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[UK] Squonkers, drippers and cloud chasers: ​the rise of vape culture

vaping has spawned a fast-evolving subculture with multiple cliques and niches – a heady blend of hobbyism, gaming, punk rock, steampunk, tattoos, piercings and activism. At events such as Vape Jam, hundreds of brands compete for attention, from the small
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 12, 2018 03:13
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[Australia] E-cigarettes a growing threat to children

“Unrestricted marketing on social media and TV, fruit flavourings, cheaper prices and claims that e-cigarettes are ‘healthier than cigarettes’ all make e-cigarettes very attractive to adolescents,” Dr Marshall said. “While e-cigarettes may be less harmf
University of Queensland (au)
added Jun 12, 2018 03:09
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[UK] GLANTZ: E-cigarettes are expanding nicotine addiction in England, too

A new study using data collected in the UK between June 2015 and April 2016 of schoolchildren (mean age 14.1, n=499) shows that, like everywhere else, a substantial number of kids using e-cigarettes have never smoked cigarettes. In fact, at 52.6%, this
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 12, 2018 02:48
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[UK] Smoker's cough? Love Island host Sophie Monk grasps her throat while puffing on a cigarette in Spain...

As smoke billowed from her mouth, Sophie momentarily grasped her throat - perhaps experiencing a nasty cough. She also appeared rather flushed, likely due to the sizzling European heat.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 12, 2018 02:24
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[UK] 'I went to bed with perfect sight and woke to a nightmare': Celebrity photographer Terry O'Neill describes the ordeal that almost left him BLIND

the most common risk factor people can control is smoking, ‘which quadruples your chances of getting macular degeneration’, she adds.Terry admits being ‘a 20-a-day man for nearly 50 years — I started smoking at 12 and didn’t stop until I was 60’.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 12, 2018 02:18
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[Ireland] Ten men sent for trial over illegal cigarette factory in Louth

Ten men charged following the discovery of a multi-million euro illegal cigarette factory in Co. Louth have been sent forward for trial to Dundalk Circuit Court. The group of Bulgarian and Lithuanian nationals had been charged earlier contrary to the Fi
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Jun 12, 2018 02:07
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[Ireland] ARCHIVE: Revenue seeking ‘pound of flesh’ in cigarette duty case

A solicitor representing a junior minister’s brother facing a charge of failing to declare €400 of cigarettes he had for sale in his shop yesterday queried why the Revenue Commissioners were seeking “a pound of flesh”. John Daly, of the Paddock, Drinag
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Jun 12, 2018 02:03
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[Ireland] Stand-off between judge and Revenue drags out John Daly tobacco case

John Daly, brother of the junior health minister Jim Daly, has admitted having illegal tobacco for sale in his shop without having paid the necessary duty. The case has been before the judge Mary Dorgan on at least three occasions since October, but she
Times Of London (uk)
added Jun 12, 2018 02:00
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[UK] Leamington shop owner fined after selling illegal cigarettes

he owner of a Leamington shop has been fined after being caught selling illegal cigarettes by an undercover officer. Following a tip-off that illegal cigarettes and tobacco were being sold at Canal Mini Market on Clemens Street in Leamington, an undercove
Leamington Spa Courier (uk)
added Jun 12, 2018 01:46
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[Asia] Smoking kills more than 40,000 every year in Vietnam

spend VND31 trillion on tobacco products each year, while the total cost for the treatment of these diseases and losses to businesses from illness and early death...despite a reduction, the percentage of adult males who smoke remains high at 45.3%. The r
Vietnam Net
added Jun 12, 2018 01:23
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