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[New York] Sean Penn leaves Late Show viewers baffled as he chain smokes during interview with Stephen Colbert and reveals he was 'still on Ambien'

He then lit up a cigarette and continued to smoke throughout the interview Colbert asked him to quit smoking, to which Penn responded that it was 'job security for oncologists' Penn was in breach of NYC law, which bans smoking in all theaters
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 29, 2018 03:16
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[Africa] Review of tobacco tax puts Nigeria closer to treaty compliance

Sonny Kuku, president, Nigeria NCD Alliance has said that the recent review of tobacco and alcohol taxes has put Nigeria in better position to comply with the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO/ FCTC) guideline.
BusinessDAY (ng)
added Mar 29, 2018 03:15

'Peanut butter cup' vape: Is this dessert or an e-cigarette flavor?

Young adults who are exposed to advertisements for these non-cigarette tobacco products are significantly more likely to try them, according to a study of nearly 11,000 people ages 12 to 24 published Monday in JAMA.
NBC News
added Mar 29, 2018 00:49

[UK-Scotland] Licensing e-cigarettes as medical products would reassure doctors, MPs told

Making e-cigarettes available on prescription would reassure doctors and patients that they are less harmful than smoking, a leading health expert has told MPs. Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Action on Smoking and Health (Ash), said there are still
The Gazette (uk)
added Mar 28, 2018 15:57

[UK] VIDEO: Science and Technology Committee: Subject: E-Cigarettes

10:00:21 Witnesses: Michelle Jarman-Howe, Executive Director, Public Sector Prisons South, and Heather Thomson, Smokefree Lead, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
UK Parliament (uk)
added Mar 28, 2018 15:56

Academy, health groups sue FDA over e-cigarette regulation delays

“A lot of kids think they’re smoking harmless water vapor when in fact they are putting nicotine into their bodies, inhaling it into their lungs which is changing the reward centers of their brain, upregulating nicotine receptors and causing them to beco
American Academy of Pediatrics
added Mar 28, 2018 13:34

Why the FDA May Be Cracking Down on Flavored Cigarettes

In a statement to Healthline, a spokesperson for the FDA explained that the purpose of the ANPRM is to look for information related to different age groups who use flavored tobacco products. So, are the flavors that help a 60-year-old lifelong smoker ki
Healthline Networks
added Mar 28, 2018 13:34

Lawsuit challenges FDA delay of e-cigarette review

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court argues that the FDA didn't follow proper requirements last year when it decided to push back the deadline for makers of e-cigarettes to submit their products for review. The groups say the delay poses a threat t
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 28, 2018 13:32

[Louisiana] Shreveport might ban smoking in bars; some owners say that would hurt business

Tiki Bar manager Allison North says she's not overly concerned that Shreveport officials are discussing a ban on smoking in bars. "They've always been talking about it, as far as I know, every year when the ordinance comes up." (Source: KSLA News 12)
KSLA-TV Ch. 12
added Mar 28, 2018 13:29


FDA’s categorical exemption of newly deemed tobacco products from statutorily mandated premarket review for multiple years deprives the Public Health Organization Plaintiffs of access to vital information they rely on (and would rely on) to educate the pu
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 28, 2018 05:38
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