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Altria Group, Inc. Announces New Structure to Accelerate Its Innovation Aspiration

“This is a dynamic time in the tobacco industry, and just as we lead in traditional tobacco products, we intend to lead in offering adult smokers more choices in innovative, non-combustible, reduced-risk products”
Business Wire
added May 25, 2018 03:16
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Public Health Leaders Urge FDA to Issue Final Rule for Reducing Nicotine in Cigarettes by March 2019

22nd Century Group, Inc....announced today that 41 public health and medical organizations wrote an open letter to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), urging the FDA to quickly implement its plan to reduce nico
Business Wire
added May 25, 2018 03:14
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Using Facebook to help young adults quit smoking

A national clinical trial testing a smoking cessation intervention for young adults that was conducted entirely on Facebook has found that smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit after three months with the Facebook-based treatment than if they were re
ScienceDaily
added May 25, 2018 03:13
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[Australia] Those confronting pictures on cigarette packets aren't scary anymore, survey reveals

Nearly 60 per cent thought the warnings were ineffective in getting current smokers to quit. Only 27 per cent of people surveyed thought the labels were effective in preventing non-smokers from taking up the habit. Survey author Aaron Drovandi said whi
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 25, 2018 03:12
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Third-hand smoke, or the smoke that transfers into surfaces and clothes, can damage your liver

A study published in the journal Clinical Science found that third-hand smoke can damage the liver. A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside aimed to determine what health effects can third-hand smoke cause and how long it take
NaturalNews Network
added May 25, 2018 03:12
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[UK-Scotland] LETTER: Selfishness of hospital smokers

On a clinic visit to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital yesterday with my grandson, recently a patient in the Schiehallion (children’s cancer) ward, we were dismayed to see smokers everywhere, and worse, many cigarette butts – we counted 30 of them
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added May 25, 2018 03:10
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[Israel] New research laboratory examines secondhand smoke exposure

A new laboratory for biological monitoring of environmental tobacco smoke and other toxic chemicals has been opened at the Health Ministry, which has been severely criticized by the state comptroller and public health experts for the rising smoking rate
Jerusalem Post
added May 25, 2018 03:10
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Portland State study measures free-base form of nicotine in electronic cigarettes

have developed methods for measuring levels of free-base nicotine in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) liquids and vapor, the levels of which are associated with harshness upon inhalation of e-cigarette vapors and tobacco smoke. The study presents the r
EurekAlert
added May 25, 2018 03:09
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[New Zealand] Ban cigarette sales by 2025 and encourage vaping to hit smokefree goal, MPs told

The Government will have to ban the sale of cigarettes if it wants to reach its goal of making New Zealand smoke-free by 2025, MPs have been told. Public health advocates and academics also said the Government needs to more aggressively encourage less h
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added May 25, 2018 03:08
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[UK] ITV confirms Love Island smoking ban for 2018

ITV have confirmed there’s going to be an on screen smoking ban this year, following complaints from viewers last series about the prolific cigarette use amongst the islanders.
Radio Times (uk)
added May 25, 2018 00:35
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