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[Asia, China] Chinese researchers discover why so many writers are heavy smokers

A Chinese study on how tobacco use damages the brain has also stumbled upon evidence heavy smoking can boost concentration and imagination - something scientists say could shed light on why many writers are attracted to lighting up.
South China Morning Post
added Oct 25, 2014 22:07
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[Poland] Editorial: DUTRA/GLANTZ: High International Electronic Cigarette Use Among Never Smoker Adolescents

The same types of policies used to protect youth from cigarettes included in the [FCTC] n eed to be implemented for e-cigarettes. E-cigarette advertising should be prohibited, as should sponsorship of events attended by youth (such as sport- ing and music
Journal of Adolescent Health
added Oct 25, 2014 21:42
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[Florida] MAZIAK: Regular smokes may be worse; e-cigs no panacea: Front Burner

The manufacture and marketing of a highly addictive product such as e-cigarettes has one primary goal: to hook as many people as possible on it. This is now what we see with the use of colors, flavors and celebrities to market e-cigarettes to youth. It i
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Oct 25, 2014 21:35
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of October 20

Russo v. Philip Morris After more than six days of voir dire, Judge Abby Cynamon declared a mistrial Wednesday ... Taylor v. R.J. Reynolds Helen Taylor’s addiction to smoking led to the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to an expert on t
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 25, 2014 21:31
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Another large jury verdict has been rendered against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Florida, with a long-time smoker awarded $14.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 25, 2014 21:29
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[Florida] Jurors Hold Philip Morris And R.J. Reynolds Accountable for Engaging in 50-Year Conspiracy

jury in federal court in Florida today returned a verdict of $41.1 million against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for conspiring for decades to conceal the hazards of smoking and the addictive nature of cigarettes...Kerrivan, a r
Business Wire
added Oct 25, 2014 21:27
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Up in smoke | As policy makers from around the world meet in Moscow to lay stress on tobacco control, Pakistan struggles to fulfill commitments it has made

Amid all these restrictions there are still concerns about the success of initiatives and the tactics adopted by cigarette companies to maintain and boost their sales and expand their clientele. In this backdrop, the sixth session of the Conference of th
The News (pk)
added Oct 25, 2014 21:12
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Russian Tobacco Firms Call on Putin to Keep Cigarettes Cheap

Russia's tobacco companies sent a letter to President Putin imploring him to oppose a parliamentary initiative to set a minimum price on tobacco products.
Moscow Times
added Oct 24, 2014 18:14
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[Louisiana] Is smoking in New Orleans clubs and bars driving away musicians?: Jarvis DeBerry

But it's not just the national folks who find the current smokiness intolerable. Sanchez, in a meeting at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Thursday, said that vocalist John Boutte´is one of our notable residents who now refuses to perform amidst a haze of
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Oct 24, 2014 15:25
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[UK] GOLDIN: E-cigarettes in pharmacies ($$)

I attended this year’s Pharmacy Show at the NEC in Birmingham on 5–6 October 2014 and saw a large number of exhibitors flogging their e-cigarette products to attendees, many of whom are pharmacists. How can pharmacists encourage patients to give up smokin
Pharmaceutical Journal (uk)
added Oct 24, 2014 15:17
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