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COPD Is an Adult Killer, But Its Origins May Lie in Childhood

Kids with issues such as asthma or those exposed to secondhand smoke may be more susceptible to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) decades later -- especially if they grow up to become smokers, researchers found.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 6, 2018 14:13
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Secondhand Smoking, Children’s Health and Ghana’s Tobacco Control Law

“The availability of single sticks of cigarette allows individuals with few resources, such as the youth and the poor to buy tobacco products. In addition, the fact that single sticks are widely available and promoted, underscores the fact that they are
Modern Ghana (gh)
added Apr 6, 2018 14:11
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[UK] FACE-BACCY Kids are being sold cigarettes and e-cigs on Facebook despite social media giant’s ban

Kids can buy tobacco and e-cigs without restiction on Facebook, a study found Researchers also found the majority did not have any age restrictions. ... Sellers also sponsored events and launched contests in a bid to push tobacco and vaping products.
The Sun (uk)
added Apr 6, 2018 14:03
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[North Carolina] Juul presence on local school campuses prompting reviews of nicotine policies

“Due to this increased trend of teenagers’ use of Juul and other e-cigarettes/vaping devices, we are aware that some of our students are using these products,” said Kathy FitzJefferies, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system’s program manager for
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 5, 2018 23:20
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Promotion of tobacco products on Facebook: policy versus practice

widespread tobacco promotion and sales were found at variance with the company’s policies governing advertising, commerce, page content and under age access. Vetting could be improved by automated screening in partnership with human reviewers.
Tobacco Control
added Apr 5, 2018 23:20
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[Idaho] Rexburg repeals ordinance banning 18- to 21-year-olds from buying tobacco

An ordinance preventing anyone under 21 from purchasing tobacco products within Rexburg limits was unanimously repealed Wednesday evening. During a city council meeting council members conceded it was unfeasible to maintain an ordinance that had no state
EastIdahoNews.com
added Apr 5, 2018 19:11
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[Asia, India] Tobacco products to carry ‘Quitline’ number

Replacing the existing images on tobacco products, the Union Health Ministry has now released a new set of pictorial health warnings that are to be displayed on both sides of packets of cigarettes, bidis, and chewing tobacco with effect from September 1,
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 5, 2018 19:11
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Vaping flavours: The UK has some odd tastes when it comes to vaping

This growth has prompted demand for new flavours for eliquids other than the more traditional tobacco, mint and berry, fruits, vanilla, liquorice, and coffee. Of around 1,000 people surveyed by ecigarette company VIP Electronic Cigarettes, 15.6% want to
Verdict (uk)
added Apr 5, 2018 16:06
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ALLEN: The Formaldehyde in Your E-Cigs

Nicotine isn’t the only thing e-cigs deliver; they also deliver formaldehyde, a carcinogen. It seems equally fair to call them Electronic Formaldehyde Delivery Systems...a more fair one would be “Electronic Nicotine/Formaldehyde/Diacetyl Delivery Systems”
New York Times
added Apr 5, 2018 15:58
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WHO at 70 - working for better health for everyone, everywhere

Over the past 7 decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases like smallpox and to fight against deadly habits like tobacco use. This year, World Health Day is dedicated to one of WHO’s founding principles: “The enjoyment of t
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 5, 2018 15:48
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