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Quitting smoking, but not cutting back, linked to better lung health

Compared to those who never smoked, stable heavy smokers experienced the greatest decline in lung function as measured by FEV1, or the amount of air that can be forcibly exhaled in one second (-42.2 mL/year). In addition, stable heavy smokers were 26 tim
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added May 23, 2018 01:56
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The Netherlands Withdraws From Major Tobacco Advice Committee

The committee in question forms part of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), giving advice on the drafting of international standards regarding tobacco products, on behalf of the Netherlands.
Vaping Post (ch)
added May 22, 2018 15:47
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[Ireland] New signage on city playgrounds declares ‘smoke free zones’

Galway City Council has launched new ‘smoke-free zone’ signage for the city’s 30 playgrounds. The colourful signs aim to grab the attention of parents and children promoting an important health message that playgrounds are smoke-free environments. The
Connacht Tribune (ie)
added May 22, 2018 15:40
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[Kansas] Commission discusses smoking in parks

Parsons city commissioners likely will consider an ordinance creating desginated smoking zones in all parks with playground equipment during their next meeting. The commissioners on Monday discussed a proposed ordinance that would ban smoking in the cit
Parsons (KS) Sun
added May 22, 2018 15:35
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[India] Chennai cops crack down on deadly hookah

“You have to be watchful if your youngster is coming home late, regularly and for no good reason. And be alarmed if the kid smells of something as pleasant as apple or strawberry”, said S. Rajendran, deputy commissioner of police, Kilpauk. He has had som
Deccan Chronicle (in)
added May 22, 2018 15:33
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Europe Snus Market-entry and expansion strategies

MarketResearchReports.Biz adds “Europe Snus Market Share, Size, Trends and Forecast Market Research Report” reports to its database. This report provides a strategic analysis of the Snus and the growth estimates for the forecasted period.
OpenPR (de)
added May 22, 2018 15:28
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[UK] Illegal cheap tobacco can contain dead flies and rat droppings

containing dead flies, rat droppings and dangerously high levels of chemicals have been seized by the council's trading standards officers in recent months. Trading standards officers at Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council using sni
Hinckley Times (uk)
added May 22, 2018 15:17
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DVORAK: Can Americans ditch guns the way we ditched cigarettes?

The turning point for smoking came in 1964, when Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first report that outlined the dangers of smoking. That’s the report that health-care workers need to write about gun violence. The doctors who treat the carnage, t
Washington Post
added May 21, 2018 23:51
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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Second-hand smoke exposes Thais to health risks

ABOUT 17.3 million Thais are victims of second-hand smoking at home, with a prolonged daily exposure of 30 minutes imposing a greater risk of cardiovascular problems and strokes, Dr Prakit Vathesatogkit, head of Action on Smoking and Health Foundation sa
The Nation (th)
added May 21, 2018 23:47
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Receptor proteins that respond to nicotine may help fat cells burn energy

The same proteins that moderate nicotine dependence in the brain may be involved in regulating metabolism by acting directly on certain types of fat cells, new research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute shows. Previous research by
ScienceDaily
added May 24, 2018 18:19
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