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[UK] Nigel Farage dismisses 'clever people' who say that smoking kills

Nigel Farage has dismissed medical experts who warn that smoking kills millions of people every year as “clever people” who should be ignored. The former UKIP leader urged his Twitter followers to ignore a warning from the World Health Organisation that
Business Insider
added Nov 13, 2017 15:40

[Europe, Netherlands, UK] Tobacco firms may face ‘murder’ trials

(Ash) has begun work on pressing the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to bring charges or to allow a private prosecution... The latest line of attack is furthest advanced in Holland, where lawyers have filed charges with the public prosecutor, acting
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 13, 2017 15:39

[UK] Fewer smokers are managing to quit, Public Health England figures show

Lower numbers of people are relinquishing cigarettes as smoking cessation services dwindle because of government austerity cuts. Figures for numbers of people giving up smoking in 2017 and 2016 show a “significant decrease”, according to Public Health
Pharmaceutical Journal (uk)
added Nov 13, 2017 15:39

[UK-Scotland] Campaign targets adults giving children tobacco products

(ASH) have found that the majority of children who smoke get their tobacco from friends or family, who believe they are doing them a favour. The #NotAFavour campaign highlights the health and addiction problems young people face when they take up smokin
STV (uk)
added Nov 13, 2017 15:36

[Indonesia] Asians seek less harmful alternatives to smoking

Vapers and vaping advocates from different Asian countries have gathered for the first time in Jakarta... “Vaping or choosing a better product [than cigarette] is a human right. But we still have to fight for it,” Dimas Jeremia, chairman of MOVI or Indo
Manila Standard (ph)
added Nov 13, 2017 05:43

[Minnesota] St. Cloud mayor vetoes 'tobacco 21' ordinance after a split City Council approves it

In front of a packed City Hall audience, a split St. Cloud City Council narrowly passed a new ordinance last week raising the tobacco sales age to 21. By a 4-3 vote, council members moved to make this central Minnesota city the first outside the metro a
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Nov 12, 2017 01:57

[North Carolina] Additional expenses lead to larger quarterly loss for 22nd Century Group

primarily caused by increased production expenses. The loss was $3.32 million, compared with a loss of $2.68 million a year ago. Contributing to the increased loss was $259,000 in equity-based compensation expenses in the quarter. The plant biotechnolog
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 12, 2017 01:41

Table of Contents: Volume 19, Issue 12 December 2017

Association Between Cigarette Smoking Prevalence and Income Level: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis / Smoking Cessation Programs for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex People: A Content-Based Systematic Review
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 11, 2017 01:11

GLANTZ: Implementing legalized marijuana needs to give protecting public health higher priority

This letter, sent to the San Francisco supervisor who is sponsoring legislation on how to implement legalized marijuana in San Francisco, urges her to keep public health issues in mind. So far, the health community has been all but absent from the publi
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 10, 2017 22:06

Tobacco papers and tobacco industry ties in regulatory toxicology and pharmacology.

57% (4/7) of associate editors and 37% (14/38) of editorial board members had worked or consulted for tobacco companies. Almost all (96%, 50/52) of the papers had authors with tobacco industry ties. Seventy-six percent (38/50) of these papers drew conclus
Journal of Public Health Policy
added Nov 10, 2017 22:01
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