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[California] Santee Park & Recreation Committee to consider ordinance to make public parks smoke-free

(SPARC) gathered Thursday to consider recommendations on a smoke-free parks ordinance. SPARC will consider a smoke-free ordinance recommending smoke-free parks and open spaces to the Santee City Council. This could be the first step in creating smoke-fr
KUSI-9 (San Diego, CA)
added Dec 15, 2017 21:34
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[Canada] Health Alliance going smoke-free Jan. 1

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance will begin 2018 by going smoke-free in and around its Chatham and Wallaceburg campuses, but supports will be available to help smokers cope with the situation. The decision to prohibit smoking cigarettes and any other sm
Chatham (Ont) This Week (ca)
added Dec 15, 2017 21:33
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[West Virginia] ALA asks WV to add e-cigarettes to nonsmoking laws

The American Lung Association in West Virginia is asking for the state to add e-cigarettes to laws that prohibit smoking in all public places and workplaces. A recent article by the Centers for Disease Control reports that eight states and the District o
WDTV CBS Channel 5 (Bridgeport, WV)
added Dec 15, 2017 21:30
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Massachusetts May Leap Ahead on Cannabis Cafes

Once you buy recreational cannabis, where will you use it if you don’t want to take it back home? Like all other states, marijuana use is not permitted in public areas in Massachusetts. Outside of a private home, there’s no place a cannabis consumer can g
Entrepreneur Magazine
added Dec 15, 2017 21:29
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Teen Smoking Drops to Historic Lows, but Pot Use is Up

Marijuana use and vaping have become more common than cigarette smoking among teens, with lifetime smoking rates among 12th graders falling below 10% for the first time since the annual survey began 43 years ago.
MedPage Today
added Dec 15, 2017 20:31
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[Australia] Roll-your-own cigarette smoking on rise

There are concerns young smokers incorrectly believe roll-your-own cigarettes are less harmful than traditional factory made cigarettes. New research by Cancer Council Victoria and Quit Victoria shows roll-your own tobacco use has sky rocketed in recent
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:02
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[Australia] Nine-out-of-10 NSW homes now smoke free

In 1997 almost 25 per cent of NSW adults smoked but that dropped to 15 per cent by 2016, the Tobacco Snapshot 2017 revealed on Friday. The proportion of adults living in smoke-free homes is now at 94.3 per cent. Numerous anti-smoking campaigns, legisla
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Dec 15, 2017 16:53
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Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads Can Backfire on Kids

New research suggests that the strategy of hanging these posters in convenience stores could backfire, prompting some teens to light up. The tobacco industry focuses much of its advertising efforts on convenience stores, which are popular with young peo
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 15, 2017 03:23
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Vuse falls further behind Juul on e-cig sales

The gap continued to widen during November between Juul, the new top-selling U.S. electronic cigarette, and Vuse of R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., according to Nielsen data. Wells Fargo Securities analyst Bonnie Herzog said Tuesday that Juul jumped to a 40 pe
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 15, 2017 03:16
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[Asia, Thailand] Network fired up over electronic cigarette ban / Group adamant that 'vaping' saves lives

Siripol Yodmuangcharoen, chairman of the NLA's commerce subcommittee who received the petition, said the group backed calls for the ban to be reversed with information that 160 countries allow the sale of e-cigarettes, while only 15 countries ban them.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:15
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