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E-cigarettes prevent wound healing: Study says patients should be banned from vaping for two months before surgery to avoid complications

Nicotine, the addictive ingredient, is known to restrict blood flow and raise the risk of of complications for cigarette smokers. Although e-cigarettes strip out the combustible chemicals of tobacco, a new study shows the devices have the same effect, h
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 19, 2018 02:34
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'Stop using smokers as a cash cow': Huge push for Australia to join the UK and legalise vaping – but it means the government will miss out on billions

One Nation Senator Peter Georgiou has backed the legalisation of electronic cigarettes, saying the high cost of tobacco was 'price gouging'. 'We seem more concerned about slugging smokers as much as we can to fatten up the government coffers,' he said i
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 19, 2018 02:31
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Juul pads U.S. market share lead in e-cigs

Juul continued to expand its dominance over the U.S. electronic-cigarette sector over the past month even as it faces ever-increasing scrutiny from federal and state regulators and anti-tobacco advocates. Wells Fargo Securities analyst Bonnie Herzog iss
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 19, 2018 02:25
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[Virginia] Perspective: Pocahontas, and her long, 400-year history of being used as a pawn

Since the first years of the Virginia colony, the girl with a short life and a long history has been a pawn, moved this way and that to serve the interests of colonists, nations and tribes, tobacco sellers, moviemakers and activists.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 19, 2018 02:24
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using e-cigarettes increases likelihood of using cigarettes among youth, study finds

The study further underscores concerns that e-cigarettes are acting as entry nicotine products that may lead to the use of more harmful and toxic nicotine products, such as combustible cigarettes. Using both e-cigarettes and cigarettes at the same time —
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Oct 19, 2018 02:20
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E-Cigarettes Slowed Wound Healing in Animal Study

Smoking electronic cigarettes could slow the healing of skin wounds as much as regular cigarettes, according to a new study on rats. "Based on our findings, e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes as it relates to timely wound h
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 19, 2018 02:19
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Call to overturn ban on e-cigarettes in Thailand

The Ends Cigarette Smoke Thailand group, or ECST, has filed a request to the director of Law and Litigation Department in the Office of the Ombudsman Thailand, asking for the ban on e-cigarettes to be reconsidered. The devices were banned on December
Asia Times
added Oct 19, 2018 02:17
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What Canada's legalization of marijuana means for travelers

The rule against public marijuana use is particularly limiting for tourists, who may not have a private location to smoke. Be sure to check province and local laws before planning any marijuana tourism.
CNN
added Oct 19, 2018 02:16
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines, UK] Government urged to follow U.K. tobacco control model

LOCAL vaping groups are calling on the adoption of the same approach in tackling tobacco use in the United Kingdom, wherein the Parliament’s report urges the government to relax regulations on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).
Business Mirror (ph)
added Oct 19, 2018 02:15
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[Canada] Half of Canadian homeowners think marijuana use will hurt property values: poll

Nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) of homeowners polled say smoking marijuana inside a home would harm a property’s value; while 21 per cent disagreed and 15 per cent were neutral.
Financial Post (ca)
added Oct 19, 2018 02:14
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