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[Korea - South] Smoking cigarettes may cause Crohn's disease: Exposure to tobacco causes a reaction that triggers inflammation in the bowel, study finds

South Korean scientists discovered mice who inhaled cigarette smoke showed signs of intestinal inflammation - a sign of Crohn's disease. Cigarette smoking activates specific white blood cells in the lung, which might later move to the colon, triggering
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 4, 2017 16:26
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[UK] ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT / SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE Appellant - and - PAUL BLACK Respondent

The issue that arises in this appeal is whether Part I of the Health Act 2006 ("the Act"), which contains prohibitions on smoking in certain places and introduces various mechanisms by which such prohibitions are to be enforced, applies to Crown premises
British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) (uk)
added Nov 4, 2017 16:24
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[Asia-pacific, Micronesia] Editorial: Guam should raise tax on tobacco products

A proposal to raise Guam's tax on tobacco products is a sensible public health intervention that could help save lives. Speaker Benjamin Cruz recently introduced legislation that would raise the tax on all tobacco products. Bill 199-34 proposes to incre
postguam.com (gu)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:39
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[UK] Prisoner takes fight against illicit smoking in jails to Supreme Court

Black, who suffers from a range of serious health problems, has taken his case to the Supreme Court in a bid to win what he says is the same level of protection from the risks posed by passive smoking as "non-smokers living in the wider community". Tuesda
Lancashire Evening Post (uk)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:33
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[UK] VIDEO: R (on the application of Black) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent)

Supreme Court (UK)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:31
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[UK] R (on the application of Black) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent)

The Appellant, Mr Black, is a prisoner. He complains that the legal ban on smoking introduced by the Health Act 2006 is not being enforced in common parts of the prison. The Appellant argues that prisoners should have confidential and anonymous access to
Supreme Court (UK)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:30
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[UK] Inmate's appeal to ban smoking in jails reaches Supreme Court

Five justices headed by president Lady Hale are considering whether the Crown is bound by the 2006 Health Act, which includes the ban on smoking in public places introduced in 2007. Black's lawyers have said the sex offender, who has been serving an inde
BBC Online
added Nov 4, 2017 15:28
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[Asia-pacific] More Japanese firms introducing anti-smoking measures, including incentives

Convenience store chain Lawson Inc. introduced an all-day ban on smoking at its head office and all regional offices in June with an eye toward lowering the ratio of smokers in its entire workforce by around 10 percentage points in fiscal 2018. The smoki
Japan Times (jp)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:27
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[UK] PATTERSON: Exeter would be right to ban smoking, and other colleges should follow

Exeter would set a great example by banning smoking in their college grounds, and other colleges should follow suit. With the ban on polluting vehicles set to come into effect in the next few years in Oxford city centre, it makes sense that colleges shou
Cherwell Online (Oxford Student Publication) (uk)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:24
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[UK-Scotland] Relationship between trying an electronic cigarette and subsequent cigarette experimentation in Scottish adolescents: a cohort study

Young never smokers are more likely to experiment with cigarettes if they have tried an e-cigarette. Causality cannot be inferred, but continued close monitoring of e-cigarette use in young people is warranted.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 3, 2017 23:02
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