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[UK] E-cigarettes are NOT as safe as we've been led to believe

suggests vaping over time may lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, a disabling condition commonly associated with smoking tobacco. Lead author Professor David Thickett, an expert in respiratory medicine at Birmingham, said: ‘There’s
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 02:29
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[UK] Vaping may damage immune system and lead to lung disease, study suggests

Vaping speeds up the death of lung cells by 50 fold and could trigger lung diseases in later life, a new study suggests. Scientists at the University of Birmingham found that the vapour inhaled from e-cigarettes damages immune cells, preventing them fro
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 01:33
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[UK] Vaping can cause SERIOUS lung damage and should be treated with caution, scientists warn

The perception that e-cigarettes are safe should be treated with caution, scientists have said as new research suggests vapour could harm lung cells. A study, published in journal Thorax, found vapour may cause inflammation and impair the activity of al
The Mirror (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 01:31
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Your Next Turkey Trip Just Got Much Cheaper. Here's the Bad News

Japan Tobacco, which sells its Winston and Camel cigarettes among others in Turkey, holds about 28 percent of the tobacco market in the country, second behind Philip Morris International. Japan Tobacco said it is keeping an eye on the potential currency
Bloomberg News
added Aug 15, 2018 17:43
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[France, Thailand, UK] Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Organizations Selected to Lead "STOP," $20 Million Global Tobacco Industry Watchdog

announced that the University of Bath, The Global Centre for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC), and International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) have been selected to collectively direct a new global tobacco industry watch
PR Newswire
added Aug 15, 2018 17:22
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[UK] E-cigarette vapor disables key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation

E-cigarette vapor boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles, reveals a small experimental study.
ScienceDaily
added Aug 15, 2018 04:28
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[UK] Number of pregnant women smoking goes UP for first time as more take risks with unborn babies' lives

Rates of smoking during pregnancy have increased for the first time on record, NHS figures show. Cuts in smoking cessation services have been blamed for the rise, which puts more women at risk of miscarriage and endangering their baby’s health. NHS Dig
The Mirror (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 04:27
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[UK] Festival goes smokefree as Greater Manchester aims to make smoking history

This year’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival will make its Family Zone smokefree for the first time. Smokefree events are being held across Greater Manchester this summer as areas consider creating more permanent smokefree outdoor areas.
Rochdale Borough Council (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 03:52
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[UK] Council pension funds are major investors in tobacco companies

Anti-smoking groups dismiss claims by local authorities that they can’t sell stocks / More than £1.7bn has been directly invested in tobacco company stocks by healthcare providers, fire authorities and schools via UK council pension funds, the Guardian
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 14, 2018 00:36
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[UK] Millie Mackintosh indulges in a cigarette and a glass of fizz as she parties the night away at Spencer Matthews' 30th birthday

The former reality star, 29, was spotted sipping a glass of champagne and puffing a cigarette, as she caught up with friends at the raucous bash... Carrying a packet of cigarettes in the same hand, the beauty was then seen lighting up in the venue's smok
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 13, 2018 14:42
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