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[North Carolina] Gaston leaders hear teens’ thoughts on tobacco

This summer, a group of local teenagers with Tobacco Free Gaston used photos to showcase the harmful effects of tobacco use. Throughout June, large photos of littered cigarette butts, smoldering cigarettes and a slew of other images were displayed at the
Gaston (NC) Gazette
added Aug 23, 2018 12:06
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Tobacco industry data on illicit tobacco trade: a systematic review of existing assessments [FREE FULL TEXT]

At present, the tobacco industry continues to fund and disseminate ITT research through initiatives such as PMI IMPACT. If industry data on ITT cannot meet the standards of accuracy and transparency set by high-quality research publications, a solution m
Tobacco Control
added Aug 23, 2018 11:58
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New research uncovers 'one of the tobacco industry's greatest scams'

Two new studies...expose evidence that big tobacco companies are still facilitating tobacco smuggling, while attempting to control a global system designed to prevent it, and funding studies that routinely overestimate levels of tobacco smuggling.
EurekAlert
added Aug 23, 2018 11:55
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Store Tobacco Ads Help Get Kids Vaping

Tobacco displays and advertising in convenience stores make teens more willing to try electronic cigarettes, researchers say. E-cigarettes are the most commonly used smoking products among young people in the United States. The study, which included 160
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 23, 2018 11:55
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E-Cigarette Smoking Tied to Later Marijuana Use in Teens

Teenagers' use of any tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), is associated with subsequent marijuana use, according to a study published in the August issue of Pediatrics. Janet Audrain-McGovern, Ph.D., from the University of
Psychiatry Advisor
added Aug 23, 2018 11:55
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[UK] Vapers who use e-cigarettes every day are almost TWICE as likely to suffer a heart attack as non-smokers

The first-of-its-kind study also found that those who both smoke and vape every day are almost five times more at risk of the life-threatening condition. Study author Dr Stanton Glantz, from the University of California, San Francisco, said: 'Most adult
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 23, 2018 11:53
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Over 100 towns in Sri Lanka stop cigarette sales

Public Health Inspectors Union launched several programmes across the country to educate locals on the ill effects of smoking and as a result, shop owners and businessmen in many towns stopped selling cigarettes. Twenty-two towns in Jaffna, 17 towns in M
Ada Derana (lk)
added Aug 23, 2018 11:43
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[Tennessee] Tenants Leaving Housing Authority Over Smoke-Free Policy

A smoke-free policy that went into effect Aug. 1 has resulted 16 vacant units in the Greeneville Housing Authority. “We have more empty units after the smoking policy went into effect,” Rebecca Moyer, GHA executive director, told the authority’s board of
Greeneville (TN) Sun
added Aug 23, 2018 00:39
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[Asia, China] Study: Smoking kills, but quitting can make you fat

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Harvard University found that those whose weight increased by more than 15 kilograms after quitting smoking had a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes than smokers. The risk peaked five to seven years after
China Daily (cn)
added Sep 5, 2018 21:56
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Evaluating the impact and equity of a tobacco-free pharmacy law on retailer density in New York City neighbourhoods [FREE FULL TEXT]

In order to minimise disparities in the tobacco retail environment, local governments considering a similar ban should supplement this strategy with other retailer restrictions to achieve equitable outcomes.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 30, 2018 16:37
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