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Electronic Cigarette Use May Reverse the Harm Resulting From Tobacco Smoking in COPD Patients, Even in the Long Term

use may reverse some of the harm resulting from tobacco smoking in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Furthermore, EC use may ameliorate objective and subjective COPD outcomes, which may persist in the long term.
PR Newswire
added Aug 29, 2018 21:15

Major tobacco companies found to be secretly using influencers to advertise

Tobacco companies are secretly advertising cigarettes on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by paying social media influencers to post images of cigarettes and smoking as part of a marketing strategy. The social media campaign
Marketing magazine, Marketing Daily and (sg)
added Aug 29, 2018 21:05

[UK] Teenagers who smoke and drink suffer ill effects by age of 17

Tests showed stiffening of the arteries had begun by this relatively young age. These physical changes have been linked with an increased risk of heart and blood vessel problems, such as stroke and heart attack, in later life. But the study also found th
BBC Online
added Aug 29, 2018 20:56

[UK] Early vascular damage from smoking and alcohol in teenage years: the ALSPAC study

Smoking exposure even at low levels and intensity of alcohol use were associated individually and together with increased arterial stiffness. Public health strategies need to prevent adoption of these habits in adolescence to preserve or restore arterial
European Heart Journal
added Aug 29, 2018 20:53

[UK] It's Flicking Blue Murder... Littered cigarette butts are poisoning our oceans.

Today we launch a new national campaign - #BinTheButt - to stamp out cigarette litter, which causes significant damage to marine life. We're calling on smokers across the UK to rethink how they dispose of their cigarettes, as research* reveals that only
Keep Britain Tidy (uk)
added Aug 29, 2018 20:48

Duke historians ask to remove Confederate veteran’s name

The building is currently named for Julian Carr, a Confederate veteran and tobacco magnate...Carr is also known for his 1913 speech at the... monument known as Silent Sam. During the speech he bragged about whipping a black woman
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 29, 2018 07:16

[Australia] Smokers are starting younger even though they are going up in price

The news comes just days before the price of smokes rises in Australia / Taking up smoking is falling across all age groups except 11 to 15-year-olds / Experts say more anti-smoking adverts need to be targeted at high-risk teens
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 29, 2018 07:13
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[Illinois] Official: Fireworks, cigarettes may have caused deadly blaze

Investigators seeking the cause of Chicago’s deadliest fire in well over a decade were searching the porch area where the blaze started for evidence of fireworks, cigarettes or other smoking materials, a fire official said Monday.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 29, 2018 07:12

[Australia] Back on the ciggies? Paul Hogan is caught smoking on the set of his new Crocodile Dundee movie in Melbourne after revealing he regrets starring in the iconic Winfield adverts in the '70s

Paul Hogan has been spotted puffing on a cigarette on the set of The Very Excellent Mr Dundee in Melbourne, after revealing he regrets starring in advertisements for Winfield cigarettes. The actor, 78, who introduced Australians to the Winfield brand in
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 29, 2018 07:09

[UK] Polluted air causes a ‘huge’ reduction in intelligence, shocking study reveals

Air pollution causes a 'huge' reduction in intelligence, according to a new study. Earlier this month it was revealed London's pollution is now so bad it's equivalent to smoking 251 cigarettes
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 29, 2018 07:07
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