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[Australia, UK] Push to quit smoking by using e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are winning major support from official and political organisations, including the Liberal Party of Western Australia, CSIRO and a British parliamentary committee that yes­terday ­endorsed their use as a quit-smoking aid. “E-cigarettes pres
The Australian (au)
added Aug 18, 2018 16:56
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[Europe, UK] British MPs push e-cigarettes as health benefit

British MPs are backing e-cigarettes as a public health fix to help traditional smokers kick the habit — and are eyeing Brexit as the perfect opportunity to boost the industry. In a ringing endorsement of vaping, MPs in the U.K. parliament’s science and
Politico
added Aug 18, 2018 16:55
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[UK] Is vaping safe? Here’s what we know about e-cigarettes ($$)

Is vaping safer than smoking? Yes. Exactly how much is disputed — including Public Health England’s estimate that it is 95 per cent safer — but few think e-cigarettes will turn out to be more dangerous than a product that kills 60 per cent of its users.
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 18, 2018 16:51
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[UK] Call for smoke ban in the home to protect children

CANCER scientists have renewed calls for smoking to be banned in the home, as almost a third of smokers’ children are left likely to die from lung disease in adulthood. Older people exposed to passive smoking in childhood have been found to be far more pr
Daily Express (uk)
added Aug 18, 2018 15:48
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[New York] Mark Belfer: It’s time to stand up to the tobacco industry

we all pay the price for smoking. In fact, the annual health care costs in New York directly caused by smoking are $10.39 billion. Medicaid costs caused from smoking in New York are a staggering $6.62 billion... It’s time to put our kids before the profit
Canandaigua (NY) Daily Messenger Post
added Aug 18, 2018 15:02
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FOX: The harm of Virginia’s illicit tobacco trade

Legislation with teeth needs to be enacted to combat tobacco smuggling on an international scale...smuggling hits legitimate tax revenue, funds terrorism and organized crime, fuels instability and ultimately threatens U.S. national security. We cannot aff
Washington Post
added Aug 18, 2018 14:59
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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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Juuling: The New Vaping Trend That’s Twice as Addictive as Cigarettes

However, as cigarette smoking seems to be on the decline, another method of nicotine use has managed to hook today’s youth. The same CDC report that discussed the decline of cigarette use revealed an increase in vaping. In 2017, 3.3 percent of middle s
Healthline Networks
added Aug 21, 2018 17:58
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[Europe] SALTER: UK Vape Entrepreneurs Could Help Save A Million Years Of Life

Despite scare stories, the rise of vape culture and the entrepreneurs supporting it should be celebrated... The UK’s model is already relatively positive in its embrace of harm reduction, but after Brexit there will be new opportunities that will allow t
Forbes
added Aug 21, 2018 11:02
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[UK] AUDIO: Are ecigarettes bad for your health?

Darren Dodd discusses different attitudes towards e-cigarettes and vaping in the US and Europe with the FT’s Camilla Hodgson and Linda Bauld, an expert in cancer prevention and tobacco control.
Financial Times (uk)
added Aug 21, 2018 10:41
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