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[Oregon] EDITORIAL: Portland commissioners should say 'no' to the tobacco-ban herd

they should do what – sadly – counts these days as the weird thing: Challenge the conventional wisdom by asking how, exactly, tobacco users harm others in parks and on golf courses. If the best argument ban proponents can produce is that smokers look cool
The Oregonian
added Dec 19, 2014 16:33
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[Oregon] TILLMAN/GREENE: Banning tobacco use in Portland parks would not be sheep-like: Guest opinion

The Oregonian editorial board's interest in protecting personal freedom, readers may not know that only 15 percent of Multnomah County residents smoke, which means what we're really doing is protecting the freedom of 85 percent of the rest of the resident
The Oregonian
added Dec 19, 2014 16:30

Secondhand smoke exposure toxicity accelerates age-related cardiac disease in old hamsters

To determine whether exposure to SHS has an impact on age-induced LVH we examined young and old hamsters that underwent SHS exposure in a chamber for 30 mins.
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Dec 19, 2014 16:28

[Cuba] A Parting Wish From the President: ‘Mele Kalikimaka’

“Mele kalikimaka,” he said. “Mahalo.” Asked whether he would smoke a Cuban cigar on his trip, Mr. Obama smiled and waved as he left.
New York Times
added Dec 19, 2014 16:25

British American Tobacco reaches $575 mln Flintkote settlement | Reuters

The agreement was reached by BAT's Canadian subsidiary Imperial Tobacco Canada in a litigation case which started in 2006 and related to issues dating back to 1986 and 1987.
added Dec 19, 2014 16:22
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Friday Feedback: Do We _Need_ a Surgeon General?

Sager: "A vigorous surgeon general reminds us why and how to modify behaviors that damage our health prematurely.... and plans ahead, remembering that since the then-controversial Surgeon General's report on smoking and health was issued in 1964, U.S. smo
MedPage Today
added Dec 19, 2014 16:19
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[Washington] Gov. Inslee eyes new capital gains tax, higher cigarette tax

The governor also wants to increase the state cigarette tax by 50 cents a pack
KOMO TV Ch. 4 ABC/KOMO Radio 1000 (Seattle, WA)
added Dec 19, 2014 13:49
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[Canada, UK, USA] BAT in $575m deal to settle asbestos dispute

ends the British tobacco group’s seven-year legal dispute with Flintkote, a US roofing company...said the agreement would provide “closure” on a legacy issue and protect it from current and future asbestos claims in the US. The settlement amounts to 3.6 p
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 19, 2014 13:45

Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group

Reviews Acupuncture and related interventions for smoking cessationReview AbstractFull Article (HTML)PDF(962K) Allergen-specific oral immunotherapy for peanut allergyReview
Cochrane Library
added Dec 19, 2014 13:41

[UK] Evidence that electronic cigarettes can help smokers to quit

“Cochrane reviews are world renowned for their systematic analysis of the evidence. Electronic cigarettes are used by millions of smokers in the UK but the risks and benefits have been heavily disputed. This timely review indicates that that these produc
ASH London (uk)
added Dec 19, 2014 13:35
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