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[Canada] Tobacco-free e-cigarettes are a healthier choice for smokers, right? No, life-insurance companies say

When the Toronto resident went to buy life insurance after being tobacco-free for a year, however, he discovered the insurance industry was not so impressed. Underwriters are insisting that e-cigarette “vapers” like him pay smokers’ premiums that can be
National Post (ca)
added Apr 21, 2014 21:33
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[Malaysia] E-cigarettes popularity alarming

MOREwomen and students are turning to electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes which pose a worse health hazard than regular cigarettes, warns the Consumer Association of Penang (CAP)
Malay Mail (my)
added Jun 25, 2013 08:50
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[Canada] VIDEO: New study shows costs of smoking on health-care system

The University of Manitoba says the province spends an additional $244 million on health care for smokers per year. The study compared two similar groups of people. One group that smoked and one that did not.
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added May 6, 2015 20:54
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[Ireland] SWEANOR: Now is not the time to tax e-cigarette liquid

we should say yes to health-focused cigarette taxation. But yes, too, to giving smokers a viable alternative. Then, maybe, when vaping products have replaced cigarettes there will be a basis for taxing them. Especially if even less hazardous products are
Irish Times (ie)
added Aug 27, 2016 18:44
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[Canada] Toronto medical officer calls for e-cigarette ban

Toronto's medical officer of health wants the city to ban the use of e-cigarettes anywhere smoking is prohibited if the province doesn't enact its own legislation to restrict their use by next year. Dr. David McKeown would like to see the province prohib
CBC News (ca)
added Aug 22, 2014 12:53
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[China] Officials in Hebei vow to quit smoking to help fight air pollution

Chinafile reports that officials from Cangzhou City in Hebei province vowed to quit smoking in a (stupid, theatrical, useless) attempt to help combat the awful air conditions in the region. To prove the seriousness of the situation, a party official th
Shanghaiist (blog)
added Aug 14, 2013 02:20
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FDA tobacco chief says health community grappling with idea that some products are less risky

Changes in the marketplace have forced the public health community to wrestle with the idea that some tobacco products may pose less of a health risk than others, the new head of the Food and Drug Administration’s tobacco control efforts told an industry
AP - Associated Press
added May 16, 2013 14:23
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[Canada] Hookah smoking called worse than tobacco as St. John's lounge opens

The Canadian Cancer Society is concerned that smoking shisha in the first hookah lounge in St. John's will hurt patrons more than if they smoked cigarettes. Aladdin's Hookah Lounge, which opened on Water Street in downtown St. John's on Thursday, serves
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 18, 2014 16:00
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[Asia-pacific, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam] Cigarette price level and variation in five Southeast Asian countries

To maximise the effectiveness of tobacco tax policies, countries should adopt specific excise tax structures to decrease cigarette price variation, which would minimise opportunities for smokers to ‘trade down’ to a cheaper brand to avoid a tax-driven pri
Tobacco Control
added Mar 7, 2014 02:51
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[Canada] E-cigarette use slapped with growing provincial regulation

In Canada, however, there are no e-cigarettes with nicotine that are legally approved for sale. Electronic cigarettes that do not contain nicotine are legal and readily available, in many places to minors as well, as long as they make no health claim.
CBC News (ca)
added Jan 6, 2015 15:01
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