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Electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) battery-related burns presenting to US emergency departments, 2016 [FREE FULL TEXT]

The nature and circumstances of the injuries suggest these incidents were unintentional and would potentially be prevented through battery design requirements, battery testing standards and public education related to ENDS battery safety.
Injury Epidemiology
added Mar 9, 2018 19:53
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Immediate effects of cigar smoking on respiratory mechanics and exhaled biomarkers; differences between young smokers with mild asthma and otherwise healthy young smokers [FREE FULL TEXT]

CS has immediate effects on pulmonary function. Mild asthma predisposes to higher increase of peripheral resistance(increased fdr). In otherwise healthy smokers, central resistance(R20Hz) is more affected. FENO levels are not significantly affected by CS
BioMed Central (uk)
added Feb 27, 2017 10:24
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong, Japan] Asian consumers push for right to use smoking alternatives

consumers have formed vape-advocacy organizations in Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Thailand. The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations, an umbrella group, is lobbying for change in places including Hong Ko
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 15, 2018 19:36
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[Belgium, Europe, Malta] AG told to close case in overlong Dalligate bribery prosecution

A high court ruling has declared that the man accused of trading in influence and complicity in the request of a €60 million bribe from a Swedish tobacco company, had his human rights breached when the Attorney General refused to declare his evidence clo
Malta Today (mt)
added Jul 15, 2018 19:32
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[Texas] Ban on smoking in vehicles may be well-intended but misses mark

The biggest proposed change would make it illegal to smoke in a vehicle when a minor is present. Other changes would ban smoking in public areas, as well as a requirement for a separate ventilation system for smoking sections in restaurants. The ban wo
Killeen (TX) Daily Herald
added Jul 15, 2018 15:19
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Plumes of Smoke ($$)

Traditionally in silk or velvet, the smoking jacket is a leisurely after-dinner eveningwear piece for men... Tobacco was popular, too; it was brought to Europe primarily from the Americas. Though its use was extensively regulated during the era, smoking
China Daily (cn)
added Jul 14, 2018 09:44
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[UK] E-cigarette shop in Clacton helps customers stop smoking

AN e-cigarette shop in Clacton has become the first in the district to offer a service to help people stop smoking. Vaporever, in West Avenue, has signed Provide’s smoking cessation contract and will work with Tendring Council and Essex County Council t
Clacton and Frinton Gazette (uk)
added Jul 14, 2018 09:44
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[Florida] Firm Fights DQ In Cigarette Cases Before Fla. High Court ($$)

A Florida law firm urged the state’s Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn its disqualification from a lawsuit against cigarette companies for hiring a lawyer who had done work for Philip Morris, arguing that the decision could leave more than 100 clients
Law360
added Jul 14, 2018 00:00
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[Canada] Supreme Court imposes consistency on access to data.

Six months after hearing the arguments, the Supreme Court of Canada today weighed in favour of the provincial government of British Columbia, In a unanimous decision written by Justice Russell Brown, Canada's highest court upset two previous decisions m
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jul 15, 2018 19:45
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[Canada] There’s a big legal battle between the provinces and the tobacco industry, but it’s being fought at a snail’s pace

It also demonstrates the lengths to which the industry will go to try to delay its judgment day in court. B.C., in 1998, was the first province to sue tobacco companies for damages, adopting its first Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Jul 14, 2018 13:58
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