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[Georgia] Tybee officials consider draft of beach smoking ban

A rule drafted by city attorney Bubba Hughes that would make any use of tobacco or nicotine — cigarettes, cigars, pipes or electronic cigarettes — illegal along the beach, in crosswalks, on the Walter Parker Pier and in other city structures not specific
Savannah (GA) Morning News
added Mar 28, 2015 13:03
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Tobacco farms facing new guidelines to protect workers

Tobacco farmers would be better protected from nicotine poisoning under new guidelines from the Obama administration. The Department of Labor is looking to prevent tobacco workers from contracting what's known as "green tobacco sickness."
The Hill
added Mar 28, 2015 07:07
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[Asia, India] Hookah bars to be banned in Mohali

a number of hookah bars serving tobacco molasses containing nicotine are operational in the district. The report states that even minors visit such bars. It is suspected that at times, other harmful substances are also mixed with tobacco molasses and se
Times of India
added Mar 27, 2015 15:06
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[Louisiana] Raise the 'smoking' age? The Washington Post thinks so

The logic is fairly straightforward. Nicotine works best on teenage brains. More than four out of five smokers started before they were 21. But just as New Orleans' smoking ban has caused consternation, so too would adjusting such an age limit, the Post
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Mar 27, 2015 14:49
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[UK] She's smoking hot! Salma Hayek gets her nicotine fix with a crafty cigarette outside store launch party

Years ago she vowed to give up smoking but it seems her attempts are yet to succeed. Enjoying a night out in London on Tuesday to celebrate the launch of Christopher Kane's flagship store opening, Salma Hayek was pictured getting a nicotine fix.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 27, 2015 13:30
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[Florida] Tobacco Makers Hit with $3M Punitive Verdict in Widow's Wrongful Death Suit

The punitive award came on the heels of Monday’s $10 million compensatory award to Rose Pollari, who sued the two tobacco manufacturers, claiming that her husband Paul Pollari’s nicotine addiction and eventual lung cancer were caused by the tobacco indus
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 27, 2015 12:47
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[North Carolina] Senate bill would reduce tax on e-cigarettes even farther

Senate Bill 407, submitted Tuesday by Sen. Ben Clark, D-Hoke, would decrease the excise tax from 5 cents per milliliter to 3 cents on the nicotine mixture...drew the support of Reynolds...increasing use of the products. R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. makes Vuse
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 27, 2015 12:42
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[Asia, Canada, Europe, USA] Professor David Sweanor to Give Keynote Address at 22nd Century Group Annual Shareholder Meeting; Company Releases Letter to Shareholders

“The FDA should quickly move to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes to non-addictive level. If we reduce the level of the stimulus, we reduce the craving. It is the ultimate harm reduction strategy.” ... 22nd Century is in the rare position of having a v
Business Wire
added Mar 27, 2015 12:36
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E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects. Animal experiments have shown that exposure to nicotine can harm
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 27, 2015 12:13
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ARCHIVE: Electronic nicotine delivery systems: adult use and awareness of the ‘e-cigarette’ in the USA

Given the large increase in awareness and ever use of ENDS during this 1-year period and the unknown impact of ENDS use on cigarette smoking behaviours and long-term health, continued monitoring of these products is needed.
Tobacco Control
added Mar 26, 2015 14:50
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