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Netflix Worst Offender in Showing Smoking in TV Shows, Watchdog Group Says

Netflix’s original series contain the highest number of smoking depictions — by far — among TV shows that are popular among young people, according to a new study by antismoking group Truth Initiative. Netflix shows contained 319 “tobacco incidents” — mo
added Mar 21, 2018 04:04

FDA considers restricting flavors in tobacco products

Federal health officials are taking a closer look at flavors in tobacco products that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes, which have escaped regulation despite nearly a decade of government scrutiny. The Food and Drug Admini
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 21, 2018 04:03

Over half a million children in India are smoking cigarettes everyday

For all the government’s efforts to discourage smoking, it remains a common sight across India. What’s worse is that the deadly habit can begin incredibly early, affecting children as young as 10 years old. There are over 625,000 Indian children (pdf) a
added Mar 20, 2018 22:18

[Virginia] Altria subsidiary asks FDA to review smokeless tobacco brand as a "modified risk" product

Barrington, Altria's chairman and chief executive officer, told investors and analysts last November...“We aspire to be the U.S. leader in authorized, non-combustible reduced-risk products,” Barrington said.
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Mar 20, 2018 22:04

[UK] Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults have more heart issues than heterosexuals: Poor healthcare for sexual minorities drives up cardiovascular issues by 36%, study finds

Researchers found that lesbian, gay and bisexual people were more likely to smoke...could be due to a distrust in primary care physicians or a response to discrimination. 'I am not surprised...higher prevalence of smoking, poor diet and less physical act
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 20, 2018 22:04

[North Carolina] Turning Tobacco Fields into Solar Farms

“Economic Impact of Substituting Solar Photovoltaic Electric Production for Tobacco Farming,” analyzed the potential of such an exchange in North Carolina due to the state’s robust tobacco production as well as its ample sunlight. (ca)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:49

How Women Experience Addiction Differently Than Men

female smokers face greater health risks...are more responsive to environmental triggers (e.g. wanting to smoke when drinking alcohol), while male smokers are more responsive to nicotine... nicotine replacement therapy may not work as well in women as it
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40

FDA seeks data on role of flavors in tobacco addiction

said it would seek more information about the pros and cons of flavors in drawing youth towards tobacco and getting adult smokers to quit or transition to potentially less harmful products. The move by the regulator is part of a comprehensive plan, annou
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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[New York] Will low-nicotine cigarettes actually help smokers quit?

Although Shelley hopes consumers won’t view the new, low-dose cigarettes as “healthy” smokes — “There’s no safe level of cigarette smoking, period,” she says — she believes the good outweighs any potential risks with this FDA effort.
New York Post
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40

[Africa, Nigeria, Uganda] Activists mount pressure on ILO to sever ties with Big Tobacco

“Nigeria’s delegation and that of other countries currently under tobacco industry assault should distance themselves from the Ugandan position,” said Akinbode Oluwafemi, Deputy Executive Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria
Premium Times (ng)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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