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GOODIN-SMITH: Voices: Who is calling the shots on the measles vaccination?

1994 and it was a personal choice to smoke in a restaurant... Flash forward to 2015: The smoking ban has spread to 36 states and secondhand smoke’s presence in the air continues to decline, while unvaccinated children have grown up and are now occupying t
USA Today
added Jan 31, 2015 11:30
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[California] Should Lodi ban open-air smoking in city parks?

it seemed to be just another “nanny state” policy proposal. Then, when I considered the plausibility of outdoor cigarette smoke as a health hazard and observing that it is mixed with and diluted by the atmosphere, well, the claim did not sound creditable
Lodi (CA) News-Sentinel
added Jan 31, 2015 11:26

ARCHIVE: E-Cigarettes Expose People to More Than ‘Harmless’ Water Vapor

In a major scientific review of research on e-cigarettes, UC San Francisco scientists found that industry claims about the devices are unsupported by the evidence to date, including claims that e-cigarettes help smokers quit.
University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
added Jan 31, 2015 10:26
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California labels e-cigarettes a public health threat

“The availability of e-cigarettes in a variety of candy and fruit flavors such as cotton candy, gummy bear, chocolate mint and grape makes these products highly appealing to young children and teens,” Chapman wrote.
The Washington Post
added Jan 31, 2015 10:25
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Smoking Profits, with Reduced Risks

But while the prevalence rate may be falling, thanks to global population growth the absolute number of smokers is up . . . way up. Over the past three decades the total number of smokers has grown from 721 million to 967 million, while the total number
Investing Daily
added Jan 31, 2015 10:14

[Minnesota] EDITORIAL: Fewer of us are lighting up

Good going, Minnesotans. The researchers didn’t tell us if the rate has also fallen in McLeod County...Hutchinson City Council...voted to rescind the sleeping room smoking prohibition....It was an unfortunate act that, we believe, violated the premise of
Hutchinson (MN) Leader
added Jan 31, 2015 10:03

[California] GLEASON: Electronic Cigarettes Remain Top Tax Target For Politicians

The fraudulent movement to ban, tax, and over-regulate e-cigarettes says...they’re more interested in protecting the state’s monopoly on cigarette sales than they are in public health.
added Jan 30, 2015 14:38

Quitting Smoking Gradually May Be Best Option

12 hours after a person’s last cigarette, the oxygen uptake and blood flow in the quitter’s brain decreases significantly... Because of this, the researchers suggest that a gradual cutting back on smoking may be the best choice to avoid the severe effects
Psych Central
added Jan 30, 2015 14:31

SFATA [Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association] Rebuts Misleading Claims in California Advisory

We remain concerned that the Department confuses these technology products with tobacco, and in its Advisory has ignored years of well established research that shows the safety of the products and the public health benefit they may offer the millions of
Business Wire
added Jan 30, 2015 12:07

[Australia] CHAPMAN: Is it time to stop subsidising nicotine replacement therapies?

the Commonwealth spent A$8.7m in media placement of anti-smoking messages trying to stimulate smokers to make quit attempts. How many more attempts might have been made had that figure been able to draw on the money being allocated to subsidised NRT?
The Conversation (au)
added Jan 30, 2015 11:37
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