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Indonesia minister sees no need to ratify FCTC

said on Nov. 19 that the government “does not need to adopt and ratify [the FCTC], ” according to a report Antara. Husin said existing regulations are adequate to monitor and control the national cigarette industry.
Tobacco Reporter
added Nov 28, 2014 21:54
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Effects of using electronic cigarettes on nicotine delivery and cardiovascular function in comparison with regular cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT]

Use of e-cigs had no impact on the exhaled CO levels, whereas the Marlboro® cigarette significantly increased the exhaled CO more than 8 times above the baseline. In conclusion, e-cigs could be a less harmful alternative for tobacco users.
Science Direct
added Nov 28, 2014 21:51
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GLANTZ: Lorillard finds that ecigs a little bit less bad for cardiovascular system than Marlboros

"Effects of using electronic cigarettes on nicotine delivery and cardiovascular function in comparison with regular cigarettes," in the industry-friendly journal Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology in which they compared several models of Lorillard's
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 28, 2014 21:50
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[California] Should a sin tax apply to e-cigarettes?

A public health agency dependent on cigarette taxes for its funding may ask state lawmakers to tax electronic cigarettes to help make up for a decline in consumption of traditional tobacco, says an official for its San Diego branch.
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune]
added Nov 28, 2014 16:38
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[Australia] Smoking early is linked to chronic period pain

studied a large population sample of 9,000 women, all of whom were taking part in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, from 1996 onwards. Every three to four years between 2000 and 2012, the women were asked about the frequency of severe p
Irish Medical Times (ie)
added Nov 28, 2014 14:32
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Smoking and trajectories of dysmenorrhoea among young Australian women

Smoking and early initiation of smoking are associated with increased risk of chronic dysmenorrhoea. The immediate adverse health effects of smoking provide further support for smoking prevention programme to target young women, especially teenagers.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 28, 2014 14:31
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[Canada] RICHERT: Lot of smoke and mirrors on 'vape' policy

But the absence of scientific data and concrete findings has not stopped Ontario. It recently introduced restrictive new rules ... In a period when not much is known about the health risks or benefits involved with vape culture, they will have to develop
Saskatoon (Sas) Star Phoenix (ca)
added Nov 28, 2014 14:30
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[UK] A History Of Tobacco In London

Despite what Bob Newhart appears to have thought, it was Sir Francis Drake, not Sir Walter Raleigh, who first brought tobacco to English shores from the New World in 1573. Even then, British sailors had previously obtained tobacco, either for chewing or s
Londonist (uk)
added Nov 28, 2014 14:29
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[Oregon] 'Smoking materials' caused $1 million fire to six Beaverton-area townhomes

Eight Oak Hills residents were displaced after a fire damaged multiple townhouses Sunday night, according to Tualatin Valley Fire
The Oregonian
added Nov 28, 2014 14:28
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Source: Billy Joel says Obama invited him for a smoke at White House

President Obama, who said in 2009 that he had mostly kicked his cigarette habit, invited Billy Joel to have a smoke at the White House during a recent visit.
The Hill
added Nov 28, 2014 14:27
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