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Dozens of alcohol-flavored tobacco products may lure teens

Nearly 50 alcohol-flavored tobacco product lines are marketed by more than 400 tobacco brands in the United States and these products may especially attract teens, luring them into tobacco addiction, according to a new study. Adolescent drinking and smok
Reuters
added Sep 22, 2017 12:22
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Judge Kessler Drops Out of DOJ Case

USA v. PHILIP MORRIS, et. al: The above-entitled case was reassigned on 8/29/2017 from Judge Gladys Kessler to Judge Paul L. Friedman by direction of the Calendar Committee.
Tobacco On Trial
added Sep 21, 2017 14:01
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[Europe] Tax trade body warns EU over tobacco track and trace plans

The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA)...is concerned over the implementation of the track and trace and security feature requirements of the EU Tobacco Products Directive. It claimed that the draft legislation gives no guarantee of independence f
Packaging News (uk)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:51
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[Europe] The effects of a rise in cigarette price on cigarette consumption, tobacco taxation revenues, and of smoking-related deaths in 28 EU countries-- applying threshold regression modelling [FREE FULL TEXT]

It is recommended that all EU countries levy higher tobacco taxes to increase cigarette prices, and thus in effect reduce cigarette consumption. The subsequent increase in tobacco tax revenues would be instrumental in covering expenditures related to tob
BioMed Central (uk)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:49
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[UK] Success rates for people quitting smoking hit record high

Nearly 20% of those who quit in first half of 2017 have been successful, with e-cigarettes becoming most popular method of quitting, say UCL researchers
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:45
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[UK] Quit smoking campaign Stoptober backs e-cigs for first time

The annual Stoptober campaign in England is embracing e-cigarettes for the first time - in a sign vaping is being seen as the key to getting people to quit. Health experts have tended to shy away from explicitly promoting e-cigarettes. But the government
BBC Online
added Sep 21, 2017 13:42
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[Asia] Report: Where There’s Smoke, Israel Isn’t Doing Enough to Discourage It

Knesset Research and Information Center... took aim at Israel’s relatively low tobacco tax and poorly designed system for taxing tobacco. In particular, it pointed to the much lower rate for loose tobacco for rolling and cigarettes. The sales tax on a pa
Ha'aretz Newspaper/Magazine
added Sep 21, 2017 00:53
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GPs should alert smokers about the lack of evidence on the long-term effects of e-cigarettes, warns health watchdog

The move from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) comes despite backing for e-cigarettes from Public Health England (PHE), which says they are a useful aid for quitting. In new draft guidance, health watchdog NICE does not list
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 20, 2017 23:52
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[California] Oakland bans flavored tobacco products

Flavored tobacco products such as menthol cigarettes, blunt wraps and e-cigarette, or vape materials, will be banned in Oakland as of next year. The Oakland City Council approved the ban Tuesday night. The ordinance, dubbed the “Oakland Children Smokin
East Bay (CA) Times
added Sep 20, 2017 23:50
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[California] Town Business: Who Is Lobbying Against Oakland's Flavored Tobacco Ban?

Oakland residents have been targeted with ads from a group called "Let's Be Real Oakland,"... But it appears that Let's Be Real Oakland is a project paid for entirely by the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.
East Bay Express
added Sep 20, 2017 23:30
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