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[Asia-pacific, Japan] EDITORIAL: Passive smoking and children

A by-law aimed at protecting children from passive smoking — including in private places like their homes — has been enacted in Tokyo... will help the capital hold the 2020 Olympic Games in a tobacco-free environment — a goal set by both the International
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 14, 2017 16:06
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[UK] FT Health: World Bank says ‘go big, go fast’ to stub out tobacco

Now the World Bank goes further, suggesting policymakers “go big, go fast”, tax cigarettes based on quantity not price, and use “soft earmarks” that channel revenues to public health. Ultimately governments decide on taxation. But international institut
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 00:33
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[Canada] SIDELINED Big Tobacco claims the government is playing favourites with cannabis companies

obacco firms are certainly peeved by the way the government is going about the legalization process. “We do not understand why the same principle, of a low tax for marijuana, is not being applied to tobacco,” said Jorge Araya, President and CEO of Imperi
Vice.com
added Oct 14, 2017 08:49
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[UK] Thailand has banned smoking on its beaches – should Britain do the same?

“Cigarette butts are a major source of pollution, both on land and in our oceans, and more than five trillion cigarette filters are produced every year,” Deborah Arnott, chief executive of public health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), told Te
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 14, 2017 08:34
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FDA: Ban on free tobacco samples includes e-cigs

(FDA) finalized guidance Wednesday to make clear that it's ban on free samples of tobacco products includes electronic cigarettes. The FDA said in the 10-page guidance document that its ban on free samples of tobacco products applies to any tobacco prod
The Hill
added Oct 13, 2017 21:06
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Good Lifestyle Choices Add Years to Your Life

Smoking and traits associated with lung cancer had the greatest effect on shortening life expectancy. The researchers determined that smoking a pack of cigarettes each day over a lifetime leads to an average loss of seven years of life. But the good new
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 13, 2017 20:54
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[Florida] $7.1M Verdict Slams Philip Morris in Trial Over Virginia Slims Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer

The Gentile case against Philip Morris is a rare Florida tobacco lawsuit that is not among the thousands of "Engle progeny" cases against the nation’s cigarette companies. Unlike in Engle progeny lawsuits, where the issue of negligence has already been d
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 13, 2017 20:48
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Philip Morris International Recognized as Top Employer in Africa

was recognized for the second consecutive year as a Top Employer in Africa, awarding the company’s excellent work environment and commitment to creating value for its employees. This certification is the result of independent assessment by the Top Employ
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 13, 2017 20:42
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[UK] EDITORIAL: Tobacco control: a Foundation too far?

Yach is a respected public health leader. If anyone can achieve the objectives of the Foundation, it is him. But the odds of success are poor. And the costs of failure will not only be to Yach's reputation. They will represent another victory for an indus
The Lancet (uk)
added Oct 13, 2017 20:39
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New York state schools to hold first 'Seen Enough Tobacco Day'

Black pinwheels will sprout up around Syracuse schools on Oct. 13 as part of the first "Seen Enough Tobacco Day." The day, to help raise awareness on youth smoking, will be the first observed by schools around New York state. Each pinwheel represents a
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Oct 13, 2017 14:11
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