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Brexit opens the door to tougher anti-smoking measures

Brexit offers the UK opportunities to strengthen its world-leading tobacco control measures, by creating greater flexibility to respond to industry action and market developments, according to new research from the University ...

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CDC: About one in five U.S. adults reports tobacco product use

(HealthDay)—About one in five U.S. adults reported currently using any tobacco product in 2019, with most reporting use of combustible products, according to research published in the Nov. 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for ...

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Report names and shames countries cosy with Big Tobacco

The global tobacco industry has aggressively lobbied governments during the COVID-19 pandemic to expand markets and blunt measures designed to curb their business, a report from watchdog groups aligned with the World Health ...

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New research reveals key steps to fight flavored tobacco

Restrictions on flavored tobacco products are a great way to promote public health, and these restrictions work best if public health experts form partnerships with tobacco retailers, run intensive media campaigns, and advocate ...

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E-cigarettes 'gateway' to smoking for non-smokers

Using e-cigarettes triples the chance of a non-smoker taking up cigarettes and there is "insufficient" evidence that they help smokers quit, according to a new report submitted to the Government.

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Cigarette-like 'cigarillos' flout efforts to curb smoking

The introduction of cigarette-like mentholated 'cigarillos' (mini cigars which are leaf-wrapped) to the UK is helping big tobacco companies to bypass strict public health measures intended to reduce smoking, say researchers.

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Tobacco Control

Tobacco Control is a part of public health science dedicated to controlling the menace of tobacco and limiting the death and diseases caused by tobacco. Tobacco Control is a priority area for WHO which reflects in the fact that since its inception, WHO has come out with only one international convention focussing on tobacco control. The internatinal treaty is called the Framework Convetnion on Tobacco Control. The World Bank has also treated tobacco control as an important area affecting economic wellbeing of people and has produced reports on tobacco control.

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