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[Denmark] 'Neuroprotective' effects of smoking disputed

apparent neuroprotective effect of smoking may simply be because ease of quitting smoking is a marker of prodromal Parkinson’s disease (PD), say researchers. Their findings...indicate that former smokers who struggled to quit smoking had a lower risk of
News-Medical.net
added Oct 22, 2014 19:25
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Day 244:The history of tobacco in Canada: JTI-Macdonald's counter-narrative

While not conceding that it mattered whether people believed that smoking caused disease, Mr. Pratte argued that the evidence showed that they did. He pointed to the plaintiff's claims that a large percentage of people did not agree with statements about
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Oct 22, 2014 09:34
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[Florida] KENNEDY: Fred Levin and the Big Fist Fight | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Levin's greatest contribution to America's health, welfare and democracy was his clandestine scheme to devise, and deftly marshal to passage, a law allowing the state of Florida to sue the tobacco industry to recover Medicaid expenses for smoking related
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 22, 2014 09:09
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The healthcare costs of secondhand smoke exposure in rural China

The adverse health effects of SHS exposure result in a large economic burden in China. Tobacco control policies that reduce SHS exposure could have an impact on reducing healthcare costs in China.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 22, 2014 09:03
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A content analysis of electronic cigarette manufacturer websites in China

Better regulation of e-cigarette marketing messages on manufacturers’ websites is needed in China. The frequent claims of health benefits, smoking cessation, strategies appealing to youth and women are concerning, especially targeting women. Regulators s
Tobacco Control
added Oct 22, 2014 09:02
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Relation between national-level tobacco control policies and individual-level voluntary home smoking bans in Europe

Conclusions Government tobacco control policies are positively related to the individual-level tobacco policy of having an in-home smoking ban.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 22, 2014 09:01
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[Europe] Cigarette design and marketing features are associated with increased smoking susceptibility and perception of reduced harm among smokers in 27 EU countries

findings call for a stronger regulation of tobacco ingredients, packaging features and other marketing strategies that may increase the attractiveness of tobacco products or promote perceptions of harm reduction.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 22, 2014 08:59
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Toxic metal and nicotine content of cigarettes sold in China, 2009 and 2012

Tobacco in Chinese cigarettes purchased in seven geographically disbursed cities contains consistently high levels of metals, including carcinogens like Cd. One source may be the improper use of fertilisers. These numbers should be monitored more carefull
Tobacco Control
added Oct 22, 2014 08:58
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BLUM: Ebola: A failure to communicate (opinion by Dr. Alan Blum)

public...might not want to hear it, since the leading causes of premature death are often preventable. Cigarette smoking...is the one entirely avoidable risk factor in five of the top six causes of death: heart disease, cancer, stroke, emphysema, and dia
AL.com
added Oct 22, 2014 08:50
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[India] Paan (pan) and paan (pan) masala should be considered tobacco products

This article calls for a universally standard classification of these smokeless carcinogenic products as tobacco products and thus, subject to the same public health and clinical protections applied to other forms of tobacco.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 22, 2014 08:40
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