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Nicotine, cotinine can potentially inhibit DNA damage caused by NNK in tobacco smoke

A new in vitro study has revealed that nicotine and cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, can potentially inhibit DNA damage caused by a certain carcinogen in smoke. The carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone or NNK is produced during t
News-Medical.net
added Jul 28, 2014 05:26
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[Florida] HARTZ-SEELEY: E-cigarettes: Colorful, cherry-flavored and carcinogenic?

Although these regulations as well as classroom programs and public service campaigns are helping educate children from the dangers of smoking, parents need to get involved. If you smoke and you want to help your child avoid the habit, the first thing y
Miami (FL) Herald
added Jul 28, 2014 05:20
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[Colorado] EDITORIAL: Public bans on e-cigarettes are premature

bars, restaurants, bingo halls, concert venues and bowling alleys should be allowed, for the time being, to permit the practice if they want, unless further research proves the activity dangerous to the non-vaping public.
Denver (CO) Post
added Jul 28, 2014 05:15
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[Ohio] WALTON: Why a tobacco heir isn't fuming

I first met Mr. Reynolds several years ago, when The Blade was editorializing vigorously for such a ban in Lucas County and later pushing for a statewide ban... But if Mr. Reynolds’ crusade to keep young people from starting to smoke in the first place g
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Jul 28, 2014 05:11
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[Africa] ACEMAH: Time to snuff out tobacco growing in Uganda

the best solution to avert the neg­ative consequences of smoking is for the people of Uganda to abandon growing tobacco altogether. As I have argued above, there are many viable and better alternatives which are readily available.
The Independent (ug)
added Jul 28, 2014 05:06
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[Australia] One in five cigarettes smoked in Britain avoids UK tax as holidaymakers stock up abroad

The proportion of cigarettes used in Britain without paying UK duty leapt by more than 40 per cent in the last year, the latest findings from an annual study compiled for tobacco manufacturers claims....But studies in Australia, which introduced plain pa
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 28, 2014 05:03
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[Zimbabwe] FARMERS SMUGGLING TOBACCO INTO ZAMBIA

Tobacco farmers who were stuck with huge stocks following the unexpected early closure of auction floors are smuggling the crop outside the country, it has been learnt. Traditionally, auction floors open in February and close in September, but for the f
Newsdzezimbabwe
added Jul 27, 2014 19:04
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Oregon Moves To Ban Smoking On Beaches

The move this week by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department follows an earlier ban on smoking at most other state park properties. Chris Havel, OPRD spokesman, said it’s partly a response to concerns that the earlier smoking ban, enacted in February
myCentralOregon.com
added Jul 27, 2014 19:02
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[UK] Arsenal's Wilshere regrets new smoking mistake

expressed regret after pictures of him smoking during a holiday in Las Vegas appeared in the British media. "The smoking? Of course I regret it," Wilshere was quoted as saying by the Sunday editions of several British newspapers.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jul 27, 2014 19:01
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US Child Workers Sickened from Picking Nicotine-Filled Tobacco Leaves

Despite strict laws to protect young people from using tobacco products, children as young as 7 harvest the crop and often get nicotine poisoning in the process.
Healthline Networks
added Jul 27, 2014 19:00
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