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[Australia, Canada] Tobacco Plants Lead the Way to Ebola Cure

Nicotiana benthamiana, already used to produce West Nile virus antibodies, offers similar protection against the devastating Ebola virus
Canada Free Press (ca)
added Oct 6, 2014 18:08
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[Canada] Vancouver’s experimental cigarette-recycling program backfires

In November of last year, the city installed 110 cigarette-butt receptacles in several downtown locations. But the move produced unintended consequences, prompting Vancouver Coastal Health officials to bring them to the city’s attention. “We were concer
Georgia Straight (ca)
added Jun 4, 2014 14:51
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[Canada] VIDEO: Special Report: Are e-cigarettes a safe alternative to smoking?

Health Canada told CTV "no such products have been approved to date (...) the advertisement and sale of electronic cigarette products, including e-liquid, that contain nicotine and/or have health claims is non-compliant ..." Yet vape shops keep popping up
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Aug 11, 2014 13:24
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[Canada] Ladies, Quit Smoking After Your Period; Estrogen, Progesterone Levels After Ovulation Make Quitting Easier

A recent study conducted at the University of Montreal has found that a woman’s menstrual cycle plays a significant role in nicotine cravings. Women should find it easier to overcome nicotine withdrawal symptoms after ovulation when their estrogen and pr
Medical Daily
added Jan 5, 2015 23:47
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[Canada] Most effective way to reduce smoking? Increase price of cigarettes, study says

“If the world is serious about knocking down consumption by one-third, the only way to get there is significant increases in taxes,” Dr. Prabhat Jah, director of the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, said in an inter
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Jan 2, 2014 08:46
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[Canada] Menthol cigarettes ARE more addictive: Teenagers who smoke them get through twice as much tobacco every week

Menthol cigarettes are directly linked to elevated nicotine addiction / The minty flavour gives teenagers the perception they are less harmful / Menthol users three times more likely to continue smoking in the next year
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 24, 2014 12:46
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BATES/LEHRER/SWEANOR: EIGHT TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION PROPOSALS FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (PDF)

despite very large expenditures and sweeping federal powers, perverse tobacco policy is failing the American public and will soon destroy thousands of small and medium- sized businesses that are part of the solution, not part of the problem. The vast m
R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.
added Feb 2, 2017 16:15
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[Canada, UK] Menthol cigarettes could be WORSE for your health than regular tobacco: Study links them to 'more severe lung problems'

Menthol smokers reported more trips to A&E than non-menthol smokers / Were hospitalised more frequently for worsening of their lung disease / Menthol smokers had a 29% higher risk of being hospitalised / Worsenings might include difficulty breathing or a
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 5, 2014 10:23
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Even a 'tiny hit of nicotine can leave first-time smokers addicted - and it's their genes that are to blame'

After being repeatedly given the drug, some individuals become nicotine 'avoiders', but others become nicotine 'choosers' and are more likely to become addicted. And whether we are an avoider or a chooser depends on our genes, they said.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 14, 2015 12:50
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[Malaysia] E-cigarettes not banned but liquid used listed as poison

Electronic-Cigarette (or e-cigarette) is not banned in the nation although the vapour solution containing stimulant nicotine used in the cigarettes falls under the group of products listed in the Poisons Act 1952. Therefore, vendors of e-cigarettes must
Borneo Post (my)
added Feb 21, 2013 12:36
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