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[New Zealand] Factors influencing the smoking status of ex-prisoners reintegrating into the community after release: a pilot study ($$)

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable illness and death, and is hugely prevalent among people entering prison. In the most recent prisoner health survey in 2005, 67% of prisoners…
New Zealand Medical Journal (nz)
added Feb 26, 2018 19:54
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[New Zealand] Out of prison and back to smoking?

"The findings suggest that this opportunity is being missed, and that potentially there is much more that Corrections and community-based reintegration providers could be doing to support prisoners who want to quit," says Professor Edwards.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Feb 26, 2018 19:54
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[California] Almost all adolescents in an economically disadvantaged urban population exposed to tobacco smoke

Ninety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had measurable levels of a biomarker specific for exposure to tobacco smoke (NNAL).
ScienceDaily
added Feb 24, 2018 00:05
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[New Zealand] E-cigarettes could have a positive impact in hospital environments, research finds

Dr Penelope Truman from Massey University's School of Health Sciences said their research found e-cigarettes could aid patients battling alcohol addiction and patients admitted to psychiatric units. More than 40 patients at Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Feb 24, 2018 00:01
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Metal Concentrations in e-Cigarette Liquid and Aerosol Samples: The Contribution of Metallic Coils [FREE FULL TEXT]

t e-cigarettes are a potential source of exposure to toxic metals (Cr, Ni, and Pb), and to metals that are toxic when inhaled (Mn and Zn). Markedly higher concentrations in the aerosol and tank samples versus the dispenser demonstrate that coil contact in
Environmental Health Perspectives (NIEHS)
added Feb 23, 2018 19:35
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[UK] MALONE: ‘Stop me before I kill again’: why Philip Morris International needs governments’ help to quit smoking, and why governments need more pressure to do so [FREE FULL TEXT]

Philip Morris’s advertisement — a virtual plea to ‘stop me before I kill again’ — ought to be taken seriously. There is no reason why a plan to phase out cigarette sales cannot be developed and pursued now. In some countries like the UK, such a plan may i
Tobacco Control
added Feb 23, 2018 18:45
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Into the black: Marlboro brand architecture, packaging and marketing communication of relative harm

The offering of variants and line extensions prompt the perception that there is a hierarchy of ‘strength’, based on sequentially reported tar yields, and thereby an apparent offering of sequentially ‘less harmful’ options from the parent anchoring brand
Tobacco Control
added Feb 23, 2018 18:39
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Tobacco industry’s T.O.T.A.L. interference [FREE FULL TEXT]

of Tobacco Outlets launched a website in 2016 that encourages retailers and policy makers to oppose regulating the tobacco retail environment.1 2 T.O.T.A.L., an acronym for Tobacco Ordinances – Take Another Look, features talking points for defeating U.S
Tobacco Control
added Feb 23, 2018 18:37
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Table of Contents for March 2018; Vol. 27, No. 2 [FREE FULL TEXTS]

Tobacco Control
added Feb 23, 2018 18:34
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[Asia, India] 29-year-old Mumbai engineer smokes ‘magic coal’ hookah, gets severe chest infection 

The IT engineer had been smoking hookahs fired with ‘magic coal’ – charcoal chunks doused in chemicals to make it burn faster – for two months. He was hospitalised two weeks ago to treat breathlessness, respiratory failure and severe chest infection. Dr
Hindustan Times (in)
added Feb 23, 2018 17:02
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