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[California] Pot Leaves? Cigarettes? Some Complain Halloween Costumes For Kids Go Too Far

“This is our baby marijuana pot leaf costume,” says Johnathon Weeks, owner of BrandsOnSale, an online costume retailer and manufacturer in Banning.,,pot leaf costume is a favorite, so is a cigarette baby costume
CBS 2 News / KCAL 9 (Los Angeles, CA)
added Oct 24, 2014 14:17

[Nebraska] Smoking temporarily allowed at cigar bars

Liquor Control Commission officials have decided to allow smoking at cigar bars while the Nebraska Supreme Court considers an appeal to its ruling that the state's cigar bar exemption is unconstitutional.
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Oct 24, 2014 14:06
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Imperial Tobacco Canada | Nova Scotia media reports suggesting e-cigarette ban are extremely worrisome

Imperial Tobacco Canada hopes recent news reports that suggest the Nova Scotia government intends to treat electronic cigarettes like traditional cigarettes are unfounded. Canada's largest tobacco manufacturer says regulating e-cigarettes, which do not co
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Oct 24, 2014 14:02

California City Becomes First In State To Ban Tobacco Sales To Anyone Under 21

Healdsburg, California's city council voted 4-1 Monday to raise the age threshold required for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21. (California state law mandates that no tobacco products or paraphernalia are sold to anyone under 18.)
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 24, 2014 14:01

[USA] SIEGEL: Unlike Data from U.S., Data on Youth Electronic Cigarette Use in Poland is Concerning

this should be reassuring to public health advocates in the United States, where the data look very different and do not support the conclusion that e-cigarettes are serving as any sort of gateway to cigarette smoking. Second, it may be that country-spec
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Oct 24, 2014 14:00
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SIEGEL: New Research Suggests that Banning E-Cigarette Flavors Could Have Tragic Consequences

very little public health benefit at the expense of tragic consequences to ex-smokers, who would return to smoking in huge numbers, and to current smokers, who would continue to smoke combustible cigarettes rather than make a potentially successful quit o
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Oct 24, 2014 13:58

[Canada] Smokers consume same amount of cigarettes regardless of nicotine levels

Cigarettes with very low levels of nicotine may reduce addiction without increasing exposure to toxic chemicals, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. The study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology monitored the smoking beh
Medical Xpress (
added Oct 24, 2014 13:56

[Virginia] Vaccination for nicotine addiction being developed

Virginia Tech Professor Mike Zhang is working on a vaccine that could help smokers conquer their nicotine addiction, making many smoking-related diseases and deaths relics of the 21st century. He was recently awarded $2.4 million by the …more
Medical Xpress (
added Oct 24, 2014 13:55

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Tobacco Control Research at UCSF now accepting applications

The training program is a national treasure that offers a unique and comprehensive didactic and mentored research experience that considers the transdisciplinary nature of tobacco control in national and international health policy. The emphasis on scien
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 24, 2014 13:52
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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for October 24: Profile America

One of the nation's most successful brand names went on sale for the first time this month in 1913 — Camel cigarettes, the first pre-blended, packaged cigarettes. While machine-rolled cigarettes had been around since 1881, Ca
PR Newswire
added Oct 24, 2014 13:47
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