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[Montana] BIRR: City Cites Secondhand Smoke Dangers When Banning Chewing Tobacco, Vaping Outdoors

“We’re only doing this to help make Butte a healthier place,”...Electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco reduce harm caused by cigarettes to the user by more than 90 percent because the majority of cancer-causing chemicals and toxins from smoking are r
Libertarian Republic
added Oct 21, 2017 22:39
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[Florida] Takeaways from Tallahassee — When lawyers break bad

“As (the judges) said in their decision, ‘frivolous litigation diverts the time and attention of [the courts] away from meritorious lawsuits,’ ” Large said in a statement. “This irresponsible behavior by plaintiffs lawyers has a cost, delaying justice f
Florida Politics
added Oct 21, 2017 21:23
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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco firms evolving new strategies to attract younger generation – Report

Tobacco companies in Nigeria have evolved a new strategy of deliberately targeting the younger generation by situating their products near primary and secondary schools, a new report by the Nigerian Tobacco Control Research Group has shown.
Premium Times (ng)
added Oct 21, 2017 20:07
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[Africa, Uruguay, Zimbabwe] WHO chief 'rethinking' after Mugabe honour outrage

The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday that he was "rethinking" his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, as global outrage over the move mounted. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of t
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 21, 2017 20:04
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Genome-wide interaction study of smoking behavior and non-small cell lung cancer risk in Caucasian population

The results from our study reinforce that gene-smoking interactions play important roles in the etiology of lung cancer and account for part of the missing heritability of this disease.
Carcinogenisis
added Oct 27, 2017 15:08
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E-Cigarette Use Causes a Unique Innate Immune Response in the Lung Involving Increased Neutrophilic Activation and Altered Mucin Secretion.

Together, our results indicate that e-cigarette use alters the profile of innate defense proteins in airway secretions, inducing both similar and unique changes relative to cigarette smoking. These data challenge the concept that e-cigarettes are a healt
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
added Oct 26, 2017 17:06
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[UK-Scotland] Why ASH Scotland does not support a ban on smoking in the home

Any government ban or legal restriction must always be justified by balancing the benefits achieved against the costs imposed. The practical implications of imposing, and monitoring and enforcing, a ban on smoking in the home are substantial, while any
Tobacco Unpacked (ASH Scotland) (uk)
added Oct 25, 2017 12:43
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RODU: New vaping insights based on FDA’s PATH Survey 2013-2014

my economist colleague Nantaporn Plurphanswat and I have produced a comprehensive study of e-cigarette use in the United States. The research appears in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.
added Oct 25, 2017 00:23
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[Canada, Netherlands] Calls for new European method to measure cigarette harm

Rijn supports the Canadian Intense Method, which mimics smokers’ actions in squeezing cigarettes with their fingers and lips to assess the harmful substances really getting through. He has asked the RIVM public health body to investigate the difference i
DutchNews.nl (nl)
added Oct 25, 2017 00:21
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[Asia, India, Pakistan] It’s my personal life: Mahira Khan breaks silence on controversial pictures with Ranbir

After weeks of silence following the targeted hate and bashing at her when pictures of her smoking with Bollywood actor Ranbir went viral... "PS: Both smoking and hate are injurious to health.”
Daily Times (pk)
added Oct 24, 2017 23:26
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