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Notes from the Field: Electronic Cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2012

CDC and the Food and Drug Administration will continue to explore ways to increase surveillance and research on e-cigarettes. Given the rapid increase in use and youths' susceptibility to social and environmental influences to use tobacco, developing str
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Sep 5, 2013 15:18
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[Israel, Palestine] Palestinian tobacco business faces threat

PA begins clamping down on farmers who package and sell hand-rolled cigarettes around the villages, accusing them of smuggling; some workers arrested
Ynetnews (il)
added Jul 20, 2013 14:05
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Spain's top cigarette firm goes up in smoke

announced on Wednesday it will axe nearly 10 percent of its staff in Spain as cigarette sales slump in the face of no-smoking bans and a booming black market in the recession-hit country.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jun 5, 2013 17:27
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[Germany] Electronic Cigarettes – An Overview (PDF)

The German Cancer Research Center welcomes the suggestion made by the European Commission to regulate electronic cigarettes as medicinal products. For one thing, regulation as medicinal products guarantees good product quality and for another, the produc
German Cancer Research Center
added May 23, 2013 22:25
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FDA Decision on Menthol Expected Soon

After attending a panel which included Zeller at the 2013 NATO Show in Las Vegas today, Wells Fargo Securities' managing director of tobacco, beverage and consumer research Bonnie Herzog said Zeller "indicated he was interested in establishing an open, h
Convenience Store News
added Apr 24, 2013 10:22
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Graphic tobacco warning labels to remain, but look, timetable unknown

The legality of placing graphic warnings on cigarette packages appears to have been settled when the U.S. Supreme Court declined today to hear an appeal on the labels from a group of tobacco manufacturers. However, it remains unclear what the warning la
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 22, 2013 13:45
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Big tobacco and anti-cancer activists agree: Health provision goes too far

Big tobacco companies and anti-cancer activists are standing in opposition to a part of the Affordable Care Act that allows insurance companies to charge smokers 50 percent more than patients who do not use tobacco.
Washington Post
added Feb 18, 2013 22:08
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Radioactive particles in cigarette smoke cause lung cancer

a new study most recently published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research reveals that a major cause of the deadly disease is a type of radioactive particles. Hrayr S. Karagueuzian, Ph.D. of David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angel
foodconsumer.org
added Sep 8, 2012 22:46
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[New Zealand, UK] Smoking Olympic athletes get village pass

Designated smoking areas have been set up in the Olympic village and while it might not embody the Games' creed of faster, higher, stronger, organisers cannot be accused of discrimination.
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Jul 25, 2012 09:21
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[New York] Seneca tobacco dealers accused of flouting law

New York City filed a lawsuit against a cigarette dealer on the Seneca Indian Reservation, claiming that the business has been flouting state and federal law by shipping thousands of packs into the city without paying state or local taxes or verifying the
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 28, 2012 13:25
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