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[Canada, USA] GRE suing federal government

In an ironic twist, the biggest manufacturer of Native cigarettes in Canada is suing the federal government for $3 billion for failing to stop the proliferation of contraband tobacco producers. The lawsuit, filed in the Ontario Court of Appeal at the e
Brantford (Ont) Expositor (ca)
added Jul 17, 2017 13:08
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EDITORIAL: A promising decline in teen smoking

The FDA, however, has delayed the enforcement of new regulations on e-cigarettes and cigars. Delays are commonplace in new administrations, but it is important that the agency take up these stricter standards after the three-month postponement. It would
Washington Post
added Jul 17, 2017 13:05
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[UK-Scotland] Target date in 2018 for smoke-free Scottish prisons

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has said it intends to make Scotland's prisons smoke free by next year. The date was announced at the launch of a major report into prison workers' exposure to second-hand smoke. It showed high levels of second-hand smok
BBC Online
added Jul 17, 2017 12:59
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[Philippines] Health Department: Nationwide smoking ban starts July 22

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said the ban will start even if the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) — the set guidelines to assure compliance with the executive order — are still being finalized. "Unfortunately there's a lot of vetting that has t
CNN
added Jul 17, 2017 14:00
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[UK-Scotland] Characterising the Exposure of Prison Staff to Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke

This is the most comprehensive assessment of prison workers’ exposure to SHS in the world. The results are highly relevant to the development of smoke-free policies in prisons and should be considered when deciding on the best approach to provide prison s
Annals of Work Exposures and Health
added Jul 17, 2017 13:52
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EDITORIAL: California’s sky-high cigarette tax may already be reducing smoking

in the long run, reduced cigarette revenue is a small price to pay for better public health. This is a tax increase that merits celebration — because it’s going to save lives.
San Francisco Chronicle
added Jul 16, 2017 19:54
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[Canada] First Nations cigarette maker suing the feds for billions

the biggest manufacturer of Native cigarettes in Canada is suing the federal government for $3 billion for failing to stop the proliferation of contraband tobacco producers...accuses the Attorney General of Canada of “malfeasance in public office, neglige
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Jul 16, 2017 00:47
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[Asia, Israel, Switzerland] BOB: THE IQOS GAMBLE / Philip Morris’s state-of-the-art research facility could revolutionize the smoking industry

their state-of-the-art research facility, perched next to Switzerland’s tranquil Lake Neuchatel...Asked why the public should trust the tobacco companies...PMI urged consumers to trust the science.“It is not really about trusting the company,” said Fazend
Jerusalem Post
added Jul 15, 2017 23:25
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GLANTZ: Big tobacco is terrified of SF law ending sale of flavored and menthol tobacco products; the Empire Strikes Back

“Let’s Be Real” is composed of a tobacco industry official and attorneys from a law firm with longstanding ties to the industry...can mobilize an army of paid signature gatherers. These employees, however, don’t really care about the issue and, because
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 16, 2017 03:22
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Smoke-free signage in public parks: impacts on smoking behaviour

States, especially those with a preemptive clause legislation, may benefit from incorporating smoke-free signage in public areas to protect community members from exposure to tobacco smoke, reduce littering, and denormalise smoking.
Tobacco Control
added Jul 16, 2017 00:33
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