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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Health Ministry says no to kiddie pack cigarettes

PUTRAJAYA: The government will in no way support the proposal by the tobacco industry to re-introduce kiddie pack cigarettes (pack of 10 sticks) to combat the scourge of contraband cigarettes, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He said t
New Straits Times (my)
added Jan 17, 2018 20:35
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[Canada] The Supreme Court and access to B.C.'s healthcare databases.

The question before the Supreme Court today was whether one of the defendants in the B.C. action - Philip Morris International - should be given access to the several databases in which records of the medical treatments of British Columbians were record
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jan 18, 2018 19:04
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Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation

What you need to know Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) were originally designed as a smoking cessation aid, and the limited evidence available suggests e-cigarettes containing nicotine may help people stop smoking Evidence suggests e-cigarettes are co
British Medical Journal
added Jan 18, 2018 17:39
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[UK] Association of Combined Patterns of Tobacco and Cannabis Use in Adolescence With Psychotic Experiences

our findings indicate that while individuals who use cannabis or cigarettes during adolescence have an increased risk of subsequent psychotic experiences, epidemiological evidence is substantively more robust for cannabis use than it is for tobacco use.
JAMA Psychiatry (Archives of General Psychiatry)
added Jan 18, 2018 17:34
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[Texas] Keep America Beautiful Hosts 2018 National Conference in Dallas; Kicks Off 65th Anniversary Celebration with Focus on Future

The 2018 Keep America Beautiful National Conference is made possible through the support of some of America's leading companies, including: Leadership Sponsors – Altria, Lowe's, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, SC Johnson...Scholarships are provided by A
PR Newswire
added Jan 18, 2018 01:59
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Restaurant Bans Have Big Impact on Smoking Rates

Smoking bans in U.S. eateries appear to have helped reduce overall smoking rates, especially among people with higher levels of education, the researchers reported. The study authors analyzed 25 years of data on young and middle-aged smokers in the Unit
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 17, 2018 20:26
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The Real Cost of Smoking by State

Since 1964, smoking-related illnesses have claimed 20 million lives in the U.S., 2.5 million of which belonged to nonsmokers who developed diseases merely from secondhand-smoke exposure. However, the economic and societal costs of smoking are just as hug
WalletHub
added Jan 17, 2018 20:18
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UK vaping industry launches awareness month

VApril, which is being organised by the UK Vaping Industry Association, has been designed to raise awareness on the different types of vape products, vaping responsibly and the public health benefits compared to smoking. The awareness month will engage
Talking Retail (uk)
added Jan 17, 2018 20:18
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No adverse health impacts from long term vaping -- Study

"This study shows that after two years of continual e-cigarette use, there were no signs of serious health complications in smokers." said Tanvir Walele, Director of Scientific Affairs at Fontem Ventures, the owner of e-cigarette brand blu.
EurekAlert
added Jan 17, 2018 20:18
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This is how much it's going to cost you over a lifetime if you're a smoker in Massachusetts

The financial cost of being a smoker in Massachusetts can add up to $43,319 per year, according to an analysis from WalletHub,...Over a lifetime, smoking costs the average Massachusetts smoker $2.2 million. That's less than New York ($2.3 million) but mo
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Jan 17, 2018 20:17
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