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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Consumer groups laud moves to curb smoking

It’s a big thumbs up from consumer groups to the government’s decision to raise cigarette prices and ban smoking at all open-air restaurants. Fomca senior vice-president Datuk Korisatan Karuppiah said these initiatives were “long overdue”. “This is the
The Star (my)
added Oct 19, 2018 03:46
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[Asia, Korea - South] Smoking rate for S. Korean men down in 2017

The smoking rate has steadily fallen from 47.8 percent in 2008 to 40.6 percent in 2015, except for 2009 and 2016. The smoking rate temporarily moved up to 40.7 percent in 2016 following a huge drop a year earlier due to an increase in tobacco prices. In
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Oct 19, 2018 03:44
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[Massachusetts] Columnist Johanna Neumann: Making a town council government work for you

After months of campaigning, the city council voted 9-2 in favor of citywide smoke-free workplace legislation. And, a few days later, state-level legislation advanced and the vision laid out in the tip-the-scales strategy was realized. Today 26 states, i
Hampshire (MA) Gazette
added Oct 19, 2018 03:43
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[North Carolina] More dangerous than cigarettes? Hookah a growing trend among NC teens

Consumer Reports says it's not just a risk to those who smoke, noting secondhand smoke from hookahs can also be a health risk. One study found the most common place for teens to smoke hookah is at home, a friend's house or another family member's home.
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)
added Oct 19, 2018 03:34
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[Canada] DIONNE: Smoking on campus?

Before it is permitted to smoke marijuana wherever it is permitted to smoke tobacco, further research on the effects of exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke is needed.
Excalibur (York University) (ca)
added Oct 19, 2018 03:29
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E-cigarettes prevent wound healing: Study says patients should be banned from vaping for two months before surgery to avoid complications

Nicotine, the addictive ingredient, is known to restrict blood flow and raise the risk of of complications for cigarette smokers. Although e-cigarettes strip out the combustible chemicals of tobacco, a new study shows the devices have the same effect, h
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 19, 2018 02:34
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'Stop using smokers as a cash cow': Huge push for Australia to join the UK and legalise vaping – but it means the government will miss out on billions

One Nation Senator Peter Georgiou has backed the legalisation of electronic cigarettes, saying the high cost of tobacco was 'price gouging'. 'We seem more concerned about slugging smokers as much as we can to fatten up the government coffers,' he said i
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 19, 2018 02:31
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Juul pads U.S. market share lead in e-cigs

Juul continued to expand its dominance over the U.S. electronic-cigarette sector over the past month even as it faces ever-increasing scrutiny from federal and state regulators and anti-tobacco advocates. Wells Fargo Securities analyst Bonnie Herzog iss
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 19, 2018 02:25
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[Virginia] Perspective: Pocahontas, and her long, 400-year history of being used as a pawn

Since the first years of the Virginia colony, the girl with a short life and a long history has been a pawn, moved this way and that to serve the interests of colonists, nations and tribes, tobacco sellers, moviemakers and activists.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 19, 2018 02:24
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