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[Ireland] Smoking bans make married people happier than anyone else

A study led by Dr Eugenio Zucchelli of Lancaster University looked at people’s own assessments of their psychological well-being both before and after the introduction of the bans in Scotland and England using a quasi-experimental design.
The Journal.ie (ie)
added Jan 2, 2018 03:26
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Big Tobacco woos African farmers with bogus promises of prosperity

“We have more than 20,000 … small-scale farmers growing tobacco … the industry is critical in reducing poverty levels.”... He was not alone in this opinion, a common refrain we heard in all three of our study countries (Kenya, Zambia and Malawi). It is o
The Conversation (au)
added Jan 4, 2018 07:38
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Vape Battery Explosion Lawsuits on the Rise

More than 120 lawsuits were filed across the United States in 2017 by plaintiffs claiming they were hurt in explosions and fires caused by e-cigarette batteries. At least 8 plaintiffs in 2017 filed lawsuits claiming electronic cigarettes exploded in thei
Courthouse News
added Dec 30, 2017 19:49
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WHY DO SO MANY INDONESIAN MEN SMOKE?

Richard Hunt et. al. argue this phenomenon is the direct result of the decision to open the Indonesian cigarette industry to foreign investors in the late 1990s economic liberalization following the Suharto regime. A unique aspect of smoking culture in I
JSTOR
added Dec 30, 2017 19:43
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Online Tobacco Marketing and Subsequent Tobacco Use [FREE FULL TEXT]

CONCLUSIONS: Engagement with online tobacco marketing represents a risk factor for adolescent tobacco use. FDA marketing regulation and cooperation of social-networking sites could limit engagement.
Pediatrics
added Jan 4, 2018 06:56
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Florida judge rules Reynolds retains MSA payment responsibility for four sold brands

At stake is $78 million in MSA payments that Florida has been due since the June 2015 closing of Reynolds’ $29.25 billion purchase of Lorillard Inc., Attorney General Pam Bondi said. Reynolds divested Kool, Salem and Winston, while Lorillard divested Ma
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 1, 2018 11:49
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Reassessing the importance of ‘lost pleasure’ associated with smoking cessation: implications for social welfare and policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

The proportion of smokers who might be characterised as having a preference to continue smoking are greatly outnumbered by addicted, discontent and concerned smokers who want to quit and regret ever having started to smoke. These discontent smokers could
Tobacco Control
added Dec 30, 2017 23:17
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[UK] Tory and DUP MPs criticised for ‘wining and dining’ tobacco firms

Conservative and DUP MPs have been criticised for hosting a string of receptions, lunches and dinners in parliament for tobacco companies over the last 18 months. Labour said the events were inappropriate given the public health risk posed by tobacco co
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 30, 2017 20:39
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[UK] Hard-hitting TV advert reveals how cigarettes cause damage to major organs within SECONDS, as experts warn one person is admitted to hospital every minute due to smoking

The campaign also highlights how smoking can lead to elevated levels of cadmium - a metal used in batteries - in the blood, as well as cancer-causing nitrosamines and carbon monoxide. Public Health England (PHE) has released the advert to urge the count
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 29, 2017 23:22
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[Africa, Kenya] Court declines to suspend ban on shisha

Fifteen people, among them smokers, distributors, promoters and manufacturers filed an urgent application at the High Court to protest against the ban. They said the decision by the CS to ban the importation, sale, advertising and even promotion of shis
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Dec 29, 2017 21:26
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