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[Israel] New research laboratory examines secondhand smoke exposure

A new laboratory for biological monitoring of environmental tobacco smoke and other toxic chemicals has been opened at the Health Ministry, which has been severely criticized by the state comptroller and public health experts for the rising smoking rate
Jerusalem Post
added May 25, 2018 03:10
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[Florida] BREAKING UPDATE: $14M in Punitives Pushes Verdict for Smoker's Widow to $21M Total in Trial Against Philip Morris & RJR

5/24/18 9AM Update: The Florida state court jury imposed a $10 million punitive verdict against Philip Morris and another $4 million against R.J. Reynolds after deliberating for about four hours Wednesday in the second phase of trial over the lung cancer
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 24, 2018 18:49
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[Florida] LOPEZ V. PHILIP MORRIS UPCOMING Trial

plaintiff claims defendant hid the dangers of cigarettes, leading to addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 24, 2018 15:52
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[UK] Beware the cinnamon e-cig! Scientists warn of the dangers of vaping this particular spice

Scientists in the US carried out tests in which they exposed human airway cells to cinnamon-flavoured liquid and spray from one of the latest e-cigarettes. They found that the spice chemical cinnamaldehyde impaired the movement of tiny hair-like cilia t
The Mirror (uk)
added May 24, 2018 15:03
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Cigarette smoke directly damages muscles in the body

cigarette smoke directly damages muscles by reducing the number of blood vessels in leg muscles, thereby reducing the amount of oxygen and nutrients they can receive. This can impact metabolism and activity levels, both of which are risk factors for many
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added May 24, 2018 14:56
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[Canada] Feds hope law will help turn teens off coolness factor of vaping

After the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act receives royal assent in the coming days, selling vaping products to anyone under 18 will be banned and marketing flavours to teens will be prohibited, along with marketing that features health claims or “lifestyl
Globe and Mail (ca)
added May 24, 2018 18:18
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[China] BAT invests in Chinese venture capital fund in quest for new innovative products

British American Tobacco PLC’s quest to develop innovative tobacco products has led the manufacturing giant to make its first investment in a venture capital fund. The company, which owns Reynolds American Inc., confirmed Tuesday that it is participatin
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 24, 2018 15:57
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nearly 1 in 5 youth say they have seen juul used in school

The survey follows a Truth Initiative study that reveals while many young people are aware of JUUL, many are unaware that JUUL flavor pods always contain the addictive chemical nicotine, which is harmful to brain development. The study, published in Toba
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added May 24, 2018 15:46
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Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 Will Help Smokers Quit and Reduce Health Care Costs

applauds Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) for introducing the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018, legislation that addresses racial and ethnic health disparities, including disparities in tobacco use in our country. The bill
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 24, 2018 15:43
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For Smoking Cessation, Money Whispers Louder than Nicotine Replacement

smokers offered up to $600 to remain tobacco-free for 6 months were significantly more successful than those given free access to conventional cessation aids or to e-cigarettes. But in absolute terms, the efforts were all wildly unsuccessful..."offering
MedPage Today
added May 24, 2018 15:06
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