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Daily Digest - Thursday, 7 July 2016 

Two Years After The Ban: How CVS Continues To Take On Tobacco

When CVS announced its plans to ban cigarette sales in 2014, the media took note. It was one of the most widely covered corporate social responsibility stories in recent memory – and for good reason. CVS’s choice was bold, risky and scrutinized by many. Two years later, CVS’s commitment to curbing tobacco use hasn’t wavered – quite the contrary, in fact. The company recently launched Be The First, a $50 million initiative (...)


Advice to WHO nations to consider mandatory low-nicotine cigarettes is premature, researcher says

A panel of tobacco researchers that guides 180 World Health Organization countries on developing constructive new regulations for tobacco products recently advised the group to consider a "global nicotine reduction strategy." This strategy would require that very low nicotine cigarettes could be the only cigarettes sold legally. These cigarettes would have so little nicotine in the tobacco that they would not create an addiction to cigarettes.


GFN2016: Evidence, Accountability and Transparency - any other business?

Evidence, Accountability and Transparency - any other business? A Q&A session with a panel


Has New Zealand lost its way in tobacco control?

The New Zealand government has decided to reorient its priorities in tobacco control. It has announced it will be pulling 73% of its previous funding support for tobacco control advocacy. The only money allocated for tobacco control to do the vital work of building and sustaining community and multi-party support for tobacco control will go to an Auckland-based Māori health agency Hāpai te Hauora.


ACA's tobacco surcharges reduce smokers' insurance take-up, study finds

The ACA allowed insurance plans to levy a surcharge of up to 50% on tobacco users' premiums. To examine the impact of these surcharges on insurance coverage and smoking cessation, a team of researchers in Yale's Department of Health Policy and Management combined data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System with newly collected data on tobacco surcharges.


GFN2016: Lessons for vapers from drugs harm reduction and drug policy reform

Chris Ford from International Doctors for Healthy Drug Policy talks about, lessons for vapers from drugs harm reduction and drug policy reform


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