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NITZKIN: Tobacco control policy should be based on science, not misconceptions

millions of adult smokers suffer and die from cigarette-related illness that could have been prevented by reconsidering long-standing tobacco-control policy in light of advances in our knowledge of e-cigarettes and tobacco harm reduction.
The Hill
added Dec 8, 2017 22:39
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Heat-not-burn cigarettes may still harm the heart, as FDA mulls approval

Tobacco control researcher Stanton Glantz, Ph.D., is publicly urging the FDA to deny Philip Morris’s application. He said a close reading of the company’s FDA application shows no detectable difference between the health effects of IQOS and regular cigar
American Heart Association (AHA)
added Dec 8, 2017 09:11
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[Washington] Kent bans smoking, vaping at all city parks

Kent City Council passed a resolution making smoking, vaping or any use of tobacco products on park property against the law. This ban includes both noncombustible products, like e-cigarettes or other vaping devices that produce smoke or vapor, and dippi
Q13FOX, KCPQ-TV (Seattle,WA)
added Dec 11, 2017 13:04
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[New York] Long Beach raises smoking age to 21

City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to prohibit the sale of tobacco to those under 21, including electronic cigarettes and other devices, which officials say will help protect the health of a generation of young people.
Herald Community Newspapers (Long Island, NY)
added Dec 8, 2017 17:08
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Ted Koppel's Fight to Make COPD Headline News

Even though she had quit years earlier, Grace Anne was a former smoker. She also had a history of respiratory infections, including one that landed her in the hospital. "These should have been clues that I was susceptible to developing lung disease, but
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 8, 2017 09:45
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Trump Pick to Head Consumer Safety Board Is Seen as Too Close to Industries

Senate will also vote on another Trump nominee for the agency, Dana Baiocco ...Blumenthal...asked her if she would recuse herself from matters involving another former client...“R.J. Reynolds...encouraging the extensive use of flame retardant chemi
New York Times
added Dec 7, 2017 22:49
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BRIANT: The Importance of Developing Relationships With Lawmakers

Establishing a relationship before a tobacco ordinance or tobacco legislation is introduced can be helpful in educating officials so they can make a reasonable and fair decision on how to vote on a particular piece of legislation.
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Dec 9, 2017 02:26
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] MACKAY: Tobacco industry and the art of non-confession

It is a tragedy that the wealthy tobacco companies have successfully weakened well-intentioned attempts to call them to account... The behavior of the industry seems to have hardly changed. Here in Hong Kong the government's modest proposal to increase t
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 9, 2017 02:21
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[Minnesota] Robbinsdale latest to restrict sales of flavored tobacco products

The Robbinsdale City Council on Tuesday voted to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products to people 18 and older and allow sales of such products to shops only where tobacco accounts for 90 percent of sales.
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Dec 8, 2017 22:40
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[Ohio] Dublin is latest city to raise tobacco limit to 21

Nearly one year after Columbus City Council passed a proposal raising the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, another city is following suit. The city of Dublin raised the ago for tobacco sales, a move supported by Franklin County Health Commissioner
WBNS-10TV CBS (Columbus, OH)
added Dec 8, 2017 22:40
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