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[Louisiana] Letter: Secondhand smoke is public health risk

I have been a cardiothoracic surgeon for over 30 years... James Gill seems to imply that the facts concerning the harmful effects of secondhand smoke to be “junk science” when he says “If secondhand smoke is the hazard it is alleged to be ...” The scien
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Dec 14, 2014 20:21
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Who Should Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Dear Concerned,....if your husband is between the ages of 55 and 80, is a current smoker or quit within the last 15 years, and has a smoking history of at least 30 pack years, he’s at high risk for lung cancer and should talk to his doctor about getting
Parsippany (NJ) Daily Record
added Dec 8, 2014 14:25
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[West Virginia] LETTER: Why do smokers ignore the risks?

Customers and employees at the Deli Mart in Athens smoke inside the store, and more than once I’ve left that establishment having an asthma attack due to the smoke. I’ve called the health department numerous times, but to no avail. Thank goodness the new
Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph
added Dec 7, 2014 12:52
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[Canada] LETTER: E-cigarettes regulations aren't a ban

The Ontario government's proposal to regulate e-cigarettes does not "ban" them, and use of this term distorts the reasons behind the legislation....Does this mean that e-cigarettes will lead some experimenters to smoke cigarettes? We don't know. And we h
Kitchener-Waterloo (ONT) Record (ca)
added Dec 5, 2014 16:59
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[Florida] Letter: Smoke free housing

take a short, locally provided survey to let local property managers know whether or not they prefer to live in a smoke-free community or building. Residents can access the brief online survey today, at www.bit.do/SWFLRenterSurvey. If you agree with me,
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Dec 4, 2014 19:21
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[Kentucky] LETTER: Anti-smoking group spins stats to make its point

Tina McCormick, Director of the KY Rural Health Association. Not content with the use of spurious "statistics,"... In the lab, they used rats. No, the rats weren't smoking. This had to be "secondhand" smoke. So, they put them into an enclosure, and pumped
Evansville (IN) Courier & Press
added Dec 3, 2014 04:38
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[UK] Reader's letter: Youngsters are not interested in e-cigarettes

This study demonstrates that far from e-cigarettes acting as gateway into smoking, they are found to be a gateway away from smoking. E-cigarettes should not be sold to those under the age of 18 and your reader will be delighted the know that proposals ha
Bristol Evening Post (uk)
added Nov 28, 2014 13:17
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[Asia, Japan] TROUBLESHOOTER / My neighbor's second-hand smoke is making me sick

Recently, more and more smokers have been ordered by courts to pay compensation to people around them who claim the fumes from their smoking have caused health problems for them. As your health problems caused by the smoke are serious, I suggest you go
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:22
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[Singapore] LETTER: Cigarettes, shisha are similar, but require different approaches

given that shisha is not as deeply entrenched in our society, the same issues are much less likely to arise. Therefore, instead of a complete ban on cigarettes, more practical and feasible measures, such as smoking restrictions in certain public places,
TODAYonline (sg)
added Nov 24, 2014 02:15
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LETTER: A Molecular Basis for Nicotine as a Gateway Drug

Whether tobacco use is causal of, or only associated with, future drug use remains a central question. Kandel and Kandel present compelling molecular evidence in mice, but experiments involving humans are necessary to address the social confounders of tob
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Nov 20, 2014 12:12
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