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Non-smokers get six days extra paid leave to make up for smokers' cigarette breaks at Japanese firm

A Japanese company is granting non-smoking employees an extra six days of paid holidays a year after they complained that they were working more than staff who took time off for cigarette breaks. Tokyo-based marketing firm Piala Inc. only introduced the
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 30, 2017 14:52

[UK] Second-hand smoke linked to pet deaths and illnesses, experts say

Family pets are equally, if not more, at risk of being affected by passive smoking as humans, research suggests. Animals inhale more smoke and - because of their grooming routines - also digest nicotine when licking their fur, a study by Glasgow Universit
BBC Online
added Oct 30, 2017 14:45

[UK] Tobacco firms using 'clever tactics' to target poorest smokers, study finds

Cheaper brands, price-marking and smaller pack sizes are thwarting attempts to reduce UK smoking rates, researchers say
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 30, 2017 14:40

[UK] STURGIS: Could 'smokeless' cigarettes kill off vaping? ($$)

But tonight, instead of a pack of Marlboros, I take out something that looks like an iPhone, out of which pops a miniature fountain pen-shaped implement, and into this I click a stick of tobacco before taking a theatrical drag on the electronic gadget.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 30, 2017 14:40

[Canada] E-cigarette use by teens linked to later tobacco smoking, study says

Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes are at risk of graduating to tobacco smoking, a large Canadian study suggests. The study of more than 44,000 Grade 9 to 12 students in Ontario and Alberta, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Jour
Canadian Press
added Oct 30, 2017 14:40

[Canada] Electronic cigarette use and smoking initiation among youth: a longitudinal cohort study

E-cigarette use was strongly associated with cigarette smoking behaviour, including smoking initiation at follow-up. The causal nature of this association remains unclear, because common factors underlying the use of both e-cigarettes and conventional cig
Canadian Medical Association Journal (ca)
added Oct 30, 2017 14:40

USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. DOCKET 10/23-25/17

10/25/2017 Set/Reset Deadlines: Proposed superseding consent order for websites and Onserts due by 11/17/2017. (tj) (Entered: 10/25/2017)
Tobacco On Trial
added Oct 30, 2017 02:10

[North Carolina] Reynolds pursues another restart with revamped heat-not-burn cigarette Eclipse

“Our application is for an improved version of Eclipse based on the grandfathered version of the product,” Reynolds spokesman David Howard said. Howard said the improvements target the “sensory characteristics and ease of lighting” Eclipse cigarettes.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 29, 2017 16:51

[UK-Scotland] Puff away, says poll on smoking at home ($$)

Most people believe smokers should be allowed to continue lighting up in their homes, according to a poll that suggests more curbs on indoor smoking in Scotland would be unpopular.... Pro-smoking group Forest, concerned that new curbs on indoor smoking a
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 29, 2017 16:51

[Japan] More firms introducing anti-smoking measures

An increasing number of Japanese companies are stepping up efforts to protect employees from the health hazard of smoking at a time when the central and local governments are studying measures to curb the public's exposure to secondhand smoke. Convenien
Japan Today
added Oct 29, 2017 16:51
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