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Nicotine and e-cigarettes: Rethinking addiction in the context of reduced harm

Substance abuse (recreational or dependence related) also creates a multi-billion-pound public health bill, and this, added to the fact it is often deemed an act of ‘self-harm’ or ‘self-destruction’, incites little in the way of public sympathy. The idea
International Journal of Drug Policy
added Apr 27, 2017 15:03
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[Asia, China] Tobacco industry still rakes in major profit despite anti-smoking laws

People around the world are smoking about as many cigarettes as ever nearly 6 trillion per year. It's an incredible number, translating into big business - and profit - for tobacco makers. But as new cigarette laws go into effect, are they having any imp
CCTV America
added Dec 6, 2016 13:58
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Studies may have overestimated effect that smoking bans play in reducing hospitalizations

We found that raising cigarette taxes can have an immediate beneficial effect in terms of reducing costly hospitalizations. As for smoking bans, while these may eventually lower hospitalizations, our research found no immediate benefit in terms of reduced
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Sep 20, 2016 15:57
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[Australia] Victoria could be smoke-free by 2025 under new plans to ban shops from selling cigarettes and limit smokers to only lighting up in their own homes

a plan backed by 25 of the state's most influential health groups. Supported by the Australian Medical Association and the Cancer Council, the proposals aim to introduce stricter anti-smoking laws and more education programs. Vic Health is leading the c
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 20, 2018 14:27
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[Australia] How satirists with spray cans defeated Big Tobacco

It’s a truth rarely acknowledged that Australia’s world-leading tobacco controls were inspired as much by satire and spray cans as any political vision. The Billboard Utilising Graffitists Against Unhealthy Promotions (BUGA-UP) erupted on the scene in S
Medical Republic (au)
added Jun 19, 2018 15:17
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MAHOOD/COLLISHAW: Canada's anti-tobacco plan is smoke and mirrors

Inadequate funding and timid language from the government of Justin Trudeau won't help curb epidemic.
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added May 29, 2018 15:50
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT protests more tobacco taxes

Cigarette maker British American Tobacco Kenya (BAT) has ratcheted up pressure against further increases in excise duty. The Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed cigarette maker repeated on Friday that “unpredictable” tax increases are a threat to its Ke
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added May 14, 2018 02:33
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Over 45 percent of Vietnamese males smoke

the number of local smokers saw a significant amount of poor people, adding that needy families spend up to 5.3 percent of their incomes on tobacco. Vietnamese often begin smoking at young ages, she said, citing a 2015 statistic that showed about 56 per
Vietnam News Agency (VNA)
added Apr 19, 2018 23:44
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[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Our view: NJ improving weak spots in otherwise good tobacco-control report

For seven years, budget-challenged New Jersey got nearly $1 billion from the federal settlement with tobacco companies and didn’t spend any...between the ongoing push to discourage cigarette sales and the money now being spent on helping people quit or n
The Press of Atlantic City
added Feb 20, 2018 00:15
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[Canada] Legal age of 21 key to helping youth butt out, says researcher

Russ Callaghan, a professor at UNBC, believes that raising the legal age of smoking to 21 could result in profound improvements in public health in Canada and the US. He has co-published a research paper which suggests this change could significantly red
Prince George (BC) Citizen (ca)
added Feb 7, 2018 16:08
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