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LEVIN: Proposal undermines Florida anti-smoking efforts

As an attorney and a former 50-year smoker currently battling stage 4 lung cancer, I’ve spent the better part of my life fighting Big Tobacco... Killing Tobacco Free Florida’s advertising campaign is, quite simply, a gift to the tobacco companies.
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Feb 1, 2018 03:24
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[Massachusetts] Agency discovers it’s hard to quit smoking, plans to explore changes to housing policy

Now, three and a half years after the Cambridge ban went into effect, Petruzzi said managers are still hearing many complaints of people smoking inside. “Zero tolerance is not appropriate when you have addiction,” he said. Staff members haven’t received
Cambridge (MA) Day
added Feb 1, 2018 02:44
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Two U.S. lawmakers voice concerns over Philip Morris tobacco trials

Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut cited reports that showed problems with the trials that supported Philip Morris’s application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including a Reuters investigation published in D
Reuters
added Feb 1, 2018 02:27
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[Denmark, Florida] BRIEF-Scandinavian Tobacco Group buys business Of Thompson and Co. Of Tampa, Inc

Reuters
added Feb 1, 2018 01:36
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[Europe, Slovakia, Ukraine] VIDEO: Drones Fly Smuggled Smokes Into The EU

Smugglers are using drones to breach the border between Ukraine and Slovakia, supplying EU black markets with contraband cigarettes.
Radio Free Europe
added Feb 16, 2018 17:16
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[New Jersey] Smoke menthol cigarettes, Jersey? Your lawmakers are thinking about banning them.

State Assemblyman Herb Conaway, a physician, said menthol has escaped being prohibited while other additives that are proven to promote addiction to nicotine have been banned. "Perhaps we can do what the federal government has failed to do," said Conawa
NJ.com
added Feb 14, 2018 16:54
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[Ireland] MUCKIAN: No Smoke Without Fire: The Dangers of Vaping

Possibly, more should be done to advertise e-cigarettes to smokers as a means for them to quit smoking, as research has shown it is less harmful than tobacco smoking. All the same, when advertising such a message, it may be worth pointing out the adverse
University Observer (ie)
added Feb 14, 2018 16:54
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How Do You Advise Your Patients About e-Cigarettes?

Do you think e-cigarettes are more or less harmful than smoking cigarettes? How often do you counsel your patients who smoke cigarettes to switch to e-cigarettes? Which, if any, tobacco products do you personally use? (Select all that apply)
Medical Tribune
added Feb 14, 2018 16:54
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Tobacco smoking, E-cigarettes, and nicotine harm

Nicotine alone has not been shown to be carcinogenic in animal bioassays, but can be metabolized to form carcinogenic tobacco-specific N-nitrosamines, including N-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) and a nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone (NNK) (2). One could argu
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
added Feb 7, 2018 16:23
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[Indiana] IU public health school pledges to refuse funds from tobacco-related group

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington is joining more than a dozen other public health schools that have pledged to refuse research money from an anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry.... At this point, the Bloomington sc
Bloomington (IN) Herald-Times
added Feb 6, 2018 18:00
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