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[Indiana] Secondhand smoke: A silent killer for pets

Research indicates that nearly 30 percent of pets live with at least one smoker. According to Dr. Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, medical director of the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center, secondhand smoke can damage the nervous systems of both cats and dogs.
Terre Haute (IN) Tribune-Star
added Feb 19, 2017 16:12
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[New Jersey] Trenton bumps tobacco purchasing age from 19 to 21

before city council voted to raise Trenton’s tobacco purchasing age from 19 to 21 on Thursday, medical practitioners from local hospitals told of the horror stories. “As a doctor, frankly, I’m tired of treating adults with emphysema, lung disease and lun
The Trentonian
added Feb 19, 2017 16:03
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Could nostalgia make smokers quit? Reminding them of happy memories from their childhood may encourage them to ditch the habit

Reminding smokers of childhood memories could inspire them to quit, research reveals. Tugging at smokers' heartstrings may encourage them to ditch the habit more than graphic anti-smoking campaigns. Playing on personal memories causes smokers to feel e
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 19, 2017 02:08
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Study: Smoking cost world $1.4 tril. in 2012

The killer habit consumed the equivalent of nearly 2 percent of global economic output or GDP, according to experts from the World Health Organization and the American Cancer Society, with almost 40 percent of the burden falling on developing countries.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Feb 19, 2017 01:09
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[Australia] Patrick Carlyon: At last, the science is in — until it’s out

A lengthy story spoke of “terrible science” in Slate magazine last week. The anti-smoking crusade had “eagerly embraced alarmism”. “Today’s tobacco control movement is guided by ideology as much as it is by science, prone to hyping politically convenien
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Feb 18, 2017 21:54
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[Netherlands] Living next to a busy road is as bad for you as passive smoking 10 cigarettes a day, warn scientists

Breathing in polluted air on busy roads is as harmful as passively smoking ten cigarettes a day, new research has found. Dutch scientists compared the effects of smoking with those of living near a busy road, looking at increased risks of heart disease,
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 18, 2017 21:44
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Smokeless tobacco (snus) is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes: results from five pooled cohorts

high consumption of snus is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. The risk was similar to that in smokers, implying that smokers will not reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by changing to snus use. The results also support the notion that nicotine increase
Wiley Online Library
added Feb 18, 2017 00:23
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An analysis of the Australian illicit tobacco market

The Australian Government loses $1bn per year in tobacco tax because of smuggling. The illicit supply also means that the social goal of the tax, namely, dissuading tobacco consumption, is undermined.
Journal of Financial Crime
added Feb 18, 2017 00:12
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Revisiting E-Cigarettes: Safe or Harmful?

A divided health research community sees the vaping cartridge as half empty or half full... "The problem is when you heat propylene glycol and glycerin together, depending how high a temperature, it can form formaldehyde," Rubinstein explains, of the maj
U.S. News & World Report
added Feb 17, 2017 23:56
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[Europe, Poland] Pollution does not cause premature death: Polish minister

downplaying the growing issue of air quality in a country that has been nicknamed the China of Europe....Radziwill, said that complaints about smog are unconvincing in a country where many smoke.
Reuters
added Feb 17, 2017 23:21
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