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Hookah Smoking Carries a Poisoning Risk

About 100 cases of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by hookahs have been reported in the United States and other countries, according to Dr. Diane Calello. She's medical director of the Poison Control Center at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School's dep
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 14, 2018 17:16

[California] Chula Vista sets rules for tobacco retailers

Chula Vista will now require stores that sell tobacco or electronic cigarettes to obtain a permit — a move intended to curb underage smoking. Under a set of regulations approved by the City Council last week, shops must also keep tobacco products off sel
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Mar 14, 2018 17:04

[Kentucky] BLAIR: Norquist group calls for defeat of Ky. House’s ‘regressive’ taxes on opioids, cigarettes

The second misguided tax hike under consideration is an 83 percent increase in the state cigarette tax. Cigarette tax hikes are often sold as a way to raise significant tax revenue from disfavored people — smokers. Like a tax on prescription medicines, h
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Mar 14, 2018 17:02

[UK] Lung cancer, premature babies – now smoking could also cause THIS

Smoking leads to a 20 to 60 per cent increased risk of hearing loss A study of more than 50,000 participants showed an increased risk of hearing loss among current smokers compared with people who had never smoked. Smoking led to an increased risk of he
Daily Express (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 16:52

Clash of the Cartridges

The big risk? Low-quality hardware that smolders oil instead of vaporizing it. “Vape pens contain a battery-operated heating mechanism, which at high temperatures can transform solvents, flavoring agents, and various vape oil additives into carcinogens
added Mar 14, 2018 16:35
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[UK] Posters going up at Northwick Park Hospital saying no smoking on grounds

Nigel Myhill, director of estates and facilities, said: “It might sound obvious, but we have a real problem convincing people that it is not appropriate to have a cigarette at the entrances to our hospitals.”
Kilburn Times (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 16:06

Is Vaping Safer Than Smoking? Threats From Smokeless Nicotine Are Many

While studies acknowledge vaping has far less of an impact on health compared to smoking, experts also cautioned long-term studies still can't make solid conclusions as the alternative has been in use for only a little more than a decade. Growing evidenc
Medical Daily
added Mar 14, 2018 16:06

[Asia, China] Anti-smoking advocate seeks help

He has singled out a particular group that could help him in the anti-smoking campaign. "Government employees in China have higher rates of smoking than the national average," said Wang, a member of the CPPCC National Committee. "They serve as role mode (cn)
added Mar 14, 2018 15:58

Higher than Usual Lung Cancer Incidence in Taiwanese Non-smokers

NTUH oncologists were shocked at the results of the health exams. The doctors with lung carcinoma were all non-smokers and in good health. They had no symptoms of lung cancer, such as a persistent cough, chest pain, or difficulty breathing. None had a hi
Taiwan Business TOPICS (American Chamber of Commerce) (tw)
added Mar 14, 2018 15:34

[UK] National No Smoking Day: 9 people tell us how they finally quit the habit

places emphasis on doing it your way, whether that’s with the help of nicotine patches, chewing gum, e-cigarettes or willpower. In fact, we’re becoming a nation of quitters, with the North East leading the way. According to Fresh, the UK’s first regional
Metro Café (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 15:28
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