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Top 10 Most Expensive Chronic Diseases for Healthcare Payers

Estimated costs for smoking-related health issues in the US total over $300 billion per year, split between direct healthcare expenses of $170 billion and indirect costs of roughly $156 billion.
HealthPayerIntelligence.com
added Jul 20, 2017 03:57
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[California] Is it illegal to smoke in a car if a minor is present?

Under a California law that took effect in January 2008, it unlawful for a person to smoke a pipe, cigar or cigarette in a motor vehicle, whether moving or parked, in which any one of the occupants is a minor. The law is spelled out in California Health &
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze
added Jul 20, 2017 03:54
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[Canada] Hookah smoking is no safer than tobacco warn researchers

New research has shown that smoking hookah exposes users to potentially dangerous levels of a chemical believed to cause cancer and heart disease.
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jul 20, 2017 03:53
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[Canada, Utah] New smoking bylaw for Main Street discussed at City Council

Flin Flon city council will consider a new bylaw that could restrict smoking on Main Street and address the eyesore of discarded cigarette butts. Mayor Cal Huntley said council would try to review the potential bylaw with the Flin Flon and District Cham
Flin Flon (MB) Reminder (ca)
added Jul 20, 2017 03:51
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[Virginia] VIDEO: Public housing residents frustrated over smoking ban

members of Crescent Halls aren't happy and have a lot of questions. "I pay my rent, and when I shut my door, I feel like I should be able to do what I like," says Deborah Booker, Residents Association President at Crescent Halls. That won't be the case
WCAV/WVAW/WAHU (Newsplex, Charlottesville, VA)
added Jul 20, 2017 03:47
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Form 8-K     CURRENT REPORT

On July 19, 2017, Reynolds American Inc., referred to as RAI, held its special meeting of shareholders, referred to as the Special Meeting, in connection with the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of January 16, 2017, as it and the plan of merger co
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Jul 20, 2017 03:45
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[Florida] Morgan & Morgan Wins $1.65M Verdict, Scores Major Victory Against Big Tobacco

Morgan & Morgan, the nation's largest plaintiffs' firm, is thrilled to announce that its attorneys Craig Stevens and John Dill scored a major $1,650,000 verdict in a landmark victory against tobacco company R.J. Reynolds this week, ending an eight year lo
PR Newswire
added Jul 20, 2017 03:44
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[Africa, Gambia] Tobacco Control Act 2016 launched

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in collaboration with partners yesterday launched the Tobacco Control Act 2016 and the celebration of the World No Tobacco Day awards, held at the Arch 22 in Banjul. In her launching statement, Saffie Lowe-Ceesa
The Point (for Freedom and Democracy) (gm)
added Jul 20, 2017 02:25
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[UK] Bosses 'should let staff vape at desk to cut smoking rates': Plan comes as health chief pledge to cut the number who light up to 12% in five years

Bosses should consider allowing workers to use e-cigarettes at their desks to cut smoking rates, according to Government plans. Health chiefs yesterday pledged to slash smoking rates from 15.5 per cent to 12 per cent in five years. They said vaping was
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 20, 2017 02:24
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[New Hampshire] 9 NH towns choose to go tobacco-free at recreational areas to protect children's health

Nine New Hampshire communities in the Monadnock Region decided to implement tobacco-free policies for recreation areas such as parks and beaches on Tuesday. Keene, Harrisville, Marlborough, Swanzey, Nelson, Rindge, Troy, Walpole and Winchester created th
NH1 News (WBIN)
added Jul 20, 2017 02:24
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