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New York City Set to Implement Law Banning Tobacco Discounts as Tobacco Companies End Legal Challenge

Tobacco companies have abandoned their legal challenge to New York City’s innovative new law prohibiting tobacco discounting schemes, as they chose not to appeal a federal court ruling that upheld the law. The deadline for the tobacco companies to appeal
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 28, 2014 12:59
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[Europe, UK] Shadowy past of Cameron’s candidate for EU spotlight ($$)

during his time at the helm of Quiller, the company represented a string of controversial clients, including, for 12 months until 2009, the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association. Lord Hill’s lobbying past has prompted accusations that it creates a conflict
Times Of London (uk)
added Jul 28, 2014 11:12
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Nicotine, cotinine can potentially inhibit DNA damage caused by NNK in tobacco smoke

A new in vitro study has revealed that nicotine and cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, can potentially inhibit DNA damage caused by a certain carcinogen in smoke. The carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone or NNK is produced during t
News-Medical.net
added Jul 28, 2014 05:26
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[Australia] One in five cigarettes smoked in Britain avoids UK tax as holidaymakers stock up abroad

The proportion of cigarettes used in Britain without paying UK duty leapt by more than 40 per cent in the last year, the latest findings from an annual study compiled for tobacco manufacturers claims....But studies in Australia, which introduced plain pa
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 28, 2014 05:03
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VIDEO: A New York City Smokers' Group Suing to End E-Cigarette Ban in Restaurants and Bars - Hit & Run

On Tuesday the New York City based smokers' group Citizens Lobying Against Smoker Harassment filed a lawsuit against the ban on e-cigarettes in restaurants and bars. For more on this topic watch the Reason TV short titled Thank You for Vaping: Liberta
Reason Magazine
added Jul 27, 2014 18:50
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[UK] Smoking rates among children in England fall to record low

What made the difference? Government action including banning tobacco advertising, putting large health warnings on packs and making all enclosed public places smokefree. But more needs to be done....Every day’s delay means hundreds more children start s
ASH London (uk)
added Jul 25, 2014 10:34
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Total and state-specific medical and absenteeism costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among adults aged ≥18 years in the United States for 2010 and projections through 2020

Costs attributable to COPD and its sequelae are substantial and are projected to increase through 2020. Evidence-based interventions that prevent tobacco use and reduce clinical complications of COPD may result in potential decreased COPD-attributable co
Chest
added Jul 25, 2014 10:20
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South Africa plans plain cigarette packaging by 2015: minister

South Africa aims to force cigarette companies to sell products in plain packets by next year, despite an ongoing World Trade Organisation (WTO) investigation into Australia's ban on tobacco branding, the health minister said on Thursday.
Reuters
added Jul 25, 2014 10:17
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[UK] Plain packaging slammed by Mars lawyers

Should the government proceed with plans to introduce plain packaging, it could lead to brand names being put into plain type, as well as certain colours and shapes being removed from product packaging. Mars argued that these types of branding helped co
City A.M. (uk)
added Jul 25, 2014 10:16
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LAMMI: FDA Advisory Committee Not Rife With Conflicts Of Interest? -- "Please!" Quips Federal Judge

Judge Leon explained that they had a financial incentive not to make any recommendations that would compromise the lawsuits in which they would testify. On the product consulting work, the judge noted that any FDA regulation of menthol would likely inspir
Forbes
added Jul 24, 2014 22:10
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