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Summer tourists ‘forced to smoke’ in top European cities

tourists are being warned that spending a long weekend in Europe’s 10 most popular but polluted cities could have the same health impacts as smoking between one and four cigarettes.
Transport & Environment (be)
added Aug 16, 2018 16:11
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[Europe, UK] A year living in London? You might as well smoke 251 cigarettes says new study which compares global cities' air pollution levels to harm caused by tobacco

After crunching the numbers, researchers drew parallels between air pollution and smoking cigarettes – based on the level of fine particulates – and found that enjoying a few days in Prague or Istanbul was the equivalent of smoking four cigarettes.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 11, 2018 22:57
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Monsanto Roundup cancer lawsuit raises questions about EPA, herbicides and ethics

“On one end of the spectrum you have very potent carcinogens like asbestos, and tobacco smoke, that affect a broad swath of people, on the other hand you have very innocuous things...In-between those, you have everything else, and a mild-to-moderate carci
Salon Magazine
added Aug 11, 2018 15:23
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TRUMP’S PLAN TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN INVOLVES GIVING HIS CONSTITUENTS CANCER

is considering a proposal—a “significant new-use rule”—that says manufacturers of asbestos products would have to inform the agency prior to an asbestos-containing item going to market, in order to give the E.P.A. time to evaluate its risks. But, shocker
Vanity Fair
added Aug 11, 2018 15:17
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[Oregon] The Dream of Social Smoking Is Alive at Flight Lounge

Flight Lounge—a new, tiny smoking lounge ...the concept is "to make a Portland version of an Amsterdam cafe," a no-frills spot to spend an afternoon sipping tea and using in-house equipment to smoke weed brought from the outside. Flynn owns the building,
Willamette Week
added Aug 8, 2018 19:38
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[Maine] Marijuana fumes dispute drives Augusta condo neighbors to court

A judge has ordered the medical marijuana patient to stop smoking at home, at least temporarily.
Kennebec Journal
added Aug 4, 2018 15:55
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HPV Linked to Esophageal Cancer Outcomes

Esophageal adenocarcinoma and high-grade dysplasia associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection have a more favorable prognosis compared with HPV-negative disease and are possibly amenable to less-intensive treatment, authors of a retrospective r
MedPage Today
added Aug 4, 2018 15:23
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Losing Earth

This narrative by Nathaniel Rich is a work of history, addressing the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989: the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change.
New York Times
added Aug 2, 2018 19:44
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INTERVIEW: NATHANIEL RICH: “Losing Earth”: How Humanity Came to Understand Climate Change & Failed to Act in Time

NYT Mag...August 1 in a special edition of the magazine dedicated entirely to climate change...."coordinated disinformation campaign, the bribing of scientists, the bribing of politicians, the enormous PR campaigns modeled after the tobacco industry’s eff
Democracy Now!
added Aug 2, 2018 19:40
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GLANTZ: Incorporating best practices from tobacco control into California’s cannabis regulations still needed

Dan Orenstein, Candice Bowling, and I submitted this public comment... Incorporating best practices from tobacco control into California’s cannabis regulations is necessary to protect public health by restricting harmful product formulations, ensuring ind
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 31, 2018 07:34
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