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[Australia] More women getting lung cancer surgery as effects of smoking show up in new data

The number of women undergoing lung cancer surgery in Australia is escalating faster than that of men, reflecting the tobacco industry's aggressive marketing of feminised "slim" and "light" products in the 1980s and '90s. Health experts say this trend s
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Dec 11, 2017 17:45
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GLANTZ: Detailed analysis of the Executive Summary (Section 2.7) submitted by Philip Morris International in support of its MRTP application for IQOS

The application completely ignores anyone under the legal age to purchase tobacco products.... kids. Based on the experience of e-cigarettes, it is highly likely that IQOS products will appeal to kids and create or increase their nicotine addiction. And b
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 11, 2017 13:05
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[New Zealand] Big tobacco's plans to film on Auckland's pink Lightpath rejected by Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport (AT) has rejected...Philip Morris New Zealand had an approved application to film on the cycleway... AT had originally granted permission but withdrew its consent after learning it would be for a cigarette advertisement, to be broadcast
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Dec 11, 2017 13:05
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APPEALS COURT HEARS CHALLENGE TO RETAIL TOBACCO ENFORCEMENT

the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments in the case of Orton Oil v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The case came about after the FDA charged Orton with three violations of the law on retail sales of toba
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Dec 11, 2017 13:05
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[Minnesota] Tired of Waiting for the Feds, Local Groups Target Menthol Cigarettes

cities ranging from Oakland and Los Gatos, Calif., to Minneapolis and St. Paul have passed laws limiting the availability of menthol cigarettes, which health advocates say have a particular appeal to beginning smokers. St. Paul is the latest, voting this
FairWarning
added Dec 11, 2017 12:17
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[Asia-pacific] IN INDONESIA, BIG TOBACCO CLINGS TO A SMOKESCREEN

Companies in the US may have been forced to come clean about the dangers of cigarettes, but in Southeast Asia lobby groups are paid to stifle attempts to enlighten the public
South China Morning Post
added Dec 10, 2017 19:47
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[Asia, Israel] HIGHER RISK FOR BREAST CANCER IN ARAB WOMEN EXPOSED TO MEN’S TOBACCO SMOKE

face a 250% higher risk of contracting breast cancer compared to Arab women who are not exposed to such smoke. This fact, reported in a new study from the University of Haifa’s School of Public Health, is especially relevant, as the smoking rate among Ar
Jerusalem Post
added Dec 10, 2017 18:10
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[California] GLANTZ: Statement regarding litigation filed by Dr. Eunice Neeley

I have read the Buzzfeed article and deny every claim reported to be included in this lawsuit. These allegations were made formally to the University of California in March 2017... I have been cooperating in every way with the investigation, including
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 9, 2017 02:51
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[Australia] LIBERMAN: Comment on the Lancet’s correction to Derek Yach’s article Foundation for a smoke-free world

As I explained in this comment, in his piece published on 14 October, Yach cited a 2012 article of mine as the sole reference for his assertion...My paper provided no support for Yach’s assertion.... I wrote to the Lancet requiring a correction, and purs
McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer (FCTC) (au)
added Dec 9, 2017 02:40
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] MACKAY: Tobacco industry and the art of non-confession

It is a tragedy that the wealthy tobacco companies have successfully weakened well-intentioned attempts to call them to account... The behavior of the industry seems to have hardly changed. Here in Hong Kong the government's modest proposal to increase t
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 9, 2017 02:21
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