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[UK] FPH welcomes Public Health England report on health inequalities in the north of England

A report Public Health England once again highlights the major inequalities in health between the north and south of England... "We welcome this report which is a timely reminder of how inequalities in economic opportunity and poverty greatly affect ine
Faculty of Public Health (FPH) (uk)
added Sep 16, 2014 14:08

Chantix Plaintiffs Expert Seeks Pfizer Documents ($$)

A plaintiffs expert in the multidistrict litigation over the Chantix antismoking drug has moved to unseal court records in the advance of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration meeting next month to consider whether warnings about suicide risk are warranted
added Sep 16, 2014 14:01

[Korea - South] Which Will Court Be in Favor of, NHIS or Tobacco Firms, in Fierce Court Battle?

“The three companies are obliged to recompense our compensatory damages paid over tobacco-related diseases like lung cancer and laryngeal cancer.” The hearing held at the Seoul Central District Court on September 12 was the first and high-profile lawsuit
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Sep 16, 2014 13:47

[West Virginia] Tobacco industry is wiped out

West Virginia once was a producer of burley tobacco, one of several varieties blended to make cigarettes. It was a cash crop that helped farmers get through the winter. But changes in markets and federal price supports wiped out the industry and the mil
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Sep 16, 2014 04:33

[Africa] Tobacco firm quits before new Uganda law

Giving some background to their decision, D’Souza cited the recent imposition of a leaf export tax of 20 US cents per kilogramme in the June national budget and the situation that could be worsened by the proposed repeal of the Existing Tobacco growing
East African Business Week
added Sep 16, 2014 04:32

[Gibraltar] Spain's tobacco duty pays for its education, health and foreign ministry

Spanish claims and their presentation of statistics to the effect that the sale of cigarettes by Gibraltar is so disproportionate that it covers the cost of the local health and education bill can now be met with an equally startling statistic obtained fr
Gibraltar Chronicle (gi)
added Sep 16, 2014 04:28

[Korea - South] NHIC Confident of Winning Tobacco Litigation

The attorneys will focus on the fact that the defendants were aware of the risks but have tried to hide it and further exacerbated the risks by putting additives to the cigarettes
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Sep 16, 2014 04:27

[UAE: Abu Dhabi, New York] From the Emirates: NYUAD goes smoke free

“NYUAD is a smoke-free campus.” NYU Abu Dhabi’s new smoking policy begins with a simple sentence, one ominous to smokers and comforting to non-smokers. Most people are already aware of the risks of tobacco use and tobacco users are arguably the most awar
Washington Square News (NYU)
added Sep 16, 2014 04:12

[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] AUDIO: Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging

To better understand this case before it goes in front of the World Bank this month, NPR's David Greene spoke with Alexandra Hall... Here are highlights from their conversation, which has been edited for clarity and length.
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Sep 16, 2014 04:10

[New York] Smoking rate inching back up in NYC; 16.1% now identify as smokers

had hit a low of 14% in 2010 under Mayor Mike Bloomberg. The latest rate, which is based on 2013 figures, raises the number of smokers to more than 1 million ... Health officials blame the spike on several factors, including the city slashing its tobacco
New York Daily News
added Sep 16, 2014 04:05
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