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BULLETIN THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER 2018 (PDF)

Despite the obvious and shocking delaying tactics of a few delegates, the Committee took a gigantic step forward for FCTC implementation by endorsing the first ever Global Strategy for Tobacco Control.
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 4, 2018 15:55
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[UK] Morecambe vape shop’s ‘Slimming World for smokers’ scheme gains NHS support

Up In Smoke offers a free “pen type e-cig” to anyone wishing to try it and has launched a ‘Smokebusters’ scheme support service... Mike explains: “We’ve been backed by Lancashire Quit Squad, which is jointly run by the NHS and Lancashire County Council.
Lancaster Guardian (uk)
added Oct 4, 2018 15:29
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Basic economic gap related to smoking: reconciling tobacco tax receipts and economic costs of smoking-attributable diseases

Our findings suggest that tobacco taxes would have to be globally increased by more than four times on average in order to cover the ECS or between two and two-and-a-half times if we take private health expenditures into account. The informational pressur
Tobacco Control
added Oct 4, 2018 04:37
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[Canada] Quebec’s municipalities prepared to ban cannabis in public places

The City of Montreal is not ready for marijuana to become legal, according to members of Ensemble Montreal. During a press conference Wednesday morning, the opposition party said the city should move quickly to implement bylaws that would ban cannabis c
Global News (ca)
added Oct 4, 2018 04:34
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[Switzerland] Cost of cigarettes must rise to reflect environmental damage from tobacco industry, WHO says

Annual tobacco production contributes almost 84 million tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions to climate change... The price of a packet of cigarettes should rise to reflect the wide-ranging environmental damage caused by the tobacco industry, fr
The Independent (uk)
added Oct 3, 2018 19:14
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Cigarette smoking: an assessment of tobacco’s global environmental footprint across its entire supply chain, and policy strategies to reduce it (PDF)

From tobacco cultivation and curing, to cigarette manufacturing, distribution, consumption and discarding, every stage in the global tobacco supply chain involves considerable resource inputs such as water, land, energy and material resources, as well
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 3, 2018 19:14
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BULLETIN WEDNESDAY 3 OCTOBER 2018 (PDF)

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS DELEGATE? DESCRIPTION: • Repeatedly proposes amendments which gut the essence of draft decisions • Grossly misrepresents past COP deliberations • Painfully obfuscates and prolongs discussions • Tediously pushes for lowest common
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 3, 2018 19:12
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[Canada] VIDEO: Vaping ads shouldn’t be allowed in Ontario convenience stores, health groups say

Allowing the display and advertising of vaping products in thousands of convenience stores across Ontario will lead to increased nicotine addiction among teenagers, a coalition of health groups warned the provincial government on Tuesday. The Ontario Cam
Global News (ca)
added Oct 3, 2018 18:59
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Youth Who Use Vaping Products Are More Likely to Smoke Cigarettes, Increase Use of Both Over Time

“Our work provides more evidence that young people who use e-cigarettes progress to smoking cigarettes in the future,” said Michael Dunbar, the study's lead author and a behavioral scientist at RAND...“This study also suggests that teens don't substitute
Rand Corporation
added Oct 3, 2018 18:51
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Electronic cigarette explosion and burn injuries, US Emergency Departments 2015–2017

There are more e-cigarette explosion and burn injuries in the USA than estimated in the past reports. Improved surveillance of e-cigarette injuries and regulation of e-cigarette devices is urgently needed. NEISS could be a valuable resource for e-cigarett
Tobacco Control
added Oct 3, 2018 18:50
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