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[UK] China investment cuts tobacco giant’s cigarette dependence

[BAT] has made its first outside investment as it steps up the search for cutting-edge technology that could help it to reduce its reliance on cigarettes and other traditional smoking products. The FTSE 100 company has backed a Chinese investment fund th
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 21, 2018 14:58
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EPA Agenda is a Threat to Public Health, Experts Say

Requiring that all data from scientific studies be made public would also allow industry and other special interests to "abuse and reanalyze" the data in an effort to debunk it, Thurston said. "A lot of the ideas for this rule originated with the tobacco
MedPage Today
added May 21, 2018 14:50
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Smoking and Parenting; Afib and Stroke: It's PodMed Double T!

there are still about 20 million to 25 million households in which parents have kids that cigarette smoke is still in the house, and we're trying to prevent secondhand smoke among children. You can't live in the United States and not be aware that cannabi
MedPage Today
added May 22, 2018 15:25
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[Ohio] Speaking of Your Health: Smoking and breastfeeding

If a woman is pregnant and uses tobacco products, the most important thing she can do for her baby at that time is to stop all tobacco use immediately. Some may have heard the myth that quitting tobacco use “cold turkey” will harm the baby due to the st
Logan (OH) Daily News
added May 19, 2018 19:06
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[Tennessee] EDITORIAL: Lawmakers should protect children from secondhand smoke

Preventing a lifetime of health problems for unsuspecting children isn’t an attack on personal freedoms or parental authority. It’s a commonsense solution to a problem that has plagued the state for decades. We urge our lawmakers to take the lead in the
Johnson City (TN) Press
added May 19, 2018 19:01
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[Asia, India] SCHLUGER: Fit & Proper: Tackle tobacco to meet TB target

To make the goal achievable, India must look beyond improving diagnosis and treatment and attack the many factors that are driving tuberculosis. A win-win strategy for the government will be taking strong action to reduce tobacco use. The first World He
Business Standard (in)
added May 19, 2018 19:00
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[Italy] Government proposal leaves markets gasping -- and Italians vaping

The parties’ 57-page “contract”, which is supposed to underpin a new coalition government, includes two lines promising to lower levies on smokeless cigarettes to the benefit of Italy’s 2 million e-smokers, and a business worth 350 million euros ($400 mi
Reuters
added May 21, 2018 14:58
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[UK] Shisha bar fined for flouting smoke-free laws

A visit to Two Apples in Rochdale Road, Oldham in May last year found the manager and other persons in control of the management of the smoke free premises failed to stop people smoking shisha pipes. Customers were openly smoking tobacco shisha pipes in
Oldham Times (uk)
added May 21, 2018 14:57
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[UK] How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?

In the UK, e-cigarettes have caused burns and fires, yet these cases are rare. Experts say the man who died was using a particular kind of vape pen, known as a mechanical mod, which is not that common in the UK.
BBC Online
added May 21, 2018 14:55
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[Canada] Smokers wanted for study looking at link between smokes packaging, behaviour

“When you basically get rid of that branding, there’s nothing more to look at except for the warning,” said addictions researcher Mohammed Al-Hamdani, which presumably would make the product less appealing and reduce smoking rates.
Halifax (NS) Chronicle Herald (ca)
added May 20, 2018 18:06
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