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[North Carolina] Study finds no link to low nicotine cigarettes, higher alcohol use

The smokers consumed over a six-week period cigarettes with a normal level of nicotine at 15.8 milligrams, moderate nicotine levels of 5.2 milligrams and the very low nicotine cigarettes made by 22nd Century Group with 0.4 to 2.4 milligrams of nicotine.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 1, 2016 21:22

UK government should fund media campaigns that promote quitting, not films that promote smoking

A letter from leading international tobacco researchers published today by Addiction calls for the UK government to stop subsidising films that they claim promote smoking and spend more on media campaigns that promote quitting. Anti-tobacco media campaig
added Jul 1, 2016 21:22
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[Ohio] Apartment complex going smoke-free

The Flats at Douglas, formerly Kenwood Gardens, will be smoke-free, effective Friday, Toledo-Lucas County Health Department authorities said. The apartment complex has about 1,200 residents.
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Jul 1, 2016 21:20

[Missouri] 'Tobacco 21' measure falls flat at committee meeting

The controversial proposal to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products failed to pass Thursday morning after a tied vote of Jefferson City's Public Safety Committee.
KMIZ TV Channel 17 (Columbia, MO)
added Jul 1, 2016 21:19

[Norway, UK] A new diagnosis of asthma or COPD is linked to smoking cessation – the Tromsø study

Increased rates of smoking cessation were associated with a new diagnosis of heart or lung disease, and obstructive lung disease was just as strongly linked to smoking cessation as was CHD. This should encourage the pursuit of early diagnosis of COPD.
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
added Jul 1, 2016 21:18

[UK-Northern Ireland] Underage cigarette sales detection rate doubles in 12 months

THE number of business detected selling cigarettes to people under 18 across the north has doubled in just 12 months. The figures released by the Department of Health following a question from West Tyrone SDLP assembly member Daniel McCrossan this week.
The Irish News (uk)
added Jul 1, 2016 21:16
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[California] Sued for Smoking

Forsyth argues that tobacco use in films increases the likelihood that young audience members will start smoking. Hollywood, Forsyth claims, has known this since at least 2003. Cinematic smoking allows tobacco companies to circumvent prohibitions against
Reason Magazine
added Jul 1, 2016 21:15
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[California] GREENHUT: War on Vaping an Effort To Prop up Tobacco Taxes?

It's true that a higher tax discourages smoking. So a higher e-cigarette tax would also discourage vaping, which happens to be a great way to stop smoking. The logic seems inescapable that hiking taxes on vaping products is more about revenue than public
Reason Magazine
added Jul 1, 2016 21:12

[Ireland] Pioneering cardiologist and anti-smoking advocate Risteard Mulcahy dies aged 94

Professor Mulcahy, one of Ireland’s first anti-smoking advocates was founder and president of the Irish Heart Foundation.
Irish Times (ie)
added Jul 1, 2016 21:10
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[Asia-pacific, Micronesia] Calvo vetoes bill to raise Guam legal age to buy tobacco products

In his veto letter, Calvo said the “government is not a nanny” and that island lawmakers don’t have the right to tell Guam residents old enough to serve in the military, vote, marry and have children “that they can’t buy a pack of cigarettes.”
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Jul 1, 2016 21:09
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