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action needed on e-cigarettes

The FDA must expeditiously undertake premarket review for e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes vary widely in quality, toxicity and nicotine delivery, causing confusion for consumers trying to switch from cigarettes to a less harmful product. Regulation would ensur
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jul 23, 2018 04:34
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[New Zealand] Ministry of Health admits failure of tobacco tax hikes

The Ministry of Health's annual Health and Independence Report confirms the scandalous failure of regressive tobacco taxes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “This report demonstrates that t
Scoop (nz)
added Jul 19, 2018 21:38
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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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More U.S. Teens Shunning Drugs, Alcohol

But why? That remains "the million dollar question," said Levy, "and for sure it doesn't have one simple answer." Overall, she credited public health efforts for giving rise to a new cultural climate that encourages teens to shun substance use because i
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 20, 2018 13:52
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[UK] Dundee has one of the highest smoking rates in Britain

That’s four times as many smokers as in Christchurch, Dorset, where just 4.6% of people smoke, the lowest percentage in Britain. However the number of smokers in Dundee is dropping, due to a successful and sustained anti-tobacco strategy from the govern
Evening Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 19, 2018 14:40
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[Africa, Cameroon, Senegal] Increased tax on tobacco products will curb smoking- Research

The Consortium for Economic and Social Research (CRES) pleaded Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal, for increased taxation of tobacco products in the West African region so as to significantly curb smoking. “In the countries of the ECOWAS area, taxes excluding VAT
Journalducameroun.com (cm)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:54
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[UK] Increasing numbers of smokers quit following intensive work by health officials in Barnsley

Smoking levels in Barnsley have been slashed in the space of only 12 months, leaving the town on course towards its target of eradicating the habit among the current primary school population as they reach maturity. Barnsley Council and other public bod
The Star / Sheffield Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 12, 2018 14:45
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[UK] Associations between tobacco control mass media campaign expenditure and smoking prevalence and quitting in England: a time series analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusion Between 2008 and 2016, higher monthly expenditure on tobacco control mass media campaigns in England was associated with higher quit success rates.
Tobacco Control
added Jul 12, 2018 13:29
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BOONE: Research and Collaboration Put a Tobacco-Free Generation Within Reach Lessons from CVS Health’s decision to stop selling tobacco in its stores.

It’s been more than three years since our company decided to stop selling tobacco in all our stores, and it remains a source of great pride for CVS Health. Without question, going tobacco-free was a bold decision that would significantly impact our botto
Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)
added Aug 8, 2018 19:53
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[California] San Diego sees decrease in stores selling tobacco, hookah lounges, vape shops

The decreases come after California tripled the state cigarette tax in 2017, and the state’s minimum age for tobacco purchases increased from 18 to 21 in 2016. The percentage of tobacco stores selling illegally to minors during undercover stings also we
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Jul 13, 2018 12:59
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