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[Italy] Measurements of electronic cigarette-generated particles for the evaluation of lung cancer risk of active and passive users [FREE FULL TEXT]

leading to the conclusion that electronic cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes, under the conditions described in this paper, while the variability in exposure and risk estimates due to the use of electronic cigarettes and liquids different th
Journal of Aerosol Science
added Nov 7, 2017 19:38
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[Canada] EDITORIAL: Cannabis conundrum - where will smoking pot actually be allowed?

Think about it not as marijuana, but as smoke — and then think about just how complicated the federal, provincial and municipal regulation of the drug will be... Municipalities are waiting for provinces to bring down rules on marijuana use and sales to d
Truro (NS) Daily News (ca)
added Nov 7, 2017 19:29
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[UK] Frontline healthcare staff urged to intervene to cut around 55,650 smokers ending up in hospital

Public Health England is urging all NHS frontline staff to take advantage of free online training to help them deliver effective stop smoking advice. The latest figures show the burden to the NHS in England from smoking is £2.6billion. There is an urgen
The Phoenix Newspaper (uk)
added Nov 7, 2017 19:19
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[UK] More smokers are kicking the habit in Wolverhampton

Smokers in Wolverhampton are giving up the bad habit more than anywhere else in the region, recent figures have revealed.
Midlands Express and Star (uk)
added Nov 7, 2017 19:09
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[UK] Oldham Liberal Democrat Leader Howard Sykes urges council to make play areas in the borough smoke free

OLDHAM'S Liberal Democrat Leader is urging the council to make play areas in the borough smoke free. Councillor Howard Sykes, Leader of the Opposition on Oldham Council, has written to the Leader of the Council, Councillor Jean Stretton, after it was pr
Oldham Times (uk)
added Nov 7, 2017 19:09
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Five million UK smokers have tried to quit in the last 12 months, study finds

found around two thirds of adult smokers have attempted to stop in the last year, but one in five didn't even last a month... The study by V2 Cigs UK also found six per cent of those quizzed defended their habit by claiming they were merely 'social smoke
The Mirror (uk)
added Nov 7, 2017 05:09
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[Canada] Shoppers Drug Mart founder Murray Koffler was a business visionary who leaves a philanthropic legacy

That kind of decisive action to improve society – based on a personal experience – was a hallmark of Mr. Koffler, who died on Sunday at his home in Toronto. Mr. Koffler created what is now Canada's largest drugstore business, but his legacy extends to a
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:24
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[UK] Priti Patel apologises over undisclosed Israeli meetings

Ms Patel apologised for not informing the Foreign Office and suggesting Boris Johnson knew in advance of the visit. Labour said the "shocking" admission warranted a Cabinet Office inquiry. Kuenssberg: A bad day at the office for Theresa May Downing Stree
BBC Online
added Nov 7, 2017 23:22
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[UK] Smokers turn to vaping as NHS Stoptober prompts a 29 per cent rise in e-cigarettes

The latest sales figures show that Public Health England’s new harm reduction approach to decreasing smoking rates across the UK has not only been widely accepted, but capitalised upon this Stoptober. For the first time, vaping has featured prominently w
LondonlovesBusiness.com
added Nov 7, 2017 19:14
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[UK] Tobacco tax: give smokers a break, says Forest

Budget: There is little public support for a further increase in tobacco duty, according to the results of a new poll released today. The survey, conducted by Populus for the smokers' group Forest, found that 76 per cent of adults think the current leve
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Nov 7, 2017 19:13
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