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Leonard Nimoy’s family to raise funds for COPD Foundation; late actor campaigned vs. smoking

Nimoy's grandchild Dani said he will put up special shirts on the ShopLLAP.com "where all of the proceeds will go to the COPD Foundation." "Hi all, as you all know, my Grandpa passed away this morning at 8:40 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Feb 28, 2015 10:47
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Leonard Nimoy Death From Smoking: What Is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? Star Trek Star Urged Fans To Quit Tobacco

He even snuck a no-smoking message into Star Trek IV (which he directed). / Quit smoking image from Star Trek IV / He warned non-smokers not to start. And seeing others give up tobacco because of his message was a source of happiness for him.
International Business Times
added Feb 28, 2015 10:13
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[Montana] CASINOS v. CASCADE CITY-COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH: APPEAL FROM: District Court of the Eighth Judicial District, (PDF)

The District Court determined that two smoking structures owned by the Casino Owners were in compliance with the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act (MCIAA). The second order awarded the Casino Owners attorney fees that were incurred in the preliminary injunctio
Law360
added Feb 27, 2015 17:27
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[Montana] Mont. High Court Rules Casino Smoking Shelters Break Air Act

Montana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the owners of two Great Falls casinos did not comply with the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act when it built enclosed ventilated shelters for smoking patrons.
Law360
added Feb 27, 2015 17:22
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Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83

His son, Adam, said he died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Friday morning....Last year, the actor revealed he was suffering from chronic lung disease, despite stopping smoking more than 20 years ago.
BBC Online
added Feb 27, 2015 13:44
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1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

High levels of nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a new study finds. The lung disease bronchopulmonary dysplasia often occurs in children who were born prematurel
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 27, 2015 13:41
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Lawmakers a step closer to regulating e-cigarettes

The Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved legislation Thursday that will require manufacturers to create child-resistant packaging for all liquid nicotine containers. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who authored the Child Nicotine Poisoning Preventi
The Hill
added Feb 27, 2015 11:57
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[Italy] Italian e-cigarette firms say new tax benefits tobacco

The tax, which was adopted in January, is set at half the rate of that on traditional cigarettes. The controversy centers on the fact that the lower rate is applied to both electronic cigarettes and to tobacco products such as Marlboro HeatSticks, which
Reuters
added Feb 27, 2015 11:56
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Nearly Half of U.S. Smokers Use Multiple Tobacco Products, Survey Shows

The survey, called Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study, involved more than 46,000 people aged 12 or older and was co-funded by the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse and the US FDA’s Center on Tobacco Products.
Wall Street OTC
added Feb 27, 2015 10:36
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Study: High stress for new mothers increases secondhand smoke risk for infants

Recent mothers who experience higher levels of social stressors are the least likely to have rules that totally ban smoking in the home, which could expose their infants to secondhand smoke and increase health risks, according to a study that includes a U
EurekAlert
added Feb 27, 2015 10:33
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