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Be careful of lithium ion batteries, Europe warns Christmas air travellers

EASA also said that if devices cannot be carried in the cabin, such as when passengers have to put carry-on bags in the hold due to a lack of space in the cabin, airlines should remember to ask passengers to remove any spare batteries or e-cigarettes.
Reuters
added Dec 21, 2017 06:18
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Impact of London's road traffic air and noise pollution on birth weight: retrospective population based cohort study

Convincing evidence that maternal passive smoking during pregnancy is causally related to reduced birth weight,58 strongly supports the biological plausibility of an association between ambient air pollution and reduced birth weight, by analogy.
British Medical Journal
added Dec 21, 2017 06:18
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Wall Street eases as investors look past tax revamp

Altria (MO.N) rose 1.7 percent after Berenberg upgraded the stock saying a lower tax rate would boost the tobacco company’s profit and shareholder payouts.
Reuters
added Dec 21, 2017 06:18
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Philip Morris' search for a cigarette no more harmful than a cup of coffee

But four scientists and researchers who worked for the company on the iQOS program told Reuters that while Philip Morris was able to prove the lower amounts of exposure to harmful substances, that doesn’t necessarily mean that using the device is less li
Reuters
added Dec 20, 2017 22:49
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Special Report: Scientists describe problems in Philip Morris e-cigarette experiments

Tamara Koval, who worked at the company...was a co-author of the company’s protocol used to run the studies globally. When she highlighted an irregularity in one of the studies, Koval said, Philip Morris excluded her from meetings.
Reuters
added Dec 20, 2017 22:46
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Popularity of youth vaping a concern in annual drug use survey

Many researchers worry that e-cigarettes are re-normalizing smoking behavior among teens, introducing many of them to nicotine, which could lead to addiction. A NIDA news release on the drug survey quoted a Pediatricsstudy in which young people who used
American Academy of Pediatrics
added Dec 20, 2017 22:41
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Critics Accuse New Foundation of Acting as Smoke-Screen for Big Tobacco

Controversy is swirling around the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. This new non-profit organization has come under intense criticism from health agencies and anti-tobacco campaigners who accuse it of acting as a smoke-screen for Big Tobacco, a charge
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Dec 20, 2017 22:39
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Tired of waiting for the feds, local groups target menthol cigarettes

In recent months, cities ranging from Oakland and Los Gatos, Calif., to Minneapolis and St. Paul have passed laws limiting the availability of menthol cigarettes, which health advocates say have a particular appeal to beginning smokers. St. Paul is the l
Salon Magazine
added Dec 20, 2017 22:37
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[Asia, Thailand] EDITORIAL: Time to wake up on e-cigs

The complete ban on e-cigarettes forces enthusiasts to buy them from abroad, or via unlicensed local sources, meaning no taxes are paid and no safety checks on the products are enforced. We need a moderate...
Bangkok Post (th)
added Dec 20, 2017 22:36
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[Asia, Thailand] More smoke than light in e-cigarette row

Users are demanding they be removed from the list of banned items. Public health personnel, however, are adamant they should remain prohibited. The debate comes amid some public confusion as to whether the law is being applied evenly. Some traders openly
Bangkok Post (th)
added Dec 20, 2017 22:33
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