International Updates Archive

‘Tobacco piles up costs of Covid-19’

14 June 2020 The News International LAHORE: As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads, a global tobacco industry watchdog urged governments and civil society to hold tobacco companies accountable for the burden they have placed on people

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COVID-19 Is More Severe in Smokers

15 May 2020 Robert Preidt, WebMD FRIDAY, May 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 hits smokers much harder than nonsmokers, according to a new review. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), analyzed

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Public Health England paid group linked to Big Tobacco

*Note: This article was previously titled “Web of cash and contacts ties Public Health England to Big Tobacco 20 March 2020 Ben Stockton , Madlen Davies , Matthew Chapman , Tamasin Cave Doctors have criticised the organisation responsible for protecting the

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The EU’s Track & Trace Smokescreen

11 March 2020 Midhat Kapetanović When the European Union brought in strict new laws in 2014 forcing tobacco companies to sell their products in packaging plastered with graphic health warnings, many saw it as a

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Vaping battle heats up as FDA deadline looms

25 February 2020 Laurie McGinley  NASHVILLE — Robert Arnold has spent years building his company, Saffire Vapor, which cranks out 5,000 bottles of nicotine e-liquid a week, including Red October (banana nut bread and strawberries),

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