International Updates

Beverly Hills and Manhattan Beach, California Make History for Public Health

5 January 2021 PR News Wire Their Ordinances to Ban the Sale of Tobacco Are in Effect Today SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On January 1st, two cities in California made giant strides for public health by removing tobacco products from stores. Beverly Hills and Manhattan Beach, became the only jurisdictions in the U.S. to eliminate the sale of commercial tobacco, although …

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The tobacco industry, 2020: a snapshot

9 December 2020 Ruth E Malone, BMJ Journals: Abstract Tobacco Control as a journal has long been focused not only on addressing the negative disease-promoting impacts of tobacco products but on the industry that produced them. From its inception, the journal has had a normative aim. Tobacco Control is focused primarily on research and analysis that advance understanding …

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FCTC Article 2.1 and the next horizon in tobacco policy: Phasing out commercial sales

December 2020 Chris Bostic, Marita Hefler, Guy Muller, Mary Assunta, Tobacco Induced Diseases: Webinars during COP Week 2020Webinar WHO FCTC Article 2.1: The Overlooked Article’s Impact on Endgame In the absence of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people in tobacco control worldwide would have been at the Hague, Netherlands, from 9–14 November for the 9th Conference …

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Tabare Vazquez, Uruguay Leader Who Slew Big Tobacco, Dies at 80

6 December 2020 Ken Parks, Bloomberg: Uruguay’s first left-wing president Tabare Vazquez, who beat tobacco maker Philip Morris in a landmark international court ruling and greatly expanded his country’s welfare state, has died in Montevideo. He was 80. His death was confirmed by his Broad Front party on its webpage on Sunday. Vazquez passed away following a …

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Court upholds FDA regulation of e-cigarettes as tobacco products

1 December 2020 Brendon Pierson, Westlaw Today: (Reuters) – A federal appeals court has upheld the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products, rejecting challenges from the e-cigarette industry claiming the agency had violated the Constitution. A unanimous panel of the D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the …

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Philip Morris-sponsored articles in the Australian could breach tobacco advertising laws

18 November 2020 Amanda Meade, The Guardian: Anti-smoking campaigners say the tobacco giant is using the online articles to try to weaken bans on nicotine e-cigarettes and e-juice A series of Philip Morris-sponsored articles about vaping published on the website of The Australian newspaper may breach national tobacco advertising promotion laws, public health advocates have …

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Vaping Industry Echoes Big Tobacco’s Misleading Call for Science

17 November 2020 Kit R. Roane, Jeffery DelViscio, Kelso Harper, Scientific American: To understand the battle over e-cigarettes, one must look to history—and big tobacco The on-screen type appears in boldface and capital letters. “WHAT CIGARETTE DO YOU SMOKE, DOCTOR?” it asks. The answer has that certain 1950s-radio-announcer quality: “The brand named most was Camel,” an …

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Vaping may increase respiratory disease risk by more than 40%, study finds

12 November 2020 Boston School of Medicine, Medical Express: A growing body of evidence points to the health risks of using e-cigarettes (or “vaping”). But because e-cigarettes are marketed as a less harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes, it has been difficult to tell whether the association between vaping and disease is just a matter of …

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E-cigarettes can be ‘gateway’ to cigarettes for teens with no prior intention to smoke

9 November 2020 Children’s national hospital, Eurekalert: Cigarette smoking remains a leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. And while adolescent cigarette smoking has declined over the past several decades, e-cigarette use presents a new risk for nicotine use disorder. a new study, published Nov. 9 in the journal Pediatrics, finds that …

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