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New Zealand to ban cigarettes for future generations

BBC New Zealand will ban the sale of tobacco to its next generation, in a bid to eventually phase out smoking. Anyone born after 2008 will not be able to buy cigarettes or tobacco products in […]

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posted on 12/14/2021

How One Massachusetts Town Could Shape the Future of Tobacco

By Jamie Ducharme, Time December 9- As Katharine Silbaugh sees it, one mark of a good public policy is being both big and small: big in its potential impact, small in its disruption to people’s lives. […]

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posted on 12/09/2021

Denver City Council votes to ban most flavored tobacco, vaping products starting in 2023

By Joe Rubino, The Denver Post December 6- The Denver City Council approved a ban on most flavored tobacco and vaping products Monday night. Come July 2023, the only places adults will be able to legally […]

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posted on 12/07/2021

How Tobacco, E-Cigarette Companies Are Reaching Children with Advertisements

By Bob Curley, Healthline November 28- Tobacco ads on television have been banned since 1971. Advertisements on billboards, paid brand product placement, cartoons, tobacco brand sponsorships of sporting events and concerts, and advertising and marketing practices targeting […]

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posted on 11/30/2021

The overlooked public health issue that could make or break Biden’s new drug regulator

By Katherine Ellen Foley, Politico November 27- The next head of the Food and Drug Administration takes over an agency that studiously avoided answering one of the most pressing public health questions for over a decade: […]

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posted on 11/29/2021

Vaping Is Risky. Why Is the F.D.A. Authorizing E-Cigarettes?

By Kim Tingley, The New York Times Magazine November 23- When they first appeared in the United States in the mid-2000s, “electronic nicotine delivery systems” — e-cigarettes, vapes, e-liquids and other wares that contain the stimulant found […]

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posted on 11/23/2021

Tobacco use falling: WHO urges countries to invest in helping more people to quit tobacco

World Health Organization News Release November 16- The fourth WHO global tobacco trends report released today, shows that there are 1.30 billion tobacco users globally compared to 1.32 billion in 2015. This number is expected to […]

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posted on 11/17/2021

Tobacco lawsuits could upend Biden’s plan for historic menthol ban

By Katherine Ellen Foley, Politico November 14- The Food and Drug Administration’s renewed push to regulate e-cigarettes could interfere with the Biden administration’s plans to ban menthol-flavored tobacco products, a long-sought goal of public health groups. […]

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posted on 11/15/2021

Two new tobacco cessation medicines added to the WHO essential medicines list

World Health Organization November 5- Tobacco use causes 8 million deaths every year from health consequences such as cardiovascular diseases, lung disorders, cancers, diabetes, and many other debilitating diseases. Quitting can be challenging, especially with the […]

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posted on 11/08/2021

St. Paul enacts some of nation’s toughest tobacco restrictions

By Tim Nelson, MPR News November 4- The city of St. Paul passed sweeping new tobacco restrictions that set a minimum $10 price on a pack of cigarettes and packs of smokeless tobacco. They also ban discounts and coupons […]

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posted on 11/05/2021