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[UK] E-cigarette makers respond to ‘very negative’ WHO proposals ($$)

Strict new proposals on the regulation of e-cigs would have a “very negative impact on the future health of smokers”.
The Grocer (uk)
added Sep 1, 2014 09:04
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[UK] Call e-cigarettes nicotine sticks, urge campaigners ($$)

to make them less attractive to young people, say public health experts who fear that e-cigarettes are being seen as “cool or trendy” and may encourage teenagers to start smoking real ones. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) thinks that a name ch
Times Of London (uk)
added Sep 1, 2014 09:03
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[UK] EQUIPMENT NEWS: Imperial rolling out new gantries

has committed to a substantial increase in its level of furniture investment to support retailers ahead of the full tobacco display restrictions, which come into force on April 6, 2015.
Forecourt Trader (uk)
added Sep 1, 2014 09:02
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Hollywood casts e-cigarette as film baddie ($$)

Shannon, who stars as a corrupt estate agent in 99 Homes, which had its premiere last night at the Venice Film Festival, said that his e-cigarette was a formative part of his character. The prop was suggested by Ramin Bahrani, the film’s director, who be
Times Of London (uk)
added Sep 1, 2014 09:01
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[UK] Healthcare experts turn on WHO over calls to ban e-cigarettes

Experts claim negativity surrounding the e-cigarettes is "seriously disproportionate" to the available research - with one health worker saying a switch to e-cigarettes is actually almost as good as giving up smoking completely. The comments come on the
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Sep 1, 2014 09:00
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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
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[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
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[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
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