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Smoking fines go to help children with cancer

Smoking fines go to help children with cancer

| September 7, 2015

Fines collected from people caught breaking the anti-smoking ordinance in force in Davao City, the Philippines, have been given to a halfway house in Mindanao that provides for children suffering from cancer, according to a story in the Manila Bulletin. After seeking the approval of the city council, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte turned over […]

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Council’s smoking ban could be unenforceable

Council’s smoking ban could be unenforceable

| September 7, 2015

A council in England has proposed banning staff from smoking during working hours – including when they are on short breaks, according to a story in The Guardian. Nottinghamshire county council, which employs 9,000 people, said the move would improve health, reduce sick leave and increase the time spent working. Anyone who broke the rules […]

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22nd Century aims for reduced exposure recognition

22nd Century aims for reduced exposure recognition

| September 4, 2015

The 22nd Century Group said yesterday that it believed its cigarettes would become the first combustible cigarettes authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration to be marketed as reduced exposure products. President and CEO, Henry Sicignano III, said his company would submit its application to the FDA this fall and looked forward to receiving […]

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China brings in restrictive tobacco advertising rules

China brings in restrictive tobacco advertising rules

| September 4, 2015

China’s revised advertisement law, which came into force on Tuesday, bans tobacco product advertising in the mass media, in public places, and on public transportation. The new law, which was approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress in April and which targets also the way in which products other than tobacco are […]

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No room for tobacco smokers in New York state

No room for tobacco smokers in New York state

| September 4, 2015

Hotels and motels in New York might no longer be able to offer smoking rooms if a bill proposed by state lawmaker Ken Zebrowski is passed, according to a CNN/Money story. The measure, which was introduced last week, was brought about because of Zebrowski’s personal experience. “I travel and spend a lot of time in […]

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Smokeless use up among US high school athletes

Smokeless use up among US high school athletes

| September 4, 2015

US high school athletes who play on sports teams smoke tobacco products at a lower rate than non-athletes, but use smokeless tobacco at a higher rate, according to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) in yesterday’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. In a press note issued through USNewswire, the […]

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Health watchdog suing e-cigarette manufacturers

Health watchdog suing e-cigarette manufacturers

| September 3, 2015

The US non-profit health watchdog, Center for Environmental Health (CEH), said yesterday that the majority of the 97 electronic cigarettes and other vaping products tested had produced high levels of the cancer-causing chemicals formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, in violation of California safety standards. The independent laboratory testing of products from two dozen electronic cigarette manufacturers were […]

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Advertising watchdog warns over e-cigarette claims

Advertising watchdog warns over e-cigarette claims

| September 3, 2015

Consumers looking to try out electronic cigarettes need to be wary of the ‘flood of questionable ad claims on the Internet,’ according to the advertising watchdog, truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org). In a pres note issued through PRNewswire, TINA.org said that it had examined more than 150 electronic cigarette sites, including those operated by wholesalers, retailers of major […]

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Closing in on the genetics of tobacco addiction

Closing in on the genetics of tobacco addiction

| September 3, 2015

Researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy (VCUSP) have identified specific sets of genetic variants that are significantly associated with cigarette addiction, according to a story by Cynthia Mcmullen for Medical Xpress. Pinpointing these genetic variants could eventually assist in identifying the biological mechanism behind nicotine addiction and in generating novel drug therapy […]

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Imperial calls for fact-based communication

Imperial calls for fact-based communication

| September 2, 2015

Imperial Tobacco Canada has called on the government of Quebec to define a specific regulatory framework for electronic cigarettes that would allow for fact-based communication with consumers. Imperial, which described itself as Canada’s largest legal tobacco company, on Monday presented before the parliamentary commission on Bill 44, which is intended to bolster controls on tobacco […]

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