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Archive for March, 2014

Damning verdicts on e-cigarette research

Damning verdicts on e-cigarette research

March 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recent U.S. research that has been widely reported to have shown that e-cigarettes are ineffective for smoking cessation has been branded as “complete garbage” by a highly respected public health professor. Researchers from the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF (the University of California at San Francisco) published a research letter in […]

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Canadian doctors call for authorization of sales of e-cigarettes with nicotine

Canadian doctors call for authorization of sales of e-cigarettes with nicotine

March 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

A group of doctors, professors and health advocates are calling on the Canadian federal government to authorize the sale in Canada of e-cigarettes containing nicotine. Writing in The Gazette on behalf of the group, Gaston Ostiguy said e-cigarettes offered a safer and more acceptable alternative to regular cigarettes for smokers to appease their addiction. No […]

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Challenge to public-place e-cigarette ban

Challenge to public-place e-cigarette ban

March 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

New York City’s ban on e-cigarettes is being challenged by a smokers’ rights group that filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to overturn the legislation, according to a story by Mara Gay for The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition. E-cigarettes were added to the city’s 2002 Smoke-Free Air Act, which originally had banned tobacco smoking […]

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U.K. doctors want "progressive prohibition"

U.K. doctors want “progressive prohibition”

March 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Leading U.K. doctors have called for a ban on cigarette sales to people born after 2000: a program of “progressive prohibition” aimed at curbing smoking-related deaths, according to a story by Ben Lazarus for The Telegraph. At the British Medical Association’s annual public health medicine conference, the doctors urged the BMA to lobby for a […]

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Legacy panel to discuss harm reduction

Legacy panel to discuss harm reduction

March 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

The U.S.-based anti-tobacco organization Legacy is due to host a live webcast of a panel discussion addressing key findings in the 2014 U.S. Surgeon General’s report on the health consequences of smoking. Legacy says the discussions will include how it might be possible, innovatively and more rapidly than presently is the case, to end the […]

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Speakers for nicotine forum announced

Speakers for nicotine forum announced

March 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

A list of speakers has been announced by the organizers of The First Global Forum on Nicotine, which is due to take place at the Marriott Hotel, Warsaw, Poland, on June 27–28. The forum, which will be staged by KAC, is set to examine the current state of the debate about the use of nicotine […]

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Korea tobacco lawsuit could be delayed

Korea tobacco lawsuit could be delayed

March 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

South Korea’s National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) seems to be rethinking its proposed tobacco-company lawsuit. According to a story in the Korea Times, the NHIS said on Jan. 16 that it would decide the details of its compensation suit against KT&G and other tobacco manufacturers at a board meeting on Jan. 24. And in a […]

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Fresh promotional idea from Essentra

Fresh promotional idea from Essentra

March 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

Essentra Packaging (EP) says that its latest label, AquaSense™, is designed to help maintain and control the moisture content of make-your-own tobacco packs and thus ensure the contents stay fresh and do not dry out. The new product is said to be already in use with a “major manufacturer on the European market.” Part of […]

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Graphic warning (of a different kind) to be subject of Reemtsma award

Graphic warning (of a different kind) to be subject of Reemtsma award

March 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

A competition to find the best images captured by photo-journalists during the past 12 months has been launched ahead of the 2014 Reemtsma Liberty Award (RLA). Now in its eighth year, the RLA recognizes journalists who work under the most testing conditions to sustain freedom of the press. And this year a photographic category has […]

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Graphic warnings set for Indonesia packs

Graphic warnings set for Indonesia packs

March 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Manufacturers will be required to include graphic health warnings on cigarette packs sold in Indonesia from June 24, according to a story in The Jakarta Post quoting en.tempo.co. The Indonesia pack coordinator with the Southeast Asia Initiative on Tobacco Tax, Widyastuti Soerojo, was quoted as saying the Health Ministry had prepared five pictures that manufacturers […]

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