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RODU/GLANS/STROUD: VAPING, E-CIGARETTES, AND PUBLIC POLICY TOWARD ALTERNATIVES TO SMOKING

Policymakers should be mindful of the extensive research that supports tobacco harm reduction and understand that bans, excessive regulations, or high taxes on e-cigarettes could encourage smokers to stay with more-harmful traditional cigarettes.
Heartland Institute
added Feb 21, 2017 03:07
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CRETAZ: Is Secondhand Smoke Really As Dangerous As Health Officials Say?

A recent in-depth analysis suggests that the effects of secondhand smoke may have been greatly exaggerated. ... For many of the young people who began smoking as a way of finding community, what was once something they did to bond with others often leave
The Fix - Addiction and Recovery, Straight Up
added Feb 21, 2017 02:37
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[Indiana] Feldman: Invest in health, raise cigarette tax

Indiana’s cigarette tax is well below the national average and less than all of our surrounding states, except for the tobacco state of Kentucky. Let this legislative session be the beginning of a healthier century by passing the cigarette tax.
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Feb 21, 2017 01:56
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[North Carolina] Edith Lank: Worried About Transfer on Death

Do you think a lawsuit against secondhand smoke would be a success? .... I’m not a lawyer, so I’ll just send you my sympathy. Perhaps some readers will have advice. Beyond that, my only suggestion would be to sell
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Feb 19, 2017 21:31
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[Tennessee] MICHAEL: Show your family some love by not smoking around them

Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed this week as “It’s Quittin’ Time in Tennessee,” and as part of the effort, the Tennessee Department of Health is joining with partners across the state to encourage tobacco users to give up the habit. If you or someone you
Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal
added Feb 19, 2017 16:16
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[Africa, Nigeria] OGBEBO: Why Shisha Is A Health Risk

WINIFRED OGBEBO writes on the rising trend of Nigerian youths’ addiction to shisha, another form of tobacco use, which if not checked, could be another menace in the country.
Leadership (ng)
added Feb 19, 2017 01:14
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[Australia] Patrick Carlyon: At last, the science is in — until it’s out

A lengthy story spoke of “terrible science” in Slate magazine last week. The anti-smoking crusade had “eagerly embraced alarmism”. “Today’s tobacco control movement is guided by ideology as much as it is by science, prone to hyping politically convenien
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Feb 18, 2017 21:54
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BENTLEY: Hope for vapers: New bill could halt FDA e-cigarette prohibition

The bipartisan legislation would alter Food and Drug Administration rules requiring products deemed to be tobacco products that came on the market after Feb. 15, 2007, (a predicate date) to undergo a prohibitively expensive and complicated approval proce
Washington DC Examiner
added Feb 17, 2017 23:00
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] SENG/WARNER: Ending the tobacco scourge

"endgame strategies". Perhaps Singapore should begin this journey towards eliminating smoking completely. We would not be the first country to endorse and adopt this approach. New Zealand, Finland, Canada, Sweden and France have all endorsed the goal of
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 17, 2017 22:44
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[Mississippi] ISRAEL: Lawmakers shirk duty on smoking-ban bills

all Mississippians should have the health benefit of living in smoke-free communities, which is why it remains urgent for the state Legislature to pass comprehensive tobacco-control legislature. Furthermore, the public should demand that these committee c
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Feb 17, 2017 21:25
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