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[UK] Deaths from cancer soar due to obesity, smoking and living longer:

The rise of smoking in developing countries accounts for lung cancer topping of the list of most new cases in 2013...The Global Burden of Disease, provides a comprehensive assessment of new cases of cancer, and cancer-related death and
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 29, 2015 13:01

‘It will harm business and increase illicit trade’: an evaluation of the relevance, quality and transparency of evidence submitted by transnational tobacco companies to the UK consultation on standardised packaging 2012 [FREE FULL TEXT]

TTCs relied on evidence they commissioned and the opinions of TTC-connected third-parties. Such connections were not disclosed by TTCs when citing this evidence and were time consuming to uncover. In line with Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on To
Tobacco Control
added May 29, 2015 09:43

Editorial: RIMMER: Price and trade: World No Tobacco Day 2015

World No Tobacco Day 2015 underlines the need to defend such public health initiatives from legal attacks by TTCs under trade agreements, investor clauses and outlandish intellectual property claims. The Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund is a welcome sa
Tobacco Control
added May 29, 2015 09:39

[Africa, Nigeria] Groups say Jonathan’s signing of Tobacco control bill ‘a public health legacy’

The highlights of the Tobacco Control Law include ban of smoking in public places, ban of tobacco advertising sponsorship and promotion, ban of sale of cigarette in single sticks, ban of sale of tobacco products to minors, mandatory warning messages on
Premium Times (ng)
added May 28, 2015 07:12

Research letter: No lasting effects of plain packaging on cigarette pack retrieval time in small Australian retail outlets [FREE FULL TEXT]

The claim that plain packaging would negatively impact small tobacco retailers by making it harder to locate and retrieve cigarette packs, thereby increasing transaction times, has not eventuated in Australia.... Other countries considering plain packagi
Tobacco Control
added May 27, 2015 16:05

[North Carolina] Rules for warning labels on e-cigarette liquids advance

The law would ban the sale of any e-liquid product without the packaging and warning labels in North Carolina. If passed, it would take effect Dec. 1. Violators would face a Class A1 misdemeanor charge. Sponsors of the e-cig bill said it represents the l
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added May 27, 2015 15:18

[UK] Anti-plain pack legal action grows as JTI file suit

Daniel Torras, JTI UK managing director told the Financial Times: “We have clearly and repeatedly made clear to the UK Government that plain packaging will infringe our fundamental legal rights without reducing smoking. “Despite the lack of evidence tha
Packaging News (uk)
added May 27, 2015 09:55

[Asia, India] Want proof on smoking and cancer? Here are 82 cases: State panel

Karnataka's High Power Committee on Tobacco Control (HPCTC), on May 14, shot a letter to the Centre, seeking an appointment to present 82 studies of Indian origin in order to prove the direct relation between tobacco and cancer. In his letter, Dr Vishal (Times of India) (in)
added May 26, 2015 08:33

FDA Denies R.J. Reynolds Request to Weaken Smokeless Tobacco Warning

The AAFP and other anti-tobacco stakeholders scored a big win last week when the FDA denied an industry request to weaken the language in one of the agency's four smokeless tobacco warning statements. More than 2 1/2 years ago, the AAFP joined about 30 o
American Family Physician
added May 24, 2015 21:13

[Arkansas] Ad push to seek plaintiffs in Marlboro tobacco suit

will begin soon to let Marlboro Lights smokers who bought the cigarettes in Arkansas during a nearly 39-year period know they can apply to join a 12-year-old lawsuit that accuses the manufacturer of deliberately exaggerating the safety of the brand.
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added May 24, 2015 10:44
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