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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
added Nov 15, 2017 03:23

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
added Nov 15, 2017 03:20

[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

Durbin Introduces Legislation To Make The VA Smoke-Free

announced legislation to prohibit smoking at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation would repeal an antiquated 1992 law that requires the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to furnish and maintain designated indoor or outdoor smoking a
US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:53

GLANTZ: PMI’s Own Data on Biomarkers of Potential Harm in Americans Show that IQOS is Not Detectably Different from Conventional Cigs

I just submitted this public comment to the FDA on PMI's Modified Risk Tobacco Product application for IQOS...Overall, PMI’s own data supports the conclusion that IQOS is no different from conventional cigarettes in terms of effects on these biomarkers o
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:35

Medicaid expansion under ACA linked to higher rate of smoking cessation

When low-income adults were newly covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they were more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than their counterparts in states that did not offer Medicaid expansion, according to a new analysis from the Univ
Medical Xpress (
added Nov 14, 2017 13:06

JAMA Internal Medicine LETTERS: Perplexing Conclusions Concerning Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Cigarettes (PDF)

While we welcome independent studies on our products, in a Research Letter published in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine Auer et al1 described a chemical analysis of the IQOS aerosol that we find perplexing in several respects. Accuracy in scienc
PMI Science (philip Morris International)
added Nov 14, 2017 04:13

British American Tobacco launches Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods Focus Report

British American Tobacco’s commitment to working to enable prosperous livelihoods for all farmers who supply our tobacco leaf is the focus of the latest report on Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods, available now.
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added Nov 14, 2017 03:53

[Florida] BRYANT V. PHILIP MORRIS UPCOMING Trial 11/20/17 –

In this tobacco litigation proceeding, plaintiff claims defendants caused smoking-related disease by hiding the dangers of cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 13, 2017 19:15

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines] Cigarette smuggling gouges Asia's taxes, anti-smoking drive

With Asia facing potentially debilitating health care costs related to high rates of smoking, many countries have been trying to curb tobacco consumption by increasing taxes. But this seems to have backfired by triggering an upswing in smuggling that has
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Nov 13, 2017 16:00
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