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[UK] NHS should prescribe e-cigarettes, according to boss of Plymouth's newest vape shop

The director of Plymouth's latest vaping store says it's a 'no brainer' that GPs should prescribe e-cigarettes to patients who want to give up fags. Ex-smoker Richard O'Connell, 40, is one of two directors who set up Vape Town over four years ago and ha
Plymouth Herald / This is Plymouth (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 17:00

[UK] Must be a non-smoker: Employers are blasted for posting 'discriminatory' job adverts online – but are they breaking the law by refusing to employ someone because they smoke cigarettes?

On Thursday, there were 60 jobs advertised on Seek which specified an applicant should be a non-smoker. The positions included gardener, chef, front desk receptionist, radar technician, and a tax compilation all rounder. Smoking is not a protected attr
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 16:38

China’s ministry in charge of tobacco control had ties to the tobacco industry. Not anymore

As part of a sweeping reshuffle, a new health commission will take over from the industry ministry as the government body responsible for tobacco control, implementing a set of international rules from the World Health Organisation. Beijing signed the F
South China Morning Post
added Mar 15, 2018 16:28

E-Cigarettes Doing More Harm Than Good: Study

HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 15, 2018 16:26

VIDEO: Teen Confusion Over Tobacco Use / Does smoking an e-cigarette or hookah make you a tobacco user?

HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 15, 2018 16:25
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[Japan] Hearing Loss Joins Long List of Smoking Harms

"With a large sample size, long follow-up period and objective assessment of hearing loss, our study provides strong evidence that smoking is an independent risk factor of hearing loss," said study lead author Dr. Huanhuan Hu, from the National Center fo
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 15, 2018 16:25

[Pennsylvania] Dirty Air May Harm Blacks More Than Whites

The western Pennsylvania study looked at the relationship between heart disease and a component of air pollution known as fine particulate matter...stems from factories, vehicles, power plants, fires and secondhand smoke.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 15, 2018 16:24

FDA Considers Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it plans to cut the amount of addictive nicotine in the nation's cigarettes. "As part of our comprehensive plan on tobacco and nicotine regulation announced last summer, we'
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 15, 2018 16:23

Teens Often Think E-Cigs, Hookah Pipes Harmless: CDC

Teenagers who use tobacco products other than cigarettes often see their habit as harmless, a new U.S. government survey finds. The report, from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asked teenagers whether they considered t
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 15, 2018 16:22

FDA to Lower Nicotine in Cigarettes

The FDA has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to explore lowering nicotine levels in combustible cigarettes to non-addictive levels, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced Thursday. "This new regulatory step advances a comp
MedPage Today
added Mar 15, 2018 15:55
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