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Individual, peer, and family factor modification of neighborhood-level effects on adolescent alcohol, cigarette, e-cigarette, and marijuana use

Community-level programs that increase social cohesion among neighbors, neighborhood monitoring of deviant behaviors, and better policing of open drug selling may prevent ATOD use. Programs should also target RSE and minimize affiliations with peers who
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Oct 19, 2017 00:00
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[Florida] Court upholds $35 million verdict in smoker’s death

A South Florida appeals court Wednesday upheld a $35 million verdict — including $25 million in punitive damages — in a lawsuit filed against two cigarette makers over a lung-cancer death. The Miami-Dade County case
Florida Politics
added Oct 18, 2017 22:30
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[New York] Some residents at 400 Towers slow to comply with new no-smoking policy

A group of non-smoking residents at 400 Towers are demanding stronger enforcement of a no-smoking policy that was instituted in April and they've prepared a petition for the Housing Authority asking for sterner measures against rule violators. Nathan Va
The Batavian (Batavia County, NY)
added Oct 18, 2017 22:29
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[New Zealand] Raybon Kan: How to be on the wrong side of history

And put it this way: I bet Adam and Eve didn't smoke in the garden of Eden. Is outdoor non-smoking the relentless goose-step of the nanny state? Well, maybe, but I think there's a lot to be said for nannies. Imagine if the McCanns had hired one.
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Oct 18, 2017 22:28
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CLABOUGH: Study: Local Vaping Bans Will Prevent Cigarette Smokers From Quitting

The New York Times has reported that major pharmaceutical companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, which sells Nicorette gum, and Johnson & Johnson, which manufactures nicotine patches, have helped lead a “strong opposition” against e-cigarettes. Such rampant
The New American
added Oct 18, 2017 22:24
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[Canada] Nearly 1,000 deaths per year in Newfoundland due to smoking: study

According to a Conference Board of Canada study published Tuesday, smoking causes 985 deaths in Newfoundland and Labrador annually and one in five of all deaths (18.4 per cent) in the country. Smoking also causes a direct health-care cost of $135.4 mill
St. John's (Nfl) Telegram (ca)
added Oct 18, 2017 22:22
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[New Zealand] 'The community police it' – Auckland Council replying on public peer pressure to stub out outdoor smoking

It'll be up to restaurant and cafe owners to ask people to stub it out. "I don't think it will be too onerous for us to ensure that no one does smoke here. Sure we'll have to do a little bit of training with our staff maybe in how to handle that," said
TVNZ (nz)
added Oct 18, 2017 22:22
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[Ohio] Lakemore council hears legislation to make recreation areas smoke free

Village Council members heard a first read for an ordinance that would make the recreation areas smoke free during the Oct. 2 council meeting. The ordinance states it is committed to providing safe and healthy environments for children. The purposes list
The Suburbanite
added Oct 18, 2017 22:21
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Kentucky Group Renews Push For Higher Cigarette Tax

Led by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Baptist Health, at the top of the coalition’s to-do list is to raise the cigarette tax to $1.60 a pack. That’s a $1 increase over the current rate. “The whole idea is to cut t
WFPL 89.3 (Louisville, KY)
added Oct 18, 2017 22:15
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Mounting Evidence on Therapeutic Benefits of Cannabis Unleashes Tsunami NetworkNewsWire Editorial Coverage

Through genetic engineering and plant breeding, 22nd Century Group Inc. (NYSE: XXII) can increase or decrease the level of nicotine and nicotinic alkaloids in tobacco plants and the levels of cannabinoids in cannabis plants. The company's primary mission
PR Newswire
added Oct 18, 2017 22:09
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