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[Ireland] Plain cigarette packaging hits shelves across Republic

Plain cigarette packaging featuring prominent health warnings have begun to hit shelves in the Republic as part of the State’s Tobacco Free Ireland programme. The new standardised packaging, which aims to make tobacco packs less attractive to consumers
Irish Times (ie)
added Feb 23, 2018 16:36
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[UK] Dame Beulah Bewley obituary / Physician who played a key role in improving the place of female doctors in Britain’s medical establishment

Her research project on smoking among primary school children – which made the link between cigarettes, poor attainment and lung disease – was later expanded for a medical degree...She was involved with Action on Smoking and Health
The Guardian (uk)
added Feb 23, 2018 16:36
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[Netherlands] Dutch prosecutors reject attempted murder case brought against tobacco giants by mother with lung cancer

have rejected calls to open a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, saying such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction. The decision was a blow to what Dutch anti-smoking
The Independent (uk)
added Feb 23, 2018 16:34
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E-cigarettes less harmful than smoking, says American Cancer Society

The society’s new policy statement, adopted this month, could provide a middle ground between those who regard e-cigarettes as a dangerously attractive lure, and vaping advocates who say the practice has helped them quit the far more dangerous practice
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Feb 23, 2018 16:32
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Almost all adolescents in an economically disadvantaged urban population exposed to tobacco smoke

Ninety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had measurable levels of a biomarker specific for exposure to tobacco smoke (NNAL). The study is published in Cancer Epidemiol
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Feb 23, 2018 16:29
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Comparison of Urine 4-(Methylnitrosamino)-1-(3)Pyridyl-1-Butanol and Cotinine for Assessment of Active and Passive Smoke Exposure in Urban Adolescents

Conclusions: Urine NNAL screening finds a large majority (94%) of urban adolescents are exposed to tobacco. African Americans are exposed to higher levels of SHS than other ethnic/racial groups.
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
added Feb 23, 2018 16:28
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[Maryland] U.S. Surgeon General talks tobacco and cigarette smoking in Baltimore

Surgeon General Dr. Jerome M. Adams gave the keynote speech Thursday to members of The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco... He grew up working on his grandfather’s tobacco farm in St. Mary’s County...But his grandfather was also a life-long smo
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Feb 23, 2018 16:26
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U.S. Federal Law Banning Smoking In Cars With Children Is False

Where did this fake news originate? The website amomama.com published the false story reporting that smoking in cars with children is now illegal as of Jan. 30, 2018. ...the above story is false, according to FactCheck.org. Despite the story being inaccu
Business 2 Community
added Feb 23, 2018 02:02
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[North Carolina] Duke study sheds light on smoking ban's effect on pregnant women

"What we found was that rates of second-hand smoke exposure was lower -- significantly lower -- following the ban as compared to before the ban," Schechter said. Researchers also identified clear racial and socioeconomic disparities. "African-American
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)
added Feb 23, 2018 01:45
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[UK] New blend eases the whiff of decline

Falling cigarette volumes are hardly a new phenomenon; the tobacco industry has been in steady decline for years. But despite British American Tobacco’s best efforts to put the emphasis of yesterday’s full-year results on the “transformational” acquisiti
Times Of London (uk)
added Feb 23, 2018 01:43
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