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Comprehensive Report Says Tobacco Control Must Be Highest Priority in Cancer Control

More than half of the 26% decline in cancer mortality rates in the U.S. since 1991 is due to reductions in tobacco smoking. Despite this progress, tobacco smoking remains the most common cause of cancer and cancer death The highest priority in a national
American Cancer Society
added Oct 12, 2018 14:18
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[UK] Experts threaten public health body over link to drink industry

Hundreds of top academics have threatened to stop advising Public Health England unless it abandons plans to work with the alcohol industry... Leading experts in drinking, smoking, obesity and cancer, whose work underpins official policies, say they are l
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 11, 2018 17:27
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E-Cigs Continue to Spark Debate Over Health Risks/Benefits

Americans remain divided on whether the devices are a boon or a threat to public health. That's the main finding of a new HealthDay/Harris Poll that surveyed over 2,000 adults on their e-cigarette views. Vaping has long been promoted as a way to help sm
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 11, 2018 16:58
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Juul boosts lobbying amid FDA scrutiny

Juul has beefed up its Washington, D.C., office, and hired several former high-profile federal officials and regulators from both the Trump and Obama administrations. Last week, Juul brought in Josh Raffel, a former senior communications aide and crisis
The Hill
added Oct 11, 2018 16:41
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[Canada] The maker of Marlboro cigarettes is reportedly in talks to buy a stake in Canadian cannabis producer Aphria (MO)

Aphria, a Canadian-based cannabis producer, rallied more than 16% Wednesday after a report said that Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, was in talks to buy a minority stake in the company, the Globe & Mail reported, citing unidentified people fami
Business Insider
added Oct 11, 2018 13:29
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[California] Study: Tobacco laws cited for 28% lower lung cancer rate in Calif.

Lung cancer deaths are 28 percent lower in California compared with the rest of the country -- with strong tobacco control in the Golden State cited as the primary reason, according to a study. R
UPI
added Oct 11, 2018 13:24
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Hong Kong leader plans to ban ecigarettes

“I propose a total ban on electronic cigarettes for protecting the health of our citizens, particularly children and teenagers,” chief executive Carrie Lam said in her policy address on Wednesday.  Ecigarettes are often marketed as a method to help smok
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 10, 2018 06:15
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[Missouri] Stronger St. Louis County smoking ban will be on Nov. 6 ballot – but the results won't be counted

A measure ending exemptions for casinos and more than 90 bars under St. Louis County's seven-year-old smoking ban will appear on ballots here Nov. 6, but the votes on it won't count after an appellate court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's ruling. A co
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Oct 10, 2018 05:39
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Juul surpasses Facebook as fastest startup to reach decacorn status

With its latest fundraising round first reported by Bloomberg this summer, Juul Labs crossed the decacorn threshold (a valuation of over $10 billion) by earning a $15 billion valuation just seven months after its first VC round. According to funding data
Yahoo Finance (uk)
added Oct 11, 2018 16:36
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[Europe, UK] How a 'no-deal' Brexit will change your cigarette packets: Graphic warnings will have to be replaced by Australian versions because the EU owns the copyright to grim pictures

In a report on the effect of Brexit on the tobacco industry the Department of Health and Social Care wrote: 'Manufacturers will need to ensure that tobacco products produced from exit day onwards feature new picture warnings, which have been secured by a
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 9, 2018 18:54
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