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[Asia, China] Chinese art form refuses to be snuffed out

Although powdered tobacco and the cumbersome boxes that first held it originated in the West, snuff bottles are a uniquely Chinese innovation. And despite attempts to snuff out their presence over the centuries, the ornate works of art and symbols of one
China Daily (cn)
added Jun 21, 2018 18:49
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[France, UK] War-time chaplain who gave troops 'one final gasper': Legendary WWI reverend dubbed 'Woodbine Willie' spent almost his entire salary on 865,000 cigarettes for sick and dying soldiers, says new research

'Woodbine Willie', the nickname of Reverend Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, spent the equivalent of more than £43,000 on nearly one million Woodbines for the Allied forces, according to a new book. Woodbines, which were strong and unfiltered, were not widely
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 20, 2018 19:55
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Study pushes back earliest date of tobacco usage in North America

A pipe from that was discovered at a tribal site in present-day Alabama indicates tobacco was used by the first Americans much earlier than thought. The pipe, carved from limestone, tested positive for nicotine, The Cherokee One Feather reported. It date
Indianz.com
added Jun 20, 2018 14:25
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[Australia] How satirists with spray cans defeated Big Tobacco

It’s a truth rarely acknowledged that Australia’s world-leading tobacco controls were inspired as much by satire and spray cans as any political vision. The Billboard Utilising Graffitists Against Unhealthy Promotions (BUGA-UP) erupted on the scene in S
Medical Republic (au)
added Jun 19, 2018 15:17
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[Canada] Vices always cost

legalization of marijuana would seem to make sense. It is - at present - a far less troublesome drug than either of alcohol or tobacco. But if we knew then what we know now, would we have allowed the widespread use of both alcohol and tobacco? And while
Prince George (BC) Citizen (ca)
added Jun 19, 2018 10:38
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[UK] British nurse's remarkable letters reveal how 'old boy' Churchill barely slept, sang in the bath and refused to give up 'enormous' foot-long cigars while battling pneumonia at the height of World War Two

By March 1, Churchill was on the mend and smoking ‘enormous’ cigars, a sure sign his health was improving. He would also sing ‘tunelessly’ to Doris while in the bath, something the nurse found ‘disconcerting’.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 15, 2018 08:37
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Framingham at 70: What We’ve Learned About Women and Heart Disease [FREE FULL TEXT]

. In Framingham, as is the case for the nation as a whole, risks for heart disease have begun to decline. Rates of cigarette smoking have declined and are really quite low at about 10% to 13% of Framingham participants in the third generation.
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Jun 14, 2018 12:29
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[Europe] JOOSENS: Traceability: the tobacco industry is part of the problem, not the solution [FREE FULL TEXT]

track and trace systems should therefore take into consideration at least the following three principles. Investigate thoroughly possible industry connections with so-called independent third-party contractors. / Never accept traceability codes generated
Tobacco Control
added Jun 14, 2018 09:35
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[Canada] BARRON: Smoking becoming a thing of the past

Despite my skepticism at the time, I’ve personally gotten quite used to no smoking in public places and I have to wonder why I didn’t take any exception to it before....We now know that bystanders can have their health adversely impacted by inhaling seco
BC Local News (ca)
added Jun 11, 2018 07:36
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