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[UK] Use of electronic cigarettes in pregnancy / A guide for midwives and other healthcare professionals (PDF)

This short briefing has been produced by the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group1 and is intended to provide a summary of the evidence on electronic cigarettes, with suggested responses to some frequently asked questions about their use during pregn
Smokefree Action (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 15:29
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[Asia, India] Once a smoker, always a smoker is a myth: Sherlyn Chopra

Actress-model Sherlyn Chopra, who is going to create awareness about side-effects of smoking through her new anti-smoking video, has said that once a smoker, always a smoker is a myth. Sherlyn Chopra was interacting with media to talk about her new anti-
New Kerala.com (in)
added Aug 15, 2018 15:17
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Health ministry: No reduction of special consumption tax on cigarettes

Any expectation that the special consumption tax on cigarettes will be reduced has been stumped by the Ministry of Health, which has said that it was not going to happen anytime soon. The leading marketer and distributor of cigarettes and tobacco produc
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Aug 15, 2018 15:16
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[Canada] LETTER: City of Peterborough has always led with smoking laws

After years of research and based on the best available science, the province was poised to further protect residents from secondhand smoke and vapour by including e-cigarettes and medicinal cannabis in the provincial law, but that was put 'on pause' whe
Peterborough (Ont) Examiner (ca)
added Aug 15, 2018 15:14
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[France] Early Exposure to Passive Smoke May Up Risk for RA Later in Life

In a large prospective cohort study involving women followed for up to 3 decades, active smoking, light smoking, and passive exposure to tobacco smoking in childhood were all associated with an increased arthritis risk, reported Marie-Christine Boutron-R
MedPage Today
added Aug 15, 2018 14:58
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[France] Secondhand smoke increases risk of children developing arthritis later in life

A new study in the journal Rheumatology indicates that being exposed to secondhand smoke in childhood could increase the risk of someone developing arthritis as an adult.
EurekAlert
added Aug 15, 2018 14:53
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[UK] Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'

may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation. The researchers "caution against the widely held opinion that e-cigarettes are safe
BBC Online
added Aug 15, 2018 05:02
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Content analysis of tobacco content in UK television [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions These findings are virtually unchanged from our earlier analysis of programme content from 2010. Audiovisual tobacco content remains common in UK television programmes.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 15, 2018 05:02
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Elderly Israeli couple arrested in Thailand for using e-cigarette

After the couple was arrested and paid a fine, the Israeli consulate in Thailand discovered that the use of e-cigarettes is banned in the country. The Israeli Foreign Ministry has issued a travel alert in light of the new revelation.
JerusalemOnline (il)
added Aug 15, 2018 04:34
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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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