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SAVANT: Do Smokers Cost Society More?

According to many studies (but not all), the lifetime health care costs for smokers and obese people, whose lives are shorter, are indeed lower than fit, healthy people who live much longer. The admonitions against smoking and obesity are not generated by
Parade
added Sep 1, 2014 14:18
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LETTER: HANSEN: Stop glamorizing the role of tobacco in baseball

The Post irresponsibly leads an article about the Washington Nationals with the portrayal of chewing tobacco use as a rally-inducing, lucky superstition [“Nationals’ luck runs out against Phillies thanks to stellar performance by Burnett,” Sports, Aug. 27
The Washington Post
added Sep 1, 2014 03:08
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[UK-Scotland] LETTER: Smoking 'facts'

The objection of Ash Scotland’s Sheila Duffy (Letters, 27 August) to others “parroting bogus facts” graphically epitomises the old saw about pots and kettles. As with so many other taxpayer-funded campaign groups, Ash Scotland’s function is to provide g
The Scotsman (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 21:47
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[New Jersey] LETTER: Raising smoking age makes sense

Has The Press forgotten the good reasons why the legal drinking age and the legal gambling age is 21? Smoking is scientifically proven to be much worse than drinking and gambling. Smoking is not just a "private decision," as The Press concludes.
The Press of Atlantic City
added Aug 23, 2014 11:10
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[Canada] LETTER: Health effects of e-cigarettes unknown

Re: ‘Vapers’ dispute e-cigarette health concerns, by Brian Cross, Aug. 18. The fact that the e-cigarette users interviewed in your story believe the devices to be harmless does not make it so. While the jury is still out on all the potential health impa
Windsor (Ont) Star (ca)
added Aug 22, 2014 12:14
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[Canada] LETTER: Why do schools allow students to smoke?

I suggest, when school starts up again, come with your phones and take photos of the children smoking and ask why they can bring restricted drugs near your child. Maybe you should also speak to your lawyers, for the school is placing your child in danger
York Region (ca)
added Aug 22, 2014 10:41
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[California] Teen Talk: Parents' hard line on e-cigarettes sparks rift

What makes me mad is that e-cigs are not harmful or dangerous like regular cigarettes, so I feel like my parents are overreacting... DEAR BROOKE: E-cigs are simply liquid nicotine ... be careful that you aren’t setting up a lifelong nicotine habit.
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Aug 22, 2014 06:51
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[Singapore] LETTER: Fight soldiers' smoking habit

I AM currently serving national service and am disturbed to see a large portion of Singapore Armed Forces personnel with the habit of smoking...the SAF would do well to lead the way towards reducing the number of smokers in Singapore and promoting health
Straits Times (sg)
added Aug 22, 2014 06:30
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[UK] DEAR LUCY: The next problem: my smoking boss

A new boss has been parachuted into my department, who sits right next to me. He is a decent guy, but at least 10 times a day he goes outside for a cigarette, which is annoying if I need to ask him something. He returns with stinking clothes and breath. I
Financial Times (uk)
added Aug 19, 2014 14:07
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[Canada] LETTERS: Two takes on e-cigarette ban

ban the use of e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited is a sensible first step ... / Toronto Public Health should be handing out e-cigarettes for free, like they do with condoms, because they could form part of a very effective tobacco harm-reduction
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Aug 17, 2014 07:27
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