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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Lower house passes bills on casinos and smoking controls

The Lower House also passed an antismoking bill on Tuesday, paving the way for its enactment and implementation before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The bill to revise the Health Promotion Law bans indoor smoking at schools, hospitals and pub
Japan Times (jp)
added Jun 19, 2018 18:03
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[Europe] GILMORE/ROWELL: The Tobacco industry’s latest scam: How Big Tobacco is still facilitating tobacco smuggling, while also attempting to control a global system designed to prevent it.

they are positioning themselves to control the very system governments around the world have designed to stop them from doing so. Their elaborate and underhand effort, implemented over years, involves front groups, third parties, fake news and payments to
British Medical Journal
added Jun 19, 2018 15:21
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[Australia] How satirists with spray cans defeated Big Tobacco

It’s a truth rarely acknowledged that Australia’s world-leading tobacco controls were inspired as much by satire and spray cans as any political vision. The Billboard Utilising Graffitists Against Unhealthy Promotions (BUGA-UP) erupted on the scene in S
Medical Republic (au)
added Jun 19, 2018 15:17
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Cigarette Producers' Websites Sport New Court-Ordered Statement

Hyperlinks on the companies’ website landing pages now warn visitors that tobacco companies “intentionally designed cigarettes to make them more addictive” and cigarettes advertised as “light” and “low tar” may have the same amount of tar and nicotine as
Bloomberg News
added Jun 19, 2018 13:50
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E-Cig Maker Juul Won't Tempt Instagrammers With Models Anymore

said it will no longer feature models on its social media platforms as it tries to battle the perception its products are too appealing for underage smokers. The San Francisco-based company will instead advertise using images of former smokers who have s
Bloomberg News
added Jun 19, 2018 13:40
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[Korea - South] Safety of heat-not-burn tobacco still controversial

The fight between the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and the tobacco industry is intensifying over the results of a study on the safety of heat-not-burn cigarettes. Foreign cigarette companies argued against the ministry’s recent announcement that e-c
Korea Biomedical Review(KBR) (kr)
added Jun 19, 2018 13:37
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PMI’s Latest Clinical Results: Findings Add to Extensive Evidence Package on Risk Reduction

Six-month Clinical Study met primary objective: shows improvements in the biological response of people who switch to IQOS compared to continued smoking. Results submitted to the US FDA on June 8 to add to the extensive body of evidence already presented
Business Wire
added Jun 19, 2018 13:34
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[UK-Scotland] Expert stubs out pub ‘smoking room’ idea / Ventilation does not protect workers from smoke, says Ash Scotland

A poll of more than 1,000 Scots, for Forest, the pro-smoking lobby group, found that 57% thought bars and clubs, including working men’s clubs, should be allowed to provide smoking rooms. The ban on smoking in public places and tougher drink-driving law
Times Of London (uk)
added Jun 19, 2018 12:52
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New Foundation Revives Debate About Health Research Funded by Big Tobacco

“Will people take their money? Yes,” said Cheryl Healton, DPH, dean of the New York University College of Global Health. Healton has not yet signed the statement because it is still under review by an ad hoc faculty committee at her institution. “Will t
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Jun 19, 2018 12:13
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VIDEO: Inside a lavish retreat where lobbyists donate for access to state attorneys general

Selling access to events like this has helped the Republican Attorneys General Association, or RAGA, raise more than $20 million... The more money these lobbyists shell out, the more access...In attendance? Representatives from Koch Industries, big tobacc
CBS News.com
added Jun 19, 2018 12:09
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