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[France] Tabacs to launch their own cigarette brand

French tobacco shops are set to launch their own brand of cigarettes in a bid to combat the black market in tobacco. The move is aimed at "the scourge of the black market" said Pascal Montredon, president of the Confederation of Tobacconists, which incl
The Connexion (fr)
added Mar 29, 2017 20:53
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[New York, Virginia] NY Times Demand Records on ATF Tobacco Smuggling

According to the lawsuit, “at the same time the ATF was tightening its tobacco enforcement policies, some of its Virginia-based agents were engaged in a practice that more closely resembled tobacco smuggling. The profits of this ATF-led tobacco-smuggling
Courthouse News
added Mar 29, 2017 20:42
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Estimating the Risks of Breast Cancer Radiotherapy: Evidence From Modern Radiation Doses to the Lungs and Heart and From Previous Randomized Trials [FREE FULL TEXT]

For long-term smokers, the absolute risks of modern radiotherapy may outweigh the benefits, yet for most nonsmokers (and ex-smokers), the benefits of radiotherapy far outweigh the risks. Hence, smoking can determine the net effect of radiotherapy on mort
Journal of Clinical Oncology
added Mar 29, 2017 20:38
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[France] Les buralistes lancent leur propre marque de cigarettes [Tobacconists launch their own brand of cigarettes]

French cigarette manufacturers will launch their own brand of cigarettes. Their goal ? Fight against the parallel market of the resale outside the offices of tobacco, only authorized in France. "With our brand LCB (the cigarette of the burialist), we want
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 29, 2017 20:23
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Can tobacco clean up its act?

Emerging tobacco products have cleaner chemistry than cigarettes but regulators remain leery of their benefit—and the companies developing them... But PMI’s data are meant to do more than build trust with the public. They may also help PMI secure FDA app
American Chemical Society
added Mar 29, 2017 19:31
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[UK] Smokers May Be Prone to Risks From Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy

Breast cancer patients who smoke have an increased risk for serious long-term complications from radiation therapy, a new study finds. "This research highlights that breast cancer patients who smoke need to be offered help and support in order to try and
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 29, 2017 18:34
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VA smoking ban gets first hearing in House

At a Wednesday hearing, a bill finally introduced to repeal that law was discussed publicly for the first time. “VA strongly supports this,” VA Deputy Undersecretary for Health Jennifer Lee told a House subcommittee. “We have proposed legislation for man
Stars & Stripes
added Mar 29, 2017 18:27
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[Maryland] Baltimore beckons BAT scientists for key international tox conference

Top scientists from BAT headed to Maryland, USA to present new research at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting. The SOT Opens new window is a US-based professional association “dedicated to creating a safer and healthier world by advancing t
BAT Science.com
added Mar 29, 2017 15:59
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[New Zealand] E-cigarettes to be regulated as consumer products

The Government is planning to change the law regulating e-cigarettes. These changes need to go through Parliament before they can take effect. This will likely happen from the middle of 2018 at the earliest. The proposed changes are to: legalise the sale
New Zealand Ministry of Health (nz)
added Mar 29, 2017 15:19
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[Texas] Vapor shop owners and doctors go head-to-head during hearing to raise smoking age to 21

Doctors, vapor shop owners and parents gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday to testify on a bill that would raise the smoking age from 18 to 21... The filing of Senate Bill 183 marks the sixth time Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, has tried to raise the s
Dallas Morning News
added Mar 29, 2017 15:17
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