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BROWN: Dear Hollywood: Smoking Deserves An ‘R’ Rating

A few weeks ago, my organization, the American Heart Association, and 16 other leading health and medical organizations sent a letter putting the six media companies behind the MPAA on the clock. We asked them to implement the R rating for movies depicti
Huffington Post (blog)
added Sep 21, 2017 17:17
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[Virginia] Community meeting helps set the stage for new "smoke free" public housing policy

The new "smoke free" policy for public housing goes into effect in July 2018, so community meetings are helping people learn more. It's a chance to make living conditions healthier at places like Crescent Halls, but some saw a new "smoke free" policy as
WCAV/WVAW/WAHU (Newsplex, Charlottesville, VA)
added Sep 21, 2017 17:12
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Judge Kessler Drops Out of DOJ Case

USA v. PHILIP MORRIS, et. al: The above-entitled case was reassigned on 8/29/2017 from Judge Gladys Kessler to Judge Paul L. Friedman by direction of the Calendar Committee.
Tobacco On Trial
added Sep 21, 2017 14:01
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Tobacco consumption in Poland halved since '90s: report

The results of the World Health Organisation's study were presented in Warsaw on Wednesday. Poland, alongside other EU states, is at the forefront of introducing policies aimed at curbing tobacco consumption, acclaimed physician Prof. Witold Zatoński sai
Polskie Radio (pl)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:52
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[Europe] Tax trade body warns EU over tobacco track and trace plans

The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA)...is concerned over the implementation of the track and trace and security feature requirements of the EU Tobacco Products Directive. It claimed that the draft legislation gives no guarantee of independence f
Packaging News (uk)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:51
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[Europe] The effects of a rise in cigarette price on cigarette consumption, tobacco taxation revenues, and of smoking-related deaths in 28 EU countries-- applying threshold regression modelling [FREE FULL TEXT]

It is recommended that all EU countries levy higher tobacco taxes to increase cigarette prices, and thus in effect reduce cigarette consumption. The subsequent increase in tobacco tax revenues would be instrumental in covering expenditures related to tob
BioMed Central (uk)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:49
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[Europe] Possible effects of raising tobacco taxes across the EU

Increasing cigarette prices through taxation could reduce cigarette consumption and smoking related deaths...how different EU countries would be affected, and the potential policy implications is Christian Schafferer, author of the article.
BioMed Central (uk)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:47
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[UK-Scotland] NHS Health Scotland: E-cigs 'definitely' less harmful than smoking

NHS Health Scotland said it wanted to "clarify" confusion around the harms and benefits of vaping devices. More than 20 organisations have signed up to the consensus, which was led by NHS Health Scotland.
BBC Online
added Sep 21, 2017 13:46
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[UK] Success rates for people quitting smoking hit record high

Nearly 20% of those who quit in first half of 2017 have been successful, with e-cigarettes becoming most popular method of quitting, say UCL researchers
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:45
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[UK] Smoking cessation interventions and services

In development [GID-PHG94] Expected publication date: 21 March 2018 Register as a stakeholder
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.(NICE) (uk)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:44
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