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FDA aims to educate youth on e-cigs

Smoking - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 15:22

With more than 2 million middle and high school students using e-cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is launching a program to educate children on the potential dangers of these devices. less With more than 2 million middle and high school students using e-cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is launching a program to educate children on the potential dangers of these devices.

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New research finds increase in smoking rates among pregnant women with depression

Smoking - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:57

Smoking is increasing among pregnant women with depression in the United States, according to new research at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York. Smoking rates for pregnant women with depression climbed 2.5 percent from 2002 to 2014, in contrast to a decrease among other groups.

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BAT's $25 Billion Lucky Strike an hour ago

Smoking - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 08:22

Marcus Ashworth is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering European markets. He spent three decades in the banking industry, most recently as chief markets strategist at Haitong Securities in London.

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Michigan breast cancer survivor sues neighbor for smoking

Smoking - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:53

Breast cancer survivor sues her neighbor for SMOKING because the 'secondhand smoke drifting into her apartment is making her sick' Breast cancer survivor says smoke from her neighbor's apartment in Farmington Hills, Michigan constantly travels into her home via a shared ventilation system Davis said the renters next door have been giving her grief for 12 months and she can no longer breathe properly in her home A breast cancer survivor with asthma has filed a lawsuit against her neighbor claiming his smoking habit is making her sick. Phyllis Davis claims the smoke from her neighbor's adjacent apartment in Farmington Hills, Michigan constantly travels into her home via a shared ventilation system.

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Why Altria Group, Inc. Stock Dropped 13% Last Month

Smoking - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 23:39

According to the data from S&P Global Market Intelligence , the stock finished down 12.8%. As the chart below shows, those losses came almost entirely at the end of the month after the company reported earnings.

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Infant mortality disparity grows in Appalachia, study finds

Smoking - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 19:14

Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers from a growing disparity in infant mortality and life expectancy, two key indicators of "a nation's health and well-being." The study , published in the August issue of Health Affairs, compared infant mortality and life expectancy rates in Appalachia with the rest of the United States between 1990 and 2013.

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Will Maine teens really stop smoking under our new tobacco law?

Smoking - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 19:14

Now that you have to be at least 21 to buy cigarettes in Maine, can we expect teenagers to add "quit smoking" to their summer bucket lists ? Maybe not, but evidence indicates that the change in the law will lead to less smoking among Maine's teenagers. We can look to the town of Needham, Massachusetts, which raised the legal sales age for tobacco from 18 to 21 over course of three years, from 2005 to 2008.

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Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood reveals he had cancer

Smoking - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:41

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood revealed in a new interview that he "had a fight with a touch of lung cancer" that started three months ago. Wood told the Daily Mail's Event magazine in an interview that was published over the weekend that things were touch and go for a bit after doctors discovered a cancerous legion during a checkup in May. "There was a week when everything hung in the balance and it could have been curtains -- time to say goodbye," he said.

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Editorial: Should we pay people to stop smoking?

Smoking - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:41

Should we pay people to stop smoking? The question is worth asking because of a trend towards offering incentives to people in smoking cessation programmes, including pregnant women. In Christchurch, Smokefree Canterbury, a district health board service, is giving $50 shopping vouchers to pregnant smokers who attend an information session on how to give up.

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FDA rule change could push smokers to vaping

Smoking - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:41

So after the labels and warnings, the restaurant bans and the grisly ad campaigns, the Food and Drug Administration is exploring a radical approach to helping people quit: regulating nicotine in cigarettes. If the FDA follows through - something far from certain - the shift could prompt some to quit or, at least, switch to relatively safer products like electronic cigarettes or vaping.

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David Cameron smoking: Another U-turn?

Smoking - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:35

Now it seems ex-Prime Minister David Cameron - who has previously spoken of his battle to give up nicotine - is also no stranger to this predicament. In a snap from the weekend's Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire, Mr Cameron was photographed by art consultant Lucy Edwards holding a drink and a cigarette.

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Politics is faster, more effective in Japan's capital, new governor says

Smoking - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:07

Popular Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is often spoken of as a candidate to become Japan's first female prime minister - but for now, the former lawmaker is having too much fun as top leader of the capital, where she says she can get things done. Tokyo Governor and head of Tokyo Citizens First party Yuriko Koike smiles at the party election results centre for Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election in Tokyo TOKYO: Popular Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is often spoken of as a candidate to become Japan's first female prime minister: but for now, the former lawmaker is having too much fun as top leader of the capital, where she says she can get things done.

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Push underway to raise tobacco-buying age in Minn. lakes-area communities

Smoking - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 02:38

"If you don't start by age 21 using tobacco, there's a only a 5 percent chance you'll ever start," says Jason McCoy, a tobacco cessation worker with Partnership for Health.

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Think-tank says smokers' taxes and early deaths profit UK by 15bn

Smoking - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 21:49

SMOKING is worth almost A 15 billion to the public purse because of the tax revenue and the savings from smokers' early deaths, according to a think-tank. The free market Institute of Economic Affairs calculated the cost of smoking at A 4.6bn, including treating diseases, tidying up dropped cigarette butts and putting out house fires.

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Op-Ed: FDA cigarette regulation

Smoking - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 19:32

Where there's smoke, there's not always fire, and the FDA seems to understand that could make all the difference, at least when it comes to people's health. It's dangerous to assume too much when a federal agency announces its long-term plans, but there appears to be a good deal of common sense in the Food and Drug Administration's recent announcements regarding cigarettes, nicotine, and vaping, which the FDA refers to as electronic nicotine delivery systems.

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Big Tobacco's Next Big Thing? Tobacco

Smoking - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 14:53

Tobacco companies are hoping to woo smokers with a new array of devices like Philip Morris International's IQOS that heat but don't burn tobacco. Video/Photo: Merrill Sherman Big Tobacco is working on its next act, as cigarette sales decline around the world and once-breakneck growth from the first wave of e-cigarettes fades.

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Mendoza: Smoke-free schools

Smoking - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 12:30

A PROJECT aimed at strengthening the implementation of the Department's comprehensive tobacco control policy to further intensify its fight against tobacco was launched by the Department of Education . The project named EskweLA BAN sa Sigarilyo is implemented in partnership with the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund.

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Ronnie Wood reveals he was diagnosed with lung cancer: 'It could have been time to say goodbye'

Smoking - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 07:26

"There was a week when everything hung in the balance and it could have been curtains - time to say goodbye. You never know what is going to happen."

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Pregnant Canterbury smokers offered Warehouse vouchers to quit

Smoking - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 05:17

Canterbury District Health Board service Smokefree Canterbury is giving $50 Warehouse vouchers to pregnant smokers who attend an information session about an incentive quit programme. Those who enrol in the programme and are smoke free after four weeks receive another voucher for $80.

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Danbury-area school officials alarmed by increase in vaping

Smoking - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 00:45

Keeping an eye peeled for students smoking cigarettes in school buildings is largely a thing of the past, but now school officials are struggling with a newer but scarcely less dangerous trend - vaping. Vaping, or "smoking" electronic cigarettes powered by nicotine, has surpassed every other tobacco product in popularity among high schoolers, according to 2016 reports from the Connecticut Department of Health.

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