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8 HOURS AGO - Health Canal

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Environmental taxes encourage lower consumption

Tobacco taxation and environmental taxes on electricity and gasoline is the most effective way for politicians to get consumers to understand the problems of smoking and pollution.

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14 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Are E-Cigarettes A Public Health Hazard Or The Key To Quitting Smoking?

By Elizabeth Palermo, Staff Writer Published: 10/16/2014 11:27 AM EDT on LiveScience Scientific studies showing that electronic cigarettes actually help people quit smoking are few and far between. But that isn't stopping many smokers, as well as a few experts, from giving e-cigarettes the benefit of the doubt. A new controversial opinion piece goes so far as to suggest that ...

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OCT 18, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Anti-tobacco conference struggles to stub out lobbyists

Moscow (AFP) - A major conference in Moscow aimed at cutting global smoking rates this week found itself grappling with another issue: how to stop the powerful tobacco lobby from butting in on the debate.

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OCT 15, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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WHO deal backs higher tobacco taxes to cut smoking

Moscow (AFP) - The World Health Organization on Wednesday adopted guidelines recommending countries bring in higher taxes on cigarettes to help cut smoking rates, a move fiercely opposed by the tobacco industry.

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OCT 15, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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World Health Organization backs higher tobacco taxes to cut smoking

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) approved guidelines on Wednesday urging countries to increase cigarette taxes to help discourage smoking. The guidelines, which leave it to individual countries to determine their own tax rates, were adopted by a conference of the parties to the WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, a treaty signed by 179 countries with the ...

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