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[South Africa] Reports, interviews and photos from #WCTOH2018 Uniting the World for a Smoke Free Generation

This page brings together comprehensive coverage of WCTOH2018, and will be regularly updated.
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Mar 26, 2018 15:30
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[UK] Choose wisely, ladies — men are to live as long as you

The biggest reason for the narrowing of the long-established life expectancy gap is to do with the differing levels of smoking between the sexes...After the Second World War, more than 80% of men smoked, while the proportion of female smokers peaked at 40
Times Of London (uk)
added Mar 26, 2018 13:54
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[Florida] Jury Slaps R.J. Reynolds With $13.5M Total for Role in Smoker's Fatal Respiratory Disease

awarded $13.5 million to the family of a Florida smoker after finding R.J. Reynolds responsible for his respiratory disease-related death. Brown v. R.J. Reynolds, 2017 30003 CI. The Florida state court jury, in the state’s Eighth Circuit, issued the awa
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 24, 2018 14:44
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Evaluation of California’s ‘Tobacco 21’ law [FREE FULL TEXT]

Survey findings suggest that the high awareness and support for the law may have contributed to reducing illegal tobacco sales to youth under 18 and achieving widespread retailer conformity with the new law disallowing sales to young adults under 21.
Tobacco Control
added Mar 23, 2018 21:49
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[Eastern Europe] Smoking has risen 50% in Africa over 35 years even as it drops in high-income regions

Big Tobacco’s fastest growing markets are in Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean where regulations are lax and populations are growing, according to the latest edition of the Tobacco Atlas. Smoking has declined in high-income countries, which the repor
Quartz
added Mar 23, 2018 21:46
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White House could be blowing smoke with plan to cut nicotine in cigarettes

By that thinking, Trump is publicly signaling a willingness to go after tobacco companies. But in private, his relationship with the industry is very much nudge-nudge, wink-wink, with an understanding that tobacco firms will enjoy a free hand on what ma
Los Angeles Times
added Mar 23, 2018 21:42
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Pfizer's quit-smoking Chantix fails study in adolescent smokers

Pfizer Inc said on Friday its study to test safety and effectiveness of its anti-smoking treatment Chantix in adolescent smokers failed...did not meet its main goal of the four-week continuous abstinence rate at weeks 9 through 12 for Chantix compared to
Reuters
added Mar 23, 2018 21:42
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[Asia, India] HC ISSUES NOTICE TO BAN E-CIGARETTES

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday issued a notice to the Chandigarh administration, along with Punjab and Haryana, to ban e-cigarettes, which carry nicotine. While issuing the notice, the court also observed that the youth of today has been in
Times of India
added Mar 23, 2018 21:42
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[UK] The effect of electronic cigarette and tobacco smoke exposure on COPD bronchial epithelial cell inflammatory responses

Conclusion: ECVE caused toxicity and reduced the antiviral response to poly I:C. This raises concerns over the safety of e-cig use.
Dove Medical Press (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 21:42
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Smokers who vape are half as likely to ditch tobacco as those who never use e-cigarettes, study finds

Study author Dr Stanton Glantz, from the University of California, San Francisco, said: 'This is important because e-cigarettes are widely promoted as a smoking cessation tool. 'And, while there is no question that some smokers do successfully quit with
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 21:42
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