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AVCA is now officially registered as Charity in New Zealand

Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) is pleased to announce that we have been approved and are now a registered New Zealand Charity (CC53899). This development will allow us to continue the work we are currently doing and expand upon it to deliver o
Scoop (nz)
added Dec 2, 2016 04:14
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Asthma Made Me Smoke

The research team examined more than 3,300 questionnaires from adolescents between the ages of 13-19 years old and divided those adolescents into two groups: those with asthma and those without. The questionnaires revealed that asthmatic teenagers were m
DailyRx
added Dec 2, 2016 04:12
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Think tank: Big-time increase in cigarette taxes to force smokers to quit

Public health policy think-tank HealthJustice Philippines Monday pushed for a single-tier tax system for tobacco products, saying other proposed systems would not make smokers quit.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 2, 2016 04:10
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[South America/Caribbean] Decrease in mortality rate and hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction after the enactment of the smoking ban law in São Paulo city, Brazil

Conclusions Hospital admissions and mortality rate for myocardial infarction were reduced in the first months after the comprehensive smoking ban law was implemented.
Tobacco Control
added Dec 2, 2016 00:30
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[Brazil] SIEGEL: New Study Shows the Blatant Bias in Modern-Day Tobacco Control Research and Demonstrates Why You Need to Look at the Actual Data

Thus, even if this paper had convincingly demonstrated that there was a decline in heart attacks in São Paulo after the smoking ban, it would not have been valid to conclude that this was a causal effect. Without a comparison group, this study is as good
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Dec 2, 2016 00:29
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[Italy] British American Tobacco opens e-cigarette shop with new product

launched a new e-cigarette designed to appeal to young hipsters this week, with a retail store in Milan, stepping up its battle with rival Philip Morris...says its new brightly coloured, ergonomically shaped device, called the Vype Pebble, fills a gap in
Reuters
added Dec 1, 2016 20:53
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[Australia] MacKENZIE/HAWKINS: How e-cigarettes could ‘health wash’ the tobacco industry

By positioning themselves as “part of the solution”, rather than the essence of the problem, the tobacco industry is seeking to claw back from its pariah status...the core business of the tobacco industry, and its sources of profit, remains firmly focuse
The Conversation (au)
added Dec 1, 2016 20:51
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[UK, California, Illinois, New York] E-Cigarettes Escape Stricter Labeling

The FDA, pursuant to the authority it possesses under the TCA, has promulgated a labeling requirement that applies to e-cigarettes. Therefore, state labeling requirements that apply to e-cigarettes that are “different from, or in addition to” the FDA’s re
Lexology (uk)
added Dec 1, 2016 20:48
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AP source: smokeless tobacco banned for new major leaguers

A person familiar with the negotiations says Major League Baseball and its players' union agreed to ban smokeless tobacco for all new big leaguers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night, Nov. 30, 2016, because the ban is among the det
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 1, 2016 20:44
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KOVAL: hud final rule on smoke-free housing will protect millions from the dangers of secondhand smoke

While we believe e-cigarettes should be included in clean air policies concerning public places, we are pleased that the new rule does not limit the use of these products in individual homes as these products provide smokers with an alternative to smoking
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 1, 2016 20:42
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