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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Dangerous Cheap Smokes - Counterfeit Cigarettes Even More Harmful

Usually manufactured in some unregulated plants, a research team in the United States has found that there were much higher concentrations of toxic heavy metals consistently found in counterfeit cigarettes that were seized in America compared to genuine
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Apr 25, 2018 18:08
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[California] An Update on Federal Issues: ATF and Contraband Cigarettes

CDA has become aware that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has begun to enforce more aggressively a decades old law known as the Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Act. This can affect all distributors, but especi
California Distributors Association (CDA)
added Apr 25, 2018 18:00
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[Australia] Multi-million dollar tobacco crop destroyed

An illegal tobacco crop with an estimated value of $9 million has been seized and destroyed by the Australian Taxation Office in Maidment Rd, Koonoomoo. ‘‘We found this crop based on information provided to us by Victoria Police,’’ ATO deputy commissioner
Shepparton (VIC) News (au)
added Apr 25, 2018 17:57
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[Maryland] $60,000 in untaxed tobacco discovered in traffic stop

discovered nearly $60,000 of contraband tobacco products through a traffic stop and an investigation of three retail stores. Around 1 p.m. on April 18, FED agents assisted a state trooper in the stop of a Dodge Caravan with Missouri plates traveling on I
WMAR ABC2 (Baltimore, MD)
added Apr 25, 2018 17:54
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Smoking, Systemic Inflammation, and Airflow Limitation: A Mendelian Randomization Analysis of 98 085 Individuals from the General Population

The association between higher tobacco consumption and higher systemic inflammation may be causal, and the association is stronger among current smokers compared to former smokers, indicating that smoking cessation may reduce the effects of smoking on sy
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 25, 2018 17:52
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2,5-dimethylfuran as a validated biomarker of smoking status

The results obtained confirm that the determination of 2,5-dimethylfuran in breath samples is a good and simpler alternative to conventional blood or urine tests for assessing smoking status.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 25, 2018 17:51
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[Brazil] Workshop in the Philippines to strengthening national coordinating mechanisms

Philippines Department of Health (DOH) conducted a three-day workshop to strengthening the national coordinating mechanisms to ensure effective WHO FCTC implementation and monitoring. To this workshop attended representatives from national Government agen
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 25, 2018 17:50
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EPA Administrator Pruitt Proposes Rule To Strengthen Science Used In EPA Regulations

Pruitt signed a proposed rule to strengthen the science used in regulations issued by EPA. The rule will ensure that the regulatory science underlying Agency actions is fully transparent, and that underlying scientific information is publicly available in
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
added Apr 25, 2018 17:44
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Pruitt's 'Transparency' Rule Would Use Big Tobacco Plan to Gut EPA Science

comes straight from a 1996 memo from lobbyist/lawyer Chris Horner to tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds... another major advocate of this push to identify “extra-judicial” approaches is Steve Milloy. Like Horner, Milloy has worked on behalf of both coal and toba
DeSmogBlog
added Apr 25, 2018 17:44
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[Europe] OLAF: Illicit cut tobacco is a significant and growing market

Illicit cut tobacco, also called “chop-chop” or “bulk tobacco”, is a type of tobacco that is cut or shredded, usually sold in pouches or bags and smoked in handcrafted cigarettes (Roll-your-own or Make-your-own). This product is typically priced by weigh
EurActiv
added Apr 25, 2018 17:40
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