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[New York] LETTER: BEALS: Get tobacco out of our pharmacies

Recent comments comparing me to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a “busy body” and a “nanny” are ridiculous. I am a doctor. For more than 30 years I have guided and advised my patients to live healthier, more productive lives. Today my responsib
New York Journal News
added Sep 3, 2013 02:57
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[UK] LETTERS: Re: Performance of English stop smoking services in first 10 years: analysis of service monitoring data

West has described the cessation services as the “jewel in the crown of the NHS” [7]. If services responsible for 4% of quitters are described like this, what superlatives are appropriate descriptions for the policy and advocacy factors which motivated 94
British Medical Journal
added Sep 3, 2013 02:34
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[Italy, UK] LETTER: Regulation of e-cigarettes: the users' perspective

Our experience suggests that many former smokers who transitioned to an e-cigarette believe that the main goal for regulators should be to keep e-cigarettes available and acceptable as a cigarette replacement. Excessive and ill-conceived regulation will c
The Lancet (uk)
added Sep 7, 2013 23:29
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[Massachusetts] LETTER: CHA should be commended for proposed smoking ban

“Cambridge Housing Authority looks to ban smoking in public housing,” ... CHA should be commended for taking action that is in line with a memo published by the U.S. Office of Housing and Urban Development in July 2009, which “strongly encouraged” pub
Wicked Local (MA)
added Sep 2, 2013 00:14
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[New York] Letter: Scrutinize tobacco advertising

According to the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, more than 50 percent of tobacco retailers are located within 1,000 feet of an elementary or secondary school in New York state, which means most kids can’t avoid passing tobacco marketing to and
The Saratogian (Saratoga Springs, NY)
added Sep 1, 2013 03:15
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[Nevada, Utah] Letter: Tobacco contract

somehow Utah’s state purchasing office forgot to include a conflict of interest clause in the Request for Proposal for the tobacco contract that would have revealed R&R’s conflict. As a result, R&R didn’t reveal its pro-tobacco work,
Salt Lake Tribune
added Sep 1, 2013 02:03
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[UK-Scotland] LETTER: Numbers game

stores are now hiding cigarettes behind blank screens, it’s difficult to see any point in pursuing plain packaging. I fully support all moves to prevent children from taking up this dangerous habit, but I seriously object to the near hysteria behind thes
The Scotsman (uk)
added Aug 30, 2013 11:53
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[Maryland] LETTER: O'HARA: Holy smoke!

“IT’S A MAN’S WORLD, Think Manly Man.” I was shocked when I saw that the first three items listed were cigars, Jim Beam and tequila. I wonder if the pastor of Ascension really believes that the use of tobacco and alcohol reflect manhood when in reality t
Capital Gazette Communications
added Aug 31, 2013 13:02
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LETTER: Obama’s Trade Policy

Michael R. Bloomberg’s apt criticism ... This would give a green light to abuse of the patent system, keeping medicine prices higher for longer and leading to preventable suffering and death.
New York Times
added Aug 28, 2013 13:13
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[Washington] A surprise $250 smoking fee from my hotel -- but I don't smoke!

A: If La Quinta wanted to charge you a $250 cleaning fee, then it should have notified you of the problem after your stay and provided you with evidence of the damage. It did neither. Instead, it charged your card without so much as a courtesy call. Then
Chicago Tribune
added Aug 27, 2013 16:44
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