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[Missouri] Lawsuit seeks stricter St. Charles County smoking ban proposal on November ballot

A judge Tuesday gave St. Charles County Elections Director Rich Chrismer until Sept. 10 to respond to a lawsuit seeking to put a strict smoking ban petition on the Nov. 6 ballot. The lawsuit, filed Friday by three residents and a nonprofit health group,
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Sep 6, 2018 13:59
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[Australia] GALLAGHER/GILMORE: Big Tobacco is consistently overstating black market in cigarettes – new findings

Our paper concludes that “the quality of industry data on illicit tobacco as a whole is below the expected standard to be considered reliable”. We add that the consistency of this “may indicate that the tobacco industry is deliberately producing misleadi
The Conversation (au)
added Sep 5, 2018 21:37
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[Massachusetts] AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS et. al. v. FDA: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER (PDF)

The court orders that, no later than September 26, 2018, the FDA shall provide to this court an expedited schedule for the completion of outstanding studies, the publication of the proposed graphic warnings rule for public comment, review of public com
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 5, 2018 21:05
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young adult smoking rate drops to 10%

In 2017, 10.4 percent (over 3 million) of young Americans aged 18-24 smoked cigarettes, according to the latest data on cigarette use from the National Health Interview Survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That marks a 21 percent dec
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 5, 2018 21:01
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[Massachusetts] Federal Court Orders FDA to Quickly Implement Graphic Cigarette Warnings as Mandated by Law

a federal court today ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expeditiously issue a final rule requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising, as mandated by a 2009 federal law. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Indi
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Sep 5, 2018 20:58
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Tobacco control, a ‘major component’ of environmental protection efforts – UN health official

From deforestation to soil degradation and pollution, tobacco production and its use by consumers, is “tremendously destructive” for the environment, although control measures can help curb its negative environmental effects, including the damaging impac
Government WORLD (uk)
added Sep 5, 2018 15:13
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Chain pharmacies busted selling tobacco to minors

Over the past six years, several U.S. chain pharmacies have been caught numerous times by [FDA] selling tobacco products to minors, a new study finds. The biggest offender: Walgreens, according to the report published in JAMA Pediatrics. Between 2012 an
Reuters
added Sep 5, 2018 15:13
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Tobacco control, a ‘major component’ of environmental protection efforts – UN health official

From deforestation to soil degradation and pollution, tobacco production and its use by consumers, is “tremendously destructive” for the environment, although control measures can help curb its negative environmental effects, including the damaging impac
UN News Service
added Sep 5, 2018 15:13
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JAMA Publishes Greatly Anticipated Phase III Study Using 22nd Century’s SPECTRUM® Very Low Nicotine Content Cigarettes

Following 2 weeks of baseline study and 20 weeks of intervention, an immediate reduction in nicotine emerged as the clear winner. Compared to a gradual nicotine reduction, an immediate nicotine reduction was associated with: Lower toxicant exposure acro
Business Wire
added Sep 5, 2018 15:13
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[New York] Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit against Philip Morris International Inc.

City of Westland Police and Fire Retirement System v. Philip Morris International Inc....defendants made false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose adverse information regarding the Company’s business and prospects, including that Philip M
Business Wire
added Sep 5, 2018 15:13
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