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[UK] Health Matters: Tobacco standard packs – seizing the moment to support smokers to quit

This edition of Health Matters sets out the evidence on standardised packaging and calls on local authorities and health professionals to play their part in ensuring that all smokers have access to the support they need. Read the standard packs edition o
Gov.uk Blogs (uk)
added Sep 15, 2016 17:06
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[Florida] Big, new warning labels may doom Tampa's cigar box art

For more than a century, these boxes... This may change as of May 10, 2018. That’s when a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation kicks in requiring that any cigar box include a health warning label covering 30 percent of two principal display
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (TBO.com)
added Sep 18, 2016 22:49
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[Africa, Kenya] MWANGO: Middle class slowly cigar-smoke their way to diseases

Dr Peter Munyu, a pulmonary and critical care specialist at Aga Khan University Hospital, said there is a lot of misinformation about cigars and shisha; and it is deliberate so that people feel secure when smoking.
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Sep 18, 2016 22:48
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FDA panel recommends dropping serious warning on Pfizer's Chantix

A serious warning on Pfizer Inc's quit smoking drug should be removed, 10 of 19 independent panelists to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Wednesday, after reviewing additional trial data on the controversial treatment.
Reuters
added Sep 15, 2016 22:11
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FDA Advisory Committees Recommend to Remove Boxed Warning in Labeling for Pfizer’s Smoking Cessation Therapy, CHANTIX® (varenicline)

reviewed data from EAGLES (Evaluating Adverse Events in a Global Smoking Cessation Study) evaluating the neuropsychiatric safety of CHANTIX® (varenicline). The Committees recommended by a majority vote to remove the boxed warning regarding serious neurops
Business Wire
added Sep 15, 2016 17:52
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FDA Reviewers Question Chantix/Zyban Safety Study / Inclusion criteria and data collection criticized

"It seems reasonable to conclude that the exact incidence of neuropsychiatric adverse events of significance and perhaps scope of neuropsychiatric adverse events of significance was not accurately captured by the study," FDA reported in a memorandum date
MedPage Today
added Sep 14, 2016 14:12
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BRANNON / GOLDMAN: Up in Smoke / How an FDA drug warning harmed the fight against smoking.

In essence, the fear engendered by warnings of a bizarre but likely non-existent side-effect has led thousands of people to continue smoking, a substantial proportion of whom will assuredly become afflicted with emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, or
Weekly Standard
added Sep 14, 2016 18:07
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BRANNON / GOLDMAN: Up in Smoke / How an FDA drug warning harmed the fight against smoking.

In essence, the fear engendered by warnings of a bizarre but likely non-existent side-effect has led thousands of people to continue smoking, a substantial proportion of whom will assuredly become afflicted with emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, or
Weekly Standard
added Sep 14, 2016 18:07
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Tobacco Cos. Still Unhappy With Cigarette Warnings Order ($$)

revised preambles to the statements still communicate that the companies were ordered by a federal court to tell the truth at long last. “The revised preambles still communicate that defendants engaged in prior wrongdoing and are being compelled by a cou
Law360
added Sep 13, 2016 07:52
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FDA staff flags concerns about Pfizer's quit-smoking drug study

Pfizer Inc's trial data on Chantix, a drug to help people quit smoking, failed to impress U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientists, in a blow to the company's attempts to have a serious warning removed from the drug's label. The FDA staff, in a preli
Reuters
added Sep 12, 2016 16:07
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