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[Europe] Commission opposes excise tax on e-cigarettes and novel tobacco products, for now

Due to limited data, the European Commission has decided not to propose a harmonised approach for excise taxation of e-cigarettes and other novel tobacco products until further information about these products is available. The EU executive stated that
EurActiv
added Jan 17, 2018 20:36
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Health Ministry says no to kiddie pack cigarettes

PUTRAJAYA: The government will in no way support the proposal by the tobacco industry to re-introduce kiddie pack cigarettes (pack of 10 sticks) to combat the scourge of contraband cigarettes, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He said t
New Straits Times (my)
added Jan 17, 2018 20:35
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Associations of Bar and Restaurant Smoking Bans With Smoking Behavior in the CARDIA Study: A 25-Year Study

Findings suggest that smoking ban associations may be difficult to disentangle from other tobacco control interventions, and emphasize the importance of evaluating equity throughout policy implementation.
American Journal of Epidemiology
added Jan 17, 2018 20:32
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Restaurant Bans Have Big Impact on Smoking Rates

Smoking bans in U.S. eateries appear to have helped reduce overall smoking rates, especially among people with higher levels of education, the researchers reported. The study authors analyzed 25 years of data on young and middle-aged smokers in the Unit
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 17, 2018 20:26
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The Real Cost of Smoking by State

Since 1964, smoking-related illnesses have claimed 20 million lives in the U.S., 2.5 million of which belonged to nonsmokers who developed diseases merely from secondhand-smoke exposure. However, the economic and societal costs of smoking are just as hug
WalletHub
added Jan 17, 2018 20:18
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UK vaping industry launches awareness month

VApril, which is being organised by the UK Vaping Industry Association, has been designed to raise awareness on the different types of vape products, vaping responsibly and the public health benefits compared to smoking. The awareness month will engage
Talking Retail (uk)
added Jan 17, 2018 20:18
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No adverse health impacts from long term vaping -- Study

"This study shows that after two years of continual e-cigarette use, there were no signs of serious health complications in smokers." said Tanvir Walele, Director of Scientific Affairs at Fontem Ventures, the owner of e-cigarette brand blu.
EurekAlert
added Jan 17, 2018 20:18
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NON-SMOKERS LIKELY TO START USING CONVENTIONAL CIGARETTES WITHIN A YEAR OF USING E-CIGARETTES, FINDS STUDY

“We found that teens who experimented with tobacco in any form were at greater risk of future smoking," said lead author Benjamin W. Chaffee, a professor at the UCSF School of Dentistry.
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 17, 2018 20:18
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Association of Noncigarette Tobacco Product Use With Future Cigarette Smoking Among Youth in the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study, 2013-2015

Any use of e-cigarettes, hookah, noncigarette combustible tobacco, or smokeless tobacco was independently associated with cigarette smoking 1 year later. Use of more than 1 product increased the odds of progressing to cigarette use.
JAMA Pediatrics (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
added Jan 17, 2018 20:18
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[Connecticut] Lifetime costs of being a smoker in CT? About $2.1 million

WalletHub did a survey looking at the true per-person cost of smoking in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Researchers looked at such expenses as the lifetime and annual cost of a cigarette pack per day, health care expenditures, income
Connecticut Post
added Jan 17, 2018 20:17
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