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[New Zealand] Parliament's public entrance goes smokefree, but total ban stubbed out

Speaker David Carter has announced that the forecourt and lawn on Parliament grounds are now smokefree, although smoking is allowed in other, less public areas. News of a smoking ban in areas of Parliament comes after MPs pushed ahead with plans to requi
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Aug 25, 2016 13:10

Majority of US doctors discussing electronic cigarettes with their patients

A new survey of US doctors reveals they are frequently discussing electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) with patients in a clinical setting. A substantial proportion of physicians also recommend e-cigs to their patients who smoke despite some controversy around
Medical Xpress (
added Aug 25, 2016 13:08

[UK] Smoke-free surgery plea

DOCTORS are appealing to patients across the borough to stub out their cigarettes and stop smoking outside GP surgeries after complaints from other patients. Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group has urged smokers to refrain from lighting up outside the e
Oldham Evening Chronicle (uk)
added Aug 25, 2016 13:06

Chronic electronic cigarette exposure in mice induces features of COPD in a nicotine-dependent manner [FREE FULL TEXT]

Exposure to inhaled nicotine-containing e-cigarette fluids triggered effects normally associated with the development of COPD including cytokine expression, airway hyper-reactivity and lung tissue destruction. These effects were nicotine-dependent both in
Thorax (British Thoracic Society)
added Aug 25, 2016 13:05

FDA Seeking Industry Member for TPSAC

nominations for a nonvoting representative of the tobacco growing industry to serve on the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee as well as an alternate to this representative. Nominees may be self-nominated or nominated by an organization. Addit
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added Aug 25, 2016 05:51

Krist Oil Challenges Wisconsin’s Minimum Markup Law

The suit asserts the law violates businesses’ right to serve their customers free of anticompetitive and arbitrary government regulation and consumers’ right to purchase products at the most competitive price. The Unfair Sales Act requires a 6% markup fo
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Aug 25, 2016 05:37

Local Tobacco Restrictions Multiply / Proposed ordinances projected to increase by 200 compared to last year

Last year, there were 480 local tobacco ordinances proposed around the country to restrict or ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, impose minimum cigar package requirements, require minimum prices on cigars, increase the legal age to buy tobacco pro
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Aug 25, 2016 05:35

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes For Longtime Smoker's Disease, Jury Told ($$)

A former train conductor who had been smoking since he was 10 years old urged a Florida jury on Wednesday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his lung disease, saying the company hid the dangers of smoking from him until he was hopelessly addicte
added Aug 25, 2016 05:21

VIDEOS: Smokers Wage Gap Costs Young Smokers Up to $10,000 Per Year

According to a survey from Truth Initiative, 88 percent of young adults aged 15-25 years did not know smokers earn 20 percent less than non-smokers. During the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA’s) on August 28th, truth will shine a spotlight on the “smok
PR Newswire
added Aug 25, 2016 05:19

Price hikes help tobacco industry overcome lower sales volumes

Cigarette manufacturers’ ability to get smokers to absorb rounds of price increases contributed to additional revenue increases, according to a leading tobacco-industry analyst. Bonnie Herzog with Wells Fargo Securities said Tuesday that the price increa
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 25, 2016 05:13
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