International Updates Archive

Tobacco Industry Targets Women in Asia

14 March 2019 Marry Assunta and Wendell Balderas Inter Press Service: BANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) – International Women’s Day on 8 March recognized and celebrated the progress women are making globally. The day also

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Vaping is probably bad for your heart

8 March 2019 Nicole Wetsman Popular Science: Public health conversations around vaping usually focus on the challenges of keeping young, non-smokers away from the devices, and how to reconcile that with their potential ability to

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Tokyo 2020: Venues will be smoke-free

5 March 2019 Ban extended to heated tobacco products and other vaping devices. The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced that smoking will not be permitted at any of the Olympic or Paralympic venues for the duration

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Teen e-cigarette use linked to eventual smoking

1 February 2019 Linda Carroll Reuters: (Reuters Health) – Among teens, using e-cigarettes may raise the risk of progressing to cigarette smoking, a new U.S. study suggests. Overall, adolescents who used e-cigarettes before trying any

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Revealed: the free-market groups

23 January 2019 Jessica Glenza The Guardian More than 100 free-market thinktanks from North America to Europe and south Asia took positions helpful to the tobacco industry or donations, Guardian investigation shows How tobacco industry

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Juul’s Convenient Smoke Screen

11 January 2019Kevin RooseThe New York Times Juul Labs, the company behind the insanely popular vaping device, has a message for the nation’s estimated 37.8 million adult smokers: It really, really, really cares about them.

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E-cigarettes—new product, old tricks

December 2018 Editorial The Lancet Tobacco smoking cessation represents one of the most successful public health initiatives in the world, with smoking prevalence at its lowest during the past decade according to recent WHO estimates. However,

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