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[New Zealand] Standardised tobacco packaging a step closer

The Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill passed its second reading this afternoon. “Standardised packaging will make a measureable difference to smoking rates in New Zealand, just as it has done in Australia. There is now str
New Zealand News Online (uk)
added Jul 1, 2016 15:32
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[Texas] E-cigarettes 'ARE a gateway to smoking for young people - AND their use is linked to a greater risk of alcohol abuse'

A new study has shown that e-cigarette use among college students increases the likelihood they will become heavy drinkers. Furthermore, it found male college students are more likely to use the devices
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 30, 2016 20:54
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Global Vape Market Worth USD 32.11 Billion by 2021 - Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts Report 2016-2021 - Key Vendors: ECIG, Imperial Brands, Vapor - Research and Markets

Business Wire
added Jun 30, 2016 20:38
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[UK, USA] 16 outrageous tobacco ads that would be illegal today

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Stanford School of Medicine's "Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising." Over the years, the project has published more than 16,000 vintage tobacco ads. Most of them would be completely illegal in man
Business Insider
added Jun 30, 2016 20:31
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2015

Among the 10.8% of students nationwide who currently smoked cigarettes, 45.4% had tried to quit ... Nationwide, 18.5% of students reported current cigarette, cigar, or smokeless tobacco use (Table 43). The prevalence of current cigarette, cigar, or smoke
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jun 30, 2016 20:16
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[Asia, China] Breathe! Fed-up student invents ingenious equipment to help him escape secondhand smoke from roommates

The student from China became fed up with his roommates smoking / He created a contraption that would bring in air from outside / The pictures have caused mass debate over smoking around others
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 30, 2016 16:25
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[Asia, Sweden] British American Tobacco vows to investigate child workers in Bangladeshi farms

vowed on Thursday to investigate some of its supply farms in Bangladesh after a Swedish campaign group uncovered the use of child workers to grow and process tobacco. Swedwatch, which surveyed three tobacco farming districts in Bangladesh, said it found
Reuters
added Jun 30, 2016 16:19
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Teens Stop #CATmageddon; Enlist Pets to Send Their Message to Big Tobacco Campaign Viewers Twice as Likely to Search “Quit Smoking”

continues the conversation with teens with a simple task: snap a photo of a pet peeing and share the image online with the hashtag #PEEtition. The ultimate goal? Get Big Tobacco to admit that smoking kills pets, because while the teen smoking rate is down
PR Newswire
added Jun 30, 2016 16:17
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Men Face Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest: Study

Dr. Michael Sayre, a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, said that "men have more risk factors, such as smoking... However, the number of cardiac arrests has dropped dramatically because more people are controlling
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 30, 2016 16:11
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The FDA's Deeming Rule On Vapor Products Must Be Challenged

lawsuits focusing on various aspects of the regulations, including claims ranging from violations of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Administrative Procedure Act, to infringement of freedom of speech under the First Amendment and encroachment of the Fi
Forbes
added Jun 30, 2016 16:10
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