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[Africa] Tobacco industry accused of 'intimidation and interference' in Kenya

British American Tobacco has undue influence over the Kenyan government and is in breach of WHO tobacco convention...More than 50 years after Kenya gained independence from British colonial rule, one company is steadfastly refusing to loosen its grip on p
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 5, 2015 17:48
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LOMBORG: The spread of western disease: 'The poor are dying more and more like the rich'

Corporations have rights. Now we need a global treaty on their responsibilities...For the first time, more people in the developing world now die from strokes and heart attacks than infectious.... Tobacco, the single biggest killer will cause 10 million d
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 5, 2015 17:41
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[Massachusetts] Up in Smoke: THE LAW SCHOOL’S PUBLIC HEALTH ADVOCACY INSTITUTE MOVES CLOSER TO MAKING SMOKING A RELIC OF THE PAST

The rationale for the new litigation arm, Daynard says, is that too many lawyers avoid cases that forge into new territory. “It’s hard to persuade them to do things that haven’t been done before,” he says. The lesson of the tobacco wars, he says, is that
Northeastern School of Law Magazine
added Mar 5, 2015 13:42
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The use of legal, illegal and roll-your-own cigarettes to increasing tobacco excise taxes and comprehensive tobacco control policies: findings from the ITC Uruguay survey

A 10% increase in the relative price ratio is associated with a 4.6% increase in the probability of consuming RYO cigarettes over manufactured legal cigarettes. Therefore, it is necessary to narrow price gaps between RYO cigarettes and manufactured legal
Tobacco Control
added Mar 5, 2015 11:42
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Public support for raising the age of sale for tobacco to 21 in the United States

This national study demonstrates broad public support for raising the sales age of tobacco to 21 and will help facilitate wide dissemination of initiatives to increase the legal purchase age at national, state and local levels. Increasing public awareness
Tobacco Control
added Mar 5, 2015 11:31
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[Europe] MEPs declare 'war' on tobacco companies

A cross-party working group has been set up in the European parliament to counter the growing influence of tobacco companies. The group was put together by S&D deputy Gilles Pargneaux, who is a vice-chair of parliament's environment, public health and foo
The Parliament Magazine (be)
added Mar 5, 2015 11:27
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[UK] Cutting smoking in North East could save regional economy £100m

According to anti-smoking agency Fresh, the vision to reduce smoking rates to 5% by 2025 would have a profound impact on the region’s NHS and economy - freeing-up around £50 million for the NHS and significantly easing the strain on hospital admissions a
Newcastle Evening Chronicle/Chronicle Live (uk)
added Mar 4, 2015 12:45
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GLANTZ: The SRNT meeting was great this year

Society for Nicotine and Tobacco Research meeting last week and it was one of the best meetings on tobacco control I ever attended. All the presentations I saw were intelligent and well-balanced and I learned a lot.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 3, 2015 04:15
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GLANTZ: ACS. Harvard, and NCI researchers conclude that smoking causes breast cancer: This is important to all women

It is time to actively integrate breast cancer into tobacco control efforts, particularly for the CDC and US Surgeon General to add breast cancer to the official list of disease smoking and secondhand smoke “causes.” This recognition will be particularl
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 3, 2015 04:13
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GLANTZ: Merchants of Doubt opening this week

It starts out with Big Tobacco (and me wearing a suit) talking about how the tobacco companies invented modern science denial... I've done a lot of media work over the years and this is one of the best things I've ever helped with.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 3, 2015 04:07
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