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Tobacco industry blocking anti-smoking moves: WHO

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:02

The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation. Countries with partly state-owned tobacco companies, such as Japan which has a stake in Japan Tobacco Inc, should "firewall" their health policy-setting from their commercial interests, the United Nations agency said.

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Health Minister buries smoking report

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:06

In a discussion held by the Health Ministry and the Knesset Committee for the Fight Against Illegal Drugs, Health MInister Yakov Litzman announced that he would not submit the report on time, and does not know when he will be able to submit it. "I am not submitting the report today, since there have been professional doubts regarding the way the statistics were measured," Litzman said.

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Shareholders weigh British American, Reynolds tobacco merger

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 05:17

Shareholders of British American Tobacco and Reynolds American Inc. were scheduled to decide Wednesday whether to approve a merger that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company. London-headquartered BAT will buy the 57.8 per cent of Reynolds it does not already own.

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Shareholders weigh British American, Reynolds tobacco merger

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 05:17

Shareholders are deciding whether to merge British American Tobacco with Reynolds American Inc., a deal that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company. London-headquartered BAT will buy the 57.8 percent of Reynolds it doesn't already own.

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UK government wants only 12 per cent of adults to smoke by 2022

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:55

Time for the English to stub out. That's the aim of the UK government's latest plan to discourage smoking, ultimately driving the proportion of adult smokers down to the notional "endgame" level of less than 5 per cent .

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Councillor smouldering after small fire threatens distillery

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 20:33

The Osoyoos councillor had tough words for smokers Monday - especially those careless enough to flick a burning butt out a car window. "I'm not going to pass judgement on anybody that smokes cigarettes - that's your own personal choice," he said.

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Majority of US Smokers Feel Discriminated Against, Poll Says

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:43

More than half of smokers in the United States believe they are discriminated against, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. Of those who feel discriminated against , 13 percent of smokers say they feel this way every day and 8 percent feel it every week.

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The death of smoking: how tobacco will be eradicated for good

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:56

Smoking rates have been slowly falling in Western countries for decades. Soon, the habit could be wiped out, without even having to ban it MOST of us in the West are an unhealthy lot: we eat junk food, drink too much alcohol, exercise too little and generally ignore medical advice designed to help us live longer.

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Create Your Own Quit-Smoking Plan

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:56

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 It's almost too easy to delay the day you'll quit smoking -- almost any excuse will do. But know this: Smokers who quit before their 50th birthday can cut in half their risk of dying over the following 15 years, according to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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Government sets new smoking reduction targets under Tobacco Control Plan

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 06:13

The Government has announced plans to cut smoking rates to 12% or under by 2022, as part of its long-awaited Tobacco Control Plan. The Government has announced plans to cut smoking rates to 12% or under by 2022, as part of its long-awaited Tobacco Control Plan.

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England 'on track' to stamp out smoking

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 06:13

The new Tobacco Control Plan aims to slash smoking rates from 15.5% to 12% of the population by 2022, paving the way to a smoke-free generation.

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Cigarette butts Auckland's most littered item

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 01:41

Auckland Council receives more than one littering complaint a day, with cigarette butts being the city's most littered item. In the last 12 months littering was reported 550 times with cigarette butts accounting for more than a quarter of complaints.

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To combat teen smoking, health experts recommend R ratings for movies with tobacco use

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 21:04

Josh Faraday, played by Chris Pratt, held a cigarette in the PG-13 movie "The Magnificent Seven." The movie would get an automatic R rating if health experts' suggestion takes hold.

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Another voice: Decline in teen smoking

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 18:44

Amid the nationwide furor over the Senate draft health care bill, a public health victory has gone mostly unnoticed. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the estimated number of middle and high school students who are tobacco users dropped from 4.7 million in 2015 to 3.9 million in 2016.

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Tobacco companies diversify into 'pharmaceuticals'

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 18:44

Tobacco companies claim to be developing and selling merchandise to help cigarette smokers quit, but health researchers accuse the industry of trying to hook consumers on different - still dangerous - nicotine products. Writing in Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco call the industry's push into the smoking-cessation market "the pharmaceuticalization of the tobacco industry."

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E-Cigarette Regulation Is Hurting, Not Helping, Society

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 18:44

Every so often, a burst of technology can change society's trajectory in major ways. Airplanes have shrunk world travel to less than 24 hours.

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Firefighters tackle house fire after lit cigarette left unattended

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:23

Crews from Bolton North, Bury and Atherton were called to a terraced house in Auburn Street, Bolton, at 3.30pm. Abdul Patel, who lives opposite the house with his wife and two daughters, said: "I was in Manchester taking my wife to an appointment when it happened.

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Big Tobacco has been waging a secret campaign to undermine a global anti-smoking pact

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 08:15

Philip Morris International Inc is waging a secret campaign to subvert the World Health Organization's anti-smoking treaty, which was designed to save lives by curbing tobacco use, a Reuters investigation published today reveals. In one of the largest-ever tobacco industry leaks, internal Philip Morris International documents seen by Reuters, combined with reporting in 14 countries, expose a clandestine lobbying operation that stretches from the Americas to Africa to Asia.

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Philip Morris makes countermoves against anti-smoking treaty

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 04:22

Reuters posts an exclusive story on what it calls an active campaign by Philip Morris International to "subvert" the global anti-smoking treaty. The tobacco company is accused of running a secretive campaign against the treaty that aims to cut down on tobacco use.

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PH-wide smoking ban takes effect tomorrow

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 00:22

"Simula po sa Sabado, ayon sa tinalaga po ng nakasaad sa Executive Order, ay ang Smoking Ban ay kailangan na po ipatupad ," Assistant Health Secretary Eric Tayag said. On May 16, President Duterte signed Executive Order No.

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