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[Australia] Legal does not mean unaccountable: suing tobacco companies to recover health care costs ($$)

commitment to tobacco control, and a declining national smoking rate that is among the lowest in the world should not, however, mislead the public or policy makers into a mistaken belief that tobacco is done.
Medical Journal of Australia
added Nov 19, 2017 23:51
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[Canada] MacKENZIE: Four reasons the Australian government should consider litigation against tobacco companies

In a commentary in the Medical Journal of Australia today, we’re arguing governments should consider litigation against the tobacco industry to recover the massive health care costs associated with use of their products. These costs have been borne by Au
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 23:35
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BUCHANAN: Tobacco Companies Commit to Protect Child Workers Worldwide

With a major change to an industry-wide due diligence program, the Sustainable Tobacco Program (STP), now at least 180 tobacco companies are pledging to prohibit all children under 18 from handling green tobacco on farms in their supply chains. The STP is
Human Rights Watch
added Nov 19, 2017 01:26
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GLANTZ: Big Tobacco used the UN Global Compact to promote its interests; UN finally expelled them

This paper shows how the tobacco companies capitalized on the UN’s efforts to engage the business community in its mission. Rather than moving tobacco companies toward supporting the UN’s activities to improve global conditions, the companies co-opted
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:06
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GLANTZ: Smoke Screen: Big Vape is copying Big Tobacco’s playbook

the e-cigarette advocacy network, including such key players as David Sweanor, Bill Godshall, Brad Rodu, and Joel Nitzkin as well as the tobacco companies’ network of right wing think tanks...in the context of the tobacco industry’s efforts to deny scienc
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 19, 2017 00:59
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[North Dakota] Shaw: We must ban adults from smoking in cars with children present

Rep. Pam Anderson, D-Fargo, wants to make that a crime in North Dakota. If re-elected, she plans to introduce a bill that would ban adults from smoking in a car if children are present. "The kids are defenseless," Anderson said. "We have to protect them
Fargo (ND) InForum
added Nov 18, 2017 21:50
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[Florida] Legal Matters: Can my association send notices electronically?

I personally feel that a rule banning smoking at the condominium swimming pools will be found to be reasonable. .. Perhaps you could ask your board to establish an outdoor smoking area on part of the property where other residents would not typically go.
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Nov 18, 2017 21:48
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[Kentucky] SHARMA: Think e-cigarettes are a good alternative to smoking? Think again.

The only time e-cigarettes might be helpful is if they are used as a temporary aid to quit smoking. The FDA recently announced that the agency will start regulating the sale of e-cigarettes as it does tobacco, so they can’t be sold to people younger than
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Nov 18, 2017 03:15
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ETTER: Gateway effects and electronic cigarettes

The gateway theory is not compatible with either (1) the decrease in smoking prevalence observed in adolescents in countries where vaping increased or (2) an increase in smoking among teenagers after age restrictions were imposed on e-cigarette purchases.
Addiction
added Nov 17, 2017 22:48
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[Australia] MENDELSOHN: ALP's blanket ban on vapers in smoke-free spaces could do more harm than good

The proposal by NSW Labor to introduce a blanket ban on personal vaporisers, also known as e-cigarettes, in smoke-free areas is not justified on health grounds and could do more harm than good.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 17, 2017 22:43
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