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[UK-Scotland] 'Don't tar us with the same brush as tobacco industry'

Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association (ECITA) claims their reputation is suffering because of "historic distrust". Tom Pruen, ECITA's chief scientific officer, said: "The vast majority of the industry is not anything to do with the tobacco indu
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Sep 1, 2014 03:27

[Israel] Zapping brain may cure heavy smokers, study finds

A machine that pulses deep regions of the brain with magnetic current may help heavy smokers quit the habit, an Israeli study shows....experts say is the most rigorous test of the technology to date, 44 percent of a group of heavy smokers who had failed
Times of Israel (is)
added Sep 1, 2014 03:26

[Asia] Full tobacco ban suggested by lawmakers in China

Chinese lawmakers called for a complete ban on tobacco advertisements when discussing an Advertisement Law bill on Saturday. Members of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) discussed the draft amendment to the 20-year-old Adver
Xinhua Newswire
added Sep 1, 2014 03:24
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[West Virginia] W.Va. smoking ban a strong precedent, advocates say

The decision to ban smoking at Mountaineer Casino and other public areas in Hancock County, W.Va., sets an example for making the air safer for everyone, anti-smoking advocates say.
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Sep 1, 2014 03:22
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[Texas] Vapers prepare for city-wide electronic cigarette ban starting Monday

They say they are being discriminated against and are being lumped in unfairly with cigarette smokers. The ban on the devices begins Monday.
El Paso (TX) Times / Borderland News
added Sep 1, 2014 03:21

GLATTER: The Health Claims Of E-Cigarettes Are Going Up In Smoke

Sadly for smokers and “vapers”, the answer is far from clear. Over the past week, new evidence has emerged which suggests that E-Cigarettes can be dangerous too – in some cases carrying higher amounts of certain toxins than the blazing tobacco of old.
added Sep 1, 2014 03:20
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Nationals vs. Phillies: Nats open road trip with 3-2 loss in Philadelphia

Ramos had a ready-made, semi-illicit omen in his back pocket. “Every time I get a chew, we make a rally,” Ramos said later. “I call it a Rally Chew. I tried to make a rally.”
The Washington Post
added Sep 1, 2014 03:17

[Virginia] 5 things to know about former Va. governor trial

1. WHAT WILLIAMS GOT It’s a shorter list. The biggest favor was a luncheon at the governor’s mansion that prosecutors described as a product launch event. Defense attorneys tried to show that it was Maureen McDonnell’s top aide who orchestrated the eve
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 1, 2014 03:15

LETTER: HANSEN: Stop glamorizing the role of tobacco in baseball

The Post irresponsibly leads an article about the Washington Nationals with the portrayal of chewing tobacco use as a rally-inducing, lucky superstition [“Nationals’ luck runs out against Phillies thanks to stellar performance by Burnett,” Sports, Aug. 27
The Washington Post
added Sep 1, 2014 03:08

[Maryland] Smoking restrictions on tap for Ocean City next summer

The proposed ordinance, which passed on a 4-3 vote at a work session for the town council on Tuesday, identifies a number of designated areas for smoking along the boardwalk and on the beach.
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Sep 1, 2014 03:06
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