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CARROLL: Preventive Care Saves Money? Sorry, It’s Too Good to Be True

In the long run, all of those people living longer would lead to increases in spending in many programs, including health care. The more people who quit smoking, the higher the deficit from health care — barely offset by the revenue from taxing cigarette
New York Times
added Jan 30, 2018 02:00
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[California] AUDIO: Is Smoking Pot While Pregnant Safe For The Baby?

studies nationally suggest there's been a sharp jump in pot use among pregnant women, especially among younger mothers... with recreational cannabis now legal in at least eight states and the District of Columbia, physicians like Gossett are worried that
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Jan 29, 2018 18:47
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Effect of Illinois smoke-free law on casino revenue is topic of dispute

The Illinois law that banned smoking in casinos hasn’t negatively impacted casino numbers and dollars, according to a new study in the journal Tobacco Control. At the same time, casino officials in Illinois disagree with the study’s methods and say revenu
Reuters
added Jan 29, 2018 18:38
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[UK] Vaping may raise cancer and heart disease risk, study suggests

Nicotine in e-cigarettes may convert into DNA-damaging chemicals, mouse trial indicates, but critics say results are irrelevant to humans
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 29, 2018 18:37
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PMI Presents to US FDA Advisory Committee; Important Milestone in the Scientific Review of IQOS

“The Committee’s two-day discussion was a milestone event. We thank the Agency and the Committee for their interest in our scientific dossier and our determination to enable adults who smoke to have access to and information about better alternatives,” s
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Jan 29, 2018 18:03
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The END of smoking: Tobacco firm to STOP selling Marlboro cigarettes in the UK

“If we stopped selling them tomorrow, somebody else would sell them cigarettes,” he said. “It wouldn’t produce any benefit for those smokers. “That’s why we’re focused on trying to persuade our smokers to quit altogether or switch to alternatives which,
Daily Star (uk)
added Jan 29, 2018 18:01
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[UK] FRAINE: How my ‘dead body’ ended up on millions of cigarette packets across Europe

Tom Fraine did a couple of photo shoots in Berlin in 2012 – then four years later discovered he had become the face of EU health warnings about the dangers of smoking
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 29, 2018 18:01
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[Asia] India losing productivity worth billions of dollars due to cancer

the highest productivity losses – $0.74 billion – because of the lip and oral cancers is alarming. China too recorded a loss of nearly $8 billion in productivity annually due to tobacco smoking. "The use of smokeless tobacco, often combined with betel qu
DNA India (in)
added Jan 29, 2018 17:52
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[Asia, Qatar] Survey findings to strengthen HMC’s fight against smoking

“We are in the process of finalising the findings of our latest survey on smoking prevalence in Qatar. We expect to release the outcomes of the survey very soon. We have co-ordinated with some renowned organisations and the survey will help us in forming
Gulf Times (qa)
added Feb 20, 2018 00:14
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Increase in Cigarette Tax Turns Controversial in Paraguay

Three months into the presidential election, the main political debate in Paraguay revolves around a bill to increase cigarette taxes and trace the product from its manufacturing to its destination in order to combat smuggling. According to local analyst
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:15
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