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CLABOUGH: Study: Local Vaping Bans Will Prevent Cigarette Smokers From Quitting

The New York Times has reported that major pharmaceutical companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, which sells Nicorette gum, and Johnson & Johnson, which manufactures nicotine patches, have helped lead a “strong opposition” against e-cigarettes. Such rampant
The New American
added Oct 18, 2017 22:24
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[Canada] Nearly 1,000 deaths per year in Newfoundland due to smoking: study

According to a Conference Board of Canada study published Tuesday, smoking causes 985 deaths in Newfoundland and Labrador annually and one in five of all deaths (18.4 per cent) in the country. Smoking also causes a direct health-care cost of $135.4 mill
St. John's (Nfl) Telegram (ca)
added Oct 18, 2017 22:22
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Mounting Evidence on Therapeutic Benefits of Cannabis Unleashes Tsunami NetworkNewsWire Editorial Coverage

Through genetic engineering and plant breeding, 22nd Century Group Inc. (NYSE: XXII) can increase or decrease the level of nicotine and nicotinic alkaloids in tobacco plants and the levels of cannabinoids in cannabis plants. The company's primary mission
PR Newswire
added Oct 18, 2017 22:09
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[UK] Smokers face breath tests before surgery: Patients will have to prove they have quit before being referred for an operation

Under the proposals, which were uncovered by the Health Service Journal, smokers must quit completely and doctors won't just take their word on it. They will be breathalysed to monitor levels of carbon monoxide in blood, to ensure they are telling the tr
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 18, 2017 16:31
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JOHN: Local e-cigarette crackdowns are misguided and counter-productive

A holistic approach to harm reduction demands that, in addition to discouraging adolescents from nicotine and cigarette use, a significant goal of any tobacco regulation should be to encourage adult smokers to switch to safer alternatives. Greater flavo
R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.
added Oct 18, 2017 15:51
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Heating Up Marijuana Could Increase Cancer Risk

Dabbing uses highly potent marijuana concentrates that are vaporized on a special dabbing rig, similar to a glass water pipe. However, unlike a traditional pipe, dabbing rigs use a small heated surface, called a nail, typically made of glass, metal, or
Healthline Networks
added Oct 18, 2017 15:49
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Firefighters Exposed to Carcinogens Through the Skin

examined firefighters' exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in smoke from fires. PAHs can cause genetic mutations and are known carcinogens. They are one of the hazardous substances released into the air when wood, plastics, furniture, elec
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 18, 2017 15:44
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KOZLOWSKI: George Orwell and the ethics of dealing in or dealing with cigarettes

But individuals can make moral decisions about the ethics of how they participate ...All of the players in the business of dealing in or dealing with cigarettes should think less about ‘business as usual’ and more about taking action as soon as possible
Hektoen International Journal
added Oct 18, 2017 15:32
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7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV Virus

incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papilloma virus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women...lead author...said that behavioral change is important, too, particularly smoking cessation. “The d
New York Times
added Oct 18, 2017 14:32
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[Canada] New report shows that tobacco use cost Canadians $16.2 billion in 2012

more evidence that tobacco use is a significant burden on all Canadians, costing society $16.2 billion in 2012, or $466 for every Canadian. This includes costs associated with direct health care, fire, policing, research and prevention as well as lost pro
Canada.ca (ca)
added Oct 18, 2017 14:10
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