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Cigarette Companies Will Air Anti-Smoking Ads Starting This Sunday / They've been lying for decades and now they have to come clean.

“I think the fact that the very people who are the replacement smokers for the tobacco industry are less likely to see this is a perfect indication of how the tobacco industry works,” Koval says. She believes the ads would be much more effective if they
Vice.com
added Nov 23, 2017 20:07
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Health Canada report calls for big tax hike on cigarettes

Ottawa needs to hike tobacco taxes significantly to meet its long-term target of reducing smoking to just five per cent of the Canadian population, says a report for Health Canada. The internal report, obtained by CBC News under the Access to Informatio
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 22, 2017 03:44
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Health Canada Wants To Make Cigarettes Even More Expensive

Bad news for smokers: a report from Health Canada is urging the federal government to raise taxes on cigarettes. If the Trudeau government wants to reduce the number of Canadians who smoke, a promise made in March, then a tax hike on cigarettes is the
MTL BLog (ca)
added Nov 22, 2017 03:43
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[Mid-east, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Abu Dhabi's tobacco trade drops 20% ahead of excise tax

The total value of the tobacco trade slipped $18m during the first nine months of this year Abu Dhabi’s trade in raw tobacco saw a steep decline in the run-up to the introduction of excise tax on tobacco products. Trade dipped 20 percent in the first n
Arabian Business
added Nov 20, 2017 17:16
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[Philippines] Health groups see rise in number of smokers next year if proposed tax increase on cigarettes fail

Studies conducted by several health groups reveal the Philippines has the cheapest prices of cigarettes in the world. If to be compared with other countries, a pack of cigarette in the Philippines cost not more than a dollar and can be bought easily. “I
UNTV (ph)
added Nov 20, 2017 16:26
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[New Zealand] NZ has dramatic drop in teenage smokers with the biggest decline among Maori men - survey

The number of 15 to 17-year-olds smoking has fallen by 75 per cent in the past decade and with only 3.9 per cent of the age group smoking. "We are finally seeing the majority of young people not taking up cigarettes, creating a new generation of 'never-
TVNZ (nz)
added Nov 18, 2017 19:28
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[Asia] China's fight against lung cancer

November is International Lung Cancer Awareness Month...18 regions in China, including provinces, cities and municipalities, have made regulations to prohibit smoking in indoor public and working areas, in the hopes that creating more smoke-free environme
Ecns.cn (cn)
added Nov 17, 2017 23:10
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E-cigarettes: Is Australia out of step with other countries?

But many Australian public health experts oppose the use of e-cigarettes, arguing there isn't enough evidence to show they're safe. They point to Australia's low smoking rates, and say we should continue what we're doing to lower them further. In their
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 17, 2017 21:15
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[Europe] A cough never killed anyone? Chronic lung diseases rank as second largest killer

Stricter rules on smoking, reimbursed anti-smoking programmes and smoke-free public places are among the ways to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from being a public health crisis, says Mikaela Odemyr.
EurActiv
added Nov 18, 2017 03:07
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[Europe] EU’s approach to COPD remains focused on tobacco control

Despite alarming figures, the European Commission does not plan specific targets or a harmonised approach for the prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Instead, it says it will ensure tobacco control policies are properly implemente
EurActiv
added Nov 18, 2017 00:11
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