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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] Smoke-free GCC? Why a new heat-not-burn cigarette may make smoking less harmful

One of the biggest tobacco companies in the world is hoping to introduce a ‘smoke-free’ cigarette to the GCC that will encourage the region’s four-million smokers to switch to a potentially less harmful product.... to stand for ‘I-Quit-Ordinary-Smoking’,
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Aug 21, 2017 14:32
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[UK] Keep pets away from e-cigarettes over poisoning fears, vets warn

Pet owners have been warned to keep animals away from e-cigarettes after a spike in the number of poisoning cases linked to the devices. Vets warned that reports of pets becoming ill after biting into e-cigarettes or refills have soared from 17 in 2013
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Aug 21, 2017 14:06
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[Africa] Who benefits from a report into cigarette smuggling in the Maghreb?

It is disappointing, therefore, to see that RUSI is being paid by big tobacco firms to shore up business interests in the Maghreb... While it may have been KPMG’s logo on the front of the report, a closer reading shows that the firm had actually been hire
Middle East Monitor (MEMO) (uk)
added Aug 21, 2017 13:30
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[Asia] India threatens Philip Morris with 'punitive action' over alleged violations

"punitive action" over the tobacco giant's alleged violation.... The letter cites the Reuters story in the opening paragraph, listing Philip Morris' marketing methods as outlined in the article, including cigarette advertisements at kiosks, the free distr
Reuters
added Aug 21, 2017 13:25
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Longitudinal Associations of Local Cigarette Prices and Smoking Bans with Smoking Behavior in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

We found no association between smoking bans and outcomes, and no evidence that price effects were modified by the presence of bans. Conclusions: Results underscore the importance of local prices, but not hospitality smoking bans, in influencing older ad
Epidemiology
added Aug 21, 2017 13:22
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Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more

The study, published in Epidemiology, used 10 years of neighborhood-level price data to determine how it affected nearby smokers, focusing on those who skewed older. "Older adult smokers have been smoking for a long time and tend to have lower rates of s
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Aug 21, 2017 13:21
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[UK] SMOKE SCREEN Nicotine patches and gum ‘DON’T help smokers quit – and most use them while STILL smoking’

a new study from the University of California has found that, without counselling, NRT hardly ever works and smokers continue to puff on fags while using the therapy. Worse still, they claim tobacco companies have known this for years.
Scottish Sun (uk)
added Aug 21, 2017 13:20
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[UK] Smoking banned at Darent Valley Hospital

The hospital has announced that smoking and vaping will be banned across the whole site from October 2. Staff are already forbidden from smoking and vaping in hospital grounds but the ban will be extended to patients. A spokesman for Darent Valley said
News Shopper (uk)
added Aug 21, 2017 13:17
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[Caribbean, Latin America] 100 Tobacco Workers Inhale Toxic Fumes in Dominican Republic

At least 100 workers, the majority of them women, have fallen ill after breathing in a chemical substance that was used to fumigate a tobacco plant in the Dominican Republic. The workers were taken to hospital for nausea, vomiting, head pain and body sp
teleSUR (ve)
added Aug 21, 2017 00:49
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[Caribbean, Latin America] St. Lucia Introduces Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Labels

Under the change, implemented Aug. 16, cigarette products will include photos of children with breathing masks, discolored gums and blackened lungs. Facts about the harmful effects of smoking will also be included on every cigarette box.
teleSUR (ve)
added Aug 21, 2017 00:47
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