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[France] Banned plastics: European Parliament’s list grows longer

The environment committee calls for a 50% reduction of filter waste containing plastic in 2025 and an 80% reduction in 2030. Moreover, the committee is requesting that the tobacco industry cover the costs of collecting, transporting and treating these cig
EurActiv
added Oct 16, 2018 00:04
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[Canada] Indigenous communities hope to cash in on cannabis, but how they'll do it is

On Sunday, Checkup opened the lines to Canadians to share their thoughts on the upcoming legislation. While some worried about secondhand smoke and the long-term effects of marijuana use, others were optimistic about how easier availability could benefi
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 15, 2018 22:51
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] CAP: Ban smoking once and for all

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has demanded that the government ban smoking at eateries completely in accordance with its original intention.
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 15, 2018 22:50
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Provincial-level cancer burden attributable to active and second-hand smoking in China

Comprehensive smoke-free policies in China should expand to all provinces, notably those with a higher burden of cancer attributable to smoking, instead of being mostly limited to Beijing and some other metropolitan areas.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 15, 2018 22:45
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[UK] INVESTIGATION Vaping brands ‘target children’

The £1bn vaping industry in Britain is today exposed for using cartoon characters and images of sweets, popcorn and ice cream to market nicotine products that can hook children into addiction. A Sunday Times investigation reveals that vaping manufacturer
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 15, 2018 19:42
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[UK-Scotland] SNP in row over conference fees from tobacco giants

THE SNP has been criticised after it emerged that tobacco companies had paid thousands of pounds to attend their party conference. Despite the Scottish Government’s tough stance on smoking, cigarette makers Japan Tobacco International (JTI) and Imperial
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Oct 15, 2018 19:42
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[UK] Tobacco sales reps using 'illegal' tactics to sell their products in pubs ($$)

have been caught offering potentially illegal incentives to smokers in bars to get them hooked on new "heat-not-burn" tobacco, it can be revealed. Acting for Philip Morris...salesmen push tobacco devices in bars using a range of questionable tactics to e
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 15, 2018 19:42
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[Greece] Call for Papers: Electronic Cigarettes: Not All Good News?

exposure to e-cig vapor can trigger inflammatory responses and adversely affect respiratory system mechanics. In many cases, the added flavor in e-cigs exacerbated the detrimental effects of e-cig vapor. We conclude that both e-cig vaping and conventional
American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.
added Oct 15, 2018 19:41
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[Greece] E-cigarette additives impair lung function

Researchers from the University of Athens found that short-term exposure to e-cigarettes was enough to cause lung inflammation similar or worse than that seen in traditional cigarette use. The study, published in the American Journal of Physiology - Lu
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Oct 15, 2018 19:38
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[UK] Britain's £1bn vaping industry 'is targeting children' with cartoon character packaging and flavours that resemble fizzy drinks and sweets

Website Ubervape advertises Tuck Shop products next to a picture of sweets spilling out of a jar while five brightly coloured bottles are presented under a banner reading 'scrumdiddlyumptious'. The product listing for the Tutti Frutti e-liquid says: 'Di
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 15, 2018 19:32
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