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Twitter Guy Says He Hoaxed NYT In Teen Vape Article [Updated]

The story quotes at least four teens, one of whom is saying on Twitter that his entire interview was a hoax. Three days ago, for some reason, the Twitter account @nytimeswell solicited teens who vape for input on the forthcoming article. The tweet is s
added Apr 18, 2015 11:55

Demographic factors associated with smoking cessation during pregnancy in New South Wales, Australia, 2000-2011

Between 2000 and 2011, rates of smoking cessation during pregnancy increased dramatically across all demographic groups. However, specific demographic groups remain significantly less likely to quit smoking, suggesting a need for targeted efforts to promo
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Apr 18, 2015 11:43

Connecticut steps up fight against bootleg cigarettes

trafficking of bootlegged cigarettes from low-tax states into lucrative Northeast markets through New York and Boston ports and along Interstate 95. The state Department of Revenue Services has established a tobacco enforcement unit and is looking to wor
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 18, 2015 11:42

[Asia, Singapore] Smoking ban likely in more locations

Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Grace Fu said the Government is mulling over its "next steps" even as it eventually moves toward a smoke-free Singapore. However, she said policies must be balanced between smoking's impact on non-s
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Apr 18, 2015 10:59

[North Carolina] Lorillard reports 2.7 percent increase in net income

As Lorillard Inc. awaits word on whether it will be bought by rival Reynolds American Inc., the Greensboro tobacco manufacturer posted a 2.7 percent increase in net income to $275 million for the first quarter.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 18, 2015 10:31

[North Carolina] NC court: Is 800K tobacco growers too many to split $340M?

North Carolina's highest court will take up how many current and former tobacco growers in the Southeast have a stake in the $340 million reserve held by a non-profit cooperative established during an era of taxpayer subsidies killed a decade ago. The sta
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 18, 2015 10:30

[Philippines] MMDA warns public on breaking anti-smoking, anti-littering laws

Violations of the laws against smoking and littering can prevent residents from leaving the country, the Metro Manila Development Authority ...Records showed that members of the MMDA environmental team arrested Samson for throwing a cigarette butt at the
Manila Standard Today (ph)
added Apr 18, 2015 07:47

[France] Smokers underestimate risks of a few cigarettes: Survey shows that many live in 'denial' of the real risks

Many people still dangerously underestimate the health risks associated with smoking even a few cigarettes a day, despite decades of public health campaigning, French researchers have reported at the European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC) in Geneva, Switz
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Apr 20, 2015 14:33

Cigarette makers ask for impact study on Romania’s planned smoking ban

The chain effect of banning smoking can lead to the loss of 20,000 jobs and can halve the turnover for about 50% of the units that sell cigarettes, cigarette producers said. They also claim that the decrease in cigarette sales can lead to a drop in sal
Romania Insider (ro)
added Apr 20, 2015 14:26

[Norway] The World Medical Association supports growing moves for plain tobacco packaging

The WMA, in Oslo this week for its 200th Council meeting, was responding to a public consultation by the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services suggesting that all tobacco products sold in Norway should have standardised packaging. The goal is to
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Apr 20, 2015 14:19
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