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[Virginia] Altria seeks state review of tax policy on new 'reduced risk' tobacco products

Tobacco giant Altria is asking its home state of Virginia to take a fresh look at the way it taxes tobacco products, especially those based on new technology that federal regulators find would pose less health risk than cigarettes. Sen. Emmett Hanger, R
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Jan 21, 2018 16:45
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[Russia] After marijuana seizure from Titiev, Chechen police finds empty cigarettes in Memorial’s Grozny office

Titiev has been detained and arrested by court on charges of drug possession...two Parliament cigarettes, in which tobacco was replaced with some other substance, were also found....only one smoker – Elena Milashina...she prefers thin cigarettes by Esse1,
Crime Russia (hk)
added Jan 21, 2018 01:52
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[Canada] GALLINGER: Dealing with fellow parents who smoke in front of your children

The real danger of their casual smoking, is that it 'normalizes' this behaviour to kids, Ken Gallinger writes.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Jan 20, 2018 18:13
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Quit smoking with electronic cigarettes? ($$)

Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) have gained popularity over the past few years, but their effectiveness in helping smokers quit and their long-term safety remain uncertain.
Harvard Health Publications
added Jan 20, 2018 16:54
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[California] LETTER: Pacific Palisades Heard About Town: Second-Hand Smoke

I walk to the front of my house, go outside, and sure enough I see kids smoking pot on the bluff. It permeates the entire neighborhood. What can I do? I am breathing in their secondhand smoke! And I’m worried about the fire danger of smoking near the blu
Palisades (CA) News
added Jan 20, 2018 16:52
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National Survey Reveals Most Americans Are Unaware of Key Cancer Risk Factors

While a majority of Americans correctly identify tobacco use (78%) and sun exposure (66%) as risk factors for cancer, far fewer are aware of other lifestyle factors that increase their cancer risk.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
added Jan 20, 2018 16:44
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County may ban flavored tobacco, including menthol

Board of Supervisors will consider an ordinance that would prohibit retailers in unincorporated areas of the county from the selling products in an effort to deter youth from lighting up. The proposal would affect the San Francisco International Airport,
San Mateo (CA) Daily Journal
added Jan 20, 2018 16:40
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] ‘Kiddy packs’ won’t cut illegal cigarette trade, says anti-smoking group

Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) president Dr Molly Cheah said today there is no evidence to prove that “kiddie packs” can help fight the illicit tobacco business. “This is rubbish. Fighting the illegal cigarette market and reintroducing ‘kid
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Jan 20, 2018 16:37
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Temporal Trends of Sources of Cigarettes among U.S. High School Students: 2001-2015

Patterns of high school student access to cigarettes have changed from 2001 to 2015, with access from “some other way” becoming more prevalent. The differences in cigarette acquisition by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and smoking frequency highlight the impo
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 20, 2018 16:36
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Smoking Rate Among U.S. Adults Remains at 15%

The smoking rate among adults has dropped precipitously during the last 5 decades, from a high of around 43% in the mid-1960s to the current rate of 15.5%. But for the first time in a decade in 2016, the rate at which adults smoked cigarettes inched upw
MedPage Today
added Jan 20, 2018 16:34
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