Posts tagged: public health

Apology follows tobacco survey

Tweet A prominent research firm has apologised over a tobacco survey which some see as an attempt to recruit new smokers. For British American Tobacco, Colmar Brunton pitched the survey to 10,000 people, saying that depending on their answers, they may be asked to join a study in which they would be given cigarettes to smoke. They would also be given $40 and 20 Fly Buys points to cover the cost of any expenses. The Ministry of Health has contact ... Jump to full article >>

Smoking warnings could depend on NYC lawsuit

Tweet Massachusetts health officials developing a campaign that would force retailers to prominently display graphic warnings about the dangers of smoking said they will closely monitor a lawsuit filed by tobacco companies to remove similar posters from New York City stores. A spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Jennifer Manley, said the agency intends to proceed with public hearings about its proposal and remains commi ... Jump to full article >>

NHS: making every contact count

Tweet A cost-effective new approach to ill health prevention is set to release the untapped potential of the whole NHS workforce – not just doctors and nurses – to improve people’s health. We’re missing a trick in the fight against the tsunami of preventable illness that is threatening to overwhelm our health and social care services. The scale of the problem is highlighted in the Marmot Review[ http://www.ucl.ac.uk/gheg/m ... Jump to full article >>

Why a Ban on E-Cigs Would Be Wrong?

Tweet The Food and Drug Administration is supposed to protect the public’s health and safety. So why is it trying to block the sale of an electronic alternative to cigarettes that can save people’s lives by simulating smoking without burning tobacco? Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine in a vapor composed mainly of the food additive propylene glycol. There’s no que ... Jump to full article >>

Smoking in outdoor dining areas set to go

Tweet Smoking in Launceston’s outdoor dining areas will be banned from January 1 next year. The Launceston City Council yesterday resolved to introduce the ban in the interests of public health and consumer comfort. When the ban comes into effect, cafe, restaurant or hotel operators who allow diners to smoke at outdoor tables could have their outdoor dining permits revoked by the council. The council voted to support Alderman Ivan Dean̵ ... Jump to full article >>

FDA Gets an Injunction on Federal Judge Ruling on E-Cigarettes

Tweet February 4, 2010, FDA managed to convince a federal appeals court to suspend a ruling of a federal court judge permitting the importations of individual vapor-emitting devices, better known as electronic cigarettes. On February 1st FDA attorney filled an appeal to the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for District of Columbia, asking to issue an injunctive order on the ruling of a lower court that banned the agency from detaining the importatio ... Jump to full article >>

FDA Appeals Electronic Cigarette Ruling

Tweet The Food and Drug Administration is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that the agency doesn’t have the authority to regulate electronic cigarettes. The FDA on Monday night asked a federal appeals court in Washington to immediately stay an order that prevented the agency from blocking electronic cigarettes from entering the country. The FDA said it does have the authority to regulate some products containing nicotine as though t ... Jump to full article >>

Tobacco smuggling to get a whole lot tougher

Tweet European Union officials and international experts fighting against global illicit tobacco sales will meet tonight at a conference to discuss the ongoing concern over the illegal cigarette market just weeks before a vital United Nations meeting in March on the issue. The UN will meet from 14 – 21 March on a new protocol that could secure a binding international agreement to combat the massive market of illegal tobacco sales. It will b ... Jump to full article >>

Where There’s No Smoke, Altria Hopes There’s Fire

Tweet FOR years, Altria, home to Philip Morris and its popular Marlboro cigarette brand, was a corporate pariah blamed for the deaths of millions of people and sued for hundreds of billions of dollars by attorneys general in every state. After eventually acknowledging, like others in its industry, that cigarette smoking was, indeed, addictive and caused disease, Altria went a step further. It broke from the Big Tobacco pack and began supporting l ... Jump to full article >>

Presentation set on chew tobacco danger

Tweet Rick Bender, a former spit tobacco user and oral cancer survivor, will tell his story at a one-hour presentation on from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the MSU Billings Petro Theatre. The presentation is free and open to the public. This program is designed for anyone, but is especially targeted for young adults and teenagers who think that tobacco only causes cancer in older adults. The event is part of “Through with Chew Week” promoted by the ... Jump to full article >>