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Cost-effectiveness of integrating tobacco cessation into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment

Smoking cessation integrated with treatment for PTSD was cost-effective, within a broad confidence region, but less cost-effective than most other smoking cessation programs reported in the literature.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 10, 2015 12:06

Why do airplanes still have ashtrays, 25 years after the smoking ban?

FAA expects that the occasional nicotine craving passenger will break the law – fines and potential criminal charges be damned – so there should be a place for them to safely extinguish... In 1973, a passenger on a Varig airlines flight dropped a still-bu
WTSP-TV Ch. 10
added May 4, 2015 17:42

A Flame Retardant That Came With Its Own Threat to Health

a principal culprit in such fires has long been carelessness with cigarettes. But smoking habits have greatly changed; the share of American adults who puff away dropped to 17 percent in 2014 from 42 percent in 1965, according to the Centers for Disease
New York Times
added May 4, 2015 06:39
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Israeli police Wednesday released shocking security video of a woman setting a gasoline pump on fire in Jerusalem -- allegedly because a man refused to give her a cigarette, reports NBC News. Amazingly, no one was hurt, police said.
Fire Engineering
added Jun 5, 2015 06:27

[Asia, Japan] BASEEL: Smoking while walking near kids or wheelchairs? Why not just swing a knife around?

Enforcement is still lax, however, prompting Sibakiyo to voice her complaint in manga form. Hopefully this appeal to smokers’ ability to think of something other than their own pleasure will prove effective, but if not, and least one other anti-smoker has
RocketNews24 (Socio Corporation) (jp)
added Apr 28, 2015 19:35

[New Jersey] Warning: Your e-cigarette can explode

“It was the first time we had ever seen this. We weren’t sure what we were going to find. But it was, indeed, an e-cigarette that had exploded,” Stenger said. What happened after the explosion two weeks ago was a lesson for both the homeowner and the fi
The Press of Atlantic City
added Apr 28, 2015 13:07

[North Carolina] Editorial: E-cigarette liquids: Bill on child-resistant packaging good idea

The sponsors say the bill is endorsed by Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. The bill would enforce measures e-cigarette groups are already embracing. And it would help protect public health from bootleggers of e-cigarette-related products.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 27, 2015 09:33
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[New York] FASNY conference informs Hudson Valley

1970s, many furniture fires were started by people falling asleep while smoking ... To prevent lawsuits, furniture companies started putting chemical flame-retardants on upholstered furniture, which release toxic carcinogens firefighters breathe in at the
Catskill (NY) Daily Mail
added Apr 27, 2015 09:02

[Massachusetts] Anti-tobacco crowd backs e-cig regs while retailers seek changes

Proposed restrictions on free samples of e-cigarettes for adults would harm retailers ability to help smokers quit, "vaping" advocates argued Thursday to the attorney general's office. Numerous e-cigarette specialty shop owners, supporters and anti-toba
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Apr 25, 2015 21:16

[North Carolina] Bill calling for child-resistant packaging advances

The Senate passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would mandate child-resistant packaging and warning labels on liquids used with electronic-cigarette vaporizers. Senate Bill 286 will now go to the House for consideration. Its primary sponsors are Sens.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 24, 2015 13:25
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