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[Illinois] More teens sneaking vaping devices that look like flash drives, markers into suburban high schools

Smoking in the bathroom has returned with a vengeance and a twist at some Chicago-area high schools, where administrators worry that new ways to get a nicotine fix are making the illegal habit even more appealing to students, and harder for teachers to c
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 21, 2018 00:29
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Philip Morris International and Scuderia Ferrari Partner Together to Advance the Vision of a World Free of Tobacco Smoke

the partnership will be exclusively focused on advancing the cause of a smoke-free world – a world in which all people who would otherwise continue smoking switch from the most harmful form of nicotine consumption – cigarettes – to scientifically substant
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Feb 20, 2018 21:02
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[UK] E-cig shocker as Lanarkshire watchdogs nab third of shops selling to under-18s

North Lanarkshire Council says a test purchase operation on nicotine vapour products caught 36 per cent of traders selling illegally to underage customers. The Trading Standards team carried out 14 visits to a range of independent and national stores, w
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Feb 20, 2018 20:37
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Public Health Concerns About Youth & Young Adult Use of JUUL

The California Department of Education recently asked schools to reject involvement with the JUUL Prevention Initiative and is collecting data on JUUL use and the number of devices confiscated in schools. Similar data have been collected in Arizona.
Public Health Law Center (William Mitchell College of Law)
added Feb 21, 2018 19:30
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Association of Cigarette, Cigar, and Pipe Use With Mortality Risk in the US Population [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our study provides further evidence that cigar, pipe, and cigarette use confers mortality risks, even among nondaily current cigarette users, with lower risks observed among former users than current users. These data underscore the importance of cessati
JAMA Internal Medicine
added Feb 21, 2018 14:21
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[Netherlands] INDUSTRY GROUPS PROTEST DUTCH SMOKING BAN

two major live music industry associations have written to Dutch health minister Paul Blokhuis to appeal a recent legal ruling that outlaws smoking in music venues. As a result of a decision by the Hague’s court of appeal on 13 February, indoor smoking r
IQ - Live Music Intelligence (uk)
added Feb 21, 2018 00:54
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[California] Tony Gwynn tobacco lawsuit set for 2019 trial

The Tony Gwynn family now has a trial date for its lawsuit against the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company – Sept. 20, 2019. That’s 19 months away and will be more than three years since the family filed suit against the company, blaming it for the death of
USA Today
added Feb 20, 2018 00:19
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Tobacco industry misappropriation of American Indian culture and traditional tobacco

misrepresenting American Indian traditions, values and beliefs to market and sell their products for profit. Findings underscore the need for ongoing monitoring of tobacco industry marketing tactics directed at exploiting Native culture and counter-market
Tobacco Control
added Feb 20, 2018 00:19
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UK news media representations of smoking, smoking policies and tobacco bans in prisons [FREE FULL TEXT]

Policy-makers’ communications when engaging in discussion around smoke-free prison policies should draw on the generally smooth transitions to smoke-free prisons to date, and on evidence on health benefits of smoke-free environments and smoking cessation.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 20, 2018 00:19
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[Africa, South Africa, Zimbabwe] EXCLUSIVE: ‘Tobacco giant used state to spy’ ($$)

British and EU authorities are investigating top management at the South African and Zimbabwean branches of the world’s largest tobacco producer‚ British American Tobacco‚ for alleged industrial espionage‚ money laundering and bribing government official
Times LIVE (za)
added Feb 19, 2018 19:29
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