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Statement from Mitch Zeller

As a result of the expanded COI criteria outlined in Judge Leon’s ruling, each voting TPSAC member was rescreened and four members – Chairman Jonathan Samet, Claudia Barone, Joanna Cohen, and Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin – have resigned or their terms on TPSA
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Mar 6, 2015 12:18
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Decision Memo for Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) (CAG-00439N)

the evidence is sufficient to add a lung cancer screening counseling and shared decision making visit, and for appropriate beneficiaries, annual screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT), as an additional preventive service benefi
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
added Mar 6, 2015 12:11
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Lung Cancer Screening Registries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a national coverage determination (NCD) for Medicare coverage of screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) if certain eligibility requirements are met, effective February
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
added Mar 6, 2015 12:10
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[Canada] Legislation enhanced to regulate e-cigarettes

"More and more young people are using e-cigarettes," said Health Minister Terry Lake. "This legislation will limit the exposure to children of the possible dangers of e-cigarette vapour and the potential that e-cigarettes have to normalize smoking behavi
Government of British Columbia (ca)
added Mar 5, 2015 14:06
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[UK] AUDIO: Surrey Trading Standards launches campaign to crack down on illegal tobacco

Working with the Smokefree Surrey Alliance, the campaign aims to gather intelligence about manufacturers and suppliers of illegal tobacco and raise awareness of the dangers and risks to person and property. Members of the public are encouraged to come fo
GOV.UK
added Mar 4, 2015 12:46
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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RELEASES HISTORIC TROVE OF DATA

has just begun to release comprehensive lists of every dataset it knows it possesses, revealing data holdings pertaining to how government agencies operate and conduct oversight that have likely never been publicly identified before
Sunlight Foundation
added Mar 3, 2015 13:36
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[Australia] NHMRC CEO Statement: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) (PDF)

There is currently insufficient evidence to conclude whether e-cigarettes can benefit smokers in quitting, or about the extent of their potential harms. It is recommended that health authorities act to minimise harm until evidence of safety, quality and
National Health and Medical Research Council (au)
added Jul 10, 2015 13:33
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[Canada] Flavoured Products Consultation Report March 2015 (PDF)

Department of Health and Wellness staff met with Nova Scotia based associations representing tobacco vendors and convenience store owners, e-cigarette store owners, and non-government health organizations All meetings were hosted at Department of He
Government of Nova Scotia (ca)
added Apr 21, 2015 14:23
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[UK] Tackling illicit tobacco: From leaf to light / The HMRC and Border Force strategy to tackle tobacco smuggling (PDF)

The Government continues to take action to reduce smoking and the harm it causes. High duty rates, making tobacco less affordable, have helped reduce smoking prevalence in the UK from 26 per cent to 19 per cent over the last fifteen years. Tobacco smu
GOV.UK
added Apr 9, 2015 11:35
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Portland Parks & Recreation Parks and Facilities to Become Smoke, Tobacco-Free

Portland City Council approved a policy today expanding Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s smoking and tobacco ban throughout the entire parks system. Starting July 1, 2015, all City parks, natural areas, community centers, trails, golf courses, recre
City of Portland (OR) Parks and Recreation
added Mar 1, 2015 11:29
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