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Exposed! Nigerian Children: Prime Targets Of ‘Big Tobacco’ Farming, Smoking For Blood Money

From child labour on Nigerian tobacco fields to luring of kids as replacement smokers, ‘Dotun Akintomide examines how Big Tobacco companies had kept children at the centre of a blueprint that has helped sustained the multi-billion dollar controversial in
The New Diplomat Newspaper (ng)
added Nov 17, 2017 23:04
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Classification of Twitter Users Who Tweet About E-Cigarettes

Accuracy varied by user type, with F1 scores of individuals, informed agencies, marketers, spammers, and vaper enthusiasts being 91.1%, 84.4%, 81.2%, 79.5%, and 47.1%, respectively. Vaper enthusiasts were the most challenging user type to predict accurate
JMIR Public Health & Surveillance (Journal of Medical Internet Research)
added Nov 17, 2017 22:57
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ETTER: Gateway effects and electronic cigarettes

The gateway theory is not compatible with either (1) the decrease in smoking prevalence observed in adolescents in countries where vaping increased or (2) an increase in smoking among teenagers after age restrictions were imposed on e-cigarette purchases.
Addiction
added Nov 17, 2017 22:48
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[Australia] MENDELSOHN: ALP's blanket ban on vapers in smoke-free spaces could do more harm than good

The proposal by NSW Labor to introduce a blanket ban on personal vaporisers, also known as e-cigarettes, in smoke-free areas is not justified on health grounds and could do more harm than good.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 17, 2017 22:43
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Chronic exposure to electronic cigarette (E-cig) results in impaired cardiovascular function in mice.

Chronic exposure to E-cig vapor accelerates aortic stiffness,significantly impairs aortic endothelial function,and may lead to impaired cardiac function. The clinical implications from this study are, even at relatively low exposure levels,chronic use of
Journal of Applied Physiology
added Nov 17, 2017 22:09
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GLANTZ: More evidence that e-cigarettes are as bad as cigs in terms of heart disease risk

they exposed mice to e-cigarette aerosol for 8 months and found changes in their blood vessels that indicate heightened heart disease risk. (These results are consistent with short-term studies in humans show that people who use e-cigarettes immediately
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 17, 2017 22:06
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3T® Heat not Burn On Fire In Arkansas

Vapor Tobacco Manufacturing announces Tobacco Superstores, one of the largest tobacco store chains in the USA, and Tobacco Town have added the 3T® organic technology Heat not Burn products in all their Arkansas locations.
PR Newswire
added Nov 17, 2017 22:05
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The 'Fearsome Five' Brands Show Continued Growth in the BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable U.S. Brands 2018 Ranking

The BrandZ Top 10 Most Valuable U.S. Brands 2018 ... 10 Marlboro Tobacco 91,507 +5%
PR Newswire
added Nov 17, 2017 22:04
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The "Healthier" Version Of Smoking Is More Harmful To Youthful Users Than It Seems

New research presented at the 2017 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Conference suggests a link between VPN use, now a $3.5 billion industry, and neurotoxicity, immune cell suppression, and cardiovascular disease.
PR Newswire
added Nov 17, 2017 21:59
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The Mugabe Economy in Charts Highlights Challenges for Zimbabwe

In 2000, Mugabe’s government authorized the often-violent seizure of about 4,500 mostly white-owned commercial farms to redistribute to blacks in a land-reform program that human-rights groups slammed. Exports of tobacco, the nation’s biggest foreign-cur
Bloomberg News
added Nov 17, 2017 21:50
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