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Vaping increases susceptibility to pneumococcal infection

Researchers found evidence that e-cigarette vapor increases a receptor that pneumococci use to adhere to cells that line the airways.... “Pneumococcal bacteria can exist in our airways without causing illness. However, in some cases, they can invade the l
added Feb 21, 2018 20:06

1999: When Smokers in New York Made Their Last Stand

By 1995, the city was had begun conceding to nonsmokers, leaving the city’s unrepentant tobacco heads searching for chic night spots where they could puff in peace....Enter Circa Tabac... in 2014, he would cave to shifting tastes and remodel the space as
New York Times
added Feb 21, 2018 19:33

[New York] Elmsford, N.Y.: A Quiet Village Surrounded by Highways and Commerce Living In

Close to home, he enjoys the Cigar Republic, a cigar bar that is a gathering spot for local millennials. “I see Elmsford as an up-and-coming area for young people,” he said. “The rest of Westchester is pretty unaffordable for people like me.”
New York Times
added Feb 21, 2018 19:10

[Europe] Campaigners tell Austria smoking ban is not ‘freedom of choice’ but a health right

The European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) told it could not accept the government’s plan to take back a smoking ban under the “freedom of choice” argument. “It is the responsibility of a government to protect the health
added Feb 21, 2018 14:43

Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Adult Smoking Rates In New York State History

"These record lows demonstrate that New York's anti-smoking efforts are working," said Governor Cuomo. "Reducing smoking -- and the death and misery that come with it -- is critical to protecting public health and we will continue our work to create a sa (NY)
added Feb 21, 2018 14:42

Philip Morris International Inc. Presents at the CAGNY Conference; Reaffirms 2018 Full-Year Reported Diluted EPS Guidance

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added Feb 21, 2018 14:40
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[New York] Careless smoking causes fire that hurts 13 in NYC

The Fire Department of New York says careless smoking caused a weekend fire in the city's historic Little Italy neighborhood that hurt 13 people. The fire Saturday morning tore through Angelo's of Mulberry Street and apartments above it. The restaurant o
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 21, 2018 14:30

The historical denormalisation of smoking

added Feb 21, 2018 14:29

[Kentucky] 'I beat breast cancer - but the treatment side effects nearly killed me': High-flying lawyer, politician and farmer, 52, describes agonizing her battle with lymphedema

Harrod also takes care of herself, keeping in shape, eating organic, and never smoking ('Not in a million years!' she says, despite tending to the tobacco farm that's been passed down through her family).
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 21, 2018 14:29

[UK] Illegal cigarettes were passed into shop through a 'trapdoor' in flat above

The handmade revolving door in the flat above Hussain Superstore, on Ashton Road, was used by owners to drop fake cigarettes and rolling tobacco from the flat upstairs into the shop to be sold. Almost 4,000 illegal cigarettes and 700g of hand rolling t
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Feb 21, 2018 14:27
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