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[Louisiana] Baton Rouge smoking ban advocates declare success in clearing the air

The coalition that urged East Baton Rouge Parish leaders to adopt a smoking ban last year are claiming indoor air pollution levels at most public places has dropped 98.8 percent since the smoke-free ordinance went into effect six months ago. A study re
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Nov 28, 2018 23:51

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Raising tobacco tax will not have bad impact on growers – think-tank

A think-tank revealed on Tuesday said that increasing the excise tax on tobacco would not have a negative impact on the livelihood of tobacco farmers in the Philippines. Jo-ann Diosana from the Action for Economic Reforms (AER) argued this during a Hous
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Nov 28, 2018 23:07

BURSI: `Global health disruptors: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

We now need to see whether the framework can significantly reduce smoking rates and control the influence of the tobacco industry around the world. If so, it could provide a blueprint for the control of the commercial drivers of other risk factors of non-
British Medical Journal
added Nov 28, 2018 22:36

'Troubling signs': Health Canada to review tobacco strategy as smoking rate spikes

Health Canada is asking contractors to prepare a report on the "value for money" of the longstanding, multi-million-dollar program that has sought to reduce the number of smokers in this country. The review would look back at how well the Federal Tobacco
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 28, 2018 00:01

[Korea - South] Cigarette sales in S. Korea keep falling in 2018

Cigarette sales in South Korea kept falling this year on higher price and the government-led anti-smoking campaign, a government report showed Monday. The number of 20-cigarette packs sold here was 28.98 million for the first 10 months of this year, down
Xinhua Newswire
added Nov 28, 2018 00:13

On 20th Anniversary of State Tobacco Settlement (the MSA), It’s Time for Bold Action to Finish the Fight Against Tobacco

The 20th anniversary of the tobacco settlement is an opportunity to review our progress and remaining challenges...policymakers at all levels must fully implement the proven strategies that have driven our progress and ensure they reach all Americans. The
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 27, 2018 02:45

[North Carolina] Master Settlement Agreement remains flawed enigma even after 20 years

Despite the hefty sums, the MSA has been dogged by high expectations, criticized as inadequate and deemed a flawed disappointment by public-health advocates for not delivering a crippling blow to the traditional-cigarette sector. There’s little doubt th
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 26, 2018 05:17

[Canada] SWEANOR/CROWLEY: It's time for the government to stop withholding the truth from smokers

the federal government, in section 20.1 of the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act that came into force on Nov. 19, has made it illegal for a tobacco company to tell the truth about the relative risks of different tobacco products. That is a marvellous idea i
National Post (ca)
added Nov 27, 2018 02:38

[Asia, China] KIDWAI: Time to stub out smoking

tough measures are required to reduce smoking rates. The government should extend the ban on smoking in public places nationwide and strictly monitor its implementation...Many experts advocate raising prices of cigarettes, but I believe that's a wrong mov
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 2, 2018 21:17

Negative social cues on tobacco packaging could help reduce smoking intentions

tobacco packaging that reminds smokers that broad societal 'others' disapprove of the activity can trigger feelings of self-consciousness, which in turn reduces smoking intentions. This approach was particularly effective in 'isolated' smokers who did not
added Nov 28, 2018 00:10
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