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[Asia, Bangladesh] Stop tobacco farming on paddy, jute fields

Conversion of fertile paddy and jute lands into tobacco farming has to be halted immediately and expansion of tobacco acreage has to be stopped in the country, demanded discussants at a roundtable in the capital yesterday.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:43
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New research finds smoking and mother's genetics combine to increase likelihood of twins

African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) a
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:30
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‘Money spent on tobacco in Jordan can build 8 hospitals’

Jordanians annually spend JD508 million on tobacco, which is enough to build eight hospitals, Jordan National Anti-Smoking Society President Mohammad Shreim told the Jordan News Agency, Petra, on Thursday. Smoking is an “epidemic” that is not yet listed
Jordan Times (jo)
added Apr 18, 2015 13:09
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Smoking costs Germany 79 billion per year

The "cost" of smoking in Germany is nearly 1,000 euros per man, woman and child, according to a new report. But the tax pinch for non-smokers is far less than this number suggests.
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:59
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[Ireland] E-cigarettes 'increase smokers' dependence on nicotine' say experts

Two out of three people using 'vaping' e-cigarettes are also continuing to smoke tobacco, new research revealed. Regulation must be introduced urgently because no medical or pharmaceutical advice is being given to purchasers of e-cigarettes which create
Irish Independent (ie)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:57
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Wisconsin lawmakers work to catch up with e-cigarette boom

The popularity of e-cigarettes has Wisconsin lawmakers wrestling with questions—where they should be used, if they should be taxed and whether they're safe.
Superior (WI) Daily Telegram
added Apr 18, 2015 12:52
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[UK] What you need to know about electronic cigarettes

E-cigarettes thus appear to be providing smokers with a valuable alternative route to smoking cessation. However, switching to e-cigarettes without behavioural support is probably far less effective than use in conjunction with the support currently offe
Royal College of Physicians (uk)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:48
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[Minnesota] Researchers begin to catch up on e-cigarettes

McLeod County Board decided to treat e-cigarettes like cigarettes in a split vote this past November, but all the discussions included frustrations about the lack of research on the smoking substitute. Since then, published studies have filled some of the
Hutchinson (MN) Leader
added Apr 18, 2015 12:46
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[Ireland] 'E-cigs are an initiator to smoking' - experts

E-cigarettes may actually increase smokers' dependence on nicotine rather than help them to quit smoking, the Irish Cancer Society has warned.
Evening Herald (ie)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:43
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[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Air pollution linked to rise in lung cancer cases: doctor

however, said that the most direct cause of lung cancer is related to environmental factors such as air pollution and he urged the government to pay more attention to the problem.
Focus Taiwan
added Apr 18, 2015 12:13
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