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· India

Rules to tackle illicit tobacco trade could hit medicines 

Jump to full article: Business Line (The Hindu), 2012-04-01
Author: P. T. Jyothi Datta

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efforts to tackle the illicit trade of tobacco could have repercussions on medicines too, caution health authorities from emerging economies such as India and Brazil.

At negotiations under way in Geneva, there is opposition to the use of the word "counterfeit" in the World Health Organisation's draft protocol to tackle illicit tobacco trade.

Counterfeits are a trade issue and should be kept out of health-related laws, representatives from India and Brazil have maintained.

The main concern with using the word "counterfeit" in dealing with illicit tobacco trade is it sets a bad precedent. The interpretation is that the product is not what it seems to be, and a lot of time would be spent fighting tobacco manufacturers on trademark issues -- when, in fact, the sale of tobacco products need to be discouraged in any form, genuine or otherwise, a Government official familiar with the development told Business Line.

"We are hopeful that the word 'counterfeit' will not be used at all in WHO's FCTC (Framework Convention on Tobacco Control) protocol on illicit tobacco trade. The final negotiating session is being held now and is due to finish on April 4.  . . .

"Brazil has led the charge to have the term removed from the draft protocol, and is supported by a large number of FCTC parties. As I write, the EU is considering its position on this issue," Mr Jonathan Liberman, Director with Australia's McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, said in his response, late on Saturday.

"The use of 'counterfeit' is extremely problematic in the tobacco context -- because protection of the tobacco industry's IP (intellectual property) rights is not a matter for a WHO treaty -- and, in addition, if it is used in this protocol, in the face of everything that has been happening in the WHO on medicines over the last four years, it may later be argued by those on the IP-maximalism side of the debate that this sets a precedent that should be followed in the medicines context," he explained.

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· Health/Science
· Mental Health/Neurology

Alcohol, coffee, fish, smoking and disease progression in multiple sclerosis  

Volume 19, Issue 4, pages 616–624, April 2012 Article first published online: 25 NOV 2011
Jump to full article: European Journal of Neurology, 2012-04-01

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· Mental Health/Neurology
USA, by State
· Mississippi

Diet, Smoking May Affect MS Progression 

Caffeine, alcohol could slow multiple sclerosis, while cigarettes accelerate it, study suggests
Jump to full article: HealthDay [HealthScout], 2012-03-30
Author: Carina Storrs

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Dietary factors and cigarette smoking may alter the course of disease in patients with a milder form of multiple sclerosis, a new study finds.

Out of nearly 900 patients with what is called "relapsing onset" multiple sclerosis (MS), those who regularly consumed alcohol, caffeine and fish were less likely to progress to the point that they needed help walking, which is considered a milestone in the course of the disease. In contrast, cigarette smoking was associated with an increased risk of becoming disabled. . . .

Also, the study only saw the associations between diet and smoking and disease progression among patients with relapsing-remitting MS, and not among those with what is known as primary progressive MS. . . .

The new study is published in the April issue of the European Journal of Neurology. . . .

smoking appeared to accelerate disease progression. Smoking is known to be a risk factor for developing MS, and could also play a role in disease progression, D'hooghe said.

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· Teen Smoking/Youth
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· Asthma
· Women
· COPD

Secondhand Smoke Affects Young Girls More Than Boys: Study 

By age 7, lung function was six times worse for exposed girls than boys, research shows
Jump to full article: HealthDay [HealthScout], 2012-03-30

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· Teen Smoking/Youth
· Secondhand Smoke
· Asthma
· Women
· COPD

Secondhand Smoke Affects Young Girls More Than Boys: Study 

By age 7, lung function was six times worse for exposed girls than boys, research shows
Jump to full article: HealthDay [HealthScout], 2012-03-30

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FDA Calls on Tobacco Companies to List Harmful Ingredients 

Manufacturers must also back up claims that certain products are 'safer' to smoke
Jump to full article: HealthDay [HealthScout], 2012-03-30

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· Business (General)
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· Ireland

High Court dismisses appeal against tobacco firm over staff reward scheme 

Jump to full article: Irish Times (ie), 2012-03-30

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THE HIGH Court has upheld a decision dismissing a prosecution against tobacco manufacturer PJ Carroll over giving vouchers to shop staff as a reward for promoting its cigarette products.

The tobacco company had denied charges brought by the HSE in the District Court of giving or causing to give financial assistance to the Spar retailer in Dublin City University, and to one of its shop assistants, on a date unknown between July 1st and August 31st, 2009, in consideration of the promotion of a tobacco product.

On July 1st, 2009, all advertising of tobacco products was banned in retail shops in Ireland and tobacco products are now stored in closed, contained units. Sponsorship of tobacco products is also banned under public health laws.

Shop staff and owners were motivated to promote Pall Mall cigarettes under a "mystery shopper" scheme operated by PJ Carroll Ltd, it was alleged. It was called the "Pocket a Packet" scheme.

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· D.C.

Hookah Trend Grows on Campus  

Jump to full article: The Hoya (Georgetown University), 2012-03-29

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· Tax
· Roll-your-own
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· Massachusetts

High-volume cigarette rolling machines draw fans, enemies  

Jump to full article: Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger, 2012-03-30

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· Cessation
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· Massachusetts

Lambert: The economics of healthy living  

Jump to full article: Wicked Local (MA), 2012-04-01

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· India
· Nepal

Nepal Court rescues Indian JV from shut down 

Jump to full article: Zee News (in), 2012-04-01

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· FDA

Report: Dissolvable tobacco products safer  

Jump to full article: Winston-Salem (NC) Journal, 2012-03-23

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· Ingredients/Menthol
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· FDA

What Are You Smoking (or Chewing or Inhaling)? 

Jump to full article: Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 2012-03-30

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· Federal/National
· Tax
· Roll-your-own
USA, by State
· Massachusetts

Bill targets high-volume cigarette rolling machines 

Machines that save customers time and money called ‘no-brainer’
Jump to full article: Brockton (MA) Enterprise, 2012-04-01
Author: Justin Graeber

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bacco in Brockton.

The new machines, like the two at Patriot Convenience's stores on Main and Centre streets, allow customers to pack and roll a carton of cigarettes themselves, doing in a matter of minutes what used to take three hours, McIssac said.

But new proposals from state and federal lawmakers - including a $25,000 annual fee per machine on smoke shop owners - threaten to stymie the surging popularity of the machines by reclassifying the retailers who own them as "cigarette manufacturers," subjecting them also to hefty taxes and health code regulations.

In his fiscal year 2013 budget proposal, Gov. Deval Patrick recommended raising the state's cigarette excise tax by 50 cents to $3.01 per pack. Currently, a pack of 20 cigarettes costs more than $8 in Massachusetts. A carton of 10 packs, or 200 cigarettes, typically costs nearly $80. The cost to roll 200 cigarettes using the roll-your-own machines can be as low as $27 to $30.

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· Parenting / Family issues
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· UK

Campaign to protect children from cigarette smoke 

Jump to full article: York Press (uk), 2012-04-01

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