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[UK-Scotland] Pupils who smoke 'should be helped to quit' not punished

Now a new campaign has been launched to discourage schools from punishing pupils for smoking. Instead, ant-smoking charity ASH Scotland wants teachers and heads to help and support smokers as part of a drive to make schools tobacco free.
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Sep 20, 2018 16:56
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[Minnesota] Study: How do you make people quit smoking? Make cigarettes suck

Out of the study’s 1,250-smoker sample, volunteers who had their smokes’ nicotine levels dramatically reduced right away – down to just 2 or 3 percent of what you’d find in a market-grade cigarette – smoked less and had fewer carcinogens throwing a party
City Pages
added Sep 20, 2018 16:55
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Prenatal smoking exposure and cardio-metabolic risk factors in adulthood: a general population study and a meta-analysis

prenatal smoking exposure is associated with an increased odds ratio of overweight, obesity, and GDM in adulthood, but not with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, waist circumference, or total cholesterol. These findings highlight the importance of abstaining
International Journal of Obesity
added Sep 20, 2018 16:46
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[Canada] Most Canadians concerned about young people using e-cigarettes, survey finds

The majority of Canadians are concerned about the use of e-cigarettes among youth, with almost 90 per cent backing a ban of the vaping products for those under 18... 75 per cent of respondents said government should be able to make rules for packaging and
Canadian Press
added Sep 20, 2018 16:42
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[India, Texas] From 40 cigarettes to 40 minutes of meditation

“I used to smoke 40 cigarettes a day,” Majithia said. “I was in the wrong boat.” Puneet Bhaskar, SKY@UTA vice president, leads a morning meditation session Sept. 16 in the Mavericks Activities Center. Bhaskar said he mediates to help him alleviate stres
The Shorthorn (University of Texas, Arlington)
added Sep 20, 2018 16:38
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[Canada] Edmonton council passes tighter smoking rules as cannabis legalization looms

Tobacco and cannabis smokers will have to stay 10 metres away from building doors, windows, patios and bus stops under the amended bylaw. The new rules, which double the previous five-metre restriction, will come into force the day cannabis is legalized,
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 20, 2018 16:33
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E-cigarette ban project submitted to Romanian Senate

A new draft law submitted to the Senate proposes e-cigarettes to be banned in public spaces just as the normal cigarettes are...However, the initiative received a negative opinion from the human rights committee, according to Cristian Ghica, an MP repres
Romania Insider (ro)
added Sep 20, 2018 16:31
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[Asia, Singapore] NEA will use cameras to detect illegal smoking - here's how it could work

The thermal cameras that could be deployed to detect smoking in prohibited areas would likely be able to capture high definition images of your face from as far as 100m away, an industry expert said. These pan-tilt-zoom cameras can also track offenders o
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Sep 20, 2018 16:23
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[Canada, UK] Canadian tobacco exec pushes back against vaping health concerns

Charbonneau...vaping is a proven less harmful alternative to satisfying your nicotine fit without lighting up a cigarette. He cited studies done in England and by Health Canada supporting that position, recognizing that vaping or e-cigarettes can play a
Abbotsford (BC) News (ca)
added Sep 20, 2018 16:14
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[Florida] Appellate Court Ruling Expands the Definition of Engle Class Member

The Third District Court of Appeal ruled last week that prospective Engle class members could be residents or citizens — not both — of Florida at the time their smoking-related disease first manifests or is diagnosed.
Law.com
added Sep 20, 2018 13:03
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