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REYNOLDS AMERICAN AND LORILLARD RECEIVE REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM FTC (PDF)

The effect of the second request is to extend the waiting period imposed by the HSR Act until 30 days after Reynolds American and Lorillard have substantially complied with the request, unless that period is extended voluntarily by both parties or termina
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Aug 29, 2014 11:36
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Early evidence about the predicted unintended consequences of standardised packaging of tobacco products in Australia: a cross-sectional study of the place of purchase, regular brands and use of illicit tobacco [FREE FULL TEXT]

One year after implementation, this study found no evidence of the major unintended consequences concerning loss of smoker patrons from small retail outlets, flooding of the market by cheap Asian brands and use of illicit tobacco predicted by opponents of
BMJ Open (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 11:14
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[Australia, UK] 'Plain' packaging not a boost to illegal tobacco use, study suggests

A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of 'plain' cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes. Researchers writing in BMJ Open found no increase in the use of illegal tobacco and no sign o
BBC Online
added Aug 29, 2014 11:11
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[UK, USA] Battle over ecigarettes starts to heat up ($$)

Armando Peruga, programme manager for the tobacco free initiative at the WHO, told the Financial Times: “We say that the lack of evidence about something is not evidence of the lack of a problem.” Echoing the report, he said regulations should limit the
Financial Times (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 04:33
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[Italy, USA] Second-hand e-cig smoke compared to regular cigarette smoke

Despite a 10-fold decrease in overall exposure to carcinogenic particulate matter, researchers find increased levels of certain toxic metals in second-hand smoke from e-cigs
EurekAlert
added Aug 28, 2014 15:47
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[Czech Republic] Government fails to agree position on smoking ban

Coalition party ANO is pushing for a blanket ban but after a debate on the matter on Wednesday the cabinet issued a statement saying that while there was general agreement on the idea it preferred a broader amendment that the minister of health, Svatopluk
Czech Radio 7 - Radio Prague (cz)
added Aug 28, 2014 12:44
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[Europe, UK] Heart Disease Costing Britain £18.4bn by 2020 Amid Obesity and Smoking Epidemics

direct and indirect costs linked to heart disease will hit £97bn across France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden and the UK, says CEBR. Only Germany is expected to beat the UK in heart disease related costs in the future. CEBR says Germany's total bill will
IBTimes (uk)
added Aug 28, 2014 10:51
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Banning cigarette smoking on US Navy submarines: a case study

Fewer problems were encountered than had been expected...Lessons learned included the importance of strong empirical support, effective framing of the issue, setting a realistic timeline, soliciting support from key personnel and providing appropriate res
Tobacco Control
added Aug 28, 2014 02:03
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New trial ordered for soldier who says anti-smoking drug drove him to kill

nation’s highest military appeals court on Wednesday ordered a new trial for a soldier who killed a Fresno, Calif., native in a sudden rage allegedly induced by the anti-smoking drug Chantix.
McClatchy Newspapers
added Aug 27, 2014 21:37
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[UK] LLOYD: 'I thought my e-cigarette was safe. Turns out, I was smoking the equivalent of 40-a-day'

When Rachael Lloyd took up vaping, she thought she'd stumbled across a miracle alternative to smoking. Little did she know, her 'friendly' e-cigarette was actually damaging her health - as the World Health Organisation is now starting to realise...
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 19:49
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