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Immediate effects of cigar smoking on respiratory mechanics and exhaled biomarkers; differences between young smokers with mild asthma and otherwise healthy young smokers [FREE FULL TEXT]

CS has immediate effects on pulmonary function. Mild asthma predisposes to higher increase of peripheral resistance(increased fdr). In otherwise healthy smokers, central resistance(R20Hz) is more affected. FENO levels are not significantly affected by CS
BioMed Central (uk)
added Feb 27, 2017 10:24
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New York State Bans Vaping Anywhere Cigarettes Are Prohibited

“These products are marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes, but the reality is they also carry long-term risks to the health of users and those around them,” Mr. Cuomo said in a statement. “This measure closes another dangerous loophole in the
New York Times
added Oct 24, 2017 05:05
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Turkey sees 'village uprising' as rural areas hit hard by liberal economic policies

Meanwhile, in the tobacco sector, heavy prison sentences and fines introduced against tobacco growers were the source of more fury. Tobacco growers protested new regulations introduced by parliament restricting how, where and when Turks can produce tobac
Al-Monitor
added Oct 24, 2017 04:59
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West Virginia University Researcher Lessons Learned in Iceland

A West Virginia University researcher is working in two counties to apply lessons about peer groups from Iceland where he says teenage use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco has been “virtually eradicated.” Alfgeir Kristjansson, assistant professor in WVU’s
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 24, 2017 05:09
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[Colorado] Denver City Council gives initial OK to 16th Street smoking ban

Members of the Denver City Council gave preliminary approval to the ban, called the “Breathe Easy” campaign, during Monday night’s meeting. The ordinance would implement a ban on smoking cigarettes, cigars and electronic smoking devices within 50 feet o
KMGH ABC Denver's 7
added Oct 24, 2017 04:59
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[Michigan] MGM Grand Detroit Expands Nonsmoking Gaming Offerings with Opening of Crystal Clear

by opening a new smoke-free gaming area, Crystal Clear, that will include slots and the first nonsmoking table gaming in the city; a breath of fresh air for casino goers who want to get in on the action.
Michigan Chroncile
added Oct 24, 2017 04:43
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[Connecticut] Trial to begin in Bridgeport against Philip Morris in smoker’s death

The Bifolck case was one of two Connecticut Supreme Court decisions last year that considered the CPLA in the design-defect context related to cigarettes. In the other, Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the court ruled that a “modified consumer exp
Westfair Business Publications Online
added Oct 23, 2017 23:19
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[UK] Cocaine, stolen passports and money laundering services 'for sale on Craigslist'

The investigation, by regional news programme Inside Out, found reporters were openly able to buy cocaine online from a dealer in Derby, illegal cigarettes from two sellers in Corby and Carlisle and a £550 stolen passport from Kent.
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Oct 23, 2017 23:19
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Sleep as a Target for Optimized Response to Smoking Cessation Treatment

The extent to which unhealthy sleep in smokers may be a viable intervention target for promoting response to smoking cessation treatment is considered. Ultimately, this review provides conceptual support for sleep therapy as an adjunctive treatment for sm
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 23, 2017 23:18
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Recall of Point-of-Sale Marketing Predicts Cigar and E-Cigarette Use among Texas Youth

Students’ recall of signs marketing e-cigarettes at baseline predicted ever e-cigarette use and increased susceptibility to use e-cigarettes at follow-up across all store types. Recall of e-cigarette displays only predicted susceptibility to use e-cigare
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 23, 2017 23:18
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