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E-cigarette Product Construction Linked to Severity of Explosion Injuries

The 2017 FEMA report on e-cigarette explosions has linked product construction to the severity of injuries suffered in explosion incidents. The study included extensive review and research into the construction of e-cigarettes and why explosions and sev
National Law Review
added Nov 17, 2017 23:19
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EPA swaps top science advisers with industry allies

Eleven new members of the [EPA's] Science Advisory Board have a history of downplaying the health risks of secondhand smoke, air pollution...including two who have spun science for tobacco companies
Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting)
added Nov 17, 2017 23:11
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[Florida] Fla. Firm Contests Method For $9M Sanctions In Engle Suits

The Wilner Firm PA, which was sanctioned last month along with Farah & Farah PA, said the sanctions order was issued without a prior order to show cause that would have given the firms an opportunity to object to the methodology used to calculate the sa
Law360
added Nov 17, 2017 23:06
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Tobacco Groups Blast FDA For ‘Massive’ Speech Restriction ($$)

Advocacy groups representing smokers and the cigar and pipe industries blasted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in D.C. federal court Tuesday, saying the agency's rule increasing the size of warning labels on tobacco products is a "massive" free spee
Law360
added Nov 17, 2017 23:05
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Exposed! Nigerian Children: Prime Targets Of ‘Big Tobacco’ Farming, Smoking For Blood Money

From child labour on Nigerian tobacco fields to luring of kids as replacement smokers, ‘Dotun Akintomide examines how Big Tobacco companies had kept children at the centre of a blueprint that has helped sustained the multi-billion dollar controversial in
The New Diplomat Newspaper (ng)
added Nov 17, 2017 23:04
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2017 Vaping Policies in UK Councils Report A report from The Freedom Association’s Freedom to Vape Campaign (PDF)

● 126 councils (32 per cent of those who responded) require vapers to use designated smoking areas in all or some circumstances, despite that fact that vapers are not smokers. This is an increase from 112 councils in 2016 . ● When asked if councillors ar
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 17, 2017 21:07
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E-cigarette aerosol exposure can cause craniofacial defects in Xenopus laevis embryos and mammalian neural crest cells [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our work is the first to show that ECIG use could pose a potential hazard to the developing embryo and cause craniofacial birth defects. This emphasizes the need for more testing and regulation of this new popular product. Figures
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Nov 17, 2017 20:56
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Investigators compare effects of nicotine with and without menthol on brain and behavior

"Our findings support the notion that beyond flavor, mentholated tobacco may have psychoactive effects that impact nicotine addiction and withdrawal," said Guillaume Poirier, PhD, instructor in psychiatry and co-author of the study. "Adding menthol to ni
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 17, 2017 15:23
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Japan health ministry to water down proposal on restaurant smoking: media

health ministry is likely to drastically water down a proposal restricting smoking in restaurants, media said on Friday, a move that risks Tokyo becoming one of the unhealthiest hosts of the Olympic Games hosts in years.
Reuters
added Nov 17, 2017 15:18
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[California] SMOKE SCREEN Big Vape is copying Big Tobacco’s playbook

E-cigarette manufacturer NJOY and importer Smoking Everywhere have hired the same firms that previously helped the tobacco industry evade regulation... THE ATTACKS ON SONEJI ARE SIMILAR TO THOSE LOBBED AT ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO SPEAKS OUT ABOUT THE POSSIBLE H
The Verge (Vox Media)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:54
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