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U.S. Senate hearing on e-cigs — but “hearing” only one side

Talk about a Kangaroo Court: there was one “panel” set up to testify about the risks and benefits of e-cigs for our nation, and it was comprised of two “experts”: the CDC’s Tim McAfee, a zealot anti-e-cig spokesman, faithfully doing the bidding of Tom Fr
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added May 16, 2014 16:43
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The FDA Says E-Cigarettes Are Less Harmful Than Smoking

The government's chief tobacco regulator told Congress today that e-cigarettes are almost certainly healthier than tobacco, that much more research needs to be done, but that it needs to regulate them now anyway. “If we could get all of those people [wh
Vice.com
added May 16, 2014 10:20
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States don’t wait for feds on e-cigarette restrictions

While both sides of the debate wait for Office of Management and Budget to finish their review to grant the FDA authority to regulate e-cigarettes, states have taken action. Here’s a run-down of where e-cigarettes stand around the country: Federal: Hambur
Washington Post
added Apr 11, 2014 12:04
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[Indonesia] Govt urged to ratify antitobacco

Observers and experts from various sectors say that Indonesia needs to ratify the UN Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) for long-term health and economic benefits. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has yet to ratify the FCTC, contrary to Hea
Jakarta Post (id)
added Mar 12, 2014 01:30
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[Mid-east] UAE to propose plain packaging for tobacco

The proposal will be floated GCC-wide in two years when health officials will be required to revise packaging of all tobacco products.
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Jan 13, 2014 22:12
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[North Carolina] Final tobacco quota payment will not be reduced

growers can anticipate getting their full, final annual payment from the quota buyout approved by Congress almost a decade ago despite impending automatic spending cuts. U.S. Agriculture Department leaders told members of Congress this week they'll be ab
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 8, 2014 07:00
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[Georgia] Following the money in the fight against tobacco

Georgia will receive $347 million in tobacco settlement funds and the state’s tobacco taxes, according to a recent report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. But the state will spend less than 1 percent of that amount on programs to prevent s
Augusta (GA) Chronicle
added Jan 6, 2014 13:39
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No more 'smoking like a Turk' with decline in Turkey's tobacco use

The smoking habits of Turks are changing with the number of smokers decreasing by more than one million in the past four years thanks to the measures taken by the Turkish government against the use and sale of tobacco, a recent report reveals
Hurriyet (tr)
added Jan 4, 2014 13:58
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[Kentucky] Sarah Milov | E-cigarettes and the tobacco farmer

Yesterday’s tobacco farmer might be tomorrow’s “e-cig entrepreneur.” But swift regulation by the Food and Drug Administration now can help ensure that pockets of the American economy do not, once again, become dependent on nicotine.
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Jan 3, 2014 18:58
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[Massachusetts] Editorial: Hypocrisy over smokes

But now at least eight communities have raised the age to 21 and four others have set it at 19. Keep in mind, this is a perfectly legal product and unlike alcohol no one can get arrested for driving while smoking. Add to that the fact that most 18- to 20
Boston (MA) Herald
added Dec 31, 2013 18:13
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