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Editorial: Declining smoking rate is good news for West Virginia

Finally. After years of little progress on smoking rates in West Virginia, a new study shows that fewer adults are smoking in the Mountain State... West Virginia and local governments expanded clean indoor air regulations, which means most workplaces and
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
added Dec 20, 2017 03:08
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[Asia] Karnataka HC ruling on pictoral warnings on tobacco products may hit India’s image

The rules mandated 85% pictorial warnings on both sides of packages... “The move will result in India’s global ranking for pictorial warnings to go back to 106th ranking in the world from its current 3rd position. Similar warnings on tobacco packs have
livemint.com (in)
added Dec 18, 2017 16:54
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[Asia, India] Picture perfect: the effectiveness of pictorial health warnings on tobacco products

the pictorial warnings on both sides of packages of tobacco products came into effect in April 2016 following the direction of the Rajasthan High Court and subsequently the Supreme Court too made it mandatory. After the decision of Karnataka High Court,
DNA India (in)
added Dec 18, 2017 16:45
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[Asia, India] 'High tax results in 5.6% drop in tobacco use in Rajasthan'

As per the survey, there has been decline in bidi smokers from 16% to 11.4% and in absolute numbers bidi users have come down to 58 lakh from 74 lakh. Still, their number is high compared to 14.3 lakh cigarette smokers in the state. Experts suggest that
Times of India
added Dec 18, 2017 16:14
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[New Zealand] Smokefree 2025 At Risk: Government Urged to Listen to Māori

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ could be putting the Smokefree 2025 goal at risk ...Hāpai Te Hauora has supported the Ministry of Health and previous ministers’ compassionate and progressive stance on e-cigarettes which championed a realistic and
Scoop (nz)
added Dec 16, 2017 17:25
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ESEN: Turkey's tobacco control policies as a world leader

Turkey is one of 15 countries worldwide with a heavy burden of tobacco-related health problems....Turkey was once a heaven for smokers....But this has changed dramatically. For more than a decade, the government has aimed to strengthen the country's capac
Daily Sabah (tr)
added Dec 16, 2017 17:16
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CME: Graphic Point-of-Sale Cigarette Warnings May Encourage Teen Smoking

Anti-tobacco advocates widely consider graphic warnings depicting the gruesome effects of cigarette use to be highly effective for preventing people from smoking and convincing smokers to quit. But findings from a novel study by researchers at the RAND C
MedPage Today
added Dec 16, 2017 16:44
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Nine in 10 NSW homes now smoke-free

chell said the NSW Government’s efforts to curb smoking, the leading cause of disease and premature death across the state, are working. The NSW Government has invested $4.4 million in the 2017-18 State Budget into services that target chronic health is
NSW Ministry of Health (au)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:01
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Nine in 10 NSW homes now smoke-free

chell said the NSW Government’s efforts to curb smoking, the leading cause of disease and premature death across the state, are working. The NSW Government has invested $4.4 million in the 2017-18 State Budget into services that target chronic health is
NSW Ministry of Health (au)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:01
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[Asia, Thailand] Network fired up over electronic cigarette ban / Group adamant that 'vaping' saves lives

Siripol Yodmuangcharoen, chairman of the NLA's commerce subcommittee who received the petition, said the group backed calls for the ban to be reversed with information that 160 countries allow the sale of e-cigarettes, while only 15 countries ban them.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:15
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