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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

[UK] Calls for council tenants to be banned from smoking at home as figures show they are THREE times more likely to do so than house owners

Researchers found 35 per cent of residents in social housing smoked, compared with 25 per cent in private rented accommodation and just 11 per cent of home owners. The report, published between Action Smoking Health and two All Party Parliamentary Gro
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 21, 2018 03:01

Vaping teens are NOT turning to tobacco: Study finds cigarette smoking rate is plummeting as e-cigarettes get more popular

the latest research suggests that the tipping point for teen vapers to transition to the harder (combustible) stuff - and smoking has just continued to fall faster and faster out of fashion among American youth. The researchers looked at data on how muc
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 21, 2018 02:40
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[Florida] BOULTER V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 11/27/18 –

In this tobacco litigation, plaintiff claims defendant concealed the hazards of smoking, leading to addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 21, 2018 03:01

[North Carolina] Burr, Tillis push back against tighter FDA tobacco restrictions, particularly banning menthol cigarettes

North Carolina’s Republican U.S. senators are pushing back against the Trump administration’s plan to tighten regulations on tobacco products, particularly banning traditional menthol cigarettes. Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis issued statements last
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 21, 2018 02:58

As Vaping Became Popular Among Young, Smoking Rates Fell

The advent of the e-cigarette appears to have spurred a huge drop in tobacco smoking rates among teenagers and young adults, a new study claims. Previous research has argued that vaping could prove to be a gateway drug for smoking, by getting youngsters
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 21, 2018 02:53

Egypt says cheap new drug 'Strox' threatens its youth

The 27-year-old man is among a growing number of Egyptians using Strox, a potent narcotic that is mixed with tobacco and smoked, and that Egyptian officials see as one of the biggest threats to the country’s young population.
added Nov 21, 2018 02:30
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The site of the REAL first Thanksgiving: Ancient clay pipes found in Virginia reveal where English settlers celebrated their arrival to the New World two years before Plymouth Rock feast

‘The most striking were clay tobacco pipes, of Native American manufacture, but closely following English designs, which have also been found in the earliest levels at Jamestown, founded in 1607,' Horton said.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 20, 2018 19:54

[Asia-pacific, China] Hong Kong’s burgeoning e-cigarette industry on the precipice as city mulls total ban

Business is brisk for wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers of vaping products, but it could all come crashing down as officials signal e-cigarettes may be outlawed
South China Morning Post
added Nov 20, 2018 19:36

[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] ASEAN cities seek to promote smoke-free tourism environments

The Smoke-free Cities ASEAN Network (SCAN) convened the 6th regional meeting in Hoi An city, the central province of Quang Nam, on November 20, focusing on reshaping tourism through smoke-free environments. The event was attended by more than 100 foreign
Vietnam News Agency (VNA)
added Nov 20, 2018 19:26
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