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Canada's smoking rate falls slightly, down to 17.7 per cent in 2015: StatsCan

The Canadian Community Health Survey, released Wednesday, found 17.7 per cent of Canadians aged 12 and older — or roughly 5.3 million people — smoked either daily or occasionally in 2015, down slightly from 18.1 per cent a year earlier.
Canadian Press
added Mar 23, 2017 02:52
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Bill to Ban Smoking Areas at VA Introduced in House

House Republicans introduced a bill Wednesday to immediately shut down the remaining indoor designated smoking areas at Veterans Health Administration facilities and also to eliminate outdoor designated smoking areas within five years. "Exposure to seco
Military.com
added Mar 23, 2017 02:52
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[North Carolina] Is It Age Discrimination If You Don’t Know You’re Being Discriminated Against?

In Villarreal v. R.J. Reynolds, the Supreme Court would have to decide whether the nation’s second-largest tobacco company was within its rights to summarily reject older job applicants. It is the latest in a series of cases that are making it easier for
ProPublica
added Mar 22, 2017 15:48
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[Australia] PETERS: E-cigarettes – the case for caution

On Thursday 23 March, Australia’s Therapeutics Good Administration will announce whether the application for low concentrations of nicotine to be made available for use in electronic cigarettes (“vaping”) has been accepted.
doctorportal (Medical Journal of Australia) (au)
added Mar 22, 2017 15:42
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[UK] Open consultation: Tax treatment of heated tobacco products

The government is consulting on the tax treatment of heated tobacco products. E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco and so are not in scope.
GOV.UK
added Mar 22, 2017 15:18
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesia gives tobacco bill a shot

caught antitobacco activists by surprise, the Joko “Jokowi” Widodo administration decided to give the bill a lease on life...there were a number of stipulations in the bill that would harm public health, but at the same time, the government wanted to impr
Jakarta Post (id)
added Mar 22, 2017 14:44
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[UK] GLANTZ: New BAT model shows no population health benefit for e-cigs

In other words, BAT’s own model says that if lots of people start using e-cigarettes, there is virtually no health benefit. As long as the structure of the model is reasonable the important thing is the numbers that are used to make the predictions. T
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 22, 2017 14:27
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Implementation of key demand-reduction measures of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and change in smoking prevalence in 126 countries: an association study [FREE FULL TEXT]

Implementation of key WHO FCTC demand-reduction measures is significantly associated with lower smoking prevalence, with anticipated future reductions in tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. These findings validate the call for strong implementation o
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 22, 2017 14:18
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Philip Morris International Announces €300 Million Investment in Smoke-Free Product Manufacturing Facility in Greece

to convert the cigarette factory of Papastratos, PMI’s affiliate in Greece, into a manufacturing plant for the tobacco sticks to be used with its smoke-free product IQOS. These tobacco sticks are currently commercialized as Heets or HeatSticks.
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Mar 22, 2017 14:07
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ORENSTEIN/GLANTZ: New health care law would lead to more smoking, disease and tobacco industry profits

American Health Care Act...Who will be the losers if the bill becomes law? Smokers and the public who will have to absorb the increased costs of caring for them. The winner: Big Tobacco.
The Conversation (au)
added Mar 22, 2017 14:03
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