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Ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars could save hundreds of thousands of lives, experts say

27 April 2022 By: Jen Christensen Source: CNN The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a proposed rule this week to ban menthol from cigarettes, as well as to ban flavored cigars. It’s a step that public health officials say is essential to protect public health. “I’m really excited about the possibility. At our …

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Is Exposure to Social Media Advertising and Promotion Associated with E-cigarette Use? Evidence from Indonesia

April 2022 By: Widya Ratna Wulan, Dian Kusuma, Nurjanah Nurjanah, Aprianti Aprianti, Abdillah Ahsan Source: ASIAN Pacific journal of cancer prevention Abstract Background: E-cigarette use is a growing public health concern globally, including in Indonesia. Objective: Our study aimed to assess whether exposure to advertising and promotion in social media is associated with e-cigarette use …

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The Front Page: Has the Government lost control of vaping?

4 May 2022 By: Damien Venuto, Source: NZHerald Vaping brands arrived in New Zealand under the auspices of helping New Zealanders quit smoking. And while they have certainly played a role in that, they’ve also contributed to an entirely new generation hooked on nicotine. NZ Herald health reporter Emma Russell tells Front Page podcast a recent survey shows that …

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Perceived Influence of Plain Cigarette Packaging on Smoking Behavior: A Systematic Review

21 April 2022 By: Jetly, Kavita MBBS, MPH; Ismail, Aniza MD, PhD, MComm Health; Hassan, Noraryana MBBS, MPH; Mohammed Nawi, Azmawati MD, PhD, MComm Med Source: Public Health Management & Practice Abstract Context:  Worldwide, the number of cigarette smokers is increasing. All tobacco products come in packs. Packaging and branding are important elements of advertising …

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Malaysia:Tobacco endgame ‘right strategy to snuff out smoking habit’

26 April 2022 Source: The Sun Daily KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Health’s decision to introduce new legislation to address the smoking habit, through a strategy termed as Generational Endgame (GEG), is seen by experts and activists as a timely move. Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin is expected to table the proposed law in the Dewan …

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Myanmar government bows to industry pressure, delays implementation of standardized tobacco packaging by 12 months

12 April 2022, Bangkok: As per its Ministry of Health directive issued last 12 October 2021, Myanmar was set to implement standardized tobacco packaging after 180 days or by 10 April 2022, followed by a 90-day phaseout of old tobacco packaging. However, transnational, and local cigarette and cheroot producers successfully lobbied for the implementation deadline …

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How Big Tobacco used George Floyd and Eric Garner to stoke fear among Black smokers

25 April 2022 By: Emily Baumgaertner, Ben Stockton, Ryan Lindsay Source: Los Angeles Times ATLANTA —  Retired Deputy Police Chief Wayne Harris stood in front of Black lawmakers and clicked to a slide of George Floyd, pinned down on the pavement with Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee on his neck. “I chose this picture intentionally because I …

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