Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

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WALLGREENS CO.: Walgreens to Implement New Tobacco 21 Policy to Further Prevent Youth Access to Tobacco Products

Walgreens is implementing a new, chain-wide policy that will require customers to be at least 21 years old in order to purchase tobacco products in its stores, the company announced.

CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS: Congress Should Pass Tobacco 21 Legislation Free of Special Interest Provisions for Tobacco Companies

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids strongly supports effective federal legislation to raise the tobacco age to 21 nationwide and supported the bills introduced in the last Congress by Sen. Brian Schatz and Rep. Diana DeGette, which we understand will be reintroduced in the near future.

PHILIP MORRIS: Declares the "Year of Unsmoke," But Launches New Cigarette in Indonesia and Sells Over 700 Billion Cigarettes a Year Worldwide

Doubling down on its campaign of deception, Philip Morris International – one of the world's largest cigarette manufacturers – recently launched "The Year of Unsmoke," a follow-up to claims that it wants a smoke-free future.

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION: Force of Lung Cancer Advocates Join American Lung Association to Ask Congress to Take Action and Save Lives

Through its LUNG FORCE initiative, the American Lung Association has united our nation to take a stand against lung cancer – the #1 cancer killer.

SOUTHEAST ASIA TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Mt. Samat now a shrine of smoke-free Philippines

During the commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) which marks the greatness of Filipino fighters during World War II, the marker declaring Mt. Samat National Shrine as a Shrine of Smoke-free Philippines was also launched.

AMERICAN VAPING ASSOCIATION: FDA Fearmongering on Vaping and Seizures Puts Lives at Risk

In one of his last actions as FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb ramps up his unscientific fear campaign

U.S. FDA: New efforts to advance treatment strategies for helping youth addicted to nicotine as a result of the epidemic rise in teen use of e-cigarettes

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new efforts to advance treatment strategies for helping youth addicted to nicotine as a result of the epidemic rise in teen use of e-cigarettes

SOUTHEAST ASIAN TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Workshop to reduce attractiveness of tobacco products held in Singapore

SEATCA in close collaboration with the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific Region (WHO WPRO) and the Singapore Health Promotion Board conducted a three-day workshop to give technical assistance to public health officials in the ASEAN Region in developing regulation of tobacco product contents, design and emissions to reduce product attractiveness in accordance with Articles 9 and 10 Guidelines of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

SOUTHEAST ASIAN TOBACCO CONTROL ALLIANCE: Philippines: Anti-smoking advocates see higher sin tax as key vs TB

ANTI-SMOKING advocates renewed on Friday, March 22, their call for higher tax rates for cigarettes saying it would be beneficial in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in the Philippines.

CVS HEALTH FOUNDATION: CVS Health Fights Rise In E-Cigarette Use Among Young Adults With More Than $1 Million In New Giving To Advance Tobacco-Free Policies On College Campuses

82 colleges and universities receive grants from CVS Health Foundation, American Cancer Society and Truth Initiative to help deliver a tobacco-free generation

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