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[Europe, UK] One in four EU workers exposed to second-hand smoke at work

The abstract, which was presented at the 2017 European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Milan, looked at all 28 countries currently in the European Union (EU), the majority of which have introduced smoke-free legislation to protect wor
Imperial College London (uk)
added Sep 11, 2017 23:10
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Investors Can Be Ethical and Still Beat the Market, Study Says / Authors find no evidence of premium specific to ‘vice’ stocks

The study debunks the popular theory that shares in the alcohol, tobacco, gaming, and weapons industries outperform because investors shun them, enabling those with fewer moral scruples to earn a “reputation risk premium
Bloomberg News
added Sep 11, 2017 15:11
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[Bangladesh, UK] British diplomat lobbied on behalf of big tobacco

The Foreign Office is immersed in a major lobbying row after it emerged that a senior official sought to help a British tobacco company to avoid paying tax owed to one of the world’s poorest countries. Alison Blake, the British high commissioner to Bang
The Observer (uk)
added Sep 11, 2017 15:53
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[Europe, Italy, Sweden] E-cig refills contain irritants, and people who smoke and use e-cigs suffer more symptoms

Milan, Italy: Two new studies presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress highlight the risks associated with using e-cigarettes, especially for those who also smoke conventional cigarettes. One study examined 122 of the most c
EurekAlert
added Sep 11, 2017 03:11
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Nicotine in e-cigarettes 'can triple the risk of heart damage by increasing the blood pressure of users'

Fresh concerns have been raised about the safety of e-cigarettes containing nicotine after researchers found they increase a symptom linked to heart disease... And the study found that a condition known as arterial stiffness was three times greater in sm
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 11, 2017 03:07
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[UK] Health minister stubs out tobacco lobbyists

Catherine Byrne, a junior minister at the Department of Health, has refused to meet tobacco lobbyists... A recent lobbying return by the Irish Tobacco Manufacturers’ Advisory Committee (Itmac) noted it had been rebuffed by Byrne after seeking a meeting in
Times Of London (uk)
added Sep 11, 2017 02:52
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[New York, Virginia] ‘I Smell Cash’: How the A.T.F. Spent Millions Unchecked

documents tell a bizarre story of how federal agents set up shop inside a southern Virginia tobacco business, and treated its bank account as their own... Mr. Lesnak specialized in investigating tobacco smuggling, one of the A.T.F.’s core missions. Thoug
New York Times
added Sep 12, 2017 11:04
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[North Carolina] Farmworker labor group votes to boycott Vuse

Catherine Crowe, a spokeswoman for the Farm Labor Organizing Committee of FLOC, said...“Reynolds has still not signed an agreement with FLOC that would affect real change on the ground by guaranteeing farmworkers freedom of association and implementing a
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 11, 2017 02:52
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[Connecticut] The Briefcase: Reynolds requests stay of Conn. legal ruling

filed Tuesday a stay of motion request for a federal judgment in favor of a Connecticut woman who claimed she got laryngeal cancer from smoking Salem Kings for 25 years. A three-judge panel for the Second Circuit Court sent the case back July 7 to the tr
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 9, 2017 21:11
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Tokyo set to hold a smoke-free Olympics with ban due in 2019

Governor Yuriko Koike of the Tokyo metropolitan government said Sept. 8 that the ban will be "total" in principle. It will apply to indoor portions of restaurants and public facilities except small establishments with a floor space of 30 square meters o
Asahi Shimbum (jp)
added Sep 9, 2017 15:31
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