lunes, 31 de marzo de 2014 – 29 de marzo de 2014 – Australia

Higher fees, less hours to sell tobacco proposed for ACT

The ACT Government is considering a big hike in license fees to sell tobacco, suggesting fees could be doubled or more this year, with substantial increases each year to follow.

It is also considering limiting the number of shops that can sell cigarettes, perhaps just two shops per suburb, and restricting the hours between which cigarettes can be sold.

The government has called for feedback on a suite of ideas aimed at reducing access to cigarettes and encouraging people to give up smoking, with comments invited till May 12 at the Time to Talk website.

Publicación original: – 38 de marzo de 2014 – España

Entra en vigor la ley que prohíbe el cigarrillo electrónico en transportes, hospitales y escuelas

El BOE recoge la reforma de la Ley de Defensa del Consumidor, que incluye medidas relativas a poner coto al cigarrillo electrónico, hasta ahora en un limbo legal. La norma, que entra en vigor hoy aunque se haya publicado esta misma mañana, incluye a estos dispositivos dentro de la ley antitabaco, aunque con algunas salvedades.

La ley prohíbe el vapeo en centros de las administraciones públicas, establecimientos sanitarios, centros docentes (excepto en espacios al aire libre de universidades y otras escuelas para adultos), medios de transporte y parques infantiles. En cambio, da vía libre a su uso en bares y restaurantes, así como centros de trabajo. – 31 de marzo de 2014 – Costa Rica

Estudio refuerza ineficacia de e-cigarrillo

La ineficacia de los cigarrillos electrónicos para dejar de fumar no solo es tesis de los especialistas que expusieron en el Congreso. Un estudio publicado la semana pasada en la revista JAMA Internal Medicine llegó a las mismas conclusiones.

“El uso de cigarrillo electrónico no está asociado a mayores tasas de abandono o a reducciones del fumado de cigarrillo convencional”, cita el documento, elaborado por investigadoras de la Universidad de California en San Francisco, EE. UU.

Publicación original: – 30 de marzo de 2014 – España

Cerco al contrabando de tabaco, se incautó un 18,6% en 2013

El Departamento de Aduanas e Impuestos Especiales de la Agencia Tributaria (AEAT) aprehendió 10,3 millones de cajetillas de tabaco en 2013, el 18,6 % más que en 2012, tras reforzar las actuaciones contra el tráfico a pequeña escala y contra las nuevas formas de introducción de la mercancía.

La directora de Aduanas e Impuestos Especiales, Pilar Jurado, ha explicado en un encuentro informativo que del total de cajetillas de tabaco aprehendidas, 6,7 millones se corresponden con incautaciones que han dado lugar a denuncias por delito de contrabando, el 5,4 % más que el año anterior. – 30 de marzo de 2014 – España

Navarra, favorable a regular el cigarrillo electrónico como producto de tabaco

El futuro del cigarrillo electrónico en España se dirime estos días en Madrid. El Senado, con los votos del PP, acaba de rechazar que se equipare la regulación de este producto a la del tabaco, tal y como pide la comunidad médica por considerar que puede tener efectos perjudiciales sobre la salud del consumidor. Una petición a la que Navarra se mostró favorable en la reunión interterritorial que mantuvo en diciembre el Ministerio con las comunidades autónomas. "Navarra defendió que el cigarrillo electrónico debía tener las mismas restricciones que el tabaco, pero también expuso que todavía no hay suficiente evidencia científica sobre algunos asuntos relacionados", informan fuentes de Salud. "Por ejemplo, no se conoce por no haber estudios cómo afecta el humo al fumador pasivo, al contrario de lo que ya se sabe sobre el tabaco", añaden. – 31 de marzo de 2014 – UK

No smoke without fire! Kids are caught puffing on e-cigarettes in school

Children in Liverpool are puffing on e-cigarettes and even taking them to school, a new report reveals.

Today, in response, its authors warned that the devices were becoming a “prominent” part of youth culture.

And they added that their study showed children were not only getting hold of e-cigarettes but had a lack of awareness about their potential risks, relying on anecdotal evidence from their friends and family.

Publicación original: – 28 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

Editorial: FDA must regulate e-cigarettes, liquid nicotine

The need to regulate electronic cigarettes and the liquid nicotine that fuels them is obvious — there is nothing to stop children from buying them, and some are marketed with bright colors and flavors like vanilla cupcake and peach-mango.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has come out strongly against e-cigarettes, especially the flavored ones known as e-hookahs, and every legislator on the state and federal level should join him.

But a report in Monday's New York Times makes this issue even more of an imminent threat to health and safety. The liquid nicotine that is vaporized and inhaled is in fact a strong neurotoxin that can lead to serious and even lethal poisoning if ingested through the skin.

Publicación original: – 24 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

The New York Times Warns That Drinking E-Cigarette Fluid Could Become a Fatal Fad Among Toddlers

A story in today's New York Times sounds the alarm about "a dangerous new form of a powerful stimulant" that "is hitting markets nationwide, for sale by the vial, the gallon and even the barrel." This stimulant is "a powerful neurotoxin," warns business reporter Matt Richtel, and "tiny amounts" of it, "whether ingested or absorbed through the skin, can cause vomiting and seizures and even be lethal." This dangerous new drug, he explains, is the nicotine contained in e-cigarette fluid, which already has killed...well, so far just one guy who committed suicide by injecting the stuff. But "reports of accidental poisonings, notably among children, are soaring." They increased "300 percent" from 2012 to 2013! – 24 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

Liquid Nicotine In E-Cigarettes Could Be Deadly

Vials of poison are lurking in nearly every corner bodega. And according to reports, they're hidden beneath the flashy exteriors of e-cigarettes, the popular alternative to traditional smokes.

The New York Times exposed the latest dangers of liquid nicotine -- the juice used to refill e-cigarettes -- and warned parents of its potentially fatal effects in the hands of children. If the liquid is ingested or absorbed by contact with skin, it can lead to seizures and, potentially, death. “A teaspoon of even highly diluted e-liquid can kill a small child,” the outlet notes. – 31 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

16 Arizona stores overcharge for tobacco products

Employees with the state Department of Weights and Measures conducted unannounced inspections from March 3 to March 19 of 44 convenience stores, smoke shops and truck stops.

They say 16 were found to be charging more than the advertised price for products such as cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco and cigars. – 31 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

Governor Cuomo Announces New Strike Force to Crack Down on Illegal Cigarette and Tobacco Trafficking and Sales

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new Cigarette Strike Force to crack down on illegal tobacco trafficking and sales. The multi-agency Strike Force is composed of state, local and federal agencies dedicated to stopping the influx of counterfeit and untaxed tobacco products into New York. The Strike Force also focuses on tracing any illicit financial earnings from that criminal activity.– 30 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

Tobacco Ban On Ga Campuses

The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents has voted unanimously to ban all tobacco use on public college campuses beginning Oct. 1.

Under the ban approved at the Regents’ meeting March 18, all forms of tobacco including smokeless tobacco – and electronic cigarettes – will be prohibited on campus property. The new ruling applies to students, faculty and visitors on campuses, including parking lots and off-site locations.

Publicación original: – 31 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

Mobile tools boost tobacco screening and cessation counseling

Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more clinicians to screen patients for tobacco use and advise smokers on how to quit. Even though tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S., clinicians often don't ask about smoking during patient exams. Using mobile phones loaded with tobacco screening guidelines prompted nurses to ask patients about their smoking habits in 84 percent of clinic visits and to offer cessation counseling to 99 percent of smokers who expressed a willingness to kick the habit, according to a study from Columbia University School of Nursing published in Oncology Nursing Forum. – 31 de marzo de 2014 – UK

British American Tobacco: SA informers paid to spy – report

Global cigarette manufacturer British American Tobacco (BAT) was allegedly paying informers to commit industrial espionage by spying from inside rival companies, the Business Times reported yesterday. The claims were substantiated by affidavits, audio and video recordings including financial statements and evidence from sources close to the SA Revenue Service (Sars) and a senior BAT agents, the newspaper said. BAT reportedly launched the network in a bid to stifle the multibillion-rand illegal cigarette industry but might have broken a number of laws in South Africa and the UK, where the parent firm resides, the newspaper reported. In return for information, BAT gave South African informants Travelex cards, registered in the UK under different names and recharged with cash over the internet. This enabled the cards to be used at local ATMs, the Business Times said. A BAT executive said UK tax authorities were investigating payments. Its UK office allegedly refused to comment. Sars declined to comment specifically. Adrian Lackay, a Sars spokesman, told the newspaper: “Hypothetically, if such a practice exists [and] depending on certain factors, it may suggest the presence of elements of tax evasion, exchange control violations and money laundering.” – Asha Speckman

viernes, 28 de marzo de 2014 – 28 de marzo de 2014 – Japón

La prefectura de Okayama crea un corto de anime contra el tabaco

La prefectura de Okayama ha creado un corto de anime, el cual está siendo distribuido como DVD educativo, para hacer campaña contra el tabaco entre los menores.

El vídeo trata sobre un estudiante que es jugador de baloncesto. Su rendimiento deportivo se ve afectado por su adicción al tabaco y cuando sus amigos descubren sus hábitos, dejan de acudir a ver sus entrenamientos.

Según una encuesta del año 2010, un 3,3% de los estudiantes y un 1,2% de las estudiantes de instituto en Okayama fuman. La prefectura se ha marcado el objetivo de eliminar la adicción en los centros educativos.

Publicación original: – 28 de marzo de 2014 – China

China necesita prohibición integral de publicidad de tabaco, según OMS

La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) apuntó hoy viernes que China necesita una prohibición integral de la publicidad relacionada con el tabaco para reducir la cifra de fumadores.

Bernhard Schwartlander, representante de la OMS en China, hizo estas declaraciones en un comunicado tras una presentación esta semana de la organización a la Oficina de Asuntos Legislativos del Consejo de Estado, gabinete chino.

La oficina había recogido comentarios del público sobre los cambios propuestos a la Ley de Publicidad de China.

Publicación original: – 28 de marzo de 2014 – Costa Rica

Expertos resaltan que leyes en Latinoamérica muestran avances antitabaco

San José, 27 mar (EFE).- Expertos destacaron hoy durante el IV Congreso Latinoamericano Tabaco y Salud, que se desarrolla en Costa Rica, que la implementación de leyes en países de la región han generado avances en la lucha contra el consumo del tabaco.

"Hay un paquete completo que cuando se aplica en forma adecuada tiene impacto, eso estaba demostrado y ahora lo comenzamos a ver en los países. En un plazo de cinco años hay múltiples países que comenzaron a ver los resultados", explicó el presidente del Centro de Investigación de la Epidemia de Tabaquismo (CIET) de Uruguay, Eduardo Bianco. – 28 de marzo de 2014 – España

Un estudio relaciona el veto al tabaco en lugares públicos con la caída del 10% de partos prematuros

La prohibición de fumar en lugares públicos ha contribuido a reducir los nacimientos prematuros en un 10% y ha provocado una caída del 10% en la asistencia hospitalaria para los ataques de asma en la infancia, según un nuevo estudio médico que recoge datos de partes de América del Norte y de Europa. Los resultados revelan que el impacto de las leyes contra el tabaco varía según los países pero que, en general, el efecto sobre la salud infantil en todo el mundo es muy positivo.

Las leyes que prohíben fumar en lugares públicos, como bares, restaurantes y lugares de trabajo, ya han demostrado proteger a los adultos contra las amenazas de la salud asociadas con el tabaquismo pasivo. Ahora, esta investigación, que se publica en 'The Lancet', analiza cómo las leyes contra el consumo de tabaco en diferentes países y zonas están beneficiando la salud de los niños que viven en esas regiones. – 26 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

E-cig Juice Poisoning Cases Rise in Kids

Child poisoning cases related to e-cigarette juice increased significantly from 2012 to last year.

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there were five reported cases in 2012. Last year that number jumped to 50.

The Minnesota Department of Health is cautioning parents when it comes to storing e-cigarette juice. And doctors say keeping the juice away from kids is paramount because the substance contains nicotine. – 27 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

A minor problem: Ordinance bans e-cig sales to those under 18

The city of Mesquite is joining several other Metroplex municipalities in regulating the use and purchase of electronic cigarettes or e-cigs as they are often referred to.

The city council has passed two ordinance amendments within the last two months to add provisions regulating the use of e-cigs at city-owned facilities and the sale of the devices to minors.

Publicación original: – 26 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

E-Cigarettes: What the Research Shows

A study published earlier this month shows that middle school and high school students who smoke e-cigarettes also are more likely to smoke tobacco cigarettes. While the study didn’t prove cause and effect, it does show a strong link between the two habits.

Further research shows that 70% of adult smokers start before age 18. – 27 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

E-Cigarette Brands Health Effects and Risk Review Studies: FDA, Tobacco Businesses Create Forum For Debate

A lot of people are now shifting to the use of electronic cigarettes because they are deemed as the best alternative for regular tobacco cigarettes. According to e-cigarette creators, this is the perfect way for those who want to withdraw from smoking to get started. E-cigs contain a very small amount of nicotine with flavors and other chemicals in small doses. It works by heating the liquid cartridge that will eventually turn into an inhalable vapor. Therefore, instead of producing smoke, only water vapor will come out. – 27 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

Tobacco survey shows people try to avoid smoke

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) People in Broome and Tioga counties said they support more efforts to control tobacco use and create more tobacco-free spaces in a survey led by Tobacco Free Broome and Tioga.

More than 800 people living in the two counties took part in a Community Tobacco survey in 2013 and the results are finally in.

Publicación original: – 28 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

Wilson County plans anti-tobacco pitch to young athletes

Wilson County will use a $55,909 grant awarded by the Tennessee Tobacco Settlement Program to discourage sixth-graders and young athletes from using tobacco.

All counties will receive money based on population with a total of $15 million to be distributed by the state over three years through 2016. – 28 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

Tobacco sales to minors trouble officials

Retailers across the state continue to illegally sell tobacco to minors at higher rates than much of the past decade.

An annual report that tracks the illegal sales shows nearly 15 percent of tobacco retailers sold to minors in 2013 — a rate similar to that in 2012. The lowest rate in the past decade was in 2006 when about 5 percent of retailers sold tobacco to minors. – 28 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

Westchester considers raising age to buy tobacco to 19

Following the lead of other downstate counties, Westchester is considering raising the age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products to 19.

Several Democratic legislators have signed on to the effort, which was initiated by Legislator Catherine Borgia, the Democratic majority leader, and have asked for legislation to be drafted.

"The earlier that you start smoking, the more serious and lifelong the addiction tends to be," Borgia said. – 28 de marzo de 2014 – China

China needs comprehensive tobacco advertising ban: WHO

BEIJING, March 28 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that China needs a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising in order to reduce the number of smokers.

Bernhard Schwartlander, WHO representative in China, made the comments in a statement following a submission by the WHO to the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council, China's Cabinet, this week.

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jueves, 27 de marzo de 2014 – 26 de marzo de 2014 – España

El cigarrillo eléctrico no es la alternativa al tabaco

Son cientos los remedios que proponen los médicos para conseguir que sus pacientes abandonen uno de los vicios más extendidos y generalizados de la generación actual, el tabaquismo. Uno de los últimos inventos que ha revolucionado el mercado y que más de uno ya ha querido probar es el cigarrillo electrónico.

Este dispositivo vaporiza un líquido que contiene nicotina mediante una fuente de calor y parece ser que no es tan beneficioso como nos lo han querido vender.

Según un estudio de la revista Nature, los personas que vapean nicotina no consiguen abandonar el hábito de fumar en un porcentaje significativa más elevado que quienes utilizan otros métodos. – 26 de marzo de 2014 - España

El tabaco causa un 20% de las tuberculosis

La Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica (Separ) ha advertido que un 20% de los casos de tuberculosis son atribuibles al hábito de fumar y que, pese a que en 2012 se diagnosticaron en España más de 5.700 casos, esta enfermedad está decreciendo en comparación a años anteriores.

Coincidiendo con la conmemoración del Día Mundial de la Tuberculosis, la Separ, que tiene su sede en Barcelona, ha informado de que en 2012 se notificaron en España 4.516 casos de tuberculosis respiratoria, 89 de meningitis tuberculosa y 1.109 casos de otras tuberculosis.

Publicación original: – 27 de marzo de 2014 - UK

Prohíben spot de cigarros electrónicos por aludir al sexo oral

Polémica y retirada de un anuncio de cigarro electrónico. La marca VIP recibió miles de quejas debido a su spot con alusiones al sexo oral, aunque en él no salga ninguna imagen explícita. Finalmente, la Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), organismo regulador británico, resolvió prohibir y levantar la publicidad.

La ASA estableció que el texto contiene alusiones no suficientemente veladas al sexo oral, unidas a unas imágenes insinuantes que refuerzan esta idea, según recoge ABC. Los usuarios que presentaron sus críticas destacaron que se está incitando a los abusos y la explotación sexual de la mujer. – 27 de marzo de 2014 - México

Cigarro electrónico con nicotina líquida llega aquí de contrabando

A pesar de que la Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios (Cofepris) prohíbe la importación, venta y uso de los cigarros electrónicos con nicotina líquida, juarenses los compran sin ninguna restricción a través de páginas web, en redes sociales y en tiendas de El Paso, Texas.

En un apartado de la página electrónica de Cofepris (, se menciona que no se ha emitido autorización alguna para la importación, distribución o venta de los llamados “e-cigarros”, por lo que solicita a las secretarías de Salud de las entidades federativas verificar el cumplimiento de la Ley General para el Control del Tabaco, así como a la Dirección General de Aduanas evitar su importación. – 27 de marzo de 2014 – EE.UU.

EEUU: cuestionan eficacia del cigarrillo electrónico para dejar de fumar

Un reciente estudio en Estados Unidos reafirmó que el cigarrillo electrónico no es tan eficaz como se pensaba para dejar de fumar, porque los encuestados en la muestra no disminuyeron el hábito para comprar tabaco.

La investigación *concluye que el cigarro electrónico no presenta ventajas particulares para dejar de fumar, contrario a lo que afirman sus fabricantes, *subrayaron los autores del Center for Tobacco Research and Education, de la Universidad de California.

Publicación original: – 27 de marzo de 2014 – Australia

Australia demands opponents stop stalling WTO tobacco case

(Reuters) - Australia asked five countries challenging its tobacco policies on Wednesday to stop delaying the progress of their cases at the World Trade Organization and took the unusual step of speeding up one of the complaints against itself.

Indonesia, Ukraine, Cuba, Honduras and Dominican Republic have all launched complaints at the world trade body to try to overturn Australia's "plain packaging" laws on tobacco.

Australia hopes the stringent packaging laws will reduce smoking and improve public health, and other countries around the world have said they may follow suit, based on the WTO case, raising the stakes for a speedy resolution. – 27 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

Health: Changes May Soon Come For Electronic Cigarette Users In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Changes may soon be coming for those who smoke electronic cigarettes in the city of Philadelphia. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on the issue and the unknown potential health consequences of e-cigarettes.

Smoking electronic cigarettes in public places in the city of Philadelphia could soon be restricted. City Council is set to vote Thursday on whether to ban them in places like restaurants, bars and public parks, just like the current regular cigarette ban in the city.

Publicación original: – 27 de marzo de 2014 – EEUU

Several Oklahoma Cities Ban E-Cigs On Public Property

SKIATOOK, Oklahoma - Several Green Country cities are banning e-cigarettes on public property. City officials say it's for health reasons, but others say it's because they're being handed cash incentives.

Cities can get anywhere from $4,000 to $275,000 for being certified as a, "healthy," city by the state. That certification now includes banning e-cigs. Some say that money is why both Tahlequah and Skiatook passed these bans.

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miércoles, 26 de marzo de 2014 – 25 de marzo de 2014 – Colombia

Cigarrillos electrónicos no ayudan a dejar de fumar, según estudio

El estudio concluye que el uso de cigarrillos electrónicos no está relacionado con el abandono del tabaquismo.

Un estudio científico niega que el uso de cigarrillos electrónicos (también conocidos como "e-cigarrillos") esté asociado a mayores tasas de abandono del tabaco o reducciones de su consumo.

El trabajo, realizado por investigadoras de la Universidad de California en San Francisco y publicado en la revista JAMA Internal Medicine, rechaza una vinculación entre el consumo de los cigarrillos electrónicos y el del tabaco convencional. – 25 de marzo de 2014 – Costa Rica

Expertos internacionales se reúnen en nuestro país para conocer novedades anti-tabaco

Los mejores científicos de control del tabaco, especialistas en tratamiento y defensores de políticas antitabaco de Latinoamérica están reunidos en nuestro país para participar en el Congreso “Tabaco o Salud”.

Temas como la política fiscal, investigación en el control del tabaco, tratamiento de la dependencia, empacado y etiquetado y cigarrillos electrónicos, serán algunos de los aspectos que se desarrollarán en este encuentro internacional. – 25 de marzo de 2014 - México

Cajetillas estrenan hoy nuevos mensajes anti Tabaco

Este lunes comenzó la nueva ronda de pictogramas y ocho mensajes de advertencias sanitarias, sobre el daño que provoca fumar, y que deben colocarse en las cajetillas, etiquetado y empaques de cigarros, y mantenerse hasta el 23 de septiembre con el propósito de desalentar el tabaquismo.

Publicación original – 23 de marzo de 2014 - EEUU

Duke faculty tackles the illicit tobacco trade

A joint effort between researchers in the United States and Southeast Asia is tracking the illicit tobacco trade within the region.

Led by Dr. Anthony So, director of Global Health and Technology Access at the Sanford School of Public Policy, the study aims to help Southeastern Asian governments improve their tobacco control policies. The partnership is funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, and researchers are working with the American Cancer Society and the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance. Illicit tobacco, which refers to counterfeit and contraband cigarettes that evade tobacco taxes imposed by the governments, tends to be lower-priced and can directly affect both public health and economies in countries within the region.

Publicación original: – 25 de marzo de 2014 - EEUU

Smith: Tobacco kills more than other killers combined

First I'd like to thank the Casper Star-Tribune for printing the "letters to the editor." I really do enjoy reading them, even those that argue as to who's right and who's wrong.

This letter is my thoughts about people who kill people. They sometimes are caught and charged with murder 1 or 2 or only manslaughter. Then we have some that get away with it for various reasons, even though the victims are killed. In fact we allow it to happen over and over again. Yes, I'm referring to the tobacco industry. Thousands of people die each year here in our U.S.A. because we allow it.

Publicación original: – 25 de marzo de 2014 - EEUU

No butts about it: Students learn tobacco risks during cigarette cleanup

Tuesday's scavenger hunt at two local community centers wasn't the typical hunt-and-grab. It was more of a focused frenzy.

All 73 youngsters kept their eyes peeled for the same object - discarded cigarette butts - and everyone learned an important lesson.

"They are icky," said 8-year-old Trinity Thompson.

"Yeah, they stink," several boys yelled.

"Smoking is pretty gross," said Soleil Fisher, 11. – 26 de marzo de 2014 - UK

Expert verdict on tobacco industry evidence against standardised packaging

The arguments put forward by tobacco companies against the public health benefits of standardised packaging are ‘largely without foundation’, according to experts in our Tobacco Control Research Group and UK Centre for Tobacco & Alcohol Control Studies (UKCTAS). – 26 de marzo de 2014 - EEUU

When it comes to tobacco, smokeless doesn't mean harmless

Chew and spit, dip and spit.

One in eight male high school students in Colorado engage in some form of smokeless tobacco — chew or loose tobacco, plug, snus (pronounced "snoose") or snuff. Health data show that while 3.7 percent of adults in the state say they chew tobacco, 12.9 percent of high school boys use some form of smokeless tobacco. – 25 de marzo de 2014 - EEUU

Pushing for tobacco-free parks

CHARLES CITY, Iowa - There is a new push to make parks around one north Iowa town a little bit healthier.

The Charles City Park and Recreation Board, along with FOCUS, a Floyd County substance abuse prevention program, are working together to eliminate tobacco use at public parks throughout the city.

With 13 parks scattered around town, it might sound like a major task, however Park and Recreation Director Steve Lindaman says that the community seems to be on board and supportive of the project.

Publicación original: – 25 de marzo de 2014 - China

Smoking Tobacco Doubles Risk of Recurrent Tuberculosis: New Study

Research published on 24 March 2014 provides critical new insight on the harmful links between smoking tobacco and developing tuberculosis (TB). Regular tobacco smoking doubles the risk that people who have been successfully treated for TB will develop TB again—a condition known as "recurrent" TB.

The study is the most robust-ever conducted into how smoking tobacco increases the risk of recurrent TB. This study has been published in the April 2014 issue of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease which went online today.
Publicación original: – 25 de marzo de 2014 - EEUU

E-cigarettes included in Santa Cruz tobacco smoking regulations

Santa Cruz >> "Smoking" electronic cigarettes earned treatment equal to its tobacco-smoking cousin by a vote of the Santa Cruz City Council Tuesday afternoon.
The council unanimously approved an update to its city ordinances to include the battery-powered "e-cigarettes," which emit vapor and typically contain tobacco and other flavorings. A public bid to install a pedestrian crosswalk on the busy Ocean Street at Jewell Street also earned approval after lengthy discussion.

Publicación original: – 25 de marzo de 2014 - EEUU

Navy mulls banning tobacco sales on all bases, ships

The Navy is on the verge of eliminating tobacco sales on all its bases and ships, according to sources inside and outside the Defense Department.

Officials are reportedly considering removing tobacco from all sales venues, to include any exchange-operated retail outlets, as well as MWR-operated retail outlets where cigarettes may be sold. Commissaries on Navy bases currently do not sell tobacco products.

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martes, 25 de marzo de 2014

E-cigarette users no more likely to quit smoking than other smokers, study finds | CTV News

E-cigarette users no more likely to quit smoking than other smokers, study finds | CTV News – 24 de marzo de 2014 - EEUU

Accidental poisonings from e-cig liquid becoming more common

The case may still be out on the health risks of smoking e-cigarettes, but news is barreling in about the potential dangers of the liquids that these devices turn into vapor. According to The New York Times, the number of calls to poison control centers because someone imbibed or was otherwise exposed to the liquid nicotine mixture — often called e-liquid — that's used to refill e-cigs has skyrocketed over the past few years, reaching over 1,300 in 2013, up 300 percent from the year before. Of those cases, 365 were reportedly referred to hospitals, a figure that also tripled from the year prior. Total calls is reportedly on track to double in 2014. – 24 de marzo de 2014 - EEUU

Cigarrillos electrónicos no ayudan a dejar de fumar, según estudio

Un estudio científico divulgado hoy niega que el uso de cigarrillos electrónicos (también conocidos como "e-cigarrillos") esté asociado a mayores tasas de abandono del tabaco o a reducciones de su consumo.

El trabajo, realizado por investigadoras de la Universidad de California en San Francisco y publicado en la revista JAMA Internal Medicine, rechaza una vinculación entre el consumo de los cigarrillos electrónicos y el del tabaco convencional.

Publicación original: – 24 de marzo de 2014 - España

Salud impone 306 sanciones por incumplimiento de la ley del tabaco en los tres años de vigencia de la norma

El Instituto de Salud Pública y Laboral de Navarra (ISPLN) ha impuesto un total de 306 sanciones, con un importe global de 64.792 euros, por el incumplimiento de la denominada ley del tabaco, desde su entrada en vigor el 2 de enero de 2011.

La mayor parte de las sanciones, 135, se corresponden con el consumo de tabaco en lugares en los que está prohibido. De ellas, 107 infracciones tuvieron lugar en locales de hostelería, 10 en estaciones de servicio; seis en el entorno sanitario, cuatro en el educativo, cinco en sociedades gastronómicas y tres en centros laborales distintos de los anteriores.

Publicación original: – 24 de marzo de 2014 - Argentina

Muertes por Tabaco

No es la primera vez que la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) debe dar a conocer datos como éstos: el tabaco mata a casi seis millones de personas cada año, de las cuales más de cinco millones son o han sido consumidores del producto, y más de 600.000 son no fumadores expuestos a humo de tabaco ajeno, esto es, fumadores pasivos.

La información se conoce contemporáneamente con otra: uno de los actores que entre los años 1978 y 1981 fue la imagen de la conocida marca de cigarrillos Marlboro, Eric Lawson, murió recientemente, a los 72 años, a causa de una falla respiratoria derivada de una enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC), una patología vinculada al tabaquismo. – 24 de marzo de 2014 - EEUU

Tobacco smoking increases risk of recurrent TB, shows study

Research published today provides critical new insight on the harmful links between smoking tobacco and developing tuberculosis (TB). Regular tobacco smoking doubles the risk that people who have been successfully treated for TB will develop TB again—a condition known as "recurrent" TB. The study is the most robust ever conducted into how smoking tobacco increases the risk of recurrent TB. It appears in the April issue of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. – 24 de marzo de 2014 - EEUU

AG encourages drug stores to follow CVS, pull tobacco from their shelves

Following the recent actions of the drugstore chain CVS, New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined other attorneys general in asking other large pharmacy chains to stop selling tobacco products at their stores.

CVS announced last month the company will stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 retail stores, and according to Schneiderman's office, it is the first national pharmacy chain to do so. Schneiderman, alongside attorneys general for 28 states and territories including Arizona, Ohio, Nevada, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, sent letters to several drug store chains encouraging them to stop selling tobacco at their stores. The companies included Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Safeway and Kroger. – 24 de marzo de 2014 - España

Link Found Between Tobacco Smoke And Kids' Allergies

More than a third of children in the United States live with a tobacco smoker, and allergic diseases are becoming increasingly common among children. Could there be a connection?

A recent study review found that tobacco smoke exposure was moderately associated with nose, skin and food allergies, especially in children and teenagers.

The authors of this review believe that more studies that focus on specific age groups and more detailed definitions of exposure are needed to fully assess the strength of these associations. – 24 de marzo de 2014 - India

'Poll Manifestos Must Include Stand Against Tobacco'

With all political parties busy framing their manifestos, the Anti-Tobacco Forum (ATF) has demanded the parties to make their stand clear on tobacco cessation. They have appealed to declare their stand on tobacco control strategies in their manifestos since production and consumption of tobacco products has reached an epidemic proportion in India. Even though rules and regulations are in place, the implementation is found to be below average. – 24 de marzo de 2014 - EEUU

St. Augustine takes up issue of flavored tobacco

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- St. Augustine is the latest Florida city to take up the issue of selling flavored tobacco.

St. Augustine City Commissioners plan to vote Monday night on a resolution that would urge stores not to sell flavored tobacco.

Some anti-tobacco groups say the flavored tobacco is targeting youth and should not be sold. – 25 de marzo de 2014 - EEUU

Navy mulls banning tobacco sales on bases, ships
WASHINGTON — The Navy is on the verge of eliminating tobacco sales on all its bases and ships, according to sources inside and outside the Defense Department.

Officials are reportedly considering removing tobacco from all sales venues, to include any exchange-operated retail outlets, as well as base-operated retail outlets where cigarettes may be sold. Commissaries on Navy bases currently do not sell tobacco products.

Publicación original: – 20 de marzo de 2014 - EEUU

Four East County districts get tobacco education grant

EAST COUNTY — Anti-tobacco campaigns will continue through 2017 at the Grossmont Union High, Cajon Valley Union, Lemon Grove and Santee school districts.

The California Department of Education has granted $1.3 million to fund the programs for middle- and high-school students in the four East County school districts. –20 de marzo de 2014 - UK

Liberals target flavored tobacco

The Liberal government will take steps to ban flavored tobacco.

Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine said on Thursday that his government is looking at comprehensive legislation this spring that would also include e-cigarettes.

“This is, again, Big Tobacco looking at a way … (to attract) new smokers and we are going to put a ban on flavored tobacco,” he said.

On Wednesday, the Nova Scotia division of the Canadian Cancer Society released results of a poll showing 65 per cent of Nova Scotians would support such a ban. –20 de marzo de 2014 - EEUU

County students work to end tobacco use

WEST GOSHEN – Middle schools students in Chester County took aim to stamp out tobacco use as they read personal essays on how their lives have been affected by tobacco at the county’s annual Kick Butts Day event.

Every year the Chester County Department of Health hosts an essay contest for middle school students to promote the national Kick Butts Day. Finalists read their essays at the Government Services Center Wednesday evening.