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Weighing the health cost of continuing to smoke

Weighing the health cost of continuing to smoke

| July 14, 2015

People who quit smoking gain an average of 4.1 kg in body weight over about five years, which is 2.6 kg more than that gained by continuing smokers, according to a story by Megan Haggan for the Australian Journal of Pharmacy citing a recent study carried out at the University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for […]

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Nano-catalyst filter more effective against ETS

Nano-catalyst filter more effective against ETS

| July 14, 2015

Scientists working in South Korea have developed equipment that can decompose elements of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) more effectively than can equipment based on more traditional technology, according to an Indo-Asian News Service story relayed by the TMA. The new air-cleaning equipment, developed by Dr. Jongsoo Jurng and Dr. Gwi-Nam Bae of the Korea Institute […]

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Reynolds donates laboratory building

Reynolds donates laboratory building

| July 14, 2015

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company said on Friday that it had donated a laboratory building in the Whitaker Park complex to WPDA, a non-profit corporation created by Winston-Salem Business, the Winston-Salem Alliance and Wake Forest University. WPDA is said to be pursuing opportunities to lease the approximately 87,000-square-foot building and the nearly four-acre lot on which […]

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Andhra flue-cured target slashed by 30 percent

Andhra flue-cured target slashed by 30 percent

| July 13, 2015

The 2015-16 authorized flue-cured crop for the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has been cut by 30 percent from that of 2014-15, according to a story in the New Indian Express. The Tobacco Board, at a meeting in Hyderabad on Friday, decided – based on indications given by the Indian Tobacco Association (representing tobacco manufacturers, […]

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Tobacco firms say cannot pay Quebec court award

Tobacco firms say cannot pay Quebec court award

| July 13, 2015

Canada’s biggest tobacco companies say they don’t have enough cash to make a $1.13 billion payment by the end of the month to Quebec smokers who won a landmark class-action suit, according to a story by Sidhartha Banerjee for The Canadian Press. Lawyers argued in court on Thursday that a provision in the $15.6 billion […]

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Austria to ban public-places vaping and smoking

Austria to ban public-places vaping and smoking

| July 13, 2015

The Austrian parliament has decided to impose a ban on vaping and tobacco smoking in pubs and restaurants starting on May 1, 2018, according to an APA story. A partial ban on tobacco smoking has been in place since 2009. Pub and restaurant owners are being ‘encouraged’ to impose full bans on their premises by […]

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