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[Illinois] VIDEO: Gary Casinos May Ban Smoking

Dorothy Tucker has the battle of health versus wealth. The Majestic Star is Gary’s largest entertainment venue. It attracts 1.6 million visitors a year, employing 1,000 workers and pouring millions into the city’s tax coffers. But with a proposed ordina
CBS 2 Chicago
added Nov 17, 2017 19:15
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Health ministry proposes laxer indoor smoking rules, but with a catch

Under the ministry's proposal, in principle lighting up would be banned in eating and drinking establishments except in dedicated smoking rooms. However, smoking would be permitted in places with total floor areas of 150 square meters and under, and 100
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Nov 17, 2017 19:13
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Japan likely to tolerate smoking at restaurants after LDP's resistance

The ministry, which initially planned to ban smoking at restaurants excluding those with a floor space of up to 30 square meters, is now leaning toward allowing smoking at restaurants with a floor space of up to 150 square meters.
Japan Today
added Nov 17, 2017 19:11
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UK Report: Majority of UK councils still ignoring PHE advice on e-cig policies

For the second consecutive year, a report issued by The Freedom Association's 'Freedom to Vape' campaign, is clearly indicating that almost two-thirds of UK councils are still ignoring the government's and PHE’s advice in relation to vaping, and are impo
Vaping Post (ch)
added Nov 17, 2017 19:11
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Impact of increasing tobacco taxes on working-age adults: short-term health gain, health equity and cost savings

The majority of the health benefit over a 10-year horizon from increasing tobacco taxes is accrued in the working-age population (20–65 years). There remains a need for more work on the associated productivity benefits of such health gains.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 17, 2017 15:30
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Addiction Potential of Cigarettes With Reduced Nicotine Content in Populations With Psychiatric Disorders and Other Vulnerabilities to Tobacco Addiction

Reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes may decrease their addiction potential in populations that are highly vulnerable to tobacco addiction. Smokers with psychiatric conditions and socioeconomic disadvantage are more addicted and less likely to qui
JAMA Psychiatry (Archives of General Psychiatry)
added Nov 17, 2017 15:27
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Investigators compare effects of nicotine with and without menthol on brain and behavior

"Our findings support the notion that beyond flavor, mentholated tobacco may have psychoactive effects that impact nicotine addiction and withdrawal," said Guillaume Poirier, PhD, instructor in psychiatry and co-author of the study. "Adding menthol to ni
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 17, 2017 15:23
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VOLPP/SAULSGIVER: How Can We Help People Quit Smoking? Pay Them.

While awareness and public education campaigns are well-intended, providing information alone isn’t enough to help smokers change their behavior. Campaigns should use additional tactics...introduce smokers to evidence-based approaches and groups that help
Fortune Magazine
added Nov 17, 2017 15:22
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Environmental factors may trigger lupus onset and progression

While genetics play a role in the development of Lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that can attack any organ system in the human body, so do environmental triggers, such as particulates in air pollution... Cigarette smoking contains multiple triggers,
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 17, 2017 15:19
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Japan health ministry to water down proposal on restaurant smoking: media

health ministry is likely to drastically water down a proposal restricting smoking in restaurants, media said on Friday, a move that risks Tokyo becoming one of the unhealthiest hosts of the Olympic Games hosts in years.
Reuters
added Nov 17, 2017 15:18
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