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Second-hand e-cig smoke compared to regular cigarette smoke

Despite a 10-fold decrease in overall exposure to carcinogenic particulate matter, researchers find increased levels of certain toxic metals in second-hand smoke from e-cigs
added Aug 29, 2014 14:00

Are Heavy Teens More Likely to Smoke Cigarettes?

recent findings have also shown that overweight teens are more likely to smoke than their normal-weight counterparts. However, study results show that this information did not influence these teens' decision to use alcohol or marijuana.
added Aug 29, 2014 14:00

[North Carolina] Q&A with e-cigarettes expert Kurt Ribisl

American Heart Association released its first detailed policy report Sunday on the increasingly popular e-cigarettes...Kurt Ribisl, a health behavior professor in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, served on the team that helped compile the re
Daily Tar Heel (UNC)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:53

Can China diminish its burden of non-communicable diseases and injuries by promoting health in its policies, practices, and incentives? [FREE FULL TEXT]

China is the world's largest consumer of tobacco. In 2010, an estimated 301 million people or 28·1% of adults (52·9% of men and 2·4% of women) aged 15 years and older were smokers,73, 74 with a particularly high rate in Chinese men aged 45—64 years (63·0
The Lancet (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:51
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, China, Philippines] Pollution, smoking, roads, obesity kill 4.7M Chinese a year

In an overview published in The Lancet, they said China had in some respects made great strides in health...the risk of premature death and sickness from pollution, smoking, road crashes and "lifestyle" ailments is worse than before.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:49

[Australia] Plain packaging claims up in smoke: study

"As Big Tobacco desperately tries to misrepresent the impact of plain packaging in Australia to try to stop the dominoes falling in the UK and beyond, this research yet again underscores why you can't believe a word this industry says." Cancer Council Vi
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:47

[Australia, UK] VIDEO: Plain Cigarette Packs Do Not Hurt Retailers

The Tobacco Manufacturers' Association in the UK claim previous studies have found the opposite - that numbers of counterfeit cigarettes go up and cost AU$1bn (£564m) in lost taxes. They added: "The limited telephone survey published in the BMJ only cove
Sky News (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:45

[Australia, UK] Plain cigarette pack fears 'unfounded,' says study

In conclusion, the study suggests there is no evidence for many of the "fears" proposed by opponents of standardised packaging.
National Health Service (NHS) (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:44

[Russia] New WHO report on electronic cigarettes and similar products

The report on “Electronic nicotine delivery systems” (ENDS), of which electronic cigarettes are the most common prototype, is on the agenda of the 6th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), being he
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:43
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[Africa, Uganda] MPs call for ban on single cigarette sticks

MPs on the parliamentary forum for non-communicable diseases (PFNCD) want a ban on selling single sticks of cigarettes. They also demand that 75% of the cigarette packets bear visible health warnings with pictures showing harmful defects suffered by ciga
The New Vision (ug)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:42
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