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Teens Tend to Start E-Cig Use Later than for Traditional Smokes

The peak initiation age for electronic cigarettes is 17 or 18 in the United States, which is about 3 years older than the peak age for taking up cigarette smoking, according to data from a national survey of youth tobacco trends.
MedPage Today
added Apr 14, 2017 14:11
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[Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Kentuckians support statewide smoke-free law

Why, when the losses are so huge, do lawmakers still bow to tobacco? Altria (the company formerly known as Philip Morris) has spent $573,000 since 2013 to lobby the legislature. It’s always one of the top spenders on lobbying our lawmakers.
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Apr 12, 2017 13:54
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[UK] 'Smoking in areas like these need to be banned' - Mercury readers react to Bradgate Park fire

Mercury readers have called for smoking to be banned in Bradgate Park after a discarded cigarette caused a blaze at the popular beauty spot. Around 100 square metres of scrubland was destroyed in the fire on Saturday afternoon.
Leicester Mercury (uk)
added Apr 10, 2017 22:03
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[UK-Scotland] Experts fear e-cigarettes are a ‘gateway’ to teen smoking

The St Andrews University study found almost three-quarters of adolescent users of the gadgets admitted they also smoked cigarettes. Scotland has the highest smoking rate in Britain – one in five of the population puff away despite health problems linke
The Sunday Post (uk)
added Apr 10, 2017 15:21
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[UK-Scotland] The Scottish adolescent e-cigarette user: profiling from the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS)

•A total of 1.1% of Scottish adolescents were current e-cigarette users. •Eleven percent have tried e-cigarettes before. •Current e-cigarette users were more likely to be male and living rurally. •They consume alcohol on a weekly basis, are current drug u
Public Health
added Apr 10, 2017 14:54
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[UK-Scotland] E-cigarettes are ‘gateway’ to smoking for children

“Our findings suggest the possibility that non-smokers who would be less likely to take up conventional smoking — such as younger males, and those from higher socio-economic backgrounds — may be susceptible to e-cigarette use.” The study interviewed mor
Times Of London (uk)
added Apr 10, 2017 14:52
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JournalNow poll / Q. Do you think smokers harmed by the habit should be able to sue tobacco companies?

Yes: 54 (16.7 percent) No: 245 (75.9 percent) It depends on how they were harmed: 24 (7.4 percent) Total responses: 323
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 10, 2017 15:20
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Facebook: Tobacco lawsuits

We asked our Facebook readers how they feel about smokers suing tobacco companies. Here is what two of them had to say: “It’s wrong. When you know the risks but do it anyway, sorry, but it’s on you at that point.” — Mark Shelton
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 10, 2017 15:18
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[Australia] WHAT DO YOU THINK?: Push for a ban on smoking in apartments

Queenslanders have stepped up the call for a smoke-free state, with a total of 321 submissions made to the Property Law Review...shows 70% of Queenslanders support a total ban on smoking in multi-unit dwellings, including balconies.
Fraser Coast Chronicle (au)
added Apr 9, 2017 16:10
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Nearly 1 Billion People Still Smoke Every Day

told MedPage Today that while tobacco control programs have greatly contributed to global smoking declines, population growth has led to an increase in the number of smokers worldwide. Gakidou and colleagues culled data from nearly 3,000 different sources
MedPage Today
added Apr 10, 2017 18:59
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