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'black lives / black lungs' documentary shows how menthol tobacco ended up in black communities

explores the history, marketing tactics and impact of the tobacco industry targeting African-Americans with menthol tobacco products. He said the project, which also features experts and activists across the country, is part of his efforts to “turn my ang
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 4, 2017 01:31
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Maine Raises Smoking Age to 21 After Lawmakers Override Veto

Maine will become the fourth state to raise the smoking age to 21 and will adopt stricter regulations on the sale of electronic cigarettes after lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to override the governor’s veto. Gov. Paul R. LePage, a Republic
New York Times
added Aug 3, 2017 01:45
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Japan Tobacco cuts cigarette outlook as smokers shift to "heat-not-burn" alternatives

lowered its domestic cigarette sales forecast for this year as it sees more smokers defecting to "heat-not-burn" (HNB) tobacco products dominated by global rival Philip Morris International Inc.
Reuters
added Aug 4, 2017 01:45
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CANCER FOR CASH: Explosive Photo Exposes Big Tobacco’s African Money Drops

BRITISH American Tobacco paid ex-SAS soldiers and gun-totting rebels to protect the secret movement of millions of dollars in cash to fund its operation in east Africa, a whistle-blower has told New Matilda. Paul Hopkins, a former special forces soldier
newmatilda.com (au)
added Aug 3, 2017 15:20
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[North Carolina] Reynolds ends public corporate life with 15 percent jump in quarterly profit

Reynolds American Inc. finished its final full quarter as an independent corporation with a 15.4 percent increase in second-quarter net income to $919 million. British American Tobacco Plc completed July 25 the purchase of the 57.8 percent of Reynolds i
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 3, 2017 15:08
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Emissions from Electronic Cigarettes: Assessing Vapers’ Intake of Toxic Compounds, Secondhand Exposures, and the Associated Health Impacts

The integrated health damage from passive vaping was derived by computing disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost due to exposure to secondhand vapor. Acrolein was the dominant contributor to the aggregate harm. DALYs for the various device/voltage co
American Chemical Society
added Aug 3, 2017 14:32
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Bucking LePage veto, lawmakers raise Maine’s minimum age to buy tobacco

Maine will become the fourth state to make 21 the legal age to buy tobacco products after the Legislature overrode Gov. Paul LePage’s veto during a long Wednesday session. Lawmakers adjourned for the year after overriding 13 of 27 lingering vetoes from t
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Aug 3, 2017 01:54
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[UK] Warning on passive vaping in bars: Second-hand smoke from devices contain toxic chemicals that can irritate your eyes and skin

People in bars where vaping is allowed are exposed to unhealthy levels of formaldehyde, which causes cancer, and acrolein, a toxin which irritates the eyes and skin. That is the finding of a study based on as few as three people an hour using the devic
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 3, 2017 01:15
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[California] GLANTZ: FDA’s “new” nicotine policy: A mixed picture that highlights the importance of local and state action to maintain progress

the overall evidence still shows that e-cigarette use is associated with less not more quitting... The FDA’s action also highlights the importance of other local and state action to control ecigarettes, particularly including them in smokefree laws and to
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Aug 3, 2017 01:10
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Japan Tobacco loses ground to rivals in next-generation vaping

admitted on Wednesday that it has fallen behind international rivals in a battle to dominate the potential $10bn domestic Japanese market for next-generation vaping devices... “It’s a pity we fell behind when IQOS and [BAT’s] Glo appeared,” said executiv
Financial Times (uk)
added Aug 3, 2017 00:39
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