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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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[UK] PETER HITCHENS: Plenty of people hate me for daring to point it out. Tough.

I’d like to see an intelligent, critical film about Winston Churchill....the new film about him...is as phoney as the electric cigars it uses instead of the real thing in the many ‘scenes of smoking’ which viewers are warned of at the start
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 25, 2017 15:17
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[Australia] Teen puffs pot smoke into kitten's face

Australia's RSPCA has been left outraged after video emerged of a teenager blowing a plume of marijuana smoke directly into a kitten's face. The video, originally posted on social media app Snapchat, shows a teenager in a black cap inhaling smoke from a
Newshub (nz)
added Jun 25, 2017 14:59
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How Big Tobacco-style marketing propels U.S. opioid crisis — and powers $400B pharma industry

The truth, according to a series of ever-increasing lawsuits: Big Pharma, a $400 billion-a-year industry and by far the most free-spending lobby in Washington, sold a Big Lie about its wonder drug. Deliberately deceptive advertising and overly aggressiv
New York Daily News
added Jun 25, 2017 06:26
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Meet President Trump's Outside Legal Team

Marc Kasowitz...represented Liggett — the smallest of the big tobacco companies. At his suggestion, Liggett broke with the industry and began settling lawsuits filed by smokers and states seeking damages for smoking-related illnesses. Up until that point
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Jun 24, 2017 18:23
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How tech companies are now embracing marijuana over tobacco / Trends in startup funding are favoring the sticky-icky

shop managers will show off glassware and vaporizers adpeating one phrase. “This is for tobacco use only.” But the truth is that tech companies are embracing marijuana over tobacco.
Salon Magazine
added Jun 24, 2017 18:23
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[Minnesota] Letter: In the pocket of Big Tobacco

Why did Reps. Dave Baker and Tim Miller and Sen. Andrew Lang vote in favor of the big tobacco companies and against the health of our children? These three Republicans each voted at least twice to follow the wishes of Big Tobacco to freeze the tobacco t
West Central Tribune (MN)
added Jun 24, 2017 18:21
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[Illinois] Vernon Hills may be next to raise age to buy tobacco to 21

The village board has directed an ordinance be drafted for official action to reflect that change and update the definition of tobacco products to include e-cigarettes. Raising the age to possess tobacco products was considered during a discussion Tue
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald
added Jun 24, 2017 18:21
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Reduced thalamus volume may reflect nicotine severity in young male smokers

Nicotine dependence severity and cumulative effect was assessed with Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) .... Relative to nonsmokers, the young smokers showed reduced volume of bilateral thalamus. In addition, the left thalamus volume was corr
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 24, 2017 18:20
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[Hong Kong] Feasibility, Efficacy and Cost Analysis of Promoting Smoking Cessation at Outdoor Smoking “hotspots”: a Pre-post Study

To motivate smokers to quit, there is a need for enhanced smoking cessation (SC) recruitment and for innovative and proactive approaches to SC. This study evaluated the feasibility, efficacy and cost of promoting SC in public outdoor areas where smokers
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 24, 2017 18:20
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