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[Canada] Anti-smoking warnings getting a cold shoulder

Young adults are brushing off warnings that smoking will kill them, choosing instead to light up in social settings. This is helping to stall the decline in Canada's smoking rate, a new University of Waterloo report suggests. Researchers argue Canada mu
Kitchener-Waterloo (ONT) Record (ca)
added Jan 31, 2014 00:03
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[Canada] E-cigarettes take social scene by storm; pose headaches for regulators

Some proponents of e-cigarettes contest that assertion, suggesting e-cigarette juice containing nicotine is governed by the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations of 2001. Health Canada disagrees. "That is wrong," one of the officials declares. "
Canadian Press
added Dec 24, 2013 01:01
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Comments on the Philip Morris-funded London Economics report “An analysis of smoking prevalence in Australia, Final”, November 2013 (PDF)

given the likely mode of effect of this policy, it is likely to be many years before an impact on the decline in prevalence can be accurately assessed. While statistics can be misused for political purposes, the laws of mathematics can be changed for no
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Nov 28, 2013 00:30
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Is This Beginning of the End for Combustible Cigarettes?

The common theme of yesterday's Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) conference here was that it's not the nicotine that harms or kills smokers, it's the combustion/delivery, according to Bonnie Herzog, managing director of Beverage, Tobacco & Convenience S
Convenience Store News
added Oct 30, 2013 15:45
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Bulgaria's Tourism Board Opposes Smoking Ban Cancellation

Bulgaria's National Tourism Board has cautioned that lifting the full smoking ban in enclosed public places may result in a wave of reimbursement claims. ... contracts had been signed with foreign tour operators for 4 800 000 holidays in 2014 and a total
Novinite.com (bg)
added Oct 30, 2013 15:15
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FDA: No Surprises Planned for E-Cigarette Regs

While the agency has been putting the issue on its agenda for years, a proposed rule has now been sent to the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The due date had been set for the end of October, although an FDA press officer noted that the O
MedPage Today
added Oct 28, 2013 00:50
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Tips From Former Smokers Recruitment Ad

Looking for Real People to Appear in an Ad Campaign About The Health Effects of Smoking Cigarettes Have you ever had colorectal cancer or periodontal (gum) disease due to smoking? respond ... no later than October 30, 2013
Plowshare Group PSA Distribution and Management
added Oct 26, 2013 03:49
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[UK] Smoking knowledge still a real drag

In a new survey conducted by OnePoll, more than one in four people (28 per cent) are still unaware that smoking is the leading cause of mouth cancer, a disease that kills one person every five hours in the UK. A lack of knowledge didn't stop at traditio
Rochdale Online (uk)
added Oct 15, 2013 14:06
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Supreme Court skeptical of limits on federal campaign contributions

appeared ready Tuesday to toss another: the limit on the total amount an individual donor can spend on federal candidates.
Washington Post
added Oct 9, 2013 10:39
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Tobacco Companies Rejected by High Court in Florida Case

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the tobacco industry’s appeal of a Florida ruling that may help thousands of smokers sue cigarette makers over smoking-related illnesses.
Bloomberg News
added Oct 8, 2013 03:59
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