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The shifting rationales for vaping

Twitter users' stated rationales for using e-cigarettes, categorized. / A new study harnesses social media data to explore—in their own words—the reasons people use e-cigarettes and why they started vaping in the first place. Nearly half of people say th
Medical Xpress (
added Mar 2, 2017 12:16

[UK] British American Tobacco chief confident of ecigarette push

Last week he revealed bold plans to expand BAT’s next-generation products division, with the aim of quadrupling the number of markets in which it sells ecigarettes by 2019. “The rate of growth is exponential,” says Mr Durante. “We’re in 12 markets now, a
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 2, 2017 12:08

[Asia, China] Shanghai stubs out smoking indoors, driving push for national ban

Shanghai on Wednesday became the latest major Chinese city to ban smoking in all indoor public venues, workplaces, and public transportation. Smokers who break the ban can be fined up to 200 yuan (29 U.S. dollars), and venue owners may be fined up to 30 (cn)
added Mar 2, 2017 12:03

[Asia-pacific, Japan] Health ministry dilutes plan to ban indoor smoking as restaurant industry, LDP resist

Bending to pressure from the restaurant industry and the Liberal Democratic Party, the health ministry has watered down its plan to ban indoor smoking in basically all facilities. Its new proposal for combating secondhand smoke, released Wednesday, now
Japan Times (jp)
added Mar 2, 2017 12:03
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LESSON PLANS 401 Prompts for Argumentative Writing

perhaps it’s our vast collection of writing prompts that is our most widely used resource for teaching and learning with The Times. This list of 401 prompts ... 262. Should the Legal Age to Purchase Tobacco Be Raised From 18 to 21? 263. Should E-Cigarette
New York Times
added Mar 2, 2017 12:02

[Oklahoma] Cigarette tax expert says state could see millions and health benefits

Oklahoma would raise millions in new tax revenue and save thousands of lives by raising the cigarette tax to $1.50 per pack, a tobacco taxation expert said Tuesday. Frank J. Chaloupka, an economist who has extensively researched tobacco taxation, said dur
Tulsa (OK) World
added Mar 2, 2017 12:02

[Pennsylvania] Smoking ban in public housing cleans up air, sets Philly as national model

Well ahead of the curve, the Philadelphia Housing Authority prohibited smoking in its properties in 2015. A new study documents some recent success by the Philadelphia Housing Authority, the largest agency in the country to have banned smoking in all it
WHYY (Philadelphia, PA)
added Mar 2, 2017 12:02

[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Air in pubs can be worse than outside: study

John Tung Foundation... said a study conducted by the foundation and academics last month showed that levels of PM2.5 — an indicator of airborne particles measuring 2.5 micrometers or less — at three pubs and nightclubs that allow smoking indoors were mu
Taipei Times (tw)
added Mar 2, 2017 12:02

CHANDLER: 2 bills good for Kentucky health

The long-term improvements to Kentucky’s health from a reduced smoking rate would save billions... Not incidentally, Kentuckians die from cancer more often than people from any other state... As I travel around our beautiful state, many of the people I m
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Mar 2, 2017 12:02

[Australia] Transport plan to butt out smokers

The Health Directorate and Transport Canberra are considering whether public transport waiting areas, including bus interchanges, bus stops, future light rail stops and taxi ranks, should be made smoke-free. Minister for Health, Meegan Fitzharris said C (au)
added Mar 2, 2017 12:02
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