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[Canada] Backgrounder / Protecting People in Ontario from the Health Impacts of Cannabis

Under Ontario's cannabis legislation, it will only be legal to use recreational cannabis in private residences. People will not be allowed to use any form of recreational cannabis in public places, workplaces or when inside a motor vehicle.
Ontario, Canada (ca)
added Dec 13, 2017 04:22
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[Canada] CKHA Goes Smoke-Free

Residents can expect to see a lot more “smoke-free” signs posted around Chatham-Kent hospitals in the coming weeks. Starting January 1, 2018, residents will not be able to smoke on hospital property, which includes the existing smoking shelters, parking
BlackburnNews.com (ca)
added Dec 13, 2017 04:18
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SIDDIQI: Nine out of ten children in Bangladesh exposed to secondhand smoke

Bangladeshi children are clearly not benefiting from their country’s smoking ban. The authorities clearly need to do more, including properly enforcing the laws on smoking in public places. Public awareness campaigns are also needed to raise awareness ab
The Conversation (au)
added Dec 12, 2017 18:29
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[UK] ‘Green cigarettes would stop young people smoking’

Printing health warnings on individual cigarettes and changing their colour from white to green would put people off smoking, a study has suggested. Changing the appearance of cigarettes could be the next attempt to stop young people taking up the habit
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 12, 2017 17:16
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Austria stubs out looming smoking ban in name of 'freedom'

Plan to ban smoking completely in bars and eateries from 2018 scrapped by far-right Freedom party in coalition talks
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 12, 2017 17:16
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[Sweden] Smoking reduces increase in life expectancy for less educated women

"Deaths from smoking in Sweden has decreased among men and increased among women, particularly those with compulsory schooling. One possible explanation as to why men are less harmed by tobacco is snus. Snus isn't as dangerous as smoking, and it's much mo
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 12, 2017 17:08
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[Australia] Nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation in pregnancy

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is recommended in current Australian clinical guidelines for pregnant women who are unable to quit smoking unassisted. Clinicians report low levels of prescribing NRT during pregnancy, due to safety concerns and low lev
Medical Journal of Australia
added Dec 12, 2017 17:04
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[Australia] Researchers indicate nicotine replacement is safer for pregnant women than smoking

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is safer than smoking and should be recommended to more pregnant patients who are not able to quit on their own, according to a new review study in the Medical Journal of Australia led by a Ben-Gurion University of the
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 12, 2017 17:03
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[UK] A lung expert reveals how social smoking actually affects your body

"Social smoking is a misnomer," says Dr Richard Russell, Consultant Respiratory Physician and medical advisor to the British Lung Foundation. "Whether you smoke socially or not is not the point. It's the toxic chemicals you are inhaling. Even occasional s
NetDoctor.co.uk (uk)
added Dec 12, 2017 17:02
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[UK] Dataset: E-cigarette use in England

Proportion who use e-cigarettes by different characteristics including age, sex and reason for vaping.
Office for National Statistics (ONS) (uk)
added Dec 12, 2017 16:57
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