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CALANTZOPOULOS: Open Response to Letter of 14 September 2017 calling on PMI to stop selling cigarettes

accomplish from the perspective of public health? Would smoking prevalence change?...our core strategy is not at odds with the demands of your letter. Indeed, our paramount business strategy is to replace cigarettes with less-harmful, smoke-free alternat
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 3, 2017 13:48
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Big Tobacco to Spend Millions on Self-Critical Ads in U.S.

Starting as soon as next month, Altria Group Inc. and British American Tobacco PLC will begin running court-mandated ads..."Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard, and Philip Morris USA intentionally designed cigarettes to make them more addictive," one
Dow Jones Newswires
added Oct 3, 2017 12:59
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Switching to e-cigarettes could save 6.6 million American smokers: researchers

In an analysis of potential health benefits of getting smokers to quit tobacco, the researchers found that those 6.6 million people who switched to vaping would live for a collective total of up to 86.7 million extra years.
Reuters
added Oct 3, 2017 12:52
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Potential deaths averted in USA by replacing cigarettes with e-cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our projections show that a strategy of replacing cigarette smoking with vaping would yield substantial life year gains, even under pessimistic assumptions regarding cessation, initiation and relative harm.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 3, 2017 02:46
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Altria, other tobacco companies will run 'corrective statements,' starting in November

The court-ordered “corrective statements” are set to run on television and in newspapers as part of an agreement reached in an 18-year-old federal lawsuit that accused cigarette-makers of deceiving the public. The statements include “Smoking is highly ad
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Oct 3, 2017 02:40
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Companies Look to the Future as Long-Running Federal Lawsuit Nears End

“Altria”) and Philip Morris USA, Inc. announced today that they and other companies have agreed on the timing of court-ordered communications about cigarettes and smoking on television and in newspapers. The communications, which will
Business Wire
added Oct 3, 2017 02:34
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Tobacco smokers could gain 86 million years of life if they switch to vaping, study finds

Up to 6.6 million cigarette smokers will live substantially longer if cigarette smoking is replaced by vaping over a ten-year period, calculates a research team led by investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center. In all, cigarette smokers who sw
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 3, 2017 02:30
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[Australia] Smoking age would be raised to 21 under Andrew Forrest's new anti-cancer plan

Mr Forrest and his wife Nicola are spearheading a major lobbying campaign to convince federal and state governments to raise the legal tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21 – a move they say would stop young people getting hooked, save lives and save govern
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 2, 2017 13:54
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[UK-Scotland] Meet 'Generation Moderation': the selfie-obsessed Millennials who are shunning drugs, drink, smoking and sex

'NEW Puritanism' is driving a cultural wedge between the generations as the number of Scots Millennials who indulge in sex, drugs, drinking and smoking has fallen to a record low while their more hedonistic Generation X parents continue partying well int
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Oct 2, 2017 13:40
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Man Tells Ohio High Court Expert Testimony Meets Causation Standard

An expert’s testimony that asbestos and tobacco use both substantially contributed to a man’s lung cancer easily meets Ohio’s causation standard and does not require review, a man argues to the Ohio Supreme Court in a Sept. 27 brief (Kevin E. Howell v. Co
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 30, 2017 23:39
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