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Tobacco Control Cell seeks explanation over tobacco ads

November 28th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The Tobacco Control Cell has sent an explanation notice to a tobacco giant for getting published advertisements in national dailies and magazines in violation of anti-tobacco rules.
The letter bearing signature of Director General, Tobacco Control Cell, Dr Assad Hafeez directed the Philip Morris International Pakistan to submit a written reply in seven day of the receipt of this letter under the relevant law, says a press statement on Saturday. Ream more »

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Tobacco consumption among students on rise

November 25th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Sale and consumption of tobacco and related products is on the rise in the state, posing a serious problem for children who are the most vulnerable. To nip the problem in the bud, the state unit of National Tobacco Control Programme had brought it to the notice of chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who appealed to all concerned to stop sale of such products within 100 yards of educational institutes.

According to the recent findings of the global adult tobacco survey (GATS), Assam has about 40 per cent of the overall prevalence of tobacco use. Ream more »

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Former tobacco user: You can’t quit for other people

November 25th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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You’ve probably heard of the Great American Smokeout. Taking place the third Thursday every November, the Smokeout is a date when tobacco users everywhere are encouraged to quit for a day.

While there is nothing magic about the third Thursday of November, former smokers will tell you that there is something to the idea of setting a specific date to quit.

For Eric Mathis, that date was Oct. 7 of this year – the day that he married his sweetheart, Tracy. Ream more »

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Smokers Seeking Help to Quit Smoke

November 24th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The smokers of the British Columbia (BC) are seeking help to quit smoking by calling telephonic help lines. A program called the Province’s smoking cessation was launched on 30th of September 2011, to help smokers in quitting smoke. As per the program, the smokers can get themselves registered with the Medical Services Plan to experience the benefits of the program.

The government has invested as many as $3 million to help smokers quit smoking. A number of plans are also run by the government in which smokers are encouraged to quit smoke. Ream more »

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Ireland’s Contraband Cigarette Trade Causes Job Loss

November 21st, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The alarming spread of illegal contraband cigarettes is to blame for hundreds of job losses in the retail sector this year, reports the Kilkenny Advertiser.

Worldwide contraband tobacco is detrimental to society, robbing governments of valuable tax dollars, harming retailer profitability and illegally putting tobacco products in the hands of underage consumers. Ream more »

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Students Spread Anti-Tobacco Message

November 18th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Today 45 million Americans are being asked to stop smoking for one day with the hopes that they`ll quit altogether. And to help, St. Mary`s High School students were spreading anti-tobacco messages.

Tobacco remains the leading preventable cause of death in North Dakota. Many hope that will soon change if smokers stop lighting up in honor of the Great American Smokeout.

These students know the serious consequences of smoking.
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Women still drink and smoke while pregnant

November 18th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Carried out by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, it uses data from Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, which has tracked more than 10,000 children since 2004.

The institute’s LSAC manager, Ben Edwards, said alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking were related to the age of the mother and women were not heeding health warnings.
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Cigarette smoke lingers over Ernakulam

November 17th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Ernakulam, the first smoke-free tourism destination in the country continues to have people smoking in public places. Also, the promise by the authorities, to initiate strict measures against selling tobacco products in common places, has not been fulfilled. Social activists said that such initiatives limit themselves to words and are not put in to action.
Since, smoking in public places is banned, the defaulters should be fined properly but this doesn’t seem to be happening, the activists added. Ream more »

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Virginia state hospitals have progressive ‘tobacco-free’ rule

November 16th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Tobacco use among the mentally ill far outstrips use by other groups. The findings, released this month in a report, “A Hidden Epidemic: Tobacco Use and Mental Illness,” by the nonprofit Legacy put the rate at almost double that in the general population.

It doesn’t have to be. Virginia banned tobacco use for patients and staff in its 16 state psychiatric facilities in 2008. The smoking ban, implemented by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services was precipitated by Executive Order No. 41 issued by former Gov. Tim Kaine in 2006. Ream more »

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Tobacco’s bad, but so is government intrusion

November 15th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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I am a former smoker. I hate the odor of tobacco smoke. I will not go to anyplace that allows smoking. I am fully aware of the dangers of smoking and of secondhand smoke. However, I believe that an overreaching government is much more dangerous.

How can it be right that government can dictate whether or not a private business can allow customers to use a legal product in their premises? No one is forced to frequent or to work in a business that allows smoking. Each of us can choose where we wish to spend our time and our hard-earned income. Ream more »

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