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[Kansas] 100 years ago: Haskell football captain leads the way in campus anti-tobacco campaign

Sept. 20, 1914: "The captain of the football team at Haskell arose last night at the conclusion of an enthusiastic anti-tobacco meeting and said he desired to sign the list of membership first. He said that the ten other members of the club desired to fol
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Sep 21, 2014 23:55
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[UK] Study: E-cigarettes do not help people trying to give up

do not appear to help cancer patients to give up smoking, new research suggests. A study of cancer patients who tried to quit smoking found those using the products were likely to have more failed attempts than those who did not use them...
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Sep 21, 2014 23:54
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Tobacco consumption declines moderately in Peru

Euromonitor International released a comprehensive report finding that volume sales of cigarettes in Peru declined moderately in 2013, an scenario explained by three main factors. Firstly, improved enforcement of the Peruvian law determined that consume
Andina (Peru News Agency) (pe)
added Sep 21, 2014 23:52

[Pennsylvania] E-cigarettes give students new choices

The nicotine market’s newest competitor, the electronic cigarette, is gaining popularity among teenagers and young adults — including Pitt students. ... University spokeswoman Cara Masset said Pitt does not yet have a policy regarding e-cigarettes in Univ
Pitt News (University of Pittsburgh)
added Sep 21, 2014 23:46

[Africa] Tanzanian tobacco firm spends $61m

Alliance One Tobacco Tanzania Limited (AOTTL) has spent Tsh101.81 billion (about $61 million) to buy up 28 million kilogrammes of flue cured tobacco this season. The AOTTL's Managing Director, Mark Mason told East African Business Week recently, their fi
East African Business Week
added Sep 21, 2014 23:46

[Missouri] Ron Hutchison, guest columnist: Tobacco industry puts kids at risk

The tobacco industry is thumbing its nose at child labor laws in this country. Picture, if you can, 8-year-old Pablo Perez, a Mexican national, picking tobacco leaves in a field in North Carolina. It is summer. It is blowtorch hot, and Pablo works with bl
Joplin (MO) Globe
added Sep 21, 2014 23:45

[Virginia] Delayed opening of King School of Medicine illustrates tension within tobacco commission

In May, nearly five years after it secured one of the Virginia tobacco commission’s largest financial commitments, and two years after it claimed it would start classes, the amorphous King School of Medicine project bore no resemblance to the plan that ea
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Sep 21, 2014 23:45

[Massachusetts] VIDEO: Smoking Marijuana While Breastfeeding

The Doctors weigh in on one mother's controversial decision to continue using medicinal marijuana, even though she is currently breastfeeding.
Boston (MA) Globe
added Sep 21, 2014 23:44

[New York] Shinnecock tribe votes to tighten tobacco rules ($$)

voted recently to tighten rules on the sale and manufacture of tobacco products and to codify legal residency and guest status on the Southampton reservation, while disbanding the tribe's gaming authority and commission, tribal members said.
(Long Island, NY) Newsday
added Sep 21, 2014 23:43
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[New York] Sale of tobacco items at pharmacies is senseless

The Price Chopper in Latham recently opened an in-store health center and Hannaford has a Healthy Living Center in its Central Avenue store. I applaud them, but only half-heartedly as they also continue to sell tobacco, the No. 1 cause of preventable dea
Albany (NY) Times Union blogs
added Sep 21, 2014 23:42
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