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[Africa, Zimbabwe] State to limit tobacco smoking

Government is considering increasing tobacco sales tax in order to minimise cigarette consumption under a broad strategy aimed at reducing cancer cases.
Zimbabwe Situation (zw)
added Aug 6, 2017 15:28
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[UK] My lung cancer horror, by Ronnie Wood: Rolling Stone prepared 'to say goodbye' to his family after diagnosis

In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine today, the 70-year-old tells how the diagnosis, which he has kept secret until now...quit smoking a week before his one-year-old twins Gracie and Alice were born – was diagnosed three mon
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 6, 2017 15:17
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[Europe, Malta] My advice on John Dalli case is confidential - Attorney General

Attorney General Peter Grech has refused to confirm he gave the police advice to press ahead with charges against former European commissioner John Dalli. Dr Grech was asked to confirm that, in December 2012, he had given the green light to the police t
Times of Malta (mt)
added Aug 6, 2017 02:57
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[Asia, China] Chinese, Cuban tobacco firms sign deal on cigar trade

According to the agreement, Habanos S.A. can provide assistance to cigar production in China while expanding its cigar sales in the Asian market. "With the support of the Cuban side and the Chinese side, and the Chinese and Cuban people, I am sure that C
Xinhua Newswire
added Aug 5, 2017 23:06
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SENATE DEMS BLAST FDA FOR “STEP BACKWARDS” ON TOBACCO OVERSIGHT; CALL ON AGENCY TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT PLAN TO CURB NICOTINE IN CIGARETTES

today 13 Senate Democrats sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb denouncing the agency’s recent move to delay oversight of newly-regulated tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and cigars. Senate Democrats are deeply concerned this d
US Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
added Aug 5, 2017 22:45
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[New York] Tiny Biotech's Tobacco Tinkering Makes It a Rare Winner

tiny 22nd Century Group Inc. has something that’s suddenly in high demand -- it grows tobacco plants with just 3 percent of the nicotine in typical tobacco plans. As stocks of cigarette giants plunged over the past week, 22nd Century’s shares are up 70 pe
Bloomberg News
added Aug 5, 2017 21:32
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[New York] Treaties May Absolve Tribal Member Of Taxes, Judge Rules ($$)

A New York federal judge handed the IRS its second defeat in a lawsuit from a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians ... ... summary order dealt with cigarettes made from tobacco brought onto Seneca land, and not the products from...
Law360
added Aug 5, 2017 21:07
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Tobacco policy reform and population-wide antismoking activities in Australia: the impact on smoking during pregnancy [FREE FULL TEXT]

The declining prevalence of smoking during pregnancy between 2003 and 2011, while encouraging, does not appear to be directly related to general population antismoking activities or a pregnancy-specific campaign undertaken in this period.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 5, 2017 15:14
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Tobacco industry response to a ban on lights descriptors on cigarette packaging and population outcomes

This study strongly suggests that manufacturers' circumvention prevented the lights descriptor ban from succeeding as intended, most likely perpetuating the misleading consumer perceptions about relative risks, while failing to increase smoking cessation
Tobacco Control
added Aug 5, 2017 15:11
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Correlates of self-reported exposure to advertising of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes across 28 European Union member states [FREE FULL TEXT]

Ten years after ratification of [FCTC], self-reported exposure to tobacco and e-cigarette advertising in the EU is higher in e-cigarette and tobacco users, as well as those with internet access. The implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive may res
Tobacco Control
added Aug 5, 2017 15:10
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