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Combat against devastating effects of tobacco can only be won ‘if the UN stands united’ – UN health official

United Nations agencies must join forces at the policy level and refuse interference from tobacco companies in their programmes so the destructive impact of tobacco can be effectively addressed and lives can be saved, the head of the UN tobacco control t
UN News Service
added Aug 23, 2018 12:19
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[Thailand] Phuket to launch anti-smoking campaign next month

set to launch an anti-smoking campaign next month in the hope of making Phuket a smoke-free city. Phuket City Municipality Mayor Somjai Suwannasuphobna said today the campaign was developed out of concerns for the health of non-smokers. Various organi
National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) (th)
added Aug 22, 2018 17:24
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[UK] House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee: E-cigarettes: Seventh Report of Session 2017–19 (PDF)

Three-quarters of NHS trusts were mistakenly concerned about ‘second-hand’ e-cigarette vapour, despite the negligible health risk. NHS England should set a policy of mental health facilities allowing e-cigarette use by patients unless trusts can demonst
UK Parliament (uk)
added Aug 19, 2018 20:34
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[UK] Government missing opportunity with e-cigarettes

The Science and Technology Committee publishes its Report, E-cigarettes. The Report reviews the current evidence base on the harmfulness of e-cigarettes compared to conventional cigarettes and looks at the current policies on e-cigarettes, including in N
UK Parliament (uk)
added Aug 17, 2018 13:15
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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on significant public health value and cost savings resulting from the agency’s youth smoking prevention campaign

“The Real Cost” has resulted in savings of more than $31 billion for youth, their families and society at large by reducing smoking-related costs like early loss of life, costly medical care, lost wages, lower productivity and increased disability – that
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Aug 16, 2018 16:24
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FDA In Brief: FDA takes steps to improve efficiency, transparency of tobacco product application review process as part of comprehensive framework to reduce the disease and death related to tobacco products

“We’re committing to provide additional information about the FDA’s science-based review decisions to manufacturers who’ve received a decision from the FDA that their product has not met the standards for authorization under the agency’s pathway for demon
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Aug 15, 2018 05:03
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[UK] Festival goes smokefree as Greater Manchester aims to make smoking history

This year’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival will make its Family Zone smokefree for the first time. Smokefree events are being held across Greater Manchester this summer as areas consider creating more permanent smokefree outdoor areas.
Rochdale Borough Council (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 03:52
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Electronic Cigarette Fires and Explosions in the United States 2009 - 2016 (PDF)

it is clear that these batteries are not a safe source of energy for these devices. ..Between January 2009 and December 31, 2016, 195 separate incidents of explosion and fire involving an electronic cigarette were reported by the U.S. media. These inc
United States Fire Administration (USFA)
added Aug 12, 2018 04:27
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Comment from Andrey Khlystov, Desert Research Institute / Comment from Andrey Khlystov, Desert Research Institute The is a Comment on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Proposed Rule: Regulation of Flavors in Tobacco Products

The current evidence from several independent research groups strongly suggests that flavoring compounds influence production of aldehydes, carbon monoxide, total particulate matter, and free radicals in e-cigarettes. Evidence to the contrary is limited
Regulations.gov
added Aug 10, 2018 17:27
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Tobacco Product Marketing Orders

To legally market a new tobacco product in the United States, you must receive a written order from FDA. FDA's traditional "safe and effective" standard for evaluating medical products does not apply to tobacco. Instead, FDA regulates tobacco products bas
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Aug 10, 2018 15:23
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