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Florida smokers puff more than counterparts

Slightly more than 13 percent of Florida adults smoked in 2017, but they go through more tobacco than average smokers nationally, a draft report given Tuesday to Florida health officials shows. The findings, culled from the Florida Adult Tobacco Survey,
The Business Journals
added Aug 22, 2018 19:34
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Study calls for more regulation to prevent youth access to e-cigarettes

Professor Greta Hsu...urges attention to regulating youth access to e-cigarettes after tracking changes in e-cigarette designs and website marketing.... E-cigarettes may have the potential to reduce smoking, but big tobacco's involvement and a general lac
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Aug 22, 2018 18:30
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Exposure to tobacco smoke can considerably impact health of teens

As little as one hour of exposure to tobacco smoke per week can significantly impact the health of teens, according to a University of Cincinnati study published in the September 2018 issue of Pediatrics. "There is no safe level of secondhand smoke expo
News-Medical.net
added Aug 22, 2018 18:24
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[Oregon] 'You smoked 5.6 cigarettes today': App tells you cigarette equivalent of air pollution

A new app claims to tell its users how dangerous it can be to breathe smoggy, smoky and generally unhealthy air all day, equating air pollution with cigarettes. The app, called "S***! I Smoke," says developers were inspired by Berkeley Earth's findings
WBMA ABC 33/40 (Birmingham, AL)
added Aug 22, 2018 18:20
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Israel bans Juul e-cigarettes citing 'grave' public health risk

A statement by Israel’s Health Ministry said the Juul device was banned because it contains nicotine at a concentration higher than 20 milligrams per millilitre and poses “a grave risk to public health.” Since launching in 2015, the flash drive-sized vap
Reuters
added Aug 22, 2018 18:11
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Where there's smoke

Okay, so not to talk down to smokers. We get it… smoking is addictive. Or you just plain like it. People have rights… Right? We are talking about city parks here, ladies and gentlemen. Where kids play on playgrounds… Are we missing something here? Isn
Warren (PA) Times-Observer
added Aug 22, 2018 18:08
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[Asia, India] Second hand smoke linked to dry cough among teenagers

The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, involved 7,389 non-smoking US teenagers without asthma.The findings showed that teenagers exposed to just one hour of second-hand smoke per week are 1.5 times more likely to find it harder to exercise and t
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Aug 22, 2018 18:05
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[Ireland] So, you enjoy a social smoke? Can social smoking damage your health and why do we do it?

So, why do some people tend to smoke at social events and nights out, when it isn't something they would usually do day-to-day? "Social smoking is nothing to do with addiction to nicotine," explains Fiona. "It is all about the desire to belong. When we
Irish Independent (ie)
added Aug 22, 2018 18:02
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[Asia, China] Over 100 towns in Sri Lanka stop cigarette sales

Over 100 towns across Sri Lanka have boycotted the sale of cigarettes with an aim to discourage smoking and making Sri Lanka a tobacco-free nation, the Health Ministry said here on Wednesday. According to the Ministry, the Public Health Inspectors (PHIs)
Xinhua Newswire
added Aug 22, 2018 18:00
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[New York, Virginia, West Virginia] Ga. man gets probation in Va. cigarette-smuggling case

A Georgia man was placed on three years of probation Monday in U.S. District Court stemming from a cigarette-smuggling operation based south of the Berkeley County, W.Va., line in Clear Brook, Va., U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said. Sukhdev Singh Virdi, 46
Hagerstown (MD) Herald-Mail
added Aug 22, 2018 17:57
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