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[Netherlands] The Hague bans cannabis smoking in city centre in Dutch first

The Hague has become the first Dutch city to ban the smoking of cannabis around its city centre, central railway station and major shopping areas, in the latest example of a wider trend towards reining in country’s traditional gedoogbeleid (tolerance pol
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 16, 2018 19:34
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Pfizer's smoking cessation drug Champix to face generic competitors in Korea

Korea’s Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board recently ruled in favor of 22 local drugmakers which had claimed that their generic copies of Champix -- slightly modified to use Varenicline salicylate instead of Varenicline tartrate as their main in
Korea Herald (kr)
added Apr 16, 2018 19:30
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[New Zealand] New study finds tobacco industry delayed plain packs

A new study has suggested that threats of lawsuits given by the tobacco industry contributed to the stall in New Zealand’s plain packaging legislation by at least three years. Plain packaging legislation was first announced in April of 2012, completed i
Scoop (nz)
added Apr 16, 2018 19:28
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Smoking Puts Blacks at Higher Risk for Heart Failure

Smoking may significantly increase black Americans' risk of heart failure, a new study warns. The study included 4,129 black participants... During the study period, there were 147 hospitalizations for heart failure.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 16, 2018 19:03
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FDA to Evaluate Minimally or Non-Addictive Cigarette Product Standard, Also Plans to Look at Flavors and Premium Cigars

advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to explore a product standard to lower nicotine in cigarettes to minimally or non-addictive levels (Nicotine ANPRM). Gottlieb’s announcement comes nearly eight months after the Agency unveiled its planned tob
JD Supra, LLC
added Apr 16, 2018 22:30
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[Asia, Mid-east] Beware, e-cigarettes are being used to smoke drugs in UAE

The danger of this trend lies in the fact that e-cigarettes are more socially acceptable than their traditional counterparts. The Dubai Police have recorded 17 instances of youngsters mixing drugs in electronic cigarettes and smoking them, a top officer
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Apr 15, 2018 18:27
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[UK] Love Island and other shows 'encourage teenagers to smoke'

They cited a rise in smoking in Oscar-nominated films and research that showed cigarettes appeared in Love Island every five minutes on average, with the Lucky Strike brand appearing 16 times. This year, 86% of Oscar-nominated films contained someone smo
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 15, 2018 18:22
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[Florida] These Incredibly Crafted Anti-Smoking Ads Drop the Fear Tactics in Favor of Empathy

In these new, documentary-style PSAs for Tobacco Free Florida, agency Alma takes a refreshingly respectful approach to encouraging smokers to quit. Instead of extreme scare tactics, the ads acknowledge that smokers are often fully aware of the dangers an
Ad Week
added Apr 15, 2018 18:16
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[North Carolina] Up in smoke: Tobacco’s decline

A quarter century after tobacco was the money crop in Robeson County, bringing in hundreds of millions a year to farmers and those who provide support services, the amount of tobacco grown here is a fraction of what it was then. But the number of Robeso
Lumberton (NC) Robesonian
added Apr 15, 2018 01:48
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[Connecticut] Juuling sweeps through universities, high schools

Juuling has become popular at Yale, as many students see the Juul as a safer alternative to cigarettes....Juuling must not be a serious issue because so many people in high school and college are doing it. “People rip their Juuls in lectures,”
Yale Daily News
added Apr 14, 2018 01:51
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