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Study: High stress for new mothers increases secondhand smoke risk for infants

Recent mothers who experience higher levels of social stressors are the least likely to have rules that totally ban smoking in the home, which could expose their infants to secondhand smoke and increase health risks, according to a study that includes a U
EurekAlert
added Feb 27, 2015 10:33
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WHO FCTC celebrates its 10th anniversary

On 27 February 2015, the WHO FCTC will reach the milestone of 10 years since it entered into force: a decade of saving lives. In order to mark the accomplishments of the Parties during this decade, the Convention Secretariat is organizing an event, on the
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Feb 27, 2015 10:08
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[New Zealand] 10th anniversary of international tobacco control treaty

Smokefree Coalition wants New Zealanders everywhere to mark the tenth anniversary of an international tobacco control treaty by striking a blow against Big Tobacco.
Voxy (nz)
added Feb 27, 2015 10:08
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Ireland passes EU's first tobacco plain packaging law

Under the new law, branding of all forms is forbidden on the packaging, including logos and colours. Tobacco products will have a uniform packaging containing graphic health warnings. “We are creating legislation which will be historic and will be of r
IBTimes (uk)
added Feb 27, 2015 10:05
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[UK] Smoking in pubs should be brought back, say majority of public

More than half of the 4,135 adults polled by the Institute of Economic Affairs said pubs should have private rooms for customers to smoke in, while only 35 per cent opposed the idea.
Gloucester Citizen (uk)
added Feb 27, 2015 09:50
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[UK] Half million youngsters to die smoking unless we make changes, warns charity

Young people under the age of 16 are still starting to smoke Cancer Research UK estimates that 2.7 million of today’s 12 million children younger than 16 will become smokers.
The [London, UK] Express
added Feb 27, 2015 09:47
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[Florida] Editorial: Don't change law to limit damages for Big Tobacco

The Florida Legislature should beat back the tobacco industry’s latest attempt to avoid taking responsibility for misleading smokers about the dangers of its products....Lawmakers should make sure Floridians' right to a jury trial and to collect punitive
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Feb 27, 2015 09:42
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Arkansas court says class-action status appropriate for lawsuit against tobacco company

Arkansas Supreme Court says a lawsuit against tobacco giant Philip Morris USA can proceed under class-action status. The lawsuit seeks refunds on every pack of Marlboro Lights sold in Arkansas from 1971 to 2010. The plaintiffs claim Philip Morris, which i
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 27, 2015 09:33
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[USA] Cuban Cigar Makers Anticipate Big Bucks From US Travelers

Now he's delighted by the idea of customers lighting them up in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States, where Cuban cigars have been outlawed since the U.S. embargo took effect in 1962. "It's a very beautiful thought," said a smiling Al
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 27, 2015 09:13
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Ireland passes tobacco plain packaging law

Ireland has became the second country in the world to pass a law introducing mandatory plain packaging for tobacco products... It follows Australia's introduction of similar plain packaging legislation in 2012. Under Ireland's new rules all forms of bra
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Feb 27, 2015 09:09
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