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[California] AUDIO: Is Silicon Valley Willing To Invest In E-Cigarettes?04:08

investors — who typically flock to burgeoning tech firms like JUUL — are questioning the ethics of dumping billions into an industry criticized for posing health risks and turning nonsmoking teens into customers. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Th
WBUR-FM (Boston, MA)
added Jul 11, 2018 14:02
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KOH/GELLER: The Philip Morris International–Funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

PMI has unique power...It can set a target date to cease production of cigarettes...and promote full implementation of all FCTC policies. Short of that, the new foundation only diverts attention from evidence-based global tobacco control efforts that are
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Jul 11, 2018 02:08
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Vape start-up Juul raises $650m at $15bn valuation

Juul Labs, the San Francisco-based ecigarette company, has closed on the first $650m of a $1.25bn funding round, new regulatory filings show.  The equity fundraising, led by New York-based hedge fund and venture investor Tiger Global, values Juul at $15
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 10, 2018 18:39
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[Minnesota] Condo building in St. Paul voted to go smoke-free. Then smokers got on the board

At Gallery Tower, the nearly 40-year-old building where Tentinger lives, the failed smoking ban remains a point of contention. It has spawned rumors that the board election was rigged, spurred tense interactions at board meetings and made some residents
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Jul 10, 2018 17:45
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Chiba planning to snuff out most smoking at restaurants

The municipal government here is following the lead of Tokyo, seeking to make the majority of eating and drinking establishments in Chiba smoke-free. Chiba officials have drafted an ordinance to take measures against passive smoking, which are stricter t
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Jul 10, 2018 12:59
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SMOKING MAPPED: These are the worst places for smoking in the UK

BRITAIN'S worst towns for smoking have been revealed – and people in the poorest areas are four times more likely to light up than those in the richest./the local authority with the highest rate of male smokers is Rossendale in Lancashire, with 33.1% of
Daily Star (uk)
added Jul 10, 2018 12:58
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Are electronic nicotine delivery systems helping cigarette smokers quit? Evidence from a prospective cohort study of U.S. adult smokers, 2015–2016 [FREE FULL TEXT]

We found no evidence that ENDS use, within context of the 2015–2016 US regulatory and tobacco/vaping market landscape, helped adult smokers quit at rates higher than smokers who did not use these products. Absent any meaningful changes, ENDS use among ad
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Jul 11, 2018 21:07
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[Illinois, Missouri] St. Louis a target city for cigarette smugglers from around the world

smugglers like St. Louis because they can make a quick buck just by crossing the bridge into Illinois. Fox 2 captured exclusive undercover video of a suspected cigarette smuggler in north St. Louis City. He was buying cartons of cigarettes from several s
KPLR 11 (St. Louis, MO)
added Jul 11, 2018 13:52
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[Canada] Judgment to be Rendered in Appeal

judgment in the following appeal will be delivered at 9:45 a.m. EDT on Friday... Her Majesty the Queen in Right of British Columbia v. [PMI]...did the British Columbia Courts err in ordering... production of the databases containing health care informati
Supreme Court of Canada (ca)
added Jul 10, 2018 13:33
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[Ohio] LGBT teens are 'far more likely' to smoke or vape than straight teens

According to a new report out of Ohio, almost double the amount of gay, lesbian, or bisexual teens smoke traditional and e-cigarettes than their straight and questioning peers. The information comes out of the state’s Health Department and the Ohio Heal
Gay Star News (uk)
added Jul 10, 2018 11:14
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