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Minnesota marks 10th anniversary of Freedom to Breathe Act

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of Minnesota's leading health organizations, marks the 10-year anniversary of the Freedom to Breathe Act, a law that protects Minnesotans from secondhand smoke in public places including restaurants and
PR Newswire
added Sep 26, 2017 15:09
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[Asia, Uae] Tobacco demand to fall 40% after new excise tax

National tobacco demand in the UAE is expected to slump by 40 per cent after a new 100 per cent excise tax on cigarettes goes into force October 1, say health and tax experts. An effective doubling of prices for a single pack of cigarettes will not only
Gulf News (ae)
added Sep 26, 2017 15:07
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Macau Smoking Lounge Policies Issued, Casinos Must Comply by 2019

Regulations for Macau smoking lounges inside casinos have been released by Social Affairs and Culture Secretary Alexis Tam Chon Weng that will require resorts to alter their designated tobacco areas.
Casino.org
added Sep 26, 2017 15:05
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Eggplant Contains Nicotine, But is It Addictive?

10 grams of eggplant, which is equivalent to a little over a half a tablespoon, has roughly the same amount of nicotine you’d ingest from three hours of secondhand smoke. That’s not a lot — the dangers of secondhand smoke largely come from the burning tar
The Daily Meal
added Sep 26, 2017 15:05
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[Iowa] Clear lake smoking ban moving forward, Garner considering similar ban

Clear Lake officials feel a smoking ordinance banning cigarettes, e-cigarettes and similar smoking devices will pass with public support. What may change, however, is whether smokeless tobacco will remain a part of the ban, which would be enforced in cit
Mason City (IA) Globe-Gazette
added Sep 26, 2017 15:03
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smoking ban expanded to outdoor areas in university compounds, private-hire cars

Smoking will be banned in the outdoor areas of universities and within the compounds of private institutions from Oct 1, 2017
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 26, 2017 15:01
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] NEA extends smoking ban to affect universities, trishaws and private-hire cars

From Oct 1 onwards, smoking will no longer be allowed at the compounds of autonomous universities and private education institutes. The same goes for private-hire cars (but only when its being used to chauffeur people around), trishaws and excursion buses
Coconuts Media (hk)
added Sep 26, 2017 14:59
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New Documentary ‘Clears the Air’ About COPD

tobacco smoke is a key factor among the 15 million people in the United States who’ve been diagnosed with COPD....Lisenby never smoked, but her doctors believe she developed her respiratory ailment from secondhand smoke. Her mother and father were both sm
Gears Of Biz
added Sep 26, 2017 14:57
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[UK-Scotland] Differences in Body Mass Index between Siblings Who Are Discordant for Exposure to Antenatal Maternal Smoking

Conclusions In utero exposure to maternal smoking during pregnancy may increase the likelihood of increased BMI in childhood.
Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (uk)
added Sep 26, 2017 14:39
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[UK] Smoking while pregnant can make babies suffer a lifetime of being fat

The study compared five-year-olds whose mother's had started smoking in between pregnancies and the babies who were born to the smoking mothers. The body mass index (BMI) of the youngsters were compared, and the research found that those who had been e
The [London, UK] Express
added Sep 26, 2017 14:36
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