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[UK] Cinema aromas that can turn a film stinker into a movie success: Whiff of vanilla can make stars more attractive while energy drinks make car crashes more exciting

Tests show that menthol can trick the body into feeling cold...Smell is associated with memory, mate selection and our enjoyment of food, and there is a 'groundswell of interest' in its research.... He is collaborating with blu eCigs
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 4, 2015 14:08
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Oregon Putting All Its Declining Tobacco Settlement Funds into Health Expenses

For the first time, Oregon will use all of its $158 million biennial tobacco master settlement for healthcare-related expenses, and not divert the money to pay for other projects. The bulk of the funds will be geared toward the Oregon Health Plan, which
The Lund Report
added Jul 4, 2015 11:42
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[Oregon] House Kills Steiner Hayward’s Smoke Shop Certification Bill

Rep. Brent Barton led six moderate Democrats to join with Republicans to support the cigar lobby, helping them to avoid paying any fees to the state for their certification, and perpetuating an unseemly state policy that steals money from the tobacco pre
The Lund Report
added Jul 4, 2015 11:33
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[Asia, Malaysia] Penang gets ‘smoke signals’

The Health Ministry has advised its Penang department to declare George Town Unesco heritage enclave a cigarette smoke-free zone tomorrow. State Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the state Health Department wou
The Star (my)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:34
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[UK] More young people think weed should be legal than tobacco, study finds

The survey of 1000 people found that 'over half of young people think cannabis should be legal, whilst 50.9% think that tobacco should be illegal.' This comes as more research into the medical properties of cannabis is undertaken, and several states in
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:33
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[Asia, India] Tobacco ind lost Rs 13130 cr to illicit trade in 2014: report

Industry lobby Ficci has said that losses arising due to rampant smuggling of cigarettes, that has been on the rise since domestic taxes on cigarettes hit the roof, have touched Rs 13,130 crore in 2014, up from Rs 8,965 crore in 2012.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:32
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[Australia] Smoke ban to bring riots: Vic murderer

Mass murderer and vexatious litigant Julian Knight says more Melbourne prisons are on the verge of riots after a smoking ban. The Hoddle St massacre gunman says the Port Phillip prison is ready to riot just like the rampage that shut down the Metropolit
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:32
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[UK] Cannabis should be legal and tobacco illegal, under-30s tell new survey

Student Money Saver (SMS) polled 1,000 people under the age of 30 to get their views on alcohol and drug use and found high numbers of people were saying substances currently against the law should be made legal.
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:28
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[Colorado] Denver campaign would allow marijuana use in bars

A campaign is underway to ask Denver voters about allowing marijuana consumption in bars and other places that only allow people over 21. Activists who campaigned for recreational pot legalization in Colorado have launched a petition drive to allow what
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 3, 2015 15:18
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[Australia] Prison cigarette levy won't be repaid

VICTORIAN prisoners won't get the money raised from a cigarettes and tobacco levy paid back to them, despite a long-term inmate's claim they never received the nicotine patches it was designed to pay for.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:11
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