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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Health ministry: No reduction of special consumption tax on cigarettes

Any expectation that the special consumption tax on cigarettes will be reduced has been stumped by the Ministry of Health, which has said that it was not going to happen anytime soon. The leading marketer and distributor of cigarettes and tobacco produc
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Aug 15, 2018 15:16
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[France] Early Exposure to Passive Smoke May Up Risk for RA Later in Life

In a large prospective cohort study involving women followed for up to 3 decades, active smoking, light smoking, and passive exposure to tobacco smoking in childhood were all associated with an increased arthritis risk, reported Marie-Christine Boutron-R
MedPage Today
added Aug 15, 2018 14:58
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[France] Secondhand smoke increases risk of children developing arthritis later in life

A new study in the journal Rheumatology indicates that being exposed to secondhand smoke in childhood could increase the risk of someone developing arthritis as an adult.
EurekAlert
added Aug 15, 2018 14:53
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[UK] Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'

may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation. The researchers "caution against the widely held opinion that e-cigarettes are safe
BBC Online
added Aug 15, 2018 05:02
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Content analysis of tobacco content in UK television [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions These findings are virtually unchanged from our earlier analysis of programme content from 2010. Audiovisual tobacco content remains common in UK television programmes.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 15, 2018 05:02
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Vaping Shuts Off Immune-Fighting Cells in the Lungs, Lab Study Finds

With or without nicotine, e-cigarette vapor increases inflammation and disables cells that protect lung tissue, human tissue tests reveal. Harming these cells makes them vulnerable to dust, bacteria and allergens that might lead to incurable chronic obst
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 15, 2018 04:38
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[UK] E-cigarette vapor disables key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation

E-cigarette vapor boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles, reveals a small experimental study.
ScienceDaily
added Aug 15, 2018 04:28
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[UK] Number of pregnant women smoking goes UP for first time as more take risks with unborn babies' lives

Rates of smoking during pregnancy have increased for the first time on record, NHS figures show. Cuts in smoking cessation services have been blamed for the rise, which puts more women at risk of miscarriage and endangering their baby’s health. NHS Dig
The Mirror (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 04:27
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[UK] Tobacco content still common in a THIRD of prime time TV programmes

A total of 611 programmes, 909 adverts and 211 trailers were analysed for study / Channel 5 was the channel with most tobacco content, while BBC2 had the least / Continued presence thrives despite guidelines by UK's media regulator, OfCom
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 02:33
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[UK] E-cigarettes are NOT as safe as we've been led to believe

suggests vaping over time may lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, a disabling condition commonly associated with smoking tobacco. Lead author Professor David Thickett, an expert in respiratory medicine at Birmingham, said: ‘There’s
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 02:29
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