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Anti-tobacco advocates question McConnell plan to raise purchasing age

United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he will introduce national legislation to raise the minimum age for people buying tobacco products from...

Tobacco sales could be phased out at New York state pharmacies

The growing momentum to keep tobacco products out of pharmacies could result in a ban in New York state, writes David Lombardo for TimesUnion....

Plan for New York to raise age for tobacco, e-cigarette sales to 21

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan last weekend to raise the minimum age for tobacco and electronic cigarette purchases from 18 to 21,...

Strong tobacco retail licensing reduces teen e-cigarette risk

Retail licensing requirements in the US written with cigarettes in mind could be helping lower the risk of teenagers using other tobacco products such as e-cigarettes, writes...

It's time for Canada's government to stop withholding the truth from smokers

Good public health policy empowers people to make better, informed personal health decisions – rather than punishing them – write David T Sweanor, chair...

Philip Morris sees governments revising e-cigarette ban policies 'over time'

Government prohibiting of e-cigarettes and other products that offer healthier alternatives to smoking, is not a reasonable position, said Philip Morris International CEO Andre Calantzopoulos in...

UK lawmakers’ research finds antidepressant withdrawal symptoms severe

Half of all people taking antidepressants experience withdrawal problems when they try to give them up, and for millions of people in England these problems...

Assuming e-cigarettes are equal to cigarettes could distort research – and policy

'Cigarette' might appear in the term 'e-cigarette' but that is as far as their similarities extend, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. Assuming e-cigarettes...

New York City’s tobacco-free pharmacy law reduces retailer density

New York City's tobacco-free free pharmacy law substantially reduces tobacco retailer density overall, but the policy's impact is not evenly distributed across neighbourhoods, according to...