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Durbin Introduces Legislation To Make The VA Smoke-Free

announced legislation to prohibit smoking at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation would repeal an antiquated 1992 law that requires the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to furnish and maintain designated indoor or outdoor smoking a
US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:53

GLANTZ: PMI’s Own Data on Biomarkers of Potential Harm in Americans Show that IQOS is Not Detectably Different from Conventional Cigs

I just submitted this public comment to the FDA on PMI's Modified Risk Tobacco Product application for IQOS...Overall, PMI’s own data supports the conclusion that IQOS is no different from conventional cigarettes in terms of effects on these biomarkers o
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:35

Medicaid expansion under ACA linked to higher rate of smoking cessation

When low-income adults were newly covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they were more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than their counterparts in states that did not offer Medicaid expansion, according to a new analysis from the Univ
Medical Xpress (
added Nov 14, 2017 13:06

JAMA Internal Medicine LETTERS: Perplexing Conclusions Concerning Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Cigarettes (PDF)

While we welcome independent studies on our products, in a Research Letter published in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine Auer et al1 described a chemical analysis of the IQOS aerosol that we find perplexing in several respects. Accuracy in scienc
PMI Science (philip Morris International)
added Nov 14, 2017 04:13

British American Tobacco launches Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods Focus Report

British American Tobacco’s commitment to working to enable prosperous livelihoods for all farmers who supply our tobacco leaf is the focus of the latest report on Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods, available now.
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added Nov 14, 2017 03:53

[Florida] BRYANT V. PHILIP MORRIS UPCOMING Trial 11/20/17 –

In this tobacco litigation proceeding, plaintiff claims defendants caused smoking-related disease by hiding the dangers of cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 13, 2017 19:15

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines] Cigarette smuggling gouges Asia's taxes, anti-smoking drive

With Asia facing potentially debilitating health care costs related to high rates of smoking, many countries have been trying to curb tobacco consumption by increasing taxes. But this seems to have backfired by triggering an upswing in smuggling that has
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Nov 13, 2017 16:00

[New York] NYC is the cigarette smuggling capital of the US: study

there’s a good chance that butt was not taxed here. That’s because the “unintended consequences” of high cigarette taxes have made New York City the undisputed butt-smuggling center of the US, according to a new Tax Foundation study. For 2015, the most r
New York Post
added Nov 15, 2017 04:28

[Europe, Netherlands, UK] Tobacco firms may face ‘murder’ trials

(Ash) has begun work on pressing the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to bring charges or to allow a private prosecution... The latest line of attack is furthest advanced in Holland, where lawyers have filed charges with the public prosecutor, acting
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 13, 2017 15:39

[Indonesia] Asians seek less harmful alternatives to smoking

Vapers and vaping advocates from different Asian countries have gathered for the first time in Jakarta... “Vaping or choosing a better product [than cigarette] is a human right. But we still have to fight for it,” Dimas Jeremia, chairman of MOVI or Indo
Manila Standard (ph)
added Nov 13, 2017 05:43
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