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[Canada] EDITORIAL: Beyond concern about labels

It’s a tough call, whether companies soon to be marketing recreational marijuana should be allowed to brand their product. A precedent is in the works with tobacco, to deny manufacturers the right to have distinctive packaging. Some would extend that sa
Pictou County News (ca)
added Feb 15, 2017 01:13
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[UK] NEW Public member recruitment 2017

An opportunity for members of the public to get involved in advisory panels The National Institute for Health Research Central Commissioning Facility (NIHR CCF) is currently looking for members of the public to join the following panels:
National Institute for Healthcare Research (NIHR)
added Feb 14, 2017 12:37
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Obliterating EPA would create chaos, experts say

Rep. Matt Gaetz has garnered support from a trio of congressmen in what he assures would translate to a smooth transition in oversight and regulations from the federal government to individual states. But legal experts disagree with the Fort Walton Beach
USA Today
added Feb 6, 2017 03:21
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Harmful effects of gorilla tobacco

the tobacco's substances are absorbed by the lungs followed by other parts of the body, including the brain, after being smoked. Its users will feel like they are being crushed in a gorilla’s embrace when using the tobacco, hence the name. The synthetic c
Jakarta Post (id)
added Feb 4, 2017 17:55
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[China] Pollution Leads to Greater Risk of Dementia Among Older Women, Study Says

“Although the link between air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease is a new scientific frontier, we now have evidence that air pollution, like tobacco, is dangerous to the aging brain,” he added. Women with the genetic variant APOE4, which increases the r
New York Times
added Feb 4, 2017 15:31
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[UK] Alaska rejects marijuana consumption at retail pot stores

In a 3-2 vote, the Alaska Marijuana Control board decided not to allow it, frustrating industry officials and business owners who vowed to continue to press for some sort of allowable marijuana use at retail shops.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 3, 2017 01:41
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[Europe] Poverty and tobacco carry similar health risks, study finds

People on the bottom rung of the socioeconomic ladder may live two years less on average than those at the top... “Socioeconomic disadvantage has almost the same impact on health than smoking or a sedentary lifestyle,” Lifepath said in a statement.
EurActiv
added Feb 2, 2017 16:35
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[California] The surprising link between air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease

For older women, breathing air that is heavily polluted by vehicle exhaust and other sources of fine particulates nearly doubles the likelihood of developing dementia, finds a study published Tuesday. And the cognitive effects of air pollution are dramat
Los Angeles Times
added Feb 2, 2017 05:33
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Democratic state attorneys general begin Trump pushback

State attorneys general have a history of banding together. Most notably, a series of lawsuits from them led to the 1998 tobacco industry settlement under which cigarette makers agreed to pay states more than $200 billion over 25 years.
Cape Cod (MA) Times
added Jan 31, 2017 18:12
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[Europe, Poland] Polish pollution akin to smoking 4,000 cigarettes a year

When Poles learned last week that levels of PM2.5 and PM10 dust are routinely several times above the safe limits, they naturally became worried. Even more so after they realised that air quality alarm levels in Poland are set to much higher levels than
EurActiv
added Jan 30, 2017 23:32
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