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Czech PM furious after coalition partner lawmakers block anti-smoking bill

Sobotka on Tuesday berated members of ruling coalition partner ANO for blocking a government-proposed anti-smoking bill in parliament, calling their vote against a national ban a "disgrace".... Blocking the ban "assisted the tobacco lobby and harmed the i
added May 25, 2016 17:28
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[UK] Researchers raise concerns over e-cig safety

Dr Andrew Higham from The University of Manchester says the vapour which e-smokers inhale contains formaldehyde and acrolein—similar to traditional cigarettes—which could be harmful if taken over the long term. In research published in the open access jo
Medical Xpress (
added May 25, 2016 16:36

Feeling Let Down and Left Behind, With Little Hope for Better

the regulars at the Tapering Vapor — overwhelmingly white, mostly working class and ranging from their 20s to middle age — provide a haze-shrouded snapshot of an anxious nation navigating an election year fueled by disquiet and malaise. Mr. Foster drove
New York Times
added May 25, 2016 15:07

[Asia-pacific] Indonesian Children Face Hazards on Tobacco Farms, Report Says

Thousands of children working in Indonesia’s tobacco industry, one of the world’s largest, are being subjected to nicotine poisoning and exposed to pesticides, according to a report released Wednesday that called for establishing traceable supply chains t
New York Times
added May 25, 2016 15:06

BANZHAF: Smokers Could Lose Custody of Their Kids If They Don’t Quit

I recently addressed the North American Regional Conference of the International Society For Family Law to ask them to join a movement which I helped start in the 1980s to raise as an issue in child custody proceedings any unnecessary exposure of the chi
added May 25, 2016 15:03

Two-year trends and predictors of e-cigarette use in 27 European Union member states [FREE FULL TEXT]

People who started using e-cigarettes to quit smoking tobacco were more likely to be current users, but the trends vary by country. These findings underscore the need for more research into factors influencing e-cigarette use and its potential benefits an
Tobacco Control
added May 25, 2016 14:49
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesia: Child Tobacco Workers Suffer as Firms Profit

Thousands of children in Indonesia, some just 8 years old, are working in hazardous conditions on tobacco farms, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Indonesian and multinational tobacco companies buy tobacco grown in Indonesia, but none do
Human Rights Watch
added May 25, 2016 13:43

[New Jersey] N.J. Senate set to vote on beach smoking ban

Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) announced that he will place the bill on the legislative body's voting agenda for Thursday. “We are here to announce the next step in trying to improve public health for the millions of people who come to o
WHYY (Philadelphia, PA)
added May 25, 2016 13:29

[UK] Swapping one vice for another? Ex-smokers who end up becoming ADDICTED to nicotine gum

His case is far from unusual. While gum was meant to bridge the gap between addiction and freedom for smokers, many have trouble weaning themselves off it. They now have a new addiction: to gum, with 10 per cent chewing it four times longer than they sho
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 25, 2016 13:10

[Minnesota] Gov. Dayton Surprised By $32 Million Tobacco Tax Break

Minnesota’s largest anti-smoking advocacy groups denounced a tobacco tax break Tuesday, which passed on the last day of the 2016 legislative session. Those groups are now pressuring Gov. Mark Dayton to veto the entire tax bill. ClearWay Minnesota, a coa
WCCO-Channel 4000
added May 25, 2016 06:52
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