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Evaluation of California’s ‘Tobacco 21’ law [FREE FULL TEXT]

Survey findings suggest that the high awareness and support for the law may have contributed to reducing illegal tobacco sales to youth under 18 and achieving widespread retailer conformity with the new law disallowing sales to young adults under 21.
Tobacco Control
added Mar 23, 2018 21:49
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[UK] Evidence review of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products 2018: executive summary

Policies on tobacco and e-cigarettes should have at their core the recognition that nicotine use per se presents minimal risk of serious harm to physical health and that its addictiveness depends on how it is administered.
GOV.UK
added Mar 23, 2018 21:27
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[Australia] 5 Years of Failure: Global Coalition Letter Against Plain Packaging / An Open Letter: Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (PDF)

Other solutions exist that do not infringe on intellectual property rights and are closely linked to a marked reduction in the adult smoking rate....plain packaging itself is associated with significant unintended consequences that continue to plague Au
Property Rights Alliance
added Mar 23, 2018 19:53
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia] Plain packaging: Five years of failure! — IDEAS

“Five Years of Failure!” That’s the message a global coalition of 62 think tanks and rights advocates are sending to the new WHO Director Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus... * IDEAS is a Malaysian think-tank dedicated to promoting market-based solutions to public p
Malay Mail (my)
added Mar 23, 2018 19:46
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[UK] Quit smoking, lose weight and you could help the NHS in West Norfolk save vital cash says Upwell GP Dr Paul Williams

“The local NHS in collaboration with Public Health already provide services to help people lose weight and stop smoking, which are available both through the GP and often by self-referral. We plan to focus these services especially at people who are part
Fenland Citizen (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:16
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[UK] EDITORIAL: Preventable Cancer / Forget the nanny state. The doctor state can and should save lives

Despite decades of rising taxes and ever-tighter sales restrictions, tobacco still accounts for 54,000 of them. This is an astonishing number but since 2011 it has fallen to about 15 per cent of cases. This means anti-smoking measures are working, and it
Times Of London (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:14
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Two decades of tobacco reduction saves Hawaii $1 billion in health costs

Hawaii has saved an estimated $1 billion in health care costs thanks to 20 years of tobacco prevention and control policies and programs, according to the Hawaii Department of Health. The savings are due to a reduction in the number of youth, adult, and
West Hawaii Today
added Mar 21, 2018 04:04
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Over half a million children in India are smoking cigarettes everyday

For all the government’s efforts to discourage smoking, it remains a common sight across India. What’s worse is that the deadly habit can begin incredibly early, affecting children as young as 10 years old. There are over 625,000 Indian children (pdf) a
Quartz
added Mar 20, 2018 22:18
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[Asia, Mid-east] UAE smoking poll: only one in four have changed their habit since introduction of 'sin tax'

Of the 600 participants of an Apester poll conducted by The National, 75 per cent said the 100 per cent ‘sin tax’ on tobacco products had not led them to quit.. medwakh’s increasing popularity. The super-strength pipe-smoked tobacco was smoked by 57 per
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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[South Africa] CASTRO / DAIN: Turning the tide on avoidable deaths in Africa

Nowhere are the battle lines between public health authorities and Big Tobacco... In September, the United Nations will hold a High-Level meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases as well as the first ever High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, now the biggest i
Daily Maverick (za)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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