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Use of nicotine during pregnancy may increase risk of sudden infant death syndrome

Nicotine exposure during pregnancy, whether from smoking cigarettes, or nicotine patches and e-cigarettes, increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome—sometimes known as "cot death—according to new research published in the Journal of Physiology. Sud
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 19, 2018 14:22
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AHA: Vaping Tied to Blood Clots -- in Mice

mice were exposed to two daily sessions of vapor from a top-selling brand of e-cigarette liquid over five days. A second group of mice used as a control was exposed only to clean air. The study found that the platelets in mice exposed to e-cigarette vapo
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 19, 2018 00:48
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[Asia-pacific] 88% of Indonesians support increasing the price of cigarettes: survey

The National Commission on Tobacco Control and the Center for Social Security Studies at the University of Indonesia (PKIS-UI) recently conducted a survey of Indonesians, including representatives percentages of active smokers, former smokers and non-smo
Coconuts Media (hk)
added Jul 19, 2018 00:44
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Little filtered cigars: US sales, flavours, package sizes and prices

Classifying all LFCs as cigarettes would require that they be offered in a minimum package of 20, eliminate flavoured varieties other than menthol and increase prices through applicable state and local cigarette taxes.
Tobacco Control
added Jul 18, 2018 23:00
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[Florida] Prevalence and characteristics of secondhand smoke and secondhand vapour exposure among youth

Almost one-third of Florida youth reported SHV exposure. Factors associated with SHS and SHV exposure are somewhat similar, and exposure to SHS and SHV is associated with tobacco susceptibility in youth. Promoting tobacco-free homes is needed to protect y
Tobacco Control
added Jul 18, 2018 22:58
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Little and filtered cigars meet the legal definition of cigarettes and should be included in nicotine reduction regulation

The tobacco control community is cautiously optimistic that a nicotine reduction policy may be the big step needed to make substantial progress in reducing tobacco-caused death and disease in the USA.12–14 Other countries are considering similar measures.
Tobacco Control
added Jul 18, 2018 22:56
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Tobacco lawsuit defence set back by Supreme Court of Canada

both the B.C. Supreme Court and appeal court had argued the documents sought by Philip Morris are “highly relevant” to the lawsuit and that restrictions on what data can be disclosed to the defence are “inherently unfair.” But those courts “erred by allo
Canadian Underwriter (ca)
added Jul 18, 2018 22:47
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[Asia, Japan] Positive move, but more steps needed

Some experts have criticized the revision as insufficient compared to regulations implemented in recent Olympic and Paralympic host cities, where indoor smoking was prohibited. For this reason, the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly enacted in June an ordinance
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 22:39
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[Asia-pacific] Japan’s watered-down smoking ban clears Diet

The Diet on Wednesday passed an amendment that will ban smoking in public facilities for the first time as the nation — long deemed a haven for smokers — scrambles to combat secondhand smoke in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Games. The ban will be implem
Japan Times (jp)
added Jul 18, 2018 15:25
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Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partial

The upper house approved and enacted the bill into law Wednesday after it was approved earlier by the lower house. Last month, Tokyo separately enacted a stricter ordinance banning smoking at all eateries that have employees, to protect them from second
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 18, 2018 15:23
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