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Global burden of disease due to smokeless tobacco consumption in adults: analysis of data from 113 countries [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smokeless tobacco results in considerable, potentially preventable, global morbidity and mortality from cancer; estimates in relation to ischaemic heart disease need to be interpreted with more caution, but nonetheless suggest that the likely burden of d
BioMed Central (uk)
added Aug 21, 2015 11:53


TheNetwork for Consumer Protection has launched a report “Smoky Truth” detailing how “Tobacco Industry in Pakistan carves room for Maneuver.” The book was formally launched Thursday amidst the galaxy of health professionals including oncologists, policy m
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Aug 21, 2015 11:45

[UK] RPS responds to Public Health England's published review of e-cigarettes

“E-cigarettes are currently unlicensed products with no standardisation of safety, quality or efficacy. As such, we believe they should not be sold or advertised from pharmacies. “We echo the views of PHE and support the original intention of The Med
Royal Pharmaceutical Society (uk)
added Aug 21, 2015 11:19

Tobacco companies’ efforts to undermine ingredient disclosure: the Massachusetts benchmark study

the final MBS results offered no useful predictive information to inform regulators, the scientific community or consumers. When implementing FCTC Articles 9 and 10, regulatory agencies should demand detailed by-brand information on tobacco product consti
Tobacco Control
added Aug 21, 2015 10:09

E-cigarettes becoming more widely available in developing countries

the devices are becoming more widely available in some low- and middle-income countries, where there is even greater potential for impact on public health, say two Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. "People don't think e-cigarettes will
added Aug 20, 2015 14:33

Transparency as a remedy against racketeering: preventing and restraining fraud by exposing Big Tobacco's dirty secrets [FREE FULL TEXT]

we highlight the public health community's continued opportunity to expose the US tobacco industry's efforts to undermine public health through these new search enhancements and improved document accessibility and due to the continuously growing document
Tobacco Control
added Aug 20, 2015 13:35

Determinants and prevalence of e-cigarette use throughout the European Union: a secondary analysis of 26 566 youth and adults from 27 Countries [FREE FULL TEXT]

These findings underscore the need to evaluate the potential long term impact of e-cigarette use on consumer health, cessation and nicotine addiction and formulate a European framework for e-cigarette regulation within the revised EU Tobacco Product Direc
Tobacco Control
added Aug 20, 2015 13:30

Use and abuse of statistics in tobacco industry-funded research on standardised packaging [FREE FULL TEXT]

There is a continuing need to guard against such misrepresentations of the evidence as other countries look to Australia to inform their own policies of standardised packaging. Nevertheless, despite such opposition from the tobacco industry the most recen
Tobacco Control
added Aug 20, 2015 13:29

TOC: September 2015, Volume 24, Issue 5

How adolescents view the tobacco endgame and tobacco control measures / Passive exposure to electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use increases desire for combustible and e-cigarettes in young adult smokers / Tobacco industry marketing: an analysis of direct
Tobacco Control
added Aug 20, 2015 13:25

EDITORIAL: Is it not time to reveal the secret sauce of nicotine addiction?

regulators like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot regulate a moving target. It is long since time to put the interests of consumers before those of cigarette manufacturers and require them to publicly disclose historical by-brand formulas and
Tobacco Control
added Aug 20, 2015 13:23
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