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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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Toxic Thirdhand Smoke Still Lingers In A Casino Months After Ban

Thirdhand smoke, or the residue left behind from cigarette smoke, rested on surfaces in casinos for months, even after a smoking ban went into affect in Northern California, a study by scientists at San Diego State University found. Of course, the smokin
StudyFinds.org
added Sep 23, 2018 16:04
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[Florida] Fla. Supreme Court overturns Reynolds legal victory, reinstates $18.5M in damages

In June 2014, a Palm Beach County jury awarded $6 million in compensatory damages and $14 million in punitive damages to plaintiff Gwendolyn Odom. Odom is the daughter of Juanita Thurston, who died of lung cancer in 1993 at age 58. She smoked several ci
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 22, 2018 19:51
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Smoking associated T-Cell imbalance in patients with chronic pain

In chronic pain patients, smoking is associated with enhanced pain levels together with an imbalance of the Th17/Treg ratio. The shift of the Th17/Treg ratio towards inflammation may explain in part the increased pain intensity in these patients.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 23, 2018 18:44
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[UK] Death map of the world: Major report of 180 countries reveals how many people will die before their 70th birthday (so, how does your nation rank?)

'NCDs are the main cause of premature death for most countries. 'Poverty, uncontrolled marketing of alcohol and tobacco by multinational industries, and weak health care systems are making chronic diseases a larger danger to human health than traditional
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 22, 2018 15:07
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[UK] Proof the ban on having cigarettes on show on shelves worked! 17% fewer children buy them in shops now it's illegal

The UK Government made it illegal to have cigarettes on show on the shelf in 2015 in a crackdown on smoking. And now scientists have found the number of children who have bought cigarettes from a shop since the ban has dropped by 17 per cent. In the fi
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 22, 2018 15:04
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[North Carolina] Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

About 40 percent of the tobacco crop remained in the field when Florence arrived, Boyd said, with the highest-quality leaves yet to be harvested. Leaves began "melting on the stalk" — disintegrating when sunny skies followed heavy rains and standing wate
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 21, 2018 22:10
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[Florida] In Trial Against Philip Morris, Questions Surround Cause of 31-Year-Old Smoker's Deadly Cancer

a 31-year-old smoker...Chadwell, who was a two-pack-a-day smoker by the time he was 15...his preferred Marlboros, died in 1993 after a year-long battle with cancer....“Simply put, smoking-related lung cancers just don’t happen in people as young as Mr. Ch
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 21, 2018 22:07
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[Florida] ORTIZ V. PHILIP MORRIS UPCOMINGTrial 09/24/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette maker hid the dangers of smoking, which caused addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 21, 2018 22:04
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high nicotine e-cigarettes may reverse declines in youth tobacco use

without stronger regulation, high-tech e-cigarettes that can deliver nicotine at levels comparable to cigarettes — like JUUL and the many similar products and copycats — could “undo years of progress if a new generation of young people becomes addicted t
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 21, 2018 22:02
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