Archive for September, 2013

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Call for tobacco ad ban in Indonesia

Call for tobacco ad ban in Indonesia

| September 19, 2013

A survey conducted by Indonesia’s National Commission on Child Protection (KPAI) has found that at least one in 10 of the country’s children decided to smoke after being exposed to tobacco advertisements, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. The commission believes that tobacco advertisements should be banned. The KPAI questioned 10,000 students aged […]

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Low entry requirements for smokers’ club

Low entry requirements for smokers’ club

| September 19, 2013

Recent U.S. health-care reform allows insurers to adjust premiums for tobacco users, which could cost them up to 50 percent more than the cost to otherwise similar non-tobacco users, according to a story by Robin Erb for the Detroit Free Press. Tobacco use is the only habit for which an insurer can penalize a consumer […]

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Smokers can take some heart from study

Smokers can take some heart from study

| September 19, 2013

Among patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia after a cardiac arrest, smokers had better outcomes than nonsmokers, according to a story by Todd Neale for MedPage Today, citing a single-center study. Jeremy Pollock, M.D., of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, and colleagues reported that half of smokers survived to hospital discharge with a good neurological […]

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PM Investments ups Medicago holding

PM Investments ups Medicago holding

| September 19, 2013

Philip Morris International said yesterday that its affiliate, Philip Morris Investments, had acquired 11,348,266 common shares of Medicago for C$13,163,989. Following this transaction, PM Investments holds 109,957,066 common shares in Medicago, representing 40 percent of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Medicago. The other 164,935,599 common shares of Medicago, representing 60 percent […]

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Call for 10-year endgame in Hong Kong

Call for 10-year endgame in Hong Kong

| September 18, 2013

A study has concluded that Hong Kong should set itself the goal of a total ban on tobacco sales before 2022, according to a Tobacco Control report. A telephone survey was conducted among 1,537 randomly-selected residents in 2012 to assess their support for a total ban on tobacco sales, usage and possession. Backers of “some […]

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Call for tobacco endgame in Taiwan

Call for tobacco endgame in Taiwan

| September 18, 2013

The Taiwan Medical Alliance for the Control of Tobacco has called on the government to follow the lead of the World Health Organization’s Tobacco Free Initiative and set an agenda gradually to end tobacco use, according to a story by Alison Hsiao for the Taipei Times. Ending tobacco use was the theme of this year’s […]

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