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[Illinois] The 50-year war on smoking is far from won

Public health and medical organizations know what needs to be done to reduce the number of smokers and prevent kids from starting to smoke, Sward said. Policy changes are needed, she added, but politicians are afraid to challenge the tobacco industry's st
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 26, 2015 17:25

[UK] Developing Policy on Contact with the Tobacco Industry (PDF)

A formal policy will ensure that staff and partner organisations understand their responsibilities. It will provide transparency for local residents and protect the council from criticism over unnecessary engagement with the tobacco industry. It will al
ASH London (uk)
added Feb 26, 2015 09:22

[UK] NHS Statement of Support for Tobacco Control

The NHS Statement of Support for Tobacco Control has been developed to enable the health community to support colleagues in local government in their tobacco control work. It has been developed alongside the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Contr
Smokefree Action (uk)
added Feb 26, 2015 09:18

[UK] NHS organisations take stand on smoking

Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, was today joined in Parliament by the public health community, Parliamentarians and NHS professionals at the launch of the NHS Statement of Support for Tobacco Control [1]. The NHS Statement, which is endors
ASH London (uk)
added Feb 26, 2015 09:17
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[Australia, UK] Experts debate smoking ban in outdoor public spaces

Writing in the British Medical Journal, former Labour Health Minister Lord Darzi and others argue it would encourage people to make healthier lifestyle choices...Prof Simon Chapman of the University of Sydney called the idea "paternalistic".
BBC Online
added Feb 26, 2015 08:48

[Australia] Is a smoking ban in UK parks and outdoor spaces a good idea?

Ara Darzi and Oliver P Keown want a ban to help smokers quit and to protect children from seeing people lighting up. But, argues Simon Chapman, there is no scientific justification for such a draconian attack on basic freedoms
British Medical Journal
added Feb 26, 2015 08:44

[UK] Greater Manchester to control £6bn NHS budget

Greater Manchester is to become the first English region to get full control of its health spending, as part of an extension of devolved powers. Chancellor George Osborne said the £6bn health and social care budget would be taken over by the region's cou
BBC Online
added Feb 26, 2015 08:42

[California] Some local cities receive failing grade in fight against tobacco / Calabasas drops to a B grade while Thousand Oaks earns a D

“Calabasas received an A overall in 2014 but in 2015 dropped to a B overall due to the increasing policy standards on what is considered smoke-free outdoor air, smoke-free housing and (reduction of) sales,”... The municipalities of Agoura Hills, Westlake
Thousand Oaks (CA) Acorn
added Feb 26, 2015 08:30

Flight Attendant Union Celebrates 25 Years of Smoke-Free Skies

(AFA) fought relentlessly to achieve this major victory for our crew and passengers as well as the standard it set for workplaces around the country. AFA took on the tobacco industry and brought public pressure to prohibit smoking by raising two main co
PR Newswire
added Feb 25, 2015 20:13

SIEGEL: Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Exposes Campaign of Deception About E-Cigarettes, Shows How Anti-Smoking Groups are Harming the Public's Health

many of the anti-smoking groups are so blinded by ideology that they have come to a pre-determined conclusion and don't actually care about the scientific evidence. Or, they are displaying the confirmation bias, where they interpret the evidence to fit th
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Feb 25, 2015 13:15
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