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[Australia, Canada] Tobacco Plants Lead the Way to Ebola Cure

Nicotiana benthamiana, already used to produce West Nile virus antibodies, offers similar protection against the devastating Ebola virus
Canada Free Press (ca)
added Oct 6, 2014 18:08
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[Canada] Clearing the smoke surrounding First Nations cigarettes / Who can buy what at First Nations smoke shops

O’TOOLE ACKNOWLEDGES there’s a loophole.... “I think both parties are responsible...Are non-natives breaking the law by taking advantage of the system? Yes, they are.” And, are people without a First Nations background aware they’re breaking the law whe
DurhamRegion.com (ca)
added Dec 1, 2014 12:21
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[Canada, USA, North Carolina] VIDEO: Police arrest 28 in tobacco busts

Police have arrested 28 suspects and are on the hunt for seven others in a major tobacco raid Wednesday. Police raided 32 locations and seized $450,000 in cash, ... Surete du Quebec Sgt. Joyce Kemp said the bulk tobacco which made its way into Canada
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Apr 30, 2014 23:03
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[Canada] Vancouver’s experimental cigarette-recycling program backfires

In November of last year, the city installed 110 cigarette-butt receptacles in several downtown locations. But the move produced unintended consequences, prompting Vancouver Coastal Health officials to bring them to the city’s attention. “We were concer
Georgia Straight (ca)
added Jun 4, 2014 14:51
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[Canada] VIDEO: Special Report: Are e-cigarettes a safe alternative to smoking?

Health Canada told CTV "no such products have been approved to date (...) the advertisement and sale of electronic cigarette products, including e-liquid, that contain nicotine and/or have health claims is non-compliant ..." Yet vape shops keep popping up
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Aug 11, 2014 13:24
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[Canada] Liquid nicotine being sold in unregulated e-cigarette market

Health Canada has barred the sale of liquid nicotine, but it’s being openly sold in the unregulated market of e-cigarettes, a CTV News investigation has found. As e-cigarettes or “vaping” gains popularity in Canada, many sellers and health officials are
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added May 11, 2015 23:29
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[Canada] Ladies, Quit Smoking After Your Period; Estrogen, Progesterone Levels After Ovulation Make Quitting Easier

A recent study conducted at the University of Montreal has found that a woman’s menstrual cycle plays a significant role in nicotine cravings. Women should find it easier to overcome nicotine withdrawal symptoms after ovulation when their estrogen and pr
Medical Daily
added Jan 5, 2015 23:47
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[Canada] Most effective way to reduce smoking? Increase price of cigarettes, study says

“If the world is serious about knocking down consumption by one-third, the only way to get there is significant increases in taxes,” Dr. Prabhat Jah, director of the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, said in an inter
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Jan 2, 2014 08:46
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[Canada, UK] Menthol cigarettes could be WORSE for your health than regular tobacco: Study links them to 'more severe lung problems'

Menthol smokers reported more trips to A&E than non-menthol smokers / Were hospitalised more frequently for worsening of their lung disease / Menthol smokers had a 29% higher risk of being hospitalised / Worsenings might include difficulty breathing or a
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 5, 2014 10:23
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[Canada] Menthol cigarettes ARE more addictive: Teenagers who smoke them get through twice as much tobacco every week

Menthol cigarettes are directly linked to elevated nicotine addiction / The minty flavour gives teenagers the perception they are less harmful / Menthol users three times more likely to continue smoking in the next year
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 24, 2014 12:46
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