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9 Terribly Disturbing Things About Electronic Cigarettes

here’s what we do know: E-cigarettes are addicting. And while they may not be as harmful as tobacco cigarettes, critics like the British Medical Association and the World Health Organisation are wary of the trend and warn of the dangers that may be associ
Huffington Post (blog)
added Sep 4, 2013 19:52
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Contrasting academic and tobacco industry estimates of illicit cigarette trade: evidence from Warsaw, Poland

Our findings are consistent with previous evidence of the tobacco industry exaggerating the scope of illicit trade and with the general pattern of the industry manipulating evidence to mislead the debate on tobacco control policy in many countries. Colla
Tobacco Control
added Aug 15, 2013 08:18
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[Africa, Ghana] Ban on public smoking to protect non-smokers – FDA

Speaking at a stakeholders meeting on tobacco control measures of the Public Health Act organized by the FDA at Takoradi, Miss Avotri said the harmful effects of secondhand smoke were numerous, and included cancer, respiratory diseases, heart diseases, w
ghanabusinessnews.com (gh)
added Jul 29, 2013 20:12
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[North Carolina] FDA will do more research on menthol cigarettes

A menthol ban or other restrictions on the cigarettes would fall heavily on Lorillard Inc., whose Newport brand is the top-selling U.S. menthol cigarette at 35 percent of the market. Reynolds American Inc. has experienced revenue growth its styles of Cam
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 23, 2013 12:56
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[Asia] 740 million second-hand smokers in China

The number of smokers in China has reached 300 million, and about 1.2 million people die due to smoking-related diseases each year, said Huang Jiefu, chairman of the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, during a high-level forum on China tobacco contr
China Daily (cn)
added Jul 2, 2013 05:29
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Use of Electronic Cigarettes Among State Tobacco Cessation Quitline Callers.

The notable rates of e-cigarette use and use of e-cigarettes as cessation aids, even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved e-cigarettes for this purpose, should inform policy and treatment discussions on this topic.
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
added Jun 17, 2013 14:52
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Hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction before and after implementation of a comprehensive smoke-free policy in Uruguay: experience through 2010

Conclusions Adding two more years of follow-up data confirmed that Uruguay's smoke-free law was followed by a substantial and sustained reduction in AMI hospitalisations.
Tobacco Control
added May 25, 2013 13:30
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KAMEROW: Big Tobacco lights up e-cigarettes

Let us count the ways that e-cigarettes are upsetting. First and foremost, they are increasingly available and cheap. You can buy them, singly or in packets, in many US convenience stores for about half the price of conventional cigarettes. They are flav
British Medical Journal
added May 24, 2013 18:30
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[California] E-cigarettes' dangers uncertain

There are a lot of public health questions surrounding the use of e-cigarettes, but one thing is not in question - they are becoming a popular alternative to tobacco cigarettes. One in 5 smokers in the United States had tried e-cigarettes in 2011 - up fr
San Francisco Chronicle
added May 9, 2013 20:46
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[Canada] MCA gets approval for tobacco pilot project

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne has received a $476,115 two-year grant from the Government of Ontario to support the development of an Akwesasne Tobacco Law and Regulatory Framework. The “Akwesasne Tobacco Pilot Project” is one of two First Nation projec
Cornwall (ON) Seaway News (ca)
added May 8, 2013 13:50
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