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Evaluation of strategies to communicate harmful and potentially harmful constituent (HPHC) information through cigarette package inserts: a discrete choice experiment [FREE FULL TEXT]

Numeric HPHC information on inserts appears to produce misunderstandings that some cigarettes are less harmful than others. Furthermore, brief narratives that link HPHCs to smoking-related disease may promote cessation versus communications that do not ex
Tobacco Control
added Oct 21, 2017 22:31
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[Guam, Micronesia] New laws require tobacco stamps, give peace officers more time to get fit

Within a year, the government of Guam will be required to place government stamps on all tobacco products – a change intended to better monitor and improve the collection of tobacco taxes. There currently is a sin tax of $3 per pack of cigarettes. Speak
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Oct 21, 2017 19:50
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[Europe, UK] TRA calls for government action on illicit tobacco

Tobacco Retailer’s Alliance has called on the government to introduce a limit on the amount of tobacco that can be brought back into the UK after Brexit...Its 2018 "A Fair Deal for Small Shops" report outlines how the government can assist retailers in ta
Convenience Store (uk)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:33
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[Europe, UK] TRA launches Fair Deal For Small Shops

Suleman Khonat, TRA National Spokesperson, said of the report: “There have been significant changes to the tobacco market over the past year. With the introduction of plain packaging and the ban on smaller packs we are seeing a noticeable fall off in tra
Asian Trader (uk)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:27
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LETTER: The mixed messages that led to an e-cigarette shambles

However achieved, reduction is smoking rates is most welcome but, from afar, it seems extraordinary that the impact of plain tobacco packaging and an unprecedented decline in tobacco affordability is discounted in favour of a unidimensional view that all
British Medical Journal
added Oct 20, 2017 13:16
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how local governments are countering industry efforts to sell cheap tobacco

localities can combat tobacco retail marketing — also called point-of-sale marketing — which includes things like product displays and advertisements in retail establishments. Point-of-sale marketing is linked to impulse purchases of tobacco products, an
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:31
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Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body

The Governing Body – which will hold its upcoming 331st sessions beginning October 26 through November 9 —is expected to decide whether to sever tobacco companies from its partnership with ILO. “If the ILO is to live up to its promise of promoting right
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:24
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Health Groups Can’t Intervene in Fight Over Tobacco Warning Labels

A federal judge ruled Monday that a group of health organizations cannot intervene in a lawsuit filed by tobacco companies against the [FDA]...Judge Mehta ruled Monday that the health organizations didn’t establish that they would suffer “a legally suffic
Courthouse News
added Oct 18, 2017 03:01
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[USA] CHAPMAN: Fake news: is smoking really increasing in Australia?

The impact of policies such as tobacco tax, plain packs and graphic health warnings is not just judged on smoker numbers, but on quitters and most importantly, in terms of prevention; the proportion of the population who have never smoked. The Australian
doctorportal (Medical Journal of Australia) (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 18:55
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[Pennsylvania] ARMSTRONG: Let's ban all candy-flavored tobacco products

What’s a Hood Wrap? I asked. “A Hood Wrap is a candy-flavored wrapper to wrap tobacco in, and/or marijuana,” Jones told me. “And if I were a 4-year-old, I wouldn’t have known the difference between a Hood Wrap and a hood snack, and that’s very disturbi
Philly.com
added Oct 14, 2017 16:11
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