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Court blocks local cigarette warning requirements

July 23rd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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In a defeat for anti-smoking advocates, a U.S. appeals court has ruled that cities cannot force tobacco retailers to post graphic warnings next to cigarette displays.

The decision blocks a 2009 rule adopted by the New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene that required retailers to display one of three signs near cigarette racks. Ream more »

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A smoke-free example that can pave the way for others

July 19th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The shisha smoke is thick, almost motionless, like a dawn mist rising slowly over a swamp. This serene smoke-scape is a fragile thing, and the illusion of permanence is shattered by the energetic table staff delivering food, drinks and charcoal. The smoke swirls and dances in their wake, a visible reminder of the invisible world surrounding us. Ream more »

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Tobacco giant steps up campaign against anti-smoking measures

July 19th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Tobacco giant Phillip Morris is stepping up its campaign against anti-smoking measures.

At noon today, the company launched a new website, which highlights four key issues facing smokers. Issues highlighted on the site include increased tobacco taxes, which have been hiked by over 30 per cent since last April and new retail display rules for tobacco products.
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The perils of smoking during pregnancy

July 19th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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A recent news release said SmokeFree Wisconsin is urging more action and funding to prevent tobacco use, particularly during pregnancy. It cited a UW-Milwaukee study that says since 2003, progress has stalled in lowering smoking rates among pregnant women. In 2010, about one in eight Wisconsin women reported smoking during pregnancy. That rate of 13 percent is significantly higher than the national average of 9 percent.
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Cigarette Butts Litter Forsyth Park Playground

July 17th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Look at this unpleasant and unsanitary mess we found at Forsyth Park.
The play site is covered with cigarette butts.
It’s one reason why these moms moved their exercise routine to another location in the park.
“I don’t want someone else’s cigarette butt that they’ve had their mouth on with rat poison or whatevers in nicotine to go in my child. It’s not what I would want and it’s a public place, says Blair Murray Ream more »

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Bid to take tobacco out of Afta list

July 10th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the proposal was made at the 11th Asean Health Ministers meeting in Phuket, Thailand, last week.
This change could be part of the 2015 Afta, he said after launching the Malaysian Dietitians’ Association’s Scientific Conference and 18th general meeting here yesterday. Ream more »

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Gillette Stadium outlaws smoking

July 10th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Robert Kraft no longer has to worry about anyone putting out their Kools on his floor.

The Patriots announced Monday morning that smoking has been banned throughout Gillette Stadium. There had previously been designated smoking areas within the gates of the stadium, but trips to flavor country will no longer be allowed once patrons make their way through the turnstiles. Ream more »

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Anti-smoking activist unwelcome at festival

July 9th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Professor Orhan Kural, a self-acclaimed anti-smoking activist and environmentalist, was expelled from a music festival venue after he insisted on monitoring alcohol and cigarette use.

According to a report by Anatolia news agency, Kural, the head of Istanbul Technical University’s Mining Engineering Department Ream more »

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Anti-smoking lobbyists demand heavy taxation

July 6th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Some expect that the rise in prices of cigarettes to SR9 per pack may curb smoking in the Kingdom, but this increase will only provide financial gain to the tobacco importing companies and serves no purpose in combating smoking in the Kingdom.

Health experts urge the government to follow other countries that impose taxes on cigarette sales, and use these taxes to fund widespread anti-smoking campaigns.
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