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ILO Postpones Decision on Partnerships to Eliminate Child Labor in Tobacco

[JTI] commends [ILO] for postponing its decision on the continuation of the ILO's partnerships with the tobacco sector...ARISE (Achieving Reduction in Child Labor in Support of Education), JTI's current Public Private Partnership with the ILO, has proven
PR Newswire
added Nov 9, 2017 20:41

how companies control where you see tobacco products and what policy can do about it

tobacco companies spent over $8.47 billion on marketing in retail establishments, also called point-of-sale marketing, in 2015 (the most recent figures available). This article is part of a series highlighting ways that states and localities are counteri
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 9, 2017 20:31

Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2015

In 2015, 20.1% of U.S. adults currently (every day or some days) used any tobacco product, 17.6% used any combustible tobacco product, and 3.9% used ≥2 tobacco products. Current use of any tobacco product was higher among males; persons aged <65 years; n
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 9, 2017 20:10

Great American Smokeout — November 16, 2017

In the more than 50 years since the Surgeon General’s first report on smoking and health, cigarette smoking among U.S. adults has been reduced by approximately half. Nonetheless, since 1964, the year of that first report, an estimated 20 million persons
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 9, 2017 20:06

1 in 5 Americans Still Uses Tobacco, Gov't. Reports

There were 49 million tobacco users, according to the 2015 U.S. National Health Interview Survey. Of those, 42 million used either cigarettes, cigars or hookahs and water pipes. The remainder used electronic cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products such
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 9, 2017 20:03

[Vatican City] Holy Smoke! Vatican to stop selling cigarettes in its shops

Pope Francis is saying "Just Say No" to cigarettes. The Vatican announced Thursday that it would no longer sell cigarettes to employees in its duty free shop and supermarket — giving up an estimated 10 million euros ($11 million) a year in profit.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 9, 2017 19:57

Public Health and Medical Groups Support U.S. Senate and House Bills to Raise Tobacco Age to 21 Nationwide

Our public health organizations support the legislation introduced this week by U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and their cosponsors that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 nationwide. T
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 9, 2017 03:52

[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY; and PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Appellants, v. JOHN MCCOY, As Personal Representative of The Estate of GLODINE MCCOY, Appellee. (PDF)

As we recently concluded in Philip Morris USA, Inc. v. Pollari, No. 4D16-334 (Fla. 4th DCA Aug. 30, 2017), the Reports are hearsay that are inadmissible as public records or adoptive admissions and may not be used to bolster the opinions of testifying
Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Nov 9, 2017 04:25

[Florida] Fla. Court Reverses Smoker's $10.5M Verdict, Citing Hearsay ($$)

finding that the widower who brought the suit had improperly relied on the Surgeon General’s reports, which it considers hearsay, and remanded the case for a new trial. Both sides — plaintiff John McCoy and tobacco companies R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and
added Nov 9, 2017 04:20

tobacco use in these 12 u.s. states is on par with a number of developing countries. why?

Why has Tobacco Nation been left so far behind the rest of the country? Three key areas play a big role. Policy More than 66 million people live in Tobacco Nation, roughly 20 percent of the U.S. population. Compared with the rest of the country overall
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 9, 2017 03:56
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