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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Thu, 18 June 2015

Australia has been hugely successful in reducing the number of people who smoke. This reduction in smoking has been largely achieved by curbing the consumer demand for tobacco products. Tax increases, tobacco advertising bans, smoke-free public places, [...] have diminished the appeal of smoking and contributed to lowering smoking rates.

2015-06-18
medicalxpress.com

Among risk factors, tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death and the leading risk factor for the loss of healthy years of life due to premature death and disability in Slovenia. Tobacco use is attributed to 19% of all deaths (27% in men and 11% women) and 21% of all deaths from chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) among Slovenians aged 30 years or more. 

2015-06-18
balkans.com

Last week, P.E.I. finally decided to follow the lead of five other provinces when Mr. Currie tabled legislation proposing the ban, whether to adults or minors. Currently, candy-flavoured tobacco products cannot be sold on the Island to anyone under the age of 19. Restrictions on e-cigarettes are also coming in with the new legislation.

2015-06-18
theguardian.pe.ca

At a press conference at the National Press Centre of Belarus on 28 May, Dr Olga Bartman, Head of the Public Health Department, [...] announced that, from May 2016, new regulations on tobacco products would enter into force in Belarus. These will include requirements for tobacco packaging that are in line with FCTC recommendations; thus, each package must have warnings on the harm of smoking, [...]

2015-06-18
euro.who.int

The results of this study once again confirm the effectiveness of 22nd Century’s very low nicotine tobacco cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid. The Company’s very low nicotine cigarettes satisfy the behavioral aspect of smoking while delivering only trace amounts of nicotine. 

2015-06-18
finance.yahoo.com

Philip Morris International (PMI) has invested US$2 billion (S$2.7 billion) — a significant portion of it in Singapore — over recent years in scientific research and development of potentially reduced-risk products. Our goal is to provide adult smokers who do not want to quit smoking with less-harmful alternatives to conventional cigarettes. [...]

2015-06-18
todayonline.com

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