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New York is the top state for cigarette smuggling in the country

The report should come as no surprise to anyone who has purchased a discounted pack of smokes from their local bodega and found an out-of-state tax stamp on the bottom. At a press conference last August, New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito vowed to crack
Time Out New York
added Nov 15, 2017 04:35
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Cigarette? No Thanks, I’ll Take the Extra Vacation Days Instead

Labor Department has shown a willingness to sue employers that it believes are running noncompliant wellness and tobacco cessation programs...filed a federal court lawsuit against Macy’s, Anthem, and Cigna over the retailer’s smoking cessation program, wh
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Nov 15, 2017 03:31
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Durbin Introduces Legislation To Make The VA Smoke-Free

announced legislation to prohibit smoking at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation would repeal an antiquated 1992 law that requires the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to furnish and maintain designated indoor or outdoor smoking a
US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:53
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GLANTZ: PMI’s Own Data on Biomarkers of Potential Harm in Americans Show that IQOS is Not Detectably Different from Conventional Cigarettes, so FDA Must Deny PMI’s Modified Risk Claims

In its application PMI presents data that it represents as showing that IQOS produces lower levels of toxic chemicals than conventional cigarettes...there is no statistically detectable difference between IQOS and conventional cigarettes for 23 of thes
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:44
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GLANTZ: PMI’s Own Data on Biomarkers of Potential Harm in Americans Show that IQOS is Not Detectably Different from Conventional Cigs

I just submitted this public comment to the FDA on PMI's Modified Risk Tobacco Product application for IQOS...Overall, PMI’s own data supports the conclusion that IQOS is no different from conventional cigarettes in terms of effects on these biomarkers o
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:35
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[Canada] LETTER: MAHOOD: A different view

Your obituary of Murray Koffler, the pharmacist founder of Shoppers Drug Mart...While he served as chair of Shoppers from 1971 to 1986, pharmacies were major tobacco retailers. Shoppers resisted the health community's efforts to persuade pharmacists that
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:23
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[Arkansas] Veterans fought for freedom; struggle with lung health

Due to the increased risk for veterans, Dr. David Mannino, Pulmonologist and Medical Expert at GSK, recommends they make it a point to talk to their doctor when they are having trouble with their breathing. What is COPD? COPD is a chronic lung disease br
Henderson State University Oracle
added Nov 15, 2017 01:57
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Medicaid expansion under ACA linked to higher rate of smoking cessation

When low-income adults were newly covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they were more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than their counterparts in states that did not offer Medicaid expansion, according to a new analysis from the Univ
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 14, 2017 13:06
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Diet, smoking and alcohol main causes of death in OECD countries

The “Health at a Glance” report 2017 shows that over 10 million deaths have been recorded ... Unhealthy diet, smoking and alcohol consumption were seen to be the most important causes of these deaths Cancer related deaths were also quite significant in
News-Medical.net
added Nov 14, 2017 12:57
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[UK] Leicester nurses take e-cigarette message to shoppers

Specialist nurses in Leicester will be promoting e-cigarettes to the public later this month, as part of efforts to boost smoking cessation. Lung cancer specialist nurses at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will run a stall at Beaumont Leys Sh
Nursing Times
added Nov 14, 2017 12:44
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