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[UK] How many pregnant women smoke in your town? Map reveals expectant mothers in North East Lincolnshire are 11 times more likely to have the bad habit than those in London

NHS figures have named and shamed the areas where the most expectant mothers are guilty of smoking cigarettes. Around a quarter of mothers-to-be in North East Lincolnshire are known smokers - with similar rates in Blackpool and Mansfield. In compariso
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 7, 2018 12:51
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Millions of Americans Still Breathing Secondhand Smoke: Report

Despite three decades of declines in secondhand smoke exposure, 58 million Americans -- children included -- are still breathing in tobacco fumes, federal health officials reported Thursday. Nearly 40 percent of children aged 3 to 11 are exposed to seco
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 7, 2018 12:28
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Smokers with bipolar disorder, other affective disorders, and no mental health conditions: Comparison of baseline characteristics and success at quitting in a large 12-month behavioral intervention randomized trial

Smokers with BD and other ADs had similar long-term quit rates despite numerous differences in baseline characteristics. Despite being lower than for smokers without MHCs, long-term quit rates from web-based treatment are promising for smokers with BD as
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Dec 7, 2018 12:27
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Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Among Nonsmokers — United States, 1988–2014

Continued measures to implement comprehensive smoke-free laws in workplaces and public places, adoption of smoke-free home and vehicle rules, and educational interventions warning about the risks for secondhand smoke exposure can further reduce secondhan
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Dec 7, 2018 06:08
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[Michigan] HERMANN: OP: E Cigarette lawsuit: regulation for protection

It’s a good thing that the FDA is cracking down more on e-cigarette manufacturers. I believe in regulation for protection. The health of our country is important and the health of our youth even more so.
Western Herald (Western Michigan U.)
added Dec 7, 2018 06:00
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Iran cigarettes imports drop to zero

"We have experienced a 16-percent cut in production and sale of tobacco products and by the end of the year the number would reach 30 percent," said the Head of Tobacco Products Manufacturers Exporters and Importers Association Mohammad Reza Tajdar, Tren
AzerNews (az)
added Dec 6, 2018 19:32
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[Pakistan] Cigarette industry: NAB to extend probe into Rs60-billion tax evasion

details of Rs60-billion tax evasion by the cigarette industry to NAB headquarters for further probe. Sources told The Express Tribune that the Regional Board in its meeting reviewed the case and decided that NAB should investigate it further as the magnit
Express Tribune (pk)
added Dec 6, 2018 19:02
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Plans for the First E-cigarette Went Up in Smoke 50 Years Ago

In 1963, a year in which U.S. smokers burned through a then-record 523 billion cigarettes, a scrap metal dealer from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, invented a revolutionary alternative. “I call it the ‘Smokeless,’” Herbert A. Gilbert, then a two-pack-a-da
Smithsonian Magazine
added Dec 6, 2018 19:00
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[Connecticut] UPDATED — JUUL Labs responds to story about vaping at Trumbull High

Following publication of this story, the Trumbull Times was contacted by Theodore Kwang of JUUL Labs, who submitted the following comment for inclusion: JUUL is intended for current adult smokers only. We cannot be more emphatic on this point: no young pe
Trumbull (CT) Times
added Dec 11, 2018 18:22
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[Netherlands] Dutch court refuses to order criminal tobacco investigation

A Dutch appeals court on Thursday refused to order public prosecutors to open a criminal investigation of tobacco companies, in a major setback for anti-smoking activists. In a written ruling that upheld an earlier decision by prosecutors not to open an
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 7, 2018 16:05
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