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PROCTOR: Editorial FDA’s new plan to reduce the nicotine in cigarettes to sub-addictive levels could be a game-changer [FREE FULL TEXT]

Overall, though, this new FDA plan is certainly a breath of fresh air. If carried through with courage and conviction, it could save more lives than any other act of a governmental agency in all of human history. The magnitude of the harms is that great.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 22, 2017 15:42
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Philip Morris International CEO cheers U.S. FDA tobacco proposal

"one of the best articulated positions in many years," Andre Calantzopoulos... PMI has invested billions of dollars in electronic cigarettes and other alternative nicotine delivery devices, including products that heat rather than burn tobacco. Most of t
Reuters
added Aug 22, 2017 15:29
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[Switzerland, UK-Scotland] SNP MSP criticised for taking hospitality from ciggie giant

Richard Lyle reportedly accepted over £800 in travel and accommodation from Philip Morris International (PMI) despite the fact the company fought the Scottish Government’s policy of plain packaging on cigarettes. Lyle visited the firm's Swiss factory to
Third Force News (uk)
added Aug 22, 2017 15:18
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[UK] SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE? Pageant girl’s mum faces backlash after a VAPING company sponsor the 7-year-old £100 to promote their shop

mum Jenna now says that she has faced criticism from people who believe that Layla should not be promoting the products – despite Vapour Love sponsoring the youngster to compete in Miss British Empire UK.
The Sun (uk)
added Aug 22, 2017 15:14
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Perceptions of health risks of cigarette smoking: A new measure reveals widespread misunderstanding [FREE FULL TEXT]

while Americans have overestimated the absolute risk and risk difference of lung cancer associated with cigarette smoking, Americans have generally underestimated the relative risk. Furthermore, this evidence suggests that people may think more about smok
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Aug 22, 2017 15:07
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New meta-analysis shows peer influence doubles smoking risk for adolescents

finds that having friends who smoke doubles the risk that children ages 10 to 19 will start smoking and continue smoking. It also found that peer influence is more powerful in collectivist cultures than in those where individualism is the norm. There has
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Aug 22, 2017 14:44
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[UK] Homerton Hospital smoking ban would stop patients smoking in their homes for an hour before staff visit

Homerton Hospital is planning a total smoking ban on its premises – and in patients’ homes – by the end of the year. Pending the results of a consultation, the ban would be introduced in phases, with staff no longer able to smoke on site by October – to
Hackney Gazette (uk)
added Aug 22, 2017 14:36
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tobacco is a social justice issue: the military

The plums are here to be plucked. That’s what a tobacco company wrote in an internal document to describe its new strategy for growing cigarette sales in a promising market: the military. The company, Lorillard, was one of many in the tobacco industry t
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 22, 2017 02:18
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[Asia] Turkey to strengthen smoking ban

The Turkish Health Ministry announced that the ban may also be introduced on smoking in private cars. The Ministry also said single standards will be applied to imported tobacco products, as well as those manufactured in Turkey. “A tobacco producing co
AzerNews (az)
added Aug 21, 2017 14:35
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] Smoke-free GCC? Why a new heat-not-burn cigarette may make smoking less harmful

One of the biggest tobacco companies in the world is hoping to introduce a ‘smoke-free’ cigarette to the GCC that will encourage the region’s four-million smokers to switch to a potentially less harmful product.... to stand for ‘I-Quit-Ordinary-Smoking’,
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Aug 21, 2017 14:32
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