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[South Carolina] Bars, restaurants looking at possible smoking ban in Horry County

Horry County Council flicked aside two smoking ordinances Tuesday night, but the proposals haven’t been completely extinguished yet. Council voted to send two proposals back to the council’s administration committee for a rewrite: one to ban smoking on
Myrtle Beach (SC) Sun News
added Dec 13, 2017 04:29
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[New Zealand] LANCE NORMAN: SMOKERS WANT BAN ON SMOKING IN CARS WITH CHILDREN

A study by Auckland and Otago universities concludes we're failing our obligation under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, by not protecting them from secondhand smoke. Hapai Te Hauora Chief Executive Lance Norman said told Mike H
Radio Network (nz)
added Dec 13, 2017 04:26
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inaction in the face of opportunities to ban menthol cigarettes

Truth Initiative® has repeatedly called on the FDA to ban menthol, which makes cigarettes easier to smoke and harder to quit.... To participate in the #MyBigRegret campaign, young people can tweet their big regrets since 2011 using #MyBigRegret, tagging
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:16
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[UK] Health warnings on cigarettes could deter young people

Young people are less likely to try cigarettes with the printed health warning ‘Smoking kills’ on each stick than standard cigarettes, according to a new study by Cancer Research UK published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research.* “The study shows how cigaret
Cancer Research Campaign (UK)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:13
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Italy's Oldest Humans Drink and Smoke a Lot But Will Probably Outlive You

The Cilento region of southern Italy is home to a unique group of people... They spend their days outdoors, eating fish, smoking cigarettes, and drinking wine. A good many of them are overweight. Despite lifestyles that might seem unhealthy on the surfac
Inverse
added Dec 15, 2017 03:06
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[UK] Heat-not-burn tobacco 'is a health risk'

The advisory panel to the government said the devices produce "a number of compounds of concern", including some that can cause cancer. Manufacturers say their products are aimed at smokers who want the "taste of tobacco with no smoke and less smell".
BBC Online
added Dec 15, 2017 03:05
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[Africa, Tanzania] Activists call on govt to educate tobacco growers

The Executive Director of Tanzania Tobacco Control Forum (TTCF), Ms Lutgard Kagaruki said yesterday that the government stands to lose more financial resources on treating people harmed by tobacco compared to the income generated from the business. The T
The Citizen (tz)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:02
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Johns Hopkins University to divest holdings in major coal producers

The vote marks only the third time in the university's history that the trustees have barred a particular type of investment because of broad social concerns....South Africa...In 1991, the trustees voted to end all direct investments in tobacco company st
Johns Hopkins University
added Dec 15, 2017 03:02
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Trust in e-cigarette safety varies by worldview, source of messaging

Public health messaging about the safety of e-cigarettes needs to account for the worldviews of the target audience...assessed cultural worldviews along two dimensions: hierarchy-egalitarianism (attitudes toward authority and power) and individualism-comm
EurekAlert
added Dec 15, 2017 02:56
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Role of E-Cigarettes in Asthma Development and Exacerbation

“While e-cig use may help some [individuals with asthma] quit smoking, it is imperative that we continue addressing knowledge gaps to fully assess whether and how vaping e-cigs can significantly modify asthma and allergic airway disease,” the authors con
PulmonaryAdvisor
added Dec 15, 2017 02:54
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