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Tobacco Control Law Is “Going Well” in Georgia

Ten months have passed since the law on tobacco control came into force in Georgia. From September 1, 2018, a new regulation for tobacco control was put into operation. And, according to lawmakers, things are going well and society has been ready to meet the changes. The implementation of the …

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The Vapor Revolution: How Bottom-Up Innovation Is Saving Lives

Given time and further innovation, vaping has the potential to continue dramatically to reduce both the number of people who smoke and the number of cigarettes smoked by those who choose to continue to smoke. After the discovery that smokers tend to die early from various diseases, including lung cancer …

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Scientific evidence grows for e-cigarettes as quit-smoking aids

Electronic cigarettes may have helped about 18,000 people in England to give up smoking last year and there is no evidence of any serious side effects associated with their use for up to two years – according to new studies published, writes Reuters. On 13 September, Researchers at University College …

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NHS Health Scotland: E-cigs ‘Definitely’ Less Harmful than Smoking

E-cigarettes are “definitely” less harmful than smoking tobacco, health bodies in Scotland have stated for the first time. NHS Health Scotland said it wanted to “clarify” confusion around the harms and benefits of vaping devices. More than 20 organisations have signed up to the consensus, which was led by NHS …

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Attitude towards the Law on Tobacco Control in Tbilisi

According to the survey conducted in Tbilisi in June of 2018, 34% of citizens are consumers of tobacco. Among them, 29% smokes regularly, 5% only occasionally. According to the results of the same study conducted in the spring of 2017, 31% of adult residents of Tbilisi were consumers of tobacco …

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AFBA: Changes to the Law on Tobacco is Essential

“Young Financiers and Businessmen Association – Afbaa” welcomes the discussion of the Parliamentary Committee on Health Care and Social Affairs, which will make amendments to the “Law on Tobacco”. It’s about the law on the legislative proposal presented by law firm “LPA Law Firm”s partner Levan Nikoladze, “On Changes to …

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PMI Makes Call to Creative Media and Communications Communities

Tobacco Institute Seeks Farmer, Industry Representation in COP 7

As part of this initiative, PMI will offer smoke-free alternatives wherever we can, including heated tobacco products and e-cigarettes, to current smokers in the industry who would otherwise continue to smoke. During a keynote at the PMI Science Lounge at The Cannes Festival of Creativity, SVP of Communications Marian Salzman …

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The WHO is Becoming a Glorified Lobbying Group

The WHO is Becoming a Glorified Lobbying Group

Has somebody put a curse on the World Health Organisation? Every time it holds a conference to discuss the ‘epidemic’ of lifestyle-related diseases, a genuine public health crisis erupts. When it met in Moscow for a global conference on tobacco control in 2014, West Africa was hit by the worst Ebola …

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Georgia is Exempt From Tobacco Smoke

According to the Georgian Law on Tobacco Control, smoking is not only forbidden in all buildings and on public transport (except for taxis and motorboats). According to the law, the consumption of tobacco products is also prohibited at educational, childcare and educational-care institutions, libraries, youth camps, children’s entertainment centers and …

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Five Years After Brand Censorship on Tobacco, Decline in Smoking Rates has Stalled

Five Years After Brand Censorship on Tobacco, Decline in Smoking Rates has Stalled

CanvasU, commissioned by JTI (Japan Tobacco International), recently conducted a poll to understand Australians’ views on the policy five years after its implementation. The research found that: Almost two-thirds (59%) of Australians believe that plain packaging has been ineffective. The majority of Australians (80%) believe the government wouldn’t change or …

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