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Brazil’s Supreme Court upholds landmark ban on flavours and additives in tobacco products

In a landmark victory for tobacco control and public health, Brazil’s Supreme Court of Justice has rejected a constitutional challenge from the tobacco industry against a resolution from the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) that banned all fl
The Union (formerly, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) (fr)
added Feb 4, 2018 00:37
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Japan's antismoking plan with gaping loophole sparks outcry

Japan's recently unveiled antismoking plan has sparked an outcry from lung cancer patients and other activists as it has a gaping loophole -- basically allowing customers at restaurants and bars to carry on lighting up. The plan released last Tuesday by
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Feb 3, 2018 13:43
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[Italy] Non-Smokers, Former Smokers are Using Heatsticks

(TPSAC) expressed concerns that the device would prove attractive to non-smokers, especially non-smoking teens. Now data from a small study examining IQOS use and product awareness in Italy appears to confirm those fears. Three years after IQOS was laun
MedPage Today
added Feb 3, 2018 13:26
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[Florida] Trial Group Of The Year: Jones Day ($$)

Law360
added Feb 3, 2018 00:19
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[Asia] TOBACCO BANNED FOR UNDER 21-YEAR-OLDS IN ISRAEL

Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman said on Thursday he agrees to raise the minimum age required to buy tobacco products to 20. ...Although tobacco lobbyists are sure to put on pressure, Litzman said the bill will be approved for government support in
Jerusalem Post
added Feb 2, 2018 17:59
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Truth Initiative: New report shows that Marlboro is one of the most influential brands among teenagers, raising significant concern on the proposed Marlboro branding of IQOS HeatSticks

The powerful influence of advertising and brands, particularly the Marlboro brand, on young people reaffirms our deep concern that Philip Morris International's IQOS product, which would be marketed by Altria in the U.S., would also include the introduct
PR Newswire
added Feb 2, 2018 17:50
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Two Muslims asylum seekers win High Court case as judge rules that allowing smoking and forcing them to pray by toilets at UK immigration detention centre breached their human rights

Mr Rahman had also complained about the smoky atmosphere caused when detainees lit cigarettes in cells... The judge concluded that legislation barred smoking in immigration removal centre cells. He said regulations would have to be amended for smoking to
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 2, 2018 17:08
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Brazil’s Highest Court Upholds Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products

Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court ruled yesterday that the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) has the power to regulate the tobacco industry... In 2012, Brazil became the first country in the world to ban the use of flavors and additives in tobacco
Asian Tribune
added Feb 2, 2018 16:24
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Cigarette Brand Preference and Pro-Tobacco Advertising Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2012–2016

Marlboro, Newport, and Camel were the most commonly reported usual brands smoked by middle and high school current (past 30-day) cigarette smokers. In 2016, these three brands accounted for 73.1% and 78.7% of current cigarette smokers in middle and high s
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Feb 2, 2018 00:18
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[Virginia] Altria Group will pay $3,000 bonus to all non-executive employees

said it also plans to set aside $35 million over three years for philanthropic programs in the communities where it has operations, focusing particularly on nonprofit programs in youth development and workforce preparedness. The money is in addition to th
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Feb 3, 2018 00:29
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