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[UK] 'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking

Smokers looking to quit as part of the annual Stoptober campaign are being warned not to go "cold turkey". Government health officials have said smokers stand a much greater chance of succeeding giving up by using official NHS support or turning to e-ci
BBC Online
added Sep 21, 2018 21:56
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[North Carolina] Traditional cigarette prices are on rise again for Marlboro, likely for Reynolds brands

The price of traditional cigarettes is going up again, this time by 10 cents per pack for the top brands of Philip Morris USA. The increase follows Philip Morris’ recent pattern of raising prices every six months or so, which R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. a
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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[Florida] GWENDOLYN E. ODOM, etc., Petitioner, vs. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Respondent.

we quash the decision of the Fourth District and remand with instructions to reinstate the final judgment. We also disapprove Webb and Putney to the extent they are inconsistent with this opinion. Finally, we award Odom attorney’s fees for the appeal o
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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Florida High Court Reinstates $20M Tobacco Verdict ($$)

ruling that the state appeals court that overturned it imposed an improper cap on damages awards for adult children of smoking victims in wrongful death suits. In a 5-2 decision, the court reversed the Fourth District Court of Appeal's decision in favor
Law360
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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E-cigarettes are almost certainly better than smoking

one clear conclusion—whether it is harmless or only moderately bad for you, vaping is almost certainly safer than smoking. That is a message which needs spreading. In Britain about a third of smokers say they have not tried vaping because they are worried
The Economist
added Sep 21, 2018 21:22
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[Ohio] POLITICS Toledo-based union relieved after judge blocks North Carolina's Farm Act

President Baldemar Velasquez discusses the working condition differences between documented and undocumented migrants while leading a tour of a tobacco worker's field near Dudley, North Carolina in 2014
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Sep 21, 2018 21:11
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Potential Benefits and Risks of High-Nicotine e-Cigarettes

Stopping e-cigarette use, such as with JUUL devices and other products, among vulnerable age groups will require stronger regulatory actions and sustained efforts by policy makers, medical professionals, public health activists, and the manufacturers who
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Sep 21, 2018 13:48
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The Toxic Air We Breathe

Doug Brugge tells us otherwise in his new book Particles in the Air: The Deadliest Pollutant Is the One You Breathe Every Day (Springer). In fact, he points out that three of the ten top causes of ill health and death worldwide are due to particulate matt
Tufts University
added Sep 21, 2018 13:45
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] LETTER: No effective recourse from neighbours' second-hand cigarette smoke

Just as a wife who is bashed daily by her abusive husband needs protection from domestic violence before she succumbs to long-term physical injury, non-smokers need protection and a way out from their neighbours who smoke.
TODAYonline (sg)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:45
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Singaporeans question proposal from MP for smokers to contain smoke in their own flats

In response to the issue of secondhand smoke coming from neighbouring houses, Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Joan Pereira proposed that people who want to smoke in their own homes should make sure that smoke does not escape their flats. She said, “Windows and do
The Independent SIngapore (sg)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:45
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