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Christie raises smoking age to 21 in N.J.

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 03:31

For five of the last seven months, the number of opioid overdoses in Manchester was lower than during the same period a year ago, according to an officer for the Manchester Fire Department.

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No Smoking' Also Applies to E-Cigarettes on Flights, Court Says

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 23:13

Vaping is smoking, a federal appeals court ruled, upholding regulation that adds e-cigarettes to an existing ban on the use of traditional tobacco-burning products on commercial flights in the U.S. The decision Friday by the Washington-based court leaves in place the Department of Transportation's new rule barring e-cigarettes in flight to protect people from the devices' second-hand vapor. The prohibition E-cigarettes use a battery-powered heating element to vaporize a nicotine solution, allowing its user to inhale through a mouthpiece without actually burning tobacco.

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New Jersey becomes 3rd state to raise smoking age to 21

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 18:29

In this April 21, 2015 file photo, a man smokes a cigarette in New Orleans. According to research published Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in the Journal of the American Medical Association, U.S. cancer death rates have steadily climbed in parts of the country struggling with obesity, heavy smoking and other ills _ a stark contrast with the national trend ... (more)

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Heart attack patients missing out on smoking cessation drugs

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 18:29

People may be inspired to quit smoking cigarettes soon after a heart attack, but new research suggests many don't take advantage of drugs that help kick the habit. Only 7 percent of smokers picked up a prescription for a smoking cessation drug during the 90 days following their heart attacks, researchers found.

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Smoking banned in parks

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 13:45

Because of the high wildfire threat, B.C. Parks has banned smoking in B.C. Parks, including Kalamalka Lake, Ellison and Kekuli Bay. "Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park is currently posted with signs," said Harold Sellars, with the Friends of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.

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Rob Stock: KiwiSaver v smoking

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 08:53

Mikayla Prosser from The Mushroom Cloud in New Plymouth vapes now after giving up smoking. Breathing only air would be cheaper still.

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Philip Morris Quits Smoking

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:21

Will it be enough to stem the decline in unit sales and save the investors from a potential dividend cut? My recent article, Philip Morris On A Downhill Slope , pointed out the company has come dangerously close to having to cut its dividend , possibly as soon as this year or next. In response, some commenters have pointed out that Philip Morris is investing large sums in IQOS, an "advanced, smoke-free" product that uses "sophisticated electronics to heat tobacco in order to release flavors and nicotine."

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How to quit smoking - cold turkey

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 23:52

For years, one of Tatia Wesley's favorite activities was sitting on her front porch, drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. Like many people, Wesley picked up the habit thanks, in part, to the influences of older family members.

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Video Shows Man Chilling On Top Of A Moving CTA Bus, Smoking A Cigarette

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 19:14

A man was videotaped Wednesday afternoon riding around Lincoln Park on top of a CTA bus while smoking a cigarette. In the video above, the bus, a #74 Fullerton bus, can be seen heading west through the intersection of Fullerton and Sheffield avenues.

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Nation-Now 49 mins ago 11:08 a.m.Warnings on US cigarette packs not...

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:23

Cigarette smoke contains more than 9,000 chemicals , including more than 60 carcinogens. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there are 93 harmful and potentially harmful chemicals found in tobacco products.

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Enforce smoking laws: report

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:28

Packets of cigarettes displaying graphic health warnings sit on a table at the Japan Tobacco International offices last year in Phnom Penh. Cambodia is among the highest achieving countries in the Western Pacific Region in terms of having laws in place to protect people from tobacco smoke, according to a new World Health Organization report, but enforcement of those laws remains lax, with one official acknowledging that no fines have been issued over tobacco-related violations.

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UK health body: Don't treat vaping like smoking

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:52

Public Health England has recommended a lighter approach to e-cigarette rules and regulations in order to support vaping as a means of quitting regular cancer sticks. The body has published its new Tobacco Control Plan , which sets out the various ways it will help people kick the habit, with one of the primary goals to reduce the number of adults in England who smoke from 15.5 percent to 12 percent or less by 2022.

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Council to consider resolution in favor of pot-smoking lounges

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 00:20

A resolution encouraging the state Marijuana Control Board to allow pot smoking lounges is in front of the Ketchikan City Council on Thursday. The state board voted last week in favor of drafting rules to allow smoking clubs.

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Create your own quit-smoking plan

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:42

Smokers who quit before their 50th birthday can cut in half their risk of dying over the following 15 years, according to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Smokers who quit before their 50th birthday can cut in half their risk of dying over the following 15 years, according to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Sometimes less really is more. New research suggests that when it comes to long-term use of opioid painkillers, cutting back on the dose of the drugs might improve pain and function, as well as boost quality of life.

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Tobacco industry blocking anti-smoking moves: WHO

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 15:02

The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation. Countries with partly state-owned tobacco companies, such as Japan which has a stake in Japan Tobacco Inc, should "firewall" their health policy-setting from their commercial interests, the United Nations agency said.

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Health Minister buries smoking report

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:06

In a discussion held by the Health Ministry and the Knesset Committee for the Fight Against Illegal Drugs, Health MInister Yakov Litzman announced that he would not submit the report on time, and does not know when he will be able to submit it. "I am not submitting the report today, since there have been professional doubts regarding the way the statistics were measured," Litzman said.

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Shareholders weigh British American, Reynolds tobacco merger

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 05:17

Shareholders of British American Tobacco and Reynolds American Inc. were scheduled to decide Wednesday whether to approve a merger that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company. London-headquartered BAT will buy the 57.8 per cent of Reynolds it does not already own.

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Shareholders weigh British American, Reynolds tobacco merger

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 05:17

Shareholders are deciding whether to merge British American Tobacco with Reynolds American Inc., a deal that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company. London-headquartered BAT will buy the 57.8 percent of Reynolds it doesn't already own.

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UK government wants only 12 per cent of adults to smoke by 2022

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 00:55

Time for the English to stub out. That's the aim of the UK government's latest plan to discourage smoking, ultimately driving the proportion of adult smokers down to the notional "endgame" level of less than 5 per cent .

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Councillor smouldering after small fire threatens distillery

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 20:33

The Osoyoos councillor had tough words for smokers Monday - especially those careless enough to flick a burning butt out a car window. "I'm not going to pass judgement on anybody that smokes cigarettes - that's your own personal choice," he said.

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