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[Asia-pacific] Blow to tobacco control treaty as industry wins tax fight in south-east Asia

The powerful tobacco lobby last year stopped proposed cigarette tax increases in Malaysia and Indonesia, while Vietnam waived all duties on dried tobacco imports from Cambodia, the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance said in a report released on Mond
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Nov 28, 2017 16:56
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[New York] Sen. Schumer Urges FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes Immediately

In a statement, Sen. Schumer noted a study indicating that 20% of New York kids are using e-cigarettes. More than one in five high school students in the state used e-cigarettes last year. That rate is higher than the national average. In 2016, 11.3% o
USA Herald
added Nov 27, 2017 16:25
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Indonesia, where smoking is widespread, just placed tough restrictions on e-cigarettes

bitive restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette materials, and Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita last week offered an easy solution for the growing number of citizens using the products. They can just “become regular smokers,” he told local newspaper Kom
Washington Post
added Nov 27, 2017 16:23
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[Minnesota] Hurt: Don't be fooled by Big Tobacco smokescreen

I have seen the same cycle repeated too many times. Spread the message they don't want you to hear, the true story of their history: what they knew, when they knew it and what they did about it. Help make the 21st century the time in history when Big Toba
Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin
added Nov 27, 2017 15:39
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Big tobacco wins in smoke-friendly Southeast Asia, says report

A global treaty to fight the health impact of tobacco has suffered substantial setbacks in Southeast Asia, home to some of the world's highest concentrations of smokers, a watchdog group said Monday. The powerful tobacco lobby last year stopped proposed c
Rappler (ph)
added Nov 27, 2017 15:17
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[Australia] More women getting lung cancer surgery as effects of smoking show up in new data

The number of women undergoing lung cancer surgery in Australia is escalating faster than that of men, reflecting the tobacco industry's aggressive marketing of feminised "slim" and "light" products in the 1980s and '90s. Health experts say this trend s
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Dec 11, 2017 17:45
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[North Carolina] Tobacco ads return to broadcast TV to warn consumers of cigarette risks

ads will run in major U.S. metropolitan areas, including Charlotte... cost several millions of dollars for each manufacturer. [RJR] has said that compliance could cost $20 million... manufacturers continue to spend more than $8 billion annually on the mar
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 27, 2017 15:50
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[Florida] Fourth District Court of Appeal reverses and remands tobacco industry wrongful death suit

surgeon general’s reports were wrongly admitted into evidence and indecorously used to reinforce expert opinion that tobacco in fact is addictive and deadly. The 4th District Court of Appeal cited Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Pollari 2017, a case that found
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Nov 26, 2017 23:37
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Reassessing the importance of ‘lost pleasure’ associated with smoking cessation: implications for social welfare and policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

The proportion of smokers who might be characterised as having a preference to continue smoking are greatly outnumbered by addicted, discontent and concerned smokers who want to quit and regret ever having started to smoke. These discontent smokers could
Tobacco Control
added Nov 29, 2017 00:59
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[Europe] Andriukaitis lashes out at tobacco industry, says it uses ‘tricks’ to bypass legislation

The tobacco industry is already feeling the pressure from the implementation of EU anti-tobacco legislation and is exploring ways to bypass it and mislead EU consumers, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis told EURACTIV.com in an i
EurActiv
added Nov 27, 2017 16:31
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