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Working towards a smoke-free England

Our central forecast is for the Government to meet its smoke-free target – to reduce smoking prevalence to 5% or below of England’s adult population – around 2040. This forecast is based on a continuation of current above-inflation excise increases and k
Frontier Economics
added Nov 8, 2017 17:25
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[Minnesota] Award-winning documentary looks at Native Americans' complex relationship with tobacco

“Among American Indians, however, the smoking rate is 59 percent. These are communities that are experiencing really high rates of cancer, heart disease, any number of tobacco-related diseases. It is a big priority for us to do work where it’s needed mos
MinnPost.com
added Nov 8, 2017 16:43
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Tobacco papers and tobacco industry ties in regulatory toxicology and pharmacology.

57% (4/7) of associate editors and 37% (14/38) of editorial board members had worked or consulted for tobacco companies. Almost all (96%, 50/52) of the papers had authors with tobacco industry ties. Seventy-six percent (38/50) of these papers drew conclus
Journal of Public Health Policy
added Nov 10, 2017 22:01
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Relationship between spending on electronic cigarettes, 30-day use, and disease symptoms among current adult cigarette smokers in the U.S. [FREE FULL TEXT]

E-cigarette expenditures might be a more useful measure of intensity of e-cigarette use. The additional health effect of e-cigarette use or expenditures among smokers independent of the effect of CPD suggests that e-cigarette use adds adverse health effe
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Nov 8, 2017 17:50
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Working towards a smoke-free England / A report prepared for Philip Morris Limited (PDF)

Executive summary: Our central forecast estimates that the Government’s smoke-free target will be met around 2040
Frontier Economics
added Nov 8, 2017 17:26
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[Washington] ‘Black Lives/Black Lungs’ documentary reveals deadly impact of targeted menthol cigarette advertising

The 15-minute video, which investigates how big tobacco companies targeted black communities in menthol cigarette advertisements, is Mondy’s first foray into filmmaking and has captured some national attention.
The Spokesman-Review
added Nov 8, 2017 16:52
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[Asia, China] Chinese social media app scraps smoking emoji

Internet giant Tencent has removed a smoking emoji from its QQ mobile app after requests from anti-tobacco campaigners. The emoji, which displays a cigar-chomping soldier, is used by netizens to express a feeling of relaxation. However, on Monday, the e
China Daily (cn)
added Nov 7, 2017 23:23
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[Thailand] New WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub opens to help Parties counter tobacco industry interference

The Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) launched a new Knowledge Hub to track tobacco industry interference in public policy-making. The new center will be located in Bangkok at the Thammasat University’s School of Globa
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Nov 7, 2017 23:17
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Uruguay set to become a world leader for restricting tobacco branding as plain packaging bill reaches Congress

Today Uruguay’s government submitted a bill for plain tobacco packaging to Congress. Once passed, the country will have the world’s most comprehensive set of restrictions on tobacco branding, and its associated marketing benefits. The tobacco industry ar
The Union (formerly, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) (fr)
added Nov 7, 2017 23:03
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NJOY Asset Buyers Must Turn Over Docs To Ch. 7 Trustee ($$)

Buyers behind a $30 million purchase of e-cigarette maker NJOY's assets after it declared bankruptcy will now have to answer to its Chapter 7 trustee, who's seeking information for possible lawsuits over preferential transfers and breaches of fiduciary du
Law360
added Nov 7, 2017 22:36
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