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[India] The Philip Morris Files Part 1: Treaty Blitz: Inside Philip Morris’ campaign to subvert the global anti-smoking treaty

Reuters has found that Philip Morris International is running a secretive campaign to block or weaken treaty provisions that save millions of lives... has come to view it as a “regulatory runaway train” driven by “anti-tobacco extremists” – a description
Reuters
added Dec 21, 2017 16:20
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[Canada, Europe, UK, USA] Stop-smoking drug hailed as 'the most effective medication' for ditching cigarettes, increases the risk of a heart attack by up to 34% AND is linked to self-harm, study finds

Varenicline, which is prescribed under the brand name Chantix in the US and Champix in Europe, significantly raises users' chances of being hospitalized or visiting an emergency room for a cardiovascular-related event even if it is taken for the recommen
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 21, 2017 16:14
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The Philip Morris Files / The secrets of the world’s biggest tobacco company

Part 1: Treaty Blitz... is using its vast resources against efforts to reduce smoking... Part 2: Marlboro Country...marketing cigarettes in India... Part 3: Clinical Complications....FDA for its iQOS...Part 4: Humming Along....lobbying health officials a
Reuters
added Dec 21, 2017 16:05
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Played: This Year's Video Games Glamorize Tobacco Use to Youth

a staggering 93.5 percent of popular video games that contain tobacco images portray its use in a positive or neutral light. Truth Initiative® – the national nonprofit dedicated to making tobacco a thing of the past – has conducted a crowdsourcing study t
PR Newswire
added Dec 21, 2017 06:19
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[France] Natixis Joins BNP Paribas in Stopping Business Linked to Tobacco

French bank Natixis SA said it’s decided to stop doing business with companies linked to tobacco, joining other lenders distancing themselves from the industry. Natixis will end financing and investment activities for tobacco producers, manufacturers, w
Bloomberg News
added Dec 21, 2017 06:19
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Philip Morris' search for a cigarette no more harmful than a cup of coffee

But four scientists and researchers who worked for the company on the iQOS program told Reuters that while Philip Morris was able to prove the lower amounts of exposure to harmful substances, that doesn’t necessarily mean that using the device is less li
Reuters
added Dec 20, 2017 22:49
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Special Report: Scientists describe problems in Philip Morris e-cigarette experiments

Tamara Koval, who worked at the company...was a co-author of the company’s protocol used to run the studies globally. When she highlighted an irregularity in one of the studies, Koval said, Philip Morris excluded her from meetings.
Reuters
added Dec 20, 2017 22:46
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Tired of waiting for the feds, local groups target menthol cigarettes

In recent months, cities ranging from Oakland and Los Gatos, Calif., to Minneapolis and St. Paul have passed laws limiting the availability of menthol cigarettes, which health advocates say have a particular appeal to beginning smokers. St. Paul is the l
Salon Magazine
added Dec 20, 2017 22:37
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[Asia, Thailand] More smoke than light in e-cigarette row

Users are demanding they be removed from the list of banned items. Public health personnel, however, are adamant they should remain prohibited. The debate comes amid some public confusion as to whether the law is being applied evenly. Some traders openly
Bangkok Post (th)
added Dec 20, 2017 22:33
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Florida appeals court orders another new trial for Reynolds in Engle case

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is the beneficiary of another Engle progeny trial verdict reversal by a Florida appeals court. The case involves the largest pending jury damages awards against Reynolds — $13.97 million compensatory and $25 million punitive —
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 20, 2017 22:13
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