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[UK] Plastic box being used as an ashtray starts fire

A plastic box being used as an ashtray started a fire in a block of flats. Two crews were called to Westbourne Grove, Westcliff, to reports of a fire in the stairwell just after 11.30pm yesterday. The small blaze was extinguished by 11.55pm. The cause
Echo Newspapers (uk)
added Jul 17, 2018 22:55
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[UK] Smokers urged to stop lighting up on Royal Blackburn Hospital site

SMOKERS have been urged to stop ‘inappropriately’ smoking on a hospital site where it is banned. East Lancashire Hospitals Trust (ELHT) operates a blanket ban on e-cigarettes and tobacco at any of its sites, which include Royal Blackburn and Burnley Gen
This is Lancashire (uk)
added Jul 17, 2018 22:54
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[Canada, USA] U.S. Border Officials Might Already Know All About Your Cannabis Use

A challenge to an application for disclosure of evidence in a tobacco company lawsuit might put the brakes on the United States having access to this information as it related to lawful cannabis....the tobacco companies sought production of health care re
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jul 17, 2018 21:06
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[Florida] DAVID CANTA, et al., Petitioners, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., et al., Respondents: PETITIONERS’ BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

Third District’s opinion will strike at the heart of one of the most important associational rights of over 100 Engle-progeny plaintiffs...will significantly delay the adjudication of all of those lawsuits—no doubt the true motive underlying PM’s disquali
Amazon CloudFront
added Jul 17, 2018 02:51
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[Mississippi] Southern Miss is supposed to be tobacco-free. Why then are students still smoking?

"It's peer enforced. If somebody tells you to stop smoking, you stop smoking." Southern Miss greatly restricted tobacco use in 2011, at that time limiting smokers to 20 designated areas around campus and imposing fines on those who violated the rules. Bu
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Jul 16, 2018 23:23
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[North Carolina] VIDEO: Child Labor And Tobacco Farming: Are Kids Adequately Protected? 11:07

Despite a worldwide decline in production, tobacco remains North Carolina's most valuable crop. During the picking season, it's all hands on deck — and some of those hands belong to kids as young as 7 years old. The Fair Labor Standards Act makes except
WBUR-FM (Boston, MA)
added Jul 16, 2018 23:23
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[Georgia] GSU advancing research on impact of e-cigarettes as teen usage skyrockets

Researchers at Georgia State University are helping to explore the health effects and addictive nature of electronic cigarettes at a time the government is trying to curb the spiraling use of the devices among the nation’s high school students and adults
SaportaReport
added Jul 16, 2018 23:23
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Richard Feldman: How long until we know the effects of e-cigarettes?

new generations addicted to nicotine, potentially at increased risk for chronic diseases and cancer and also prone to begin use of combustible tobacco products. The net public health effect is unknown.
Muncie (IN) Star-Press
added Jul 16, 2018 23:23
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Adults’ Perceptions of Nicotine Harm to Children

the array of products through which children could be exposed to nicotine has grown substantially...Although most adults perceive nicotine exposure as harmful for children, there are important differences based on sex, racial and/or ethnic background, and
Pediatrics
added Jul 16, 2018 23:22
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[California] Richmond council votes to ban sales of menthol, flavored tobacco

Despite concerns from city retailers, Richmond City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the sale of menthol and flavored tobacco products in city limits. The council approved those and other amendments to the Tobacco Retailer License Ordinance, alm
Richmond (CA) Standard (Chevron Richmond)
added Jul 16, 2018 23:22
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