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How worrying is it that more and more teens are using e-cigarettes?

Many are alarmed by the fast-rising popularity of vaping among teenagers in the US. But experts are divided on whether e-cigarettes should be more tightly regulated
New Scientist
added Nov 8, 2018 21:26
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CDC: Cigarette smoking hits new low among adults, but youth vaping 'epidemic' still a concern

Teen vaping is reaching epidemic levels and FDA is considering regulation to curb it. One proposal would be banning flavoring of e-cigarette liquids.
USA Today
added Nov 8, 2018 21:22
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Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Lowest Ever Recorded: 14% in 2017

Scott Gottlieb, M.D. “We’ve taken new steps to ultimately render combustible cigarettes minimally or non-addictive and to advance a framework to encourage innovation of potentially less harmful products such as e-cigarettes for adults who still seek acces
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Nov 8, 2018 21:07
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[Montana] Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare won the midterms

The tax was voted down, putting Medicaid for 100,000 low-income Montanans in jeopardy, according to advocates. The fight against the tax was backed by Big Tobacco giant Altria.
Yahoo Finance (uk)
added Nov 8, 2018 19:12
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Blunts Cigar Wrap Tax Rule ($$)

A Florida appeals court ruled Tuesday that a state agency’s memorandum outlining the taxation of whole leaf cigar wraps constituted an unenforceable rule, overturning an administrative law judge’s ruling.
Law360
added Nov 8, 2018 19:10
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[West Virginia] Arkansas justice calls election a win over outside spending

Republican State Leadership Committee’...which launched its initiative focused on state court races in 2014, and its donors this year have included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, tobacco company Reynolds American...Two prominent Republicans backed by the g
Seymour (IN) Daily Tribune
added Nov 8, 2018 19:09
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[UK] Lifesaving mobile lung cancer screening project launched in Leeds

A NEW mobile screening trial in Leeds designed to help detect the early signs of lung cancer could lead to a national screening programme being launched to save more lives. GPs will be inviting around 7,000 smokers and ex-smokers to take part in the Leeds
Yorkshire Post (uk)
added Nov 8, 2018 19:04
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[UK] Tube strike 2018: rail militants heaping strike misery branded 'hypocrites' for investing union funds in tobacco, banking and privatised water

The RMT union, whose leaders boast of its commitment to the downfall of capitalism, has amassed an investment portfolio worth nearly £20 million. It includes £627,000 worth of shares in cigarette giant British American Tobacco, some £1.5 million in ener
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Nov 8, 2018 19:03
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Sex differences in risk factors for myocardial infarction: cohort study of UK Biobank participants [FREE FULL TEXT]

Although the incidence of MI was higher in men than in women, several risk factors were more strongly associated with MI in women compared with men. Sex specific associations between risk factors and MI declined with age, but, where it occurred, the highe
British Medical Journal
added Nov 8, 2018 19:01
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[UK] Smoking, diabetes increase heart attack risk more in women

The researchers, writing in the BMJ, said women should receive the same treatments as men and be offered support to stop smoking. Doctors should also be better at spotting female patients at risk. Men are still three times more likely than women to hav
BBC Online
added Nov 8, 2018 19:01
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