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Children's exposure to secondhand smoke may be vastly underestimated by parents

Four out of 10 children in the US are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to the American Heart Association. A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that parents who smoke mistakenly rely on their own physical senses to gauge the presence of tobacco
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 16, 2017 01:04
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[UK] Mental Health and Smoking Partnership Statement on Electronic Cigarettes -- Why smoking and mental health matters (PDF)

Provision of the nicotine that smokers are addicted to without the harmful components of tobacco smoke can prevent most of the harm from smoking. Varenicline (Champix) is also a highly effective treatment and can be considered as an option provided mood m
Smokefree Action (uk)
added Nov 16, 2017 00:52
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[UK] 'Vaping should be part of support' to help smokers with mental health conditions quit

A group of health bodies and charities has called for more to be done to help smokers with mental health conditions quit, including accessing e-cigarettes and other treatments. ...the Mental Health & Smoking Partnership said that smoking remains “part of
Cancer Research Campaign (UK)
added Nov 16, 2017 00:47
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Editorial: Use big tobacco's Nov 26 corrective statements to reduce smoking AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY

"Despite extensive evidence of harm to youth, the FDA has deferred taking action on flavored tobacco products, failed to take action to limit tobacco marketing that is accessible to youth, and has fallen short on actions to regulate or restrict tobacco pr
EurekAlert
added Nov 16, 2017 00:45
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[New York] Cigarette Taxes and Cigarette Smuggling by State, 2015

New York has the highest inbound smuggling activity, with an estimated 56.8 percent of cigarettes consumed in the state deriving from smuggled sources in 2015. New York is followed by Arizona (44.8 percent of consumption smuggled), Washington (43.7 perce
Tax Foundation
added Nov 15, 2017 04:31
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[New York] NYC is the cigarette smuggling capital of the US: study

there’s a good chance that butt was not taxed here. That’s because the “unintended consequences” of high cigarette taxes have made New York City the undisputed butt-smuggling center of the US, according to a new Tax Foundation study. For 2015, the most r
New York Post
added Nov 15, 2017 04:28
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Grandparents are posing serious health risks to children, scientists warn

They spoil their grandchildren with sweet "treats" and big helpings of fattening food, and expose their young lungs to second hand tobacco smoke, it is alleged.
The Independent (uk)
added Nov 15, 2017 03:31
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Australian workers who smoke hit national pocketbook

Smoking among the working population is predicted to cost Australia an estimated $340 billion in lost productivity, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the
EurekAlert
added Nov 15, 2017 03:23
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New 'Heat-Not-Burn' Cigarettes Harm Blood Vessels: Study

But rats exposed to vapor from the device experienced the same decrease in blood vessel function as those exposed to cigarette smoke, said study senior researcher Matthew Springer. Impaired blood vessel function increases the risk of heart attack or str
Drugs.com
added Nov 15, 2017 03:20
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[West Virginia] Ohio County Smoking Regulations Stand As They Are, Says Ohio County Health Board

Ohio County Board of Health has agonized over expanding its indoor smoking ban for months. But now they aren't even putting it to a vote. They say there simply isn't enough support, so the rules will stay as they are. That leaves some people pleased, w
WTRF-TV Ch. 7 (Wheeling, WV)
added Nov 15, 2017 03:01
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