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[Africa, Tanzania] Activists call on govt to educate tobacco growers

The Executive Director of Tanzania Tobacco Control Forum (TTCF), Ms Lutgard Kagaruki said yesterday that the government stands to lose more financial resources on treating people harmed by tobacco compared to the income generated from the business. The T
The Citizen (tz)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:02
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Johns Hopkins University to divest holdings in major coal producers

The vote marks only the third time in the university's history that the trustees have barred a particular type of investment because of broad social concerns....South Africa...In 1991, the trustees voted to end all direct investments in tobacco company st
Johns Hopkins University
added Dec 15, 2017 03:02
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Trust in e-cigarette safety varies by worldview, source of messaging

Public health messaging about the safety of e-cigarettes needs to account for the worldviews of the target audience...assessed cultural worldviews along two dimensions: hierarchy-egalitarianism (attitudes toward authority and power) and individualism-comm
EurekAlert
added Dec 15, 2017 02:56
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Role of E-Cigarettes in Asthma Development and Exacerbation

“While e-cig use may help some [individuals with asthma] quit smoking, it is imperative that we continue addressing knowledge gaps to fully assess whether and how vaping e-cigs can significantly modify asthma and allergic airway disease,” the authors con
PulmonaryAdvisor
added Dec 15, 2017 02:54
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[New Zealand] E-cigarettes not safe, and potential public health disaster

Letitia O’Dwyer, Chief Executive of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) says, “The efficacy of e-cigarettes as a cessation tool, along with the known risks of these products is too important to not drill down on the evidence, and we believe
Scoop (nz)
added Dec 15, 2017 02:46
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New Survey Shows Youth Cigarette Smoking Continues to Fall, But Raises Fresh Concerns about E-Cigarettes and Cigars

These findings underscore the need to prevent youth use of all tobacco products and stop a new generation of products from undermining the great strides our nation has made. The Food and Drug Administration should fully implement its new rule for e-cigar
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 14, 2017 20:03
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Toxicological evaluation of novel heat-not-burn tobacco products – non-technical summary (PDF)

The Committees conclude that there will be a risk to health from using heat- not-burn tobacco products. It is currently not possible to quantify this risk. Heat-not-burn tobacco products are new and there is insufficient data available to enable a full a
Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) (UK)
added Dec 14, 2017 19:35
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Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs

Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs for 8th Graders, 10th Graders, and 12th Graders; 2014 - 2017 (in percent)*
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
added Dec 14, 2017 18:04
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Vaping popular among teens; opioid misuse at historic lows

Nearly 1 in 3 students in 12th grade report past year use of some kind of vaping device, raising concerns about the impact on their health. What they say is in the device, however, ranges from nicotine, to marijuana, to “just flavoring.” The survey also
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
added Dec 14, 2017 18:03
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Monitoring the Future Revised December 2017: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs

NIH’s 2017 Monitoring the Future survey shows both vaping and marijuana are more popular than traditional cigarettes or pain reliever misuse
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
added Dec 14, 2017 18:01
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