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[New York] Up in smoke: Two Staten Island men cheated state of more than $1.3 million in cigarette taxes, A.G. alleges

wo Staten Island men could pay a steep price for allegedly depriving the state of more than $1.3 million in tax revenue by selling untaxed cigarettes. Ihab Jaber, 48, and Iyas Leqyanya bought more than 20,000 cartons of cigarettes out of state and sold t
Staten Island (NY) Live
added Aug 24, 2018 13:10
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[Virginia, West Virginia] Cigarette smuggler avoids prison

The former manager of a Clear Brook cigarette outlet involved in a multi-million dollar cigarette smuggling ring has avoided federal prison. Sukhdev Singh Virdi was sentenced to three years probation Monday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg, W.Va.,
Winchester (VA) Star
added Aug 24, 2018 13:09
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E-Cigarettes May Raise Risk for Heart Attack

Combined data from two national surveys of more than 69,000 people 18 and older carried out in 2014 and 2016 showed that compared with people who never used e-cigarettes, daily users almost doubled their risk for heart attack. Cigarette smoking alone ne
New York Times
added Aug 24, 2018 13:08
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TSIPURSKY: "Truth Isn't Truth": Giuliani Borrows from the Climate Denial/Tobacco Company Playbook

. As a tobacco executive wrote, “doubt is our product”—no doubt the same kind of product peddled by fossil fuel executives funding “research” denying climate change. Giuliani is in the same boat of peddling doubt as a strategy. His denial of an underlyin
Scientific American
added Aug 24, 2018 13:06
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] New union for tobacco farmers

Tobacco farmers who are unhappy with a ceiling price of $4,99 per kg imposed by merchants at the auction floors and other challenges they face, have formed a new union to represent their interests. The new union – the Tobacco Farmers Union Trust – is le
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Aug 24, 2018 13:05
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[Idaho, Montana, Wyoming] Ignited by lightning and cigarettes, Yellowstone fires were extinguished with snow and hard work

But the decision to fight fires did nothing to stop the flick of a woodcutter’s burning cigarette along the park’s western border with the Targhee National Forest in Idaho. The North Fork fire had begun. “From the very beginning, it was apparent that th
Billings (MT) Gazette
added Aug 24, 2018 13:05
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Meet The Award-Winning Medical Device With a Design Inspired By E-Cigarettes

The Flyp is the first product from Convexity. It’s a portable nebulizer that Daniels and Convexity Executive Vice President Geoff Matous believe is the smallest, lightest, and quietest on the market. Though patients with milder asthma issues can use inha
Forbes
added Aug 24, 2018 13:03
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[France] Paris: Smoking banned in some public parks

It's a trial which started in July, to reduce the effects of passive smoking and provide cleaner air and less cigarette butts on the ground. Six parks are participating in the scheme until Autumn. Geoffroy Boulard is the Mayor of the Metropole du Grand
EuroNews
added Aug 24, 2018 13:02
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[Washington] Smoking blamed for deadly Spokane Valley condo fire

The fire killed an elderly man in the apartment in which the fire started. The blaze damaged 15 units in the 69-unit structure...“We continue to see fires caused by careless smoking. In fact, all our significant fires in 2018 have been smoking-related.”
The Spokesman-Review
added Aug 24, 2018 13:01
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Are electronic nicotine delivery systems helping cigarette smokers quit? Evidence from a prospective cohort study of U.S. adult smokers, 2015–2016 [FREE FULL TEXT]

We found no evidence that ENDS use, within context of the 2015–2016 US regulatory and tobacco/vaping market landscape, helped adult smokers quit at rates higher than smokers who did not use these products. Absent any meaningful changes, ENDS use among ad
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Aug 24, 2018 13:00
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