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[Africa, China, Zimbabwe] Zim to surpass 200m kg tobacco output

China accounted for over 7,8 million kgs valued at US$50,1 million while Indonesia bought 4,6million kgs valued at US$21,4 million. With an estimated 350 million smokers, China has been annually spending over US$200 million on Zimbabwean tobacco, whi
Sunday Mail (zw)
added Jun 17, 2018 08:18
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[Russia] CIGAR YOU KIDDING? World Cup 2018: Diego Maradona smokes cigar during Argentina vs Iceland… in smoke-free tournament

DIEGO MARADONA was snapped smoking a cigar during Argentina's clash with Iceland on Saturday... during the "smoke-free" World Cup. The Argentine legend, 57, was spotted puffing on a fat cigar despite massive signs around the ground urging fans not to li
The Sun (uk)
added Jun 17, 2018 08:15
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[Europe] EU refuses Belgium to outlaw menthol cigarettes

European administration reminds that the directive text indicates that the banning of flavored tobacco “should extend over a long period to allow consumers enough time to switch to other products.’’ The European Commission now expects information on Belg
Brussels Times (be)
added Jun 16, 2018 12:04
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Flavorings in Tobacco Products Induce Endothelial Cell Dysfunction

Conclusions—Our data suggest that short-term exposure of endothelial cells to flavoring compounds used in tobacco products have adverse effects on endothelial cell phenotype that may have relevance to cardiovascular toxicity.
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
added Jun 16, 2018 12:03
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Vaping flavoured e-cigarettes 'leads to heart disease, strokes and heart attacks', scientists warn

A new study by researchers from Boston University has revealed that the flavour additives using in e-cigarettes can impair blood vessel function, and inhaling them can lead to heart damage
The Mirror (uk)
added Jun 16, 2018 12:02
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US smokers don't believe vaping is less harmful than smoking

A growing proportion of U.S. adults do not believe that e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking, according to an analysis of the U.S. Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study data from 2013 to 2015 presented today at the fifth Global Fo
EurekAlert
added Jun 16, 2018 12:01
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[UK] Cambridge United back no smoking campaign Kick Ash

An innovative no smoking programme led by young people in Cambridgeshire has scored winning support from its local football club - Cambridge United. Kick Ash, an award-winning campaign led by young people to prevent smoking in under 16’s across the coun
Cambridgeshire County Council (uk)
added Jun 16, 2018 11:59
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[Europe, UK] Retailers in the dark over new tobacco codes

Urgent clarity is being called for on new track and trace regulations for tobacco products, which will place a number of additional new burdens on retailers and potentially prevent them from purchasing tobacco.
Convenience Store (uk)
added Jun 16, 2018 11:56
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HORN: Is Vaping Really Any Better Than Smoking?

The jury might still be out regarding the health risks of vaping, but to my mind, if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s probably is a duck. Some people say it’s possible to stay healthy even if you smoke. Maybe, but why would you want to d
Care2.com
added Jun 16, 2018 11:46
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[Pennsylvania] American Lung Association: PA Can Do Better, 10 Years After Smoking Ban

more work should be done to improve air quality. Over 2,300 venues in the state remain exempt from the Clean Indoor Air Act, leaving many hospitality workers exposed to harmful carcinogens.
WESA 90.5 (Pittsburgh, PA)
added Jun 16, 2018 11:35
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