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[UK] Smokers face breath tests before surgery: Patients will have to prove they have quit before being referred for an operation

Under the proposals, which were uncovered by the Health Service Journal, smokers must quit completely and doctors won't just take their word on it. They will be breathalysed to monitor levels of carbon monoxide in blood, to ensure they are telling the tr
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 18, 2017 16:31
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[Africa, Nigeria] FG Supports ECOWAS Move to Harmonise Laws on Tobacco Control

The federal government has commended the move by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to harmonise all laws regulating the sales and consumption of tobacco products in the region. To this end, the government declared that it would abid
This Day (ng)
added Oct 18, 2017 15:53
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Australia Classifies E-Cigarettes as Dangerous

tobacco companies are trying to re-position themselves as health advocates against smoking through the introduction of yet another device that maintains nicotine addiction. Australia, at least, is allowing none of this. It has chosen to maintain its ban
National Law Review
added Oct 18, 2017 13:57
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Health Groups Can’t Intervene in Fight Over Tobacco Warning Labels

A federal judge ruled Monday that a group of health organizations cannot intervene in a lawsuit filed by tobacco companies against the [FDA]...Judge Mehta ruled Monday that the health organizations didn’t establish that they would suffer “a legally suffic
Courthouse News
added Oct 18, 2017 03:01
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Tobacco Company Asks Florida Supreme Court To Review Tobacco Suit ($$)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on Oct. 2 filed a brief asking the Florida Supreme Court to review a lower appellate court’s decision that reinstated a $13.4 million verdict in a tobacco lawsuit, saying the appellate court ruling conflicts with a prior ruling
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 17, 2017 18:18
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[New Zealand] Auckland beaches, popular public spots and outdoor dining to become smokefree

Auckland Council approved a policy on Tuesday to increase the number of smokefree outdoor spaces. Beaches, al fresco dining areas and urban centres would be stamped smokefree from November, under the city's Smokefree Policy. Restaurants with footpath
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:37
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CAA v FDA: MEMORANDUM OPINION re Intervenors, Oct 16, 2017

Proposed Intervenors have not established that they would suffer a legally sufficient injury-in-fact if Plaintiffs were to prevail in this litigation. Therefore, they lack standing to intervene as of right, and the court declines to allow Proposed Interve
Tobacco On Trial
added Oct 19, 2017 10:41
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[Canada] SMOKE-FREE ONTARIO MODERNIZATION Report of the Executive Steering Committee (PDF)

the new Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy must re-engage the public and leverage its energy and concern for public health to create more effective prevention and cessation services, and bring an end to the harm caused by tobacco and other harmful inhaled substa
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (ca)
added Oct 18, 2017 14:09
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[UK] E-cigarettes are being adapted to smoke heroin, crack cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis which could lead to more overdoses, warn experts

A study by public health experts has revealed alarming numbers of e-cigarette users are modifying their vaping devices so they can inhale vapour from banned drugs. The research found 39 per cent of people with electronic vaping devices admit to using th
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 19:13
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[UK] Teenagers are causing an NHS 'ticking time bomb': Poor diets, smoking, sexually transmitted diseases and lack of exercise are all to blame, warns report

Smoking has the greatest impact on shortening people's lives, with a packet of cigarettes a day knocking off seven years, the research adds. The study also revealed every additional year an individual spends in further education extends their lifespan b
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 19:12
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