain tobacco packaging

But Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) spokeswoman Stephanie Erick said New Zealand was falling behind on plain packaging. "We must not allow the tobacco industry to slow the momentum that has been set," she said.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:44
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[Ireland] McDowell questions legality of proposal to penalise firms representing big tobacco

Former attorney general Michael McDowell believes it would be unlawful for the Government to seek to impose blanket bans on legal firms who act for big tobacco tendering for legal services advertised by the State.
RTÉ Online [Radio Telefís Éireann] (ie)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:17
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[Asia, Korea - South] In South Korea, skin aging might be the scariest damage of cigarette smoking

On Mar. 1, a collaborative team of industry representatives and academics at Sogang University released the results of a survey it conducted last year on cigarette warning images in South Korea at the request of the Korea Health Promotion Foundation.
The Hankyoreh (kr)
added Mar 2, 2015 09:29
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In landmark FDA tobacco study, e-cig questions likely to linger

is poised to release initial data ...researchers expect many key questions about e-cigarettes to remain unanswered. The five-year Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study of about 46,000 people, begun in 2011, is expected to provide a wea
Reuters
added Mar 1, 2015 12:41
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[Korea - South] Graphic warnings – 12th time unlucky for smokers?

The National Assembly Health and Welfare Committee is scheduled to review the government’s proposal and some observers believe there is a good chance that it will become law. This is despite the fact that the government has made 11 unsuccessful attempts
Tobacco Reporter
added Mar 1, 2015 12:39
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[Australia, Ireland] ARCHON: All poor Reilly wants to do is save lives!

Fortunately, Australia has reinforced Reilly’s belief in the certainty of his crusade. That country introduced plain packaging laws in 2012 and, in two years, cigarette smoking fell to a record low. Particularly relevant was the fact that the tobacco com
The Southern Star (ie)
added Feb 28, 2015 20:14
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[Kentucky] COMBS: How to talk about smoking so people will listen

Leonard Nimoy died today ...John Oliver provided the macro example of how to talk to smokers... Christy Brown is the founder of the Institute for Healthy Air Water and Soil...Brown’s husband – Owsley Brown II – died in 2011 at age 68
MedCity News
added Feb 28, 2015 10:56
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[UK] Cancer charity plea on smoking rate

Half a million children in the UK will have their lives cut short by tobacco unless more is done to reduce smoking rates, a report has claimed....The charity made the claim as it renewed a call for MPs to back the introduction of plain, standardised toba
Press Association (uk)
added Feb 27, 2015 16:10
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Lawmakers a step closer to regulating e-cigarettes

The Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved legislation Thursday that will require manufacturers to create child-resistant packaging for all liquid nicotine containers. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who authored the Child Nicotine Poisoning Preventi
The Hill
added Feb 27, 2015 11:57
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