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[USA] Lung cancer increasingly affects non-smokers, but stigma in Canada persists

The increase was seen across age, sex and ethnicity, leading researchers to conclude that the actual incidence in lung cancer among non-smokers has jumped. In Canada, doctors have noticed a similar trend. Dr. Rosalyn Juergens, chair of the Lung Cancer Dis
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Nov 14, 2017 03:02
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[Australia] Smokers should switch to vaping: experts

Health professionals gathered in Melbourne on Monday to hear how the smoke-free technology could help smokers move away from deadly cigarettes. "For those smokers who won't or can't quit, the next best thing would be to switch to vaping," Queen Mary Uni
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) (au)
added Nov 13, 2017 19:20
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Billie Jean King: ‘Be ahead of your time – that’s what you have to do’

‘I decided to fight for equality and freedom and equal rights and opportunities for everyone. Not just girls. Everyone.’ [NB: no mention in this extensive article of Virginia Slims/Philip Morris--except in the comments--gb]
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 13, 2017 16:07
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[Europe, Netherlands, UK] Tobacco firms may face ‘murder’ trials

(Ash) has begun work on pressing the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to bring charges or to allow a private prosecution... The latest line of attack is furthest advanced in Holland, where lawyers have filed charges with the public prosecutor, acting
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 13, 2017 15:39
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[Indonesia] Asians seek less harmful alternatives to smoking

Vapers and vaping advocates from different Asian countries have gathered for the first time in Jakarta... “Vaping or choosing a better product [than cigarette] is a human right. But we still have to fight for it,” Dimas Jeremia, chairman of MOVI or Indo
Manila Standard (ph)
added Nov 13, 2017 05:43
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[Australia] Council to consult on banning smoking on The Parade in Norwood

SMOKERS face butting out on The Parade, and in some nearby side streets, as part of a plan to create Adelaide’s first smoke-free suburban retail strip. Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council will from next week ask the community it if it wants smoking ba
Adelaide Now -- The Advertiser and Sunday Mail (au)
added Nov 13, 2017 05:39
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Schwarzenegger: Let's slap a public health warning on fossil fuels

lauded the (WHO) for sealing a 164-nation tobacco control pact in 2003 that led to consumers of cigarettes and cigars being alerted to the health risks of smoking, including lung cancer. A similar accord could be put in place for products derived from fo
Reuters
added Nov 12, 2017 20:56
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[Ohio] Lung cancer awareness the focus of upcoming Springfield dinner program

Tying in with Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the Mercy Health Springfield Regional Cancer Center will “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” with a free dinner and discussion event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cancer Center, 148 W. North St.
Springfield (OH) News-Sun
added Nov 12, 2017 20:48
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[New York] Hamptons Protestors Rage Against Ban on Smoking in Convertible Cars

A recent meeting of the Hamptons Health and Safety Board (HHSB) was disrupted when a large group of angry motorists arrived to protest recently enhanced restrictions on smoking. The Hamptons Police Department was called in...rule banning smoking in toples
Dan’s Papers (Southampton, NY)
added Nov 12, 2017 20:48
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[Canada] Let’s have licensed pot lounges, Victoria councillors urge B.C.

Councillors also recommend that provincial regulations ensure that clean-air bylaws protecting others, including employees, from second-hand smoke also apply to cannabis smoke. Coun. Geoff Young said it’s important to avoid the “ridiculous situation” tha
Victoria (BC) Times Colonist (ca)
added Nov 12, 2017 20:43
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