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Tobacco: a threat to our oceans

Each year, 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered... This year’s Ocean Conference, 5-9 June, comes mere days after World No Tobacco Day 2017, the theme of which is “Tobacco – a threat to development”. This year’s theme recognizes tobacco’s widespread
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
added May 25, 2017 00:34
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[UK] BONADIO: Big Tobacco is losing the fight to stop plain packaging of cigarettes

Dr Enrico Bonadio, a Senior Lecturer in the City Law School, says the tobacco industry's bid to avoid plain packaging by relying on legal arguments around trade and intellectual property rights, is being systematically dismissed by courts around the wor
City, University of London (uk)
added May 24, 2017 23:29
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Global Tobacco Packaging Market 2017-2021 with Amcor, International Paper, ITC & Phillip Morris International Dominating - Research and Markets

One trend in market is technological innovations. Though tobacco consumption is decreasing because of stringent government regulations and increasing health awareness, there is a section of people who still consume tobacco because of addiction or habit.
Business Wire
added May 24, 2017 03:06
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Ventilation in a hole

And it is said to cause a false perception of lower health risk from ‘lighter’ smoke. Little of this seems particularly new. The problems caused by changes in smoking behavior with the advent of low-delivery cigarettes were identified long ago, though th
Tobacco Reporter
added May 23, 2017 13:30
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SHIELDS: The FDA needs to tighten regulations on filtered cigarettes

The FDA now has an opportunity to ask cigarette manufacturers to clarify what potential public health benefit may exist for filter ventilation, and whether or not those benefits outweigh the clear risks. In the absence of benefit, the FDA should consider
The Hill
added May 23, 2017 13:12
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[UK] AUDIO: Saturday Breakfast

BBC Online
added May 23, 2017 12:43
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Cigarette filters may increase lung cancer risk

In a review of research on changes in lung cancer rates, and changes in the types of lung cancer that are most common, the study authors argue that tiny ventilation holes in virtually all cigarettes sold today are creating a new health risk.
Reuters
added May 23, 2017 12:34
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[Europe, UK] SNOWDON: A triumph of the busybodies: the EU begins its crackdown on smokers and vapers

One day last summer I walked into my local e-cigarette shop and bought their entire stock of my favourite vape juice. For good measure, I also bought their entire stock of the same flavour in a higher nicotine concentration and 10 bottles of the same fla
The Spectator (uk)
added May 23, 2017 12:34
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Could 'Safer' Filtered Cigarettes Be More Deadly?

Filtered cigarettes might be even more lethal than unfiltered ones, and a new review suggests that they have been boosting rates of a cancer that takes root deep in the lungs. The findings have prompted the review authors to call for federal regulators t
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 23, 2017 12:34
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[UK] Vape shops warn that the health of consumers will be put at risk because people will end up buying stronger products from the black market or the internet that do not meet safety standards. There are also concerns that thousands of vapers who use high le

The Observer (uk)
added May 23, 2017 00:42
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