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Tobacco giant urges changes to Thai excise system

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 06:12

A leading international tobacco company on Sunday urged the Thai government to improve the structure of the tobacco tax to meet global standards. For low-cost cigarette brands priced at Bt60 or less, the tax will add Bt4 to Bt15 more per pack, while higher-priced cigarettes will be taxed at Bt2 to Bt10 more per pack.

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Loneliness in Hong Kong: don't let it kill you - " reach out and share

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 01:45

Loneliness in Hong Kong: don't let it kill you - how to reach out to others and enrich your life and theirs Loneliness in Hong Kong: don't let it kill you - how to reach out to others and enrich your life and theirs With some of the longest working hours in the developed world, it can be difficult to form or sustain relationships in Hong Kong. Given studies show loneliness is as bad for you as heavy smoking or obesity, here's how to avoid it Loneliness is an unpleasant feeling.

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Lay of the Land: The fiery focal point of an Irish family home

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 23:35

When it comes to the best time to start lighting a fire after summer, there seems to be two kinds of country folk: those who say we are only halfway through September , and there's the other lot who, like closet cigarette smokers, use any dip in temperatures all year round as an excuse to stoke things up. http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/lay-of-the-land-the-fiery-focal-point-of-an-irish-family-home-36139437.html When it comes to the best time to start lighting a fire after summer, there seems to be two kinds of country folk: those who say we are only halfway through September , and there's the other lot who, like closet cigarette smokers, use any dip in temperatures all year round as an excuse to stoke things up.

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Eastern State Hospital to ban tobacco for patients - Sat, 16 Sep 2017 PST

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 19:08

The main building at Eastern State Hospital, photographed in 2016. The facility is going tobacco-free in order to improve health.

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Still haven't quit smoking? Time to go for a run, according to new study

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:48

If you're a smoker trying to kick their nicotine habit, then a good jog with friends may be what you need. According to researchers from the University of British Columbia , becoming part of a running group can help you get off your addiction to smoking .

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5 Things Altria Management Wants You to Know

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 12:32

The secular decline in cigarette smoking in recent decades has done little to slow the growth of tobacco giant Altria Group . So far, the Marlboro maker has been able to take steps to offset long-term trends toward falling sales volume, using its pricing power and brand loyalty to defend its business.

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Confusion, anger over University of Queensland going smoke-free in 2018

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 08:03

Earlier in the week, the University of Queensland announced it hoped to become a smoke-free educator by mid-2018 and early indications suggest the majority of students support the announcement, however an outraged group of students have created an opposing campaign and begun posting contested messages online. One of the leaders of the UQ DARTS Facebook page, which advocates against the smoke-free plan, is Kurt Tucker - former president of the university's Liberal National Club.

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09-15-17 Seg 1 Mens Room Can't Stand Stupid

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 03:31

It keeps you were freshening up and up powder room. And during the last men's room performance.

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Smoking in Oklahoma has decreased

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 23:02

Adult smoking in Oklahoma has decreased to 19.6 percent in the latest Centers for Disease Control Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System report, reaching an all-time low. The lower rate means the number of adult smokers dropped by almost 72,000 between 2015 and 2016 alone.

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Are e-cigarettes safer than regular smokes? Do they help smokers quit?

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:25

Electronic cigarettes are often presented as a safer alternative to regular cigarettes, and as a means to help smokers who want to quit altogether. A new, preliminary study from the UNC School of Medicine found no evidence of either benefit.

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P!nk Almost Lost Her Voice Due To Smoking! Butter Blog

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:47

It is no doubt one of the best things I ever did for myself and that was to quit smoking cigarettes. It was tough, but thankfully I was able to lay them down way back in 2011.

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Hypnosis helps smokers kick long-term smoking addiction

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:21

Begging and pleading with him for years has not helped my son quit smoking. Purchasing quit smoking aids for him to use has not rescued him from this known killer.

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Philip Morris Intl. Comes a Long Way, Shifts to Smoke-Free Products

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:54

Social, environmental, and economic barriers are interconnected, and public-private partnerships are key to bringing together the knowledge, expertise, resources, and networks needed to tackle global challenges. In this editorial series in partnership with Covanta Environmental Solutions, we'll explore steps your company can take to edge closer to zero waste targets.

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Wizz A320 near Keflavik on Sep 13th 2017, electronic cigarette smoking

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:11

A Wizz Air Airbus A320-200, registration HA-LPK performing flight W6-1898 from Keflavik to Wroclaw with 147 people on board, was climbing through FL310 out of Keflavik about 20 minutes into the flight when an electronic cigarette of a passenger began to emit smoke prompting the flight crew to declare emergency and return to Keflavik, while cabin crew secured and cooled the device and stored it into a safe container. The aircraft landed safely back in Keflavik about 40 minutes after departure, emergency services did not need to intervene anymore.

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The FDA has a golden opportunity to save smokers' lives

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 23:39

U.S. smokers don't have access to IQOS at present but an application is working its way through the bowels of the FDA. Articulated by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, the new approach recognizes it's the deadly smoke caused by setting tobacco on fire sucking into the lungs that are responsible for the deaths of 480,000 Americans each year -- not nicotine.

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Time to ban smoking on Denver's 16th Street Mall

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 18:44

Good for city leaders who have finally reached the breaking point of tolerance for those smoking cigarettes and marijuana on the 16th Street Mall. Banning smoking, including vaporizers and e-cigarettes, on Denver's most iconic street , a pedestrian promenade visited by tens of thousands of tourists a day, is the right thing to do.

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Global Foundation Launches to Accelerate an End to Smoking

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:24

New York, United States, Sep 14: With the goal of eliminating smoking worldwide, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World formally launched in New York City. The Foundation is founded and led by Dr. Derek Yach, a renowned anti-smoking crusader who, while at the World Health Organization , was the primary architect of the WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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Neuregulin signaling pathway in smoking behavior.

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:18

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Understanding molecular processes that link comorbid traits such as addictions and mental disorders can provide novel therapeutic targets.

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Coroner finds that anti-smoking drug, Champix, contributed to young man's suicide

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 06:21

A Queensland coroner has recommended that drug manufacturer Pfizer put a warning label on the quit-smoking drug Champix and that toxicology tests for the drug be conducted on all people who died by suicide, after a mother's four-year fight to prove that the drug contributed to her son's death. His mother Phoebe Morwood-Oldham spoke to 7.30 in 2015 and gathered 49,000 signatures on an online petition before the Queensland coroner reopened an inquest into Timothy's death.

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No plan to expand smoking ban

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 06:21

NO EXPANSION: Tamworth Regional Council manager of regulatory services Ross Briggs and Cancer Council spokesperson Dimity Betts happy to keep the smoke ban to the CBD. Photo: Gareth Gardner WHILE the CBD ciggie nix has been hailed a success, the region still boasts one of the highest smoking rates in NSW, and there's no plan to expand the ban.

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