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SIEGEL: Harm Reduction Debate Bringing Out the Venom on Both Sides

The impression I am left with is that the entire harm reduction debate is a toxic one, with venom on both sides, which is leading to irrational thinking, blind adherence to ideology, a focus on ad hominem attacks rather than rational scientific discourse
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Oct 7, 2014 16:28
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[Belgium, Europe, Germany] Japan Tobacco set to close last UK plant ($$)

JTI is also closing its Wervik plant in Belgium and ending production at its German facility in Trier, as it comes to terms with declining volumes and growing regulatory pressures.
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 7, 2014 16:22
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ESTES: How the Big Tobacco Deal Went Bad

The only people making money on these bonds are investment bankers who fooled state politicians into believing that ready money in their state coffers now was more important than any future consequences...all together, the states will spend just 1.9 perce
New York Times
added Oct 7, 2014 16:16
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[Washington] VIDEO: Toddler poisoned by e-cigarette liquid, mom says

“Her eyes were rolling back into her head,” Oliver said. Oliver said she didn’t know what the toddler, Winona, drank but later found the bottle. “I saw it was her dad’s e-cigarette vapor. In that second, it clicked into my head: I was going to lose my da
Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution
added Oct 7, 2014 14:00
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[UK] Tobacco for the soldiers - October 1914

“Sir, I should be glad if you could spare me some space in your columns to say that Lady Sclater, the wife of the Adjutant-General, has asked me to help her by making known in Horsham the work of the S.S.S. or ‘Smokers for Soldiers and Sailors’, an assoc
West Sussex County Times (uk)
added Oct 7, 2014 13:58
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[Canada] Winnipeg School Division bans e-cigarettes on school property

e-cigarettes, will be banned from Winnipeg's largest school division. Trustees with the Winnipeg School Division voted on Monday to ban the use of e-cigarettes on school property.
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 7, 2014 13:57
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[Australia] AFP called in over Tiger Airways passenger's alleged in-flight e-cigarette

A Tiger Airways passenger is being investigated by the Australian Federal Police after allegedly being caught smoking an electronic cigarette during a flight.
The Age (au)
added Oct 7, 2014 13:56
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[Australia] 'The death of smoking is nigh'

The head of the Australian Council on Smoking and Health has boldly proclaimed we could see the end of smoking in Australia within his lifetime. New research has found that smoking rates for people aged 12-24 dropped from 15-11 per cent in the two years
Radio 3AW
added Oct 7, 2014 13:55
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Tobacco display bans may lower smoking rates: Australia study

Smoking rates have dropped among young Australians in recent years, and research released Tuesday suggests that banning tobacco displays from shops is a factor. The latest study, funded by the Cancer Institute of New South Wales, looked at the medium-te
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 7, 2014 13:53
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The mediation of social influences on smoking cessation and awareness of the early signs of lung cancer

Conclusions: We suggest that future smoking cessation and lung cancer awareness campaigns could usefully capitalise on the influence of close social networks, and would benefit from taking a 'softer'approach.
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Oct 7, 2014 13:52
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