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[Japan] Editorial: No half-measures on indoor smoking ban

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should end the wrangling over secondhand smoke countermeasures and put together a Health Promotion Act revision bill banning indoor smoking, with no exceptions.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Apr 24, 2017 14:39
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[Canada] Heart attack rates in Calgary plummet dramatically in wake of tobacco bans

On Jan. 1, 2007, a prohibition on smoking in public places went into effect in the city, followed by a similar provincewide measure the following year. In Calgary, the number of heart attacks per 100,000 people slipped from 222.3 in 2006 to 198.6 the fo
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Apr 24, 2017 14:31
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LETTER: E-Vapor Regulation

We support the bipartisan Cole-Bishop legislation mentioned in your editorial because it maintains the F.D.A.’s authority to regulate e-vapor products while also preserving the ability for us and thousands of other companies to create innovative products
New York Times
added Apr 24, 2017 14:25
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Against All Odds, the U.S. Tobacco Industry Is Rolling in Money ($$)

Revenues for U.S. tobacco companies hit $117 billion in 2016, up from $78 billion in 2001. How the industry succeeded despite lawsuits, rising taxes and declining smoking rates.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Apr 24, 2017 14:19
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Anti-Vaping Surgeon General Has Been Abruptly Replaced

When Murthy’s report was issued, Norquist’s powerful foundation Americans for Tax Reform called on Trump to fire the surgeon general. Norquist made headlines back in February when he said, “I think that the next election, at the presidential level, and a
Gizmodo
added Apr 22, 2017 23:53
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Trump fires surgeon general

“Today, Dr. Murthy, the leader of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, was asked to resign from his duties as Surgeon General...Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price "thanks him for his dedicated service to the nation."
The Hill
added Apr 22, 2017 23:37
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[Asia] Indian Public Health Group Loses Permit for Foreign Funds

The ministry had specifically asked the group to explain its spending on HIV/AIDS and anti-tobacco programs. In a statement, Chhibber said all the programs run by the Public Health Foundation were in step with the Indian government's National Health Pol
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 22, 2017 23:00
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[Iraq, Mid-east] After ISIS, Smoking Openly to Feel Free

Just over a week after the terror group was flushed out of his hometown, Mr. Saleh was making a visual statement. He wanted people to know that he’s a smoker, a crime that until recently would have earned him 20 lashes.
New York Times
added Apr 22, 2017 22:44
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California looks to ban tobacco product discounts after state's recent $2-a-pack tax hike

The legislation, proposed by California Assemblyman Kevin McCarthy (D-Sacramento), would prohibit the redemption of all coupons and promotional discounts for tobacco products. "California has led the nation in its fight against tobacco by enacting some
CNBC
added Apr 22, 2017 00:57
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Table of contents: March 2017 - Volume 26 - e1: Conflicts and controversies in contemporary tobacco control [FREE FULL TEXTS]

Tobacco Control
added Apr 22, 2017 00:52
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