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France to ban electronic cigarettes from all public places and subject them to the same tight rules as tobacco

The move has sparked outrage among sellers and users of the battery-powered devices which contain liquid nicotine that is turned into a vapor when inhaled. Health Minister Marisol Touraine confirmed reports that a ban would go ahead on France’s Europe 1
World Observer Online
added Jul 29, 2014 02:10
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Here's Where Smoking Even The Occasional Cigarette Will Cost You Serious Cash

A new report from InsuranceQuotes.com highlights how much the cost of a life insurance policy changes depending on age, sex, and lifestyle, and that the change is pretty significant. Smokers see the most drastic price increase. On average, they pay 235%
Business Insider
added Jul 29, 2014 02:04
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[Australia] LEYONHJELM: E-cigarettes at mercy of bureaucrats who ban by default

But it is illegal to sell e-cigarettes with nicotine in Australia, because no one has asked the TGA to deem them to be quitting devices. And it is illegal, at least in some Australian states, to sell e-cigarettes to deliver non-nicotine flavours, because
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Jul 29, 2014 02:02
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[Canada, UK] AUDIO: E-cigarette market on fire while scientists wage heated debate

legislators are talking about — and enacting — regulations, and more and more research is published every month. But the jury is still out on their safety, and whether they are a gateway to smoking.
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 29, 2014 01:57
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[Texas] Here's where you can still smoke in Houston

This week word came that Houston’s public parks, golf courses and pools will be smoke-free zones come September. Parks and Recreation Department Director Joe Turner announced the new policy at a City Council Quality of Life Committee meeting Wednesday.
Houston (TX) Chronicle
added Jul 29, 2014 01:53
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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] E-cigarette ban sought: Decades of education against smoking at risk

A prominent professor at King Saud University (KSU) has called for a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes, especially to those under the age of 18. Sultan Ayoub Meo, a professor at the KSU’s College of Medicine, told Arab News on Friday that e-cigarette smoki
Arab News (sa)
added Jul 29, 2014 01:51
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[Asia] Tobacco Consumption High among Indian Females: Government

The use of smokeless forms of tobacco is more prevalent (18.4 percent) among females than smoking forms (2.9 percent), Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan pointed out in Rajya Sabha. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (
International Business Times
added Jul 29, 2014 01:46
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[Hawaii] Oahu tobacco, e-cigarette ban for those under 21 proposed

Bill 51, introduced by Councilman Stanley Chang and Council Chairman Ernie Martin Thursday, would ban people under 21 years old from purchasing tobacco and electronic smoking products on Oahu.
Honolulu (HI) Star Advertiser
added Jul 29, 2014 01:42
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Evidence from UK Casts Doubt on Assertion that Electronic Cigarettes are a Gateway to Youth Smoking Addiction

Ironically, banning the flavors in electronic cigarettes could have the perverse effect of decreasing e-cigarette use but increasing use of real tobacco cigarettes. Hopefully, the FDA will examine this issue closely before taking the advice of anti-smoki
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Jul 29, 2014 01:30
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Punitive damages in Reynolds ‘Engle’ case likely to be reduced

Carol Levenson, research director for research firm Gimme Credit, said she believes the punitive damages as award “are likely never to materialize after appeals.” “While this development may dim the acquisition celebration somewhat, we don't believe the
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 29, 2014 01:24
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