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Vapers and Smokers Have Similar Airway Gene Alterations

E-cigarette use is associated with significant changes in immune-related gene expression in the nasal mucosa similar to those reported in cigarette smokers, according to findings from a prospective study that compared gene-expression profiles in nonsmoke
MedPage Today
added Jun 25, 2016 02:00

EDITORIAL: Why Maine should follow Portland's lead and raise tobacco purchase age

Maine’s adult smoking rate — 19.3 percent in 2014 — is above the national average of 16.8 percent...The health consequences of e-cigarettes, which can be helpful in smoking cessation, are not fully known. Raising the tobacco purchase age to 21 can be an
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Jun 24, 2016 16:47

VIDEO: How can you deter teenagers from smoking?

An American study has shown that hiding cigarettes behind the counter in shops does seem to put people off buying them. Dr Bill Shadel, who’s a senior behavioural scientist at the RAND Corporation, told Health Check’s Caitlin Sneddon why they carried out
BBC Online
added Jun 24, 2016 16:43

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers wipe out cash from banks

THE RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)’s decision to channel all tobacco payments through banks as part of a financial inclusion strategy has backfired amid indications producers of the golden leaf are wiping out financial institutions with large withdrawals
Zimbabwe Independent (zw)
added Jun 24, 2016 16:41

[Kentucky] Study: State could save $1.7B in health-care costs by cutting smoking rate

Kentucky’s smoking rate is 26 percent, and the national average is 18 percent. The study at the University of California-San Francisco estimates that a 10 percent decline in the national rate would save $63 billion the next year in health-care costs.
Richmond (KY) Register
added Jun 24, 2016 16:40

[Massachusetts] Smoking On Beaches Stirs Public Debate In Bourne

a debate is brewing over smokers’ rights: whether the Town of Bourne should institute a ban on smoking at public beaches. Anti-smoking advocates point to smells and health risks of second-hand smoke, while defenders argue that anyone offended by the smel
Bourne (MA) Enterprise
added Jun 24, 2016 16:38

[Europe] The Importance of High-speed Track and Trace Solutions for the Tobacco Industry

Mario Bock, Director of Global Tobacco & Security Business at Videojet Technologies, looks at coding and marking within the tobacco industry and how technology from Videojet can help companies to comply with strict regulations, at the same time maintaini
Packaging Europe (uk)
added Jun 24, 2016 16:34


. The FDA has issued several guidance documents for retailers. NACS members can learn more about this issue by reading the full memo online.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Jun 24, 2016 16:33

[Denmark] Determinants of smoking cessation in COPD patients treated in the outpatient setting

findings reinforce that the young and socioeconomically disadvantaged patients have more difficulties achieving timely smoking cessation. A novel finding is that patients with milder COPD are less likely to quit. The findings suggest a need for interventi
added Jun 24, 2016 16:28

[Denmark] COPD Doesn't Keep Many Younger Patients From Smoking

Younger patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, are less likely to quit smoking than older and more affluent patients, according to findings from a nationwide, prospective study from
MedPage Today
added Jun 24, 2016 16:27
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