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Da COSTA e SILVA: Commentary on the launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

The industry’s aim, after all, is not to help its customers but to profit from them. The tobacco industry’s new “partnerships” with supposedly independent organizations do constitute a serious threat, but we have a response to hand. It’s called the WH
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 14, 2017 08:16
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[California] HOA Homefront: Mary Jane in HOA Unit 420?

Given the recent change in the law, it is only a matter of time before residents argue that Proposition 64 gives them the “right” to smoke marijuana in the association. This is incorrect, and associations can pass rules or use restrictions banning marijua
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Oct 14, 2017 08:09
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CAINE & FIDDIAN-GREEN: Indiana must curb smoking among blacks

tobacco company marketing efforts are often concentrated in black and low-income communities. This should motivate us to redouble our efforts at curbing smoking, especially among blacks, and build upon the successes that groups such as the Indiana Minori
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Oct 14, 2017 07:55
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[Asia, Sri Lanka, Thailand] PEIRIS: An environment friendly decision

This decision taken by the government of Thailand is not only good for the environment but ultimately good for people’s health and the economy. It is high time that Sri Lanka government also take such decision to protect people's health as well as the en
Asian Tribune
added Oct 14, 2017 07:22
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BRIANT: Tobacco 21 Is a Catch-22

On the one hand, supporters of an age-21 ordinance claim a health benefit if the age to purchase tobacco is raised, but they fail to acknowledge that there will be little if any health benefit because 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds could still possess and use
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Oct 13, 2017 01:47
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ZABLOTSKY: 21 reasons to pass Tobacco 21 in Vermont

1. Over the years, I have spoken to Vermont junior and senior high school students about the dangers of the use of tobacco products. I found that the main motivation for using cigarettes and smokeless tobacco was peer pressure and the desire to be cool.
Bennington (VT) Banner
added Oct 13, 2017 01:14
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[Asia, Pakistan] AHMED: Up in smoke

It is common knowledge that Pakistan’s compliance of the FCTC is weak but what the government has done this year is disastrous. Instead of bringing sales down by imposing heavy taxes, it has done the opposite – brought taxes down and helped boost the sal
The News (pk)
added Oct 11, 2017 19:48
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LOUAILLIER: Smoking Out Big Tobacco

given the fundamental conflict between the tobacco industry’s interests and public-health objectives, health practitioners and governments around the world must do more to prevent Big Tobacco from interfering in official policy. Indeed, they must erect an
Project Syndicate
added Oct 10, 2017 20:31
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WADE: Bloomberg School of Public Health should live up to mission statement, save ‘millions at a time’

“Big Tobacco” companies will be required to issue corrective statements on the effects of cigarettes...This moment also should offer an opportunity to provide clarity about reduced-risk products and set the record straight on the pros and cons of e-cigare
R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.
added Oct 10, 2017 16:16
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GLANTZ: Assuming ecigs will cut smoking does not prove that ecigs will save lives; new paper an exercise in tautology

“Potential deaths averted in USA by replacing cigarettes with e-cigarettes” by David Levy et al. published in Tobacco Control on October 2, 2017, attracted a moderate amount of attention with its conclusion that “Compared with the Status Quo, replacemen
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 10, 2017 16:02
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