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[Australia] VIDEO: Budget 2016: Fresh tobacco forecast puts cloud over government's 'budget black hole' claim on Labor policy

Modelling of higher tobacco taxes completed just five weeks ago by the independent Parliamentary Budget Office has placed a question mark over the Turnbull Government's budget-eve claim of a "black hole" in Labor's policy costings. The Liberal Democrati
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 3, 2016 16:34

[Australia] Tobacco tax increase will cut smoking rates, say public health experts

Public health advocates say the latest tax hike on cigarettes will cut smoking rates further from the already steep falls in recent years, and could even lead to Australia becoming practically smoke-free. The number of smokers in Australia has dwindled
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 3, 2016 16:33

Cost of e-cigarettes remain higher in many countries

The cost of e-cigarettes remains higher than the cost of combustible cigarettes in many countries, according to recent research. “For policymakers and advocates who aim to persuade combustible cigarette smokers to switch to e-cigarettes, this finding pr
added May 3, 2016 16:30
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Smoker Friendly 'Bolts on' Tobacco Depot

The Cigarette Store Corp. (TCSC), doing business as Smoker Friendly, the largest retail tobacco-store operator in the country, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tobacco Depot and its 13 stores based in and around Tampa, Fla.
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added May 3, 2016 16:29

[California] Shirtless Harry Potter star Tom Felton smokes a roll-up as he parties with friends in the sunshine

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 3, 2016 16:27
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VIDEO: Flawless Queens aim to stay that way and be tobacco-free

In a new FDA ad campaign called, 'This Free Life', Queens flaunt how to be flawless without smoking.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 3, 2016 16:26

EXCLUSIVE: How David Miscavige lured Tom Cruise into Scientology with a ‘charm offensive’ that included street car races, shooting trips and gourmet meals prepared by L Ron Hubbard’s personal chef

Previous interviews with senior former Scientologists have revealed that Cruise and Miscavige maintain their bond with wild nights of gambling in Las Vegas together and afternoons smoking cigars.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 3, 2016 16:25

MPAA Blasts Suit Targeting Film Studios Over Smoking Scenes ($$)

Motion Picture Association of America Inc. and six of Hollywood’s largest film studios on Friday urged a California federal judge to toss a proposed class action accusing them of negligently allowing tobacco imagery and smoking scenes into movies rated su
added May 3, 2016 16:20

[District of Columbia] NFL Ambassador and International Health Care Advocate Chris Draft Brings Hopeful Message to Nation's Largest Gathering of Lung Cancer Survivors

the nation's largest gathering of lung cancer survivors—LUNGevity's National Hope Summit.... Founded by Chris and his wife Keasha, who died of lung cancer in 2011, Team Draft is dedicated to raising lung cancer awareness and funding through its Campaign t
PR Newswire
added May 3, 2016 16:18

White matter development and tobacco smoking in young adults: A systematic review with recommendations for future research

•Review of diffusion tensor imaging studies of tobacco-smoking in young adults. •Young adult smokers have increased fractional anisotropy in the corpus genu. •Findings suggest different effects of smoking on white matter across the lifespan.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added May 3, 2016 16:13
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