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[Florida] Health groups say proposed constitutional amendment would increase smoking rates

A proposed constitutional amendment making its way through the Constitution Revision Commission is looking to put more money into cancer research, but health groups oppose it, because the money would come out of the state’s tobacco prevention program. F
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Mar 16, 2018 18:08
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Putin claims credit for healthier Russia as vodka intake falls

Life expectancy has risen to 73 years, up from just under 65 in 2003, a pace among the fastest in the world, Mr Putin said at his state of the nation speech... “Healthy people and healthy habits... Smoking and drinking have fallen sharply, following gover
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 13, 2018 16:16
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Fewer smokers with graphic health warnings

NVAP president Emer Rojas said the main purpose of Republic Act No. 10643 or the GHW Law has been achieved in both informing would-be smokers and warning current smokers on the dangers of cigarette smoking. “We are now seeing less smokers and those who
Manila Standard (ph)
added Mar 11, 2018 19:50
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Graphic health warnings on cigarette packs effective

Graphic health warnings (GHW) on cigarette packs have proven to be effective in informing smokers about the dangers of smoking since the GHW law was implemented two years ago, health advocacy groups said.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Mar 11, 2018 19:49
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New UN health agency regulation guidelines aim to help countries end ‘reign’ of tobacco industry

“Tobacco product regulation is an under-utilized tool which has a critical role to play in reducing tobacco use [and] these new tools provide a useful resource to countries to either introduce or improve existing tobacco product regulation provisions and
UN News Service
added Mar 10, 2018 16:55
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Tobacco product regulation: building laboratory testing capacity

launched during the 2018 World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town, provides practical, stepwise approaches to implementing tobacco testing. Such guidance is relevant to a wide range of countries in various settings, even those with inadequate re
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 10, 2018 16:42
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WHO issues new guidance on tobacco product regulation towards maximum protection of public health

Many countries have developed advanced policies to reduce the demand for tobacco, which kills over 7 million people annually, but governments can do much more to implement regulations to control tobacco use, especially by exploiting tobacco product regul
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 10, 2018 16:40
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Tobacco Control Policies Working, Report Finds

While global tobacco consumption is slowing, the report noted that Africa and the Middle East are at tipping points as combustible cigarette use continues to climb. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, for example, tobacco consumption increased by 52% from 1980
MedPage Today
added Mar 10, 2018 15:47
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[Canada] A menthol cigarette ban may influence smokers to quit

One month after Ontario fully banned menthol in cigarettes, twice as many menthol smokers attempted to quit compared to how many had predicted they would do so in the months leading up to the ban, according to a small study in the Canadian province. Of
Reuters
added Mar 8, 2018 18:54
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HACKER: Raising Kentucky's cigarette tax is good health policy and good for kids

Health advocates are calling for a $1 per pack increase in Kentucky’s state tax on cigarettes because it will reduce tobacco use, particularly among youth and pregnant women. Less smoking means healthier babies and youth and a significant reduction in th
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Mar 8, 2018 17:47
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