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Study: High stress for mothers increases secondhand smoke risk for infants

New mothers who experience higher levels of social stressors are the least likely to have rules that ban smoking in the home, which could expose their infants to secondhand smoke and increase health risks, according to a study that includes a University o
University of Kansas
added Feb 28, 2015 20:21
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[Massachusetts] SEYLER: Celebrating 25 years of smokefree skies and looking forward to further progress

I think about what my daughters might be telling their kids about smoking 25 years down the road. I hope their kids will find it unbelievable that people once smoked in their apartments and in their cars. I hope the change is just as dramatic as it has be
Fall River (MA) Herald News
added Feb 28, 2015 20:19
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[Missouri] BERSHIDSKY: Weed could spark big tobacco boom

It might seem that Big Tobacco is merely cannibalizing its existing sales by putting out such products. But it might be something of a bet on the future, too. “Heat not burn” vaporizers can just as easily be used to smoke marijuana as tobacco. And they a
Columbia (MO) Tribune
added Feb 28, 2015 20:16
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[Australia, Ireland] ARCHON: All poor Reilly wants to do is save lives!

Fortunately, Australia has reinforced Reilly’s belief in the certainty of his crusade. That country introduced plain packaging laws in 2012 and, in two years, cigarette smoking fell to a record low. Particularly relevant was the fact that the tobacco com
The Southern Star (ie)
added Feb 28, 2015 20:14
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[Florida] ZAMBONI v R.J. REYNOLDS and PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC.: JURY'S VERDICT REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL CLAIMS (PDF)

We the jury find that e plaintiff has proved that it is more likely than not that Mr. Hoover's addiction was a gal cause of Mr. Hoover's lung cancer:...We the jury fmd that the plaintiff has proved that it is more likely than not that smoking cigarettes
Law360
added Feb 28, 2015 20:03
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[Florida] Smoker's Widow Gets $340K Verdict In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

The jury ruled that Merle Zamboni’s husband, Robert Edward Hoover, was addicted to cigarettes, which was a legal cause of his fatal lung cancer, putting Hoover in the so-called Engle progeny of smokers. Hoover was 60 percent liable for his death, but Phi
Law360
added Feb 28, 2015 19:50
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Has a Global Tobacco Treaty Made a Difference?

The sources of progress on the FCTC are about the same tactics that have long been effective in public health: identifying the strategies that work, reducing them to implementable and measureable programs, supporting and coordinating local implementation
The Atlantic Monthly
added Feb 28, 2015 19:39
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British American Tobacco's (BTI) CEO Nicandro Durante on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

I’m pleased to say that British American Tobacco has continued to perform well and the group has delivered another good performance in 2014. Although currency movements had a significant effect on our reported numbers, on a constant currency basis, we g
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Feb 28, 2015 12:12
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ARCHIVE: NICOTINE: HARDER TO KICK...THAN HEROIN

Interdisciplinary research in pharmacology, psychology, physiology and neurobiology is just beginning to shed light on the incredible hold that tobacco has on people. Scientists have found, for instance, that nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine o
New York Times
added Feb 28, 2015 12:01
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‘View’ co-host Whoopi Goldberg the face of new anti-smoking app

has lent her name (and face) to a new app/site, nobituary.com, in which users create a life-affirming message, which looks like a newspaper obituary, for a loved one who smokes — in an effort to help them quit the habit. “The idea of being able to send so
New York Post
added Feb 28, 2015 11:56
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