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ATS debuts new video to highlight dangers of flavored tobacco

American Thoracic Society...is debuting a new video in which children help to highlight the dangers associated with candy-flavored tobacco, which experts fear will induce kids to use tobacco, leading to a lifetime of addiction.
News-Medical.net
added Nov 17, 2017 20:49
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[Pennsylvania] More than 12 percent of women in Allegheny County smoke while pregnant

19 percent of adults in Allegheny County smoke, according to health officials, and that adds up to about 233,000 people. It’s still a concern today — the third Thursday of November — 40 years after the Great American Smokeout went national to get people
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Nov 17, 2017 20:46
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Anti-smoking advocates to Angara: Include higher tobacco tax in bill

An anti-smoking group on Tuesday warned Senator Sonny Angara that he may suffer the fate of Senator Ralph Recto during 2007 elections if he ignores their call to include a higher tobacco tax rate in the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 17, 2017 20:38
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[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] AUB Launches the WHO Center for Hookah Smoking Research

A ceremony to launch the World Health Organization (WHO) Knowledge Hub for Waterpipe Research was held at AUB's West Hall in Bathish Auditorium during the “Third International Conference on Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking Research,” which was organized by AUB’s
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Nov 17, 2017 20:38
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Kansas Jailer Accused of Sex With Inmates, Impregnating One

A Kansas jailer who was fired last year for smuggling tobacco into his lockup had sex with male and female inmates and paid for an abortion for one of them, authorities allege in a newly released affidavit. Lexington Laiter, 27, was charged in Anderson C
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 17, 2017 20:30
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3 benefits of tobacco-free policies at colleges and universities

Besides helping to reduce smoking rates, smoke- and tobacco-free policies also change attitudes toward tobacco use, eliminate secondhand smoke exposure and make it easier for smokers to quit. Working to prevent tobacco use among college students is espec
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 17, 2017 20:21
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New 'Heat-Not-Burn' Cigarettes Harm Blood Vessels: Study

Heat-not-burn "cigarettes" could be as harmful to your blood vessels as traditional smokes, a new animal study suggests. Tobacco giant Philip Morris is seeking U.S. approval for one of these smoking alternative products, called iQOS. The company claims i
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 17, 2017 20:20
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[Denmark] Face It: Drinking, Smoking Takes Toll on Looks

The research tracked more than 11,500 Danish adults, aged 21 to 93, for an average of nearly 12 years. Women consumed, on average, 2.6 alcoholic drinks a week, and men consumed 11.4 drinks a week. Smokers included 57 percent of the women and 67 percent o
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 17, 2017 20:18
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[UK] E-cigarettes in patients with COPD: current perspectives [FREE FULL TEXT]

little is known about health consequences of EC use among COPD smokers and whether their regular use has any effects on subjective and objective COPD outcomes. In the current review, we discuss the current perspectives and literature on the role of ECs in
Dove Medical Press (uk)
added Nov 17, 2017 20:05
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[Australia, Canada, Mexico, USA] Disparagement of health warning labels on cigarette packages and cessation attempts: results from four countries

HWL disparagement was assessed as the frequency of making fun of HWLs in the past month...HWL disparagement among smokers may indicate greater warning relevance and processing and does not result in counterproductive effects on cessation efforts.
Health Education Research
added Nov 17, 2017 20:03
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