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[Singapore] Malays most unhealthy group

In Singapore, smokers make up almost a quarter of heart attack and stroke sufferers. Mr Sukandar Kastam, 49, was diagnosed with diabetes when he was only 25 years old. He has been on dialysis for the past six years. He used to weigh 120kg but has since l
AsiaOne (sg)
added Dec 21, 2014 06:33
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Poll: NKY voters want state smoking restrictions

65 percent of NKY voters responding to a survey favored a smoke-free law; 25 percent opposed one. / 'Businesses are going smoke-free themselves,' says Ken Moellman, KYChoice. / NKY Health Department, Tobacco-free coalition plan to use their latest survey
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
added Dec 21, 2014 06:31
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More evidence that youth are using e-cigs to initiate nicotine addiction, also growing evidence for moving on to cigarettes

There are four surveys that have been recently published that show increaing e-cigarette use among youth from Wales, Scotland, Hawaii, and Connecticut. These data support earlier findings in young adults that e-cigarette use is associated with higher su
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 21, 2014 06:28
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Exclusive: FDA prices 'lost pleasure' of junk food into calorie count rule

lost-pleasure analysis, which is criticized by some leading economists and public health groups, was tucked into new regulations published last month ...analysis the agency relied almost solely on a 2011 paper by then-graduate student Jason Abaluck. In an
Reuters
added Dec 21, 2014 06:26
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GLANTZ: FDA discounts value of menu labeling because of lost pleasure of not eating junk food. What's next?

we raised a concern that the FDA would expand its practice of discounting health benefits of other public health regulations that would encourage healthy eating. On December 8, 2014 Reuters reporter Sharon Begley reported that the FDA did just that in t
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 21, 2014 06:23
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GLANTZ: A sampling of Clive Bates on Twitter

I hear a lot of calls for civility in the debate over e-cigarettes. A friend sent this summary of some recent tweets from Clive Bates, in just the past couple of weeks. Cowardly public health 'boot boys' and their smearing, sneering, jeering letter (C
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 21, 2014 06:21
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Fox Business pundit: 'No good data' for deaths from secondhand smoke

"There is no good data showing secondhand smoke kills people." — John Stossel on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 in an interview on "Fox and Friends"... Stossel’s claim rates False.
PolitiFact (St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Dec 21, 2014 06:18
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GLANTZ: PunditFact (part of Poltifact) scores Stossel's denial that SHS kills "false"

One of Stossel's staff had called me a few days before he made the statement and tried to get me to agree with him and say that the CDC conclusions were wrong. I spend about an hour explaining how people get risk estimates and compute attributable risks
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 21, 2014 06:16
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[Hawaii] E-Cigarettes May Lure Teens into Traditional Smoking

Teens who use e-cigarettes don't have as many of the characteristics typically seen in teens who smoke traditional cigarettes, such as impulsiveness or having behavior problems at school, according to a new study. The finding could indicate that advertis
LiveScience.com (Yahoo!)
added Dec 21, 2014 06:15
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[Missouri] Columbia raises tobacco, e-cigarette age to 21

Lawmakers voted 6-1 to ban the sale of tobacco products and nicotine vapor delivery products, popularly referred to as e-cigarettes, to anyone under 21. The council also passed a measure adding e-cigarettes to the city’s ban on smoking in public places.
KRCG-TV 13 (Jefferson City, MO)
added Dec 21, 2014 06:11
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