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Americans are more ignorant about the dangers of cigarettes than most other countries, study reveals

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there are 93 harmful and potentially harmful chemicals found in tobacco products. But, when asked, adults in the U.S. can name only a few, such as tar and nicotine. How can we ensure that more smoker
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 20, 2017 19:18
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[Australia] Former solicitor-general Justin Gleeson ‘proud of tobacco fight’

“Personally I’m proud of it, but it’s no false modesty to say that it in fact involved a large team of government lawyers,” he said.
The Australian (au)
added Jul 20, 2017 18:22
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WHO report finds dramatic increase in life-saving tobacco control policies in last decade

more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas. About 4.7 billion people – 63% of the world’s population – are covered by at least one comprehensive tobacco control mea
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 20, 2017 04:09
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Global anti-smoking measures quadruple since 2007: WHO report

Warnings about the dangers of smoking and restrictions on tobacco use have quadrupled worldwide since 2007, but more needs to be done to curb this deadly habit, the UN health agency said Wednesday.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 20, 2017 04:09
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[Japan] Tobacco industry blocking anti-smoking moves: WHO

The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation. Countries with partly state-owned tobacco
Reuters
added Jul 20, 2017 04:08
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[Australia, Canada, Mexico, USA] Warnings on US cigarette packs not as effective as those in other countries

Cigarette smoke contains more than 9,000 chemicals, including more than 60 carcinogens...But, when asked, adults in the U.S. can name only a few, such as tar and nicotine. How can we ensure that more smokers are aware of the risks? My team’s research sugg
The Conversation (au)
added Jul 19, 2017 14:26
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[USA] Does Adding Information on Toxic Constituents to Cigarette Pack Warnings Increase Smokers’ Perceptions About the Health Risks of Smoking? A Longitudinal Study in Australia, Canada, Mexico, and the United States [FREE FULL TEXT]

results suggest that information about toxic constituents on prominent HWLs not only increases smoker’s knowledge of toxic constituents, but that it may also reinforce the effects of HWL messages about specific, smoking-related health outcomes.
Health Education & Behavior
added Jul 19, 2017 14:24
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Turkey: Turkey Tightens Rules For Manufacturing And Labelling Cigarette Papers

Turkey has tightened manufacturing rules for cigarette papers, as well as prohibited adding sugars, flavouring and colouring during production. It has also updated the minimum requirements for health warnings on packages for cigarette papers. Most notabl
Mondaq
added Jul 19, 2017 14:21
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia] Plain packaging law a threat to local tobacco industry

HLIB Research said Phillip Morris Asia Ltd's failure to get the Plain Packaging Law overturned at the permanent court of arbitration, is a negative to the local tobacco industry. While the research house expects the pie of smokers within the legal tobacc
Sun Daily (my)
added Jul 18, 2017 22:52
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: The policy termites slowly eating out the foundations of smoking

Tobacco is the only product where legislation mandates plain packaging: 17 nations have either implemented, legislated it or announced they will. Tobacco is also the only product that has to be stored out of sight in retail outlets. All these factors do
The Conversation (au)
added Jul 18, 2017 01:52
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