International Updates

B.C. woman fuming that seniors’ advocacy group CARP in bed with Big Tobacco company

3 June 2024 By Erica Johnson, Kimberly Ivany, CBC News CARP calls B.C. critic ‘woke’, won’t say how much Rothmans, Benson & Hedges paid for sponsorship deal Ellen Gould joined the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) — Canada’s largest advocacy group for older adults — because she considered it a “trustworthy organization” that advocates […]

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More than a “characterizing flavor”: Menthol at subliminal levels in tobacco products

29 May 2024 By Andre Luiz Oliveira da Silva, Lauren K. Lempert, Stanton A. Glantz, ScienceDirect Abstract Introduction In addition to imparting flavor, menthol in menthol-flavored cigarettes enhances nicotine addiction and increases experimentation, initiation, and progression to regular smoking. Menthol can be added to cigarettes at perceptible levels (so-called flavored cigarettes or characterized flavored cigarettes)

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Activists argue against settlement with tobacco industry, call for planned shutdown instead

10 June 2024 By Patrick Cain, Cambridge Today Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada wants governments to take over the cigarette industry and running it as a non-profit with its own disappearance as a planned goal EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared on The Trillium, a new Village Media website devoted to covering provincial politics at Queen’s Park.

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Ex-cigarette smokers who vape may be at higher risk for lung cancer

20 May 2024 By American Thoracic Society, Eurekalert Session:  B20 – Lung Screening: One Size Does Not Fit All Association of Electronic Cigarette Use After Conventional Smoking Cessation with Lung Cancer Risk: A Nationwide Cohort StudyDate and Time: Monday, May 20, 2024, 9:15 a.m. PTLocation:  San Diego Convention Center, Room 30A-B (Upper Level) ATS 2024, San

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Alert on Philip Morris-funded Foundation name change to Global Action to End Smoking

6 June 2024 By WHO WHO is alerting Member States and the public health community that the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, funded by tobacco company Philip Morris, and which WHO previously advised against partnering with in 2017, has changed its name to Global Action to End Smoking. WHO maintains its firm position that it will not

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E-cigarette use rising in NSW despite vapers saying they want to quit

2 June 2024 By Mary Ward, The Sydney Morning Herald The number of people using vapes in NSW increased last year, but survey data suggests more than half are considering quitting in the next six months. According to figures from the latest NSW Population Health Survey, published by the Ministry of Health on Friday, almost

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Tobacco and nicotine industry ‘hooking the next generation,’ WHO report says

23 May 2024 By Thomson Reuters, CBC News ‘Same nicotine with a different packaging,’ WHO head says Tobacco companies still actively target young people via social media, sports and music festivals and new, flavoured products, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, accusing companies of trying to hook a new generation on nicotine. Amid ever-stricter regulation targeting cigarettes,

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Tobacco industry ‘aggressively’ targeting youth with ‘manipulative’ tactics: WHO

23 May 2024 By Saba Aziz, Global News The global tobacco industry is using “manipulative” tactics to “aggressively” target and hook youth on smoking across the globe, warns the World Health Organization, which is calling for a ban on the sale of tobacco and nicotine-related products to minors. Globally, an estimated 37 million children aged

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