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[Oman] Fake cigarettes cause OMR3.5m loss to country

Smuggling of counterfeit cigarettes leads to a revenue loss of nearly OMR3.5 million to the country and they constitute 21 per cent of illegal products being brought into the Omani market by smugglers. Further, the majority of consumers who buy smuggled
Times of Oman (om)
added Oct 21, 2014 13:18

[UK] New e-cig laws generate debate

But Chris Bowman, who runs Crystal Clear Vapours on Warrington Market and was the second person in the UK to sell e-cigs, refutes GP's claims and warns TV advertising could lead to more customers buying the product from sources which do not fully inform
Warrington Guardian (uk)
added Oct 21, 2014 13:16

[Asia] Philip Morris Plans to Expand in Emerging Markets

Profitability in emerging markets is a factor that differentiates the firm from its peers. For example, it has a strong presence in Asia. These markets are considered strategic markets due to the increase in customer´s disposable incomes and volumes are
added Oct 21, 2014 13:14

[Russia] Overview of FCTC Article 6 Guidelines at COP6

Dr. Frank J. Chaloupka, technical adviser to the drafting group, provides an overview of the guidelines of Article 6 on price and tax measures to reduce the demand for tobacco.
Tobacconomics (Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago)
added Oct 21, 2014 11:20

[Russia] Meeting agrees advances to fight tobacco epidemic; governments must make them an immediate priority (PDF)

Topping their work plans should be implementing guidelines that will assist governments to apply taxes to tobacco more effectively. It is generally accepted that raising the price of tobacco products, including through tax increases, is the most effectiv
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 21, 2014 11:19

GLANTZ: Nicotine and ultrafine particles: Reasons to worry about e-cig-induced heart attacks

by design e-cigarettes expose users to nicotine in an aerosol of ultrafine particles that also have direct bilogical effects, particularly on the cardiovascular system and lungs. Holly Middlekauff and collegaues just published an excellent review on the
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 21, 2014 11:16

The MaddowBlog: GOP blames Obama for obstruction on Surgeon General

Congressional Republicans seem to agree that it’s in the nation’s interests to have a Surgeon General, but they don’t want to take responsibility for derailing a qualified nominee. On the contrary, they now seem eager to blame President Obama for their k
added Oct 21, 2014 11:13

GLANTZ: Intensive e-cig users more likely to quit cigs, intermittent users less likely to expect to quit in next year

there was a suggestion that the intensive users were using them because of health concerns compared to the other groups. This may explain why the intensive users were more successful at quitting smoking. It may be that the intensive users were replacing
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 21, 2014 11:09

Characterisation of mainstream and passive vapours emitted by selected electronic cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT]

In addition to considering exposure to second-hand vapour, this study shows that active vapers inhale relatively high concentrations of propylene glycol, glycerol, aerosol particulates and certain carbonyls. This exposure might require further toxicologi
Science Direct
added Oct 21, 2014 11:07

Adverse Effects of Cigarette and Noncigarette Smoke Exposure on the Autonomic Nervous System [FREE FULL TEXT]

We propose that the nicotine and fine particulate matter in tobacco smoke lead to increased sympathetic nerve activity, which becomes persistent via a positive feedback loop between sympathetic nerve activity and reactive oxidative species. Furthermore, w
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
added Oct 21, 2014 11:03
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