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Smoking cessation medication 46% effective in women

The most effective prescription drug used to quit smoking initially helps women more than men, according to a Yale School of Medicine study. The study, published Oct. 7 by the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, found that varenicline, marketed as Cha
added Oct 10, 2015 13:50

[Maine] New e-cigarette rules go into effect next week

Sponsored by Rep. Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, the law prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in the same public places, such as restaurants, playgrounds and beaches, where smoking is banned. “This is a matter of public health,” McCabe said in a news release is
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Oct 10, 2015 13:49

[Ireland] Limerick cardiologist says no evidence to favour e-cigarettes

A NEWLY appointed Limerick cardiac consultant has warned there is no evidence that e-cigarettes are less of a health threat than tobacco. In an interview as he takes up his position with the UHL hospitals groups, Tony Moloney was giving advice for peopl
Limerick Post (ie)
added Oct 10, 2015 13:47

Bill to restrict “vaping” moves closer to becoming law in Prince George’s

Council member Todd Turner (D-Bowie) sponsored the bill that would regulate the distribution and sale of the nicotine vaporizing devices while restricting “vaping” in most restaurants, bars, public and senior citizen housing.
The Washington Post
added Oct 10, 2015 13:46

[Illinois] Wheaton council OKs rules for e-cigarettes, vaping devices

The city council approved a new smoke- and vape-free ordinance in a 5-0 vote Monday in an effort to "protect the public health, comfort and environment" and ensure nonsmokers and non-vapers can "breathe air free from the hazardous effects of secondhand s
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald
added Oct 10, 2015 13:45

[Asia, India] Tobacco easily available around schools

GURGAON: City schools are struggling to curb the sale of tobacco products around their campuses in Gurgaon. TOI found that tobacco products were easily available in grocery shops or inside shopping complexes within 100 yards of several schools. A TOI tea
Times of India
added Oct 10, 2015 13:43
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Bias in Anti-Tobacco Movement is Laid Bare: If You Don't Quit the Way We Want You to Quit, Then Don't Bother

I firmly believe that if the idea of an electronic cigarette was conceived by individuals, researchers, or groups within the tobacco control movement, our reaction to these products would be completely different. It would not represent a threat to our sta
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Oct 10, 2015 13:43

[Malaysia] LETTER: Vaping addiction a crisis in the making – Gerald Yung

From my understanding, under the Poisons Act 1952, Nicotine – in this instance liquid nicotine – is a controlled item, i.e. that it is prohibited from being sold freely without a licence.
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Oct 10, 2015 13:41

[Indiana] Anti-tax group wants to stub out tax hike on cigarettes

At a hearing on tobacco issues, Paul Blair of Americans for Tax Reform warned against imposing an extra $1 “sin tax” on cigarettes, even though it’s widely favored by health advocates. “Sin taxes are based often on the false premise that they’ll discoura
Greensburg (IN) Daily News
added Oct 10, 2015 13:24

[Canada] Grant: Illegal tobacco is costing Alberta $100M a year

Contraband tobacco is setting up shop in Alberta. That means lost tax revenues for the province, circumvention of health standards and regulations, and easy access to tobacco for minors...Alberta raised tobacco taxes by more than 10 per cent in the spri
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Oct 10, 2015 13:23
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