Tag: united states

Teenagers are revolting

Teenagers are revolting

| December 15, 2017

Since when has it been counterintuitive that teenagers, on seeing an official warning about a course of action, ignore that warning?

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Government not the answer

Government not the answer

| December 15, 2017

In fact, the lack of funding provided by US states for prevention and cessation programs indicates that the US doesn’t want to solve the smoking problem.

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US equivocates on quitting

US equivocates on quitting

| December 14, 2017

The serious lack of funding provided by US states for prevention and cessation programs indicates that they are not serious about getting people to quit tobacco.

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Glantz denies harassment

Glantz denies harassment

| December 8, 2017

Professor Stanton Glantz, who researches the health effects of second-hand smoke, has denied allegations of sexual harassment made by a post-doctoral researcher.

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Dividends declared

Dividends declared

| December 8, 2017

The boards of directors of Altria and Philip Morris International this week each declared a regular quarterly dividend.

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End-game just over horizon

End-game just over horizon

| December 7, 2017

ASH US, which is again venting its rage against tobacco manufacturers, seems to have no words of solace for people who enjoy smoking. Smokers are presented as victims and death statistics.

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Sweet offer to leaf growers

Sweet offer to leaf growers

| December 6, 2017

Trials in North Carolina, US, have indicated that stevia production could offer farmers there an alternative to tobacco.

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While you’re at it …

While you’re at it …

| December 5, 2017

Before raising the sword of truth to smite the shyster, it is just as well to make sure what your left hand has been up to.

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While we’re at it …

While we’re at it …

| December 5, 2017

A housing authority in the US required to ban the consumption of combustible tobacco products on its premises has thrown out too vapor products and even smokeless tobacco.

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FDA forming nicotine group

FDA forming nicotine group

| November 30, 2017

One of the tasks of the US Food and Drug Administration’s new Nicotine Steering Committee will be to ‘examine the evolving science behind the agency’s evaluation of … NRTs’.

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Aging nicotine research

Aging nicotine research

| November 30, 2017

Is it the case that, in trying to treat memory loss with patches, human treatment is mimicking the repair of computers?

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Pollution like diluted smoke

Pollution like diluted smoke

| November 30, 2017

Air pollution is capable of causing at least some of the debilitating and fatal conditions more commonly associate with tobacco smoking, including cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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Suck it and see

Suck it and see

| November 29, 2017

Researchers often try to discover whether smoking is pleasurable or not by asking questions of smokers, but the only way truly to get to the bottom of this would be for them to try it.

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Crew jumps RAI ship

Crew jumps RAI ship

| November 28, 2017

British American Tobacco’s regional director for its Americas region is due to head Reynolds American from next year following the resignation of Debra Crew.

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Warning: parents

Warning: parents

| November 16, 2017

Parents who smoke are generally not very good at assessing when their smoking is impacting upon their children.

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FDA e-cig campaign

FDA e-cig campaign

| November 16, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration is for the first time explicitly addressing e-cigarette use by young people.

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Real Cost campaign unreal

Real Cost campaign unreal

| November 15, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration seems conflicted over vaping. It says it wants to embrace the idea of harm reduction but cannot seem to get its arms – or head – around it.

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HNB in wider distribution

HNB in wider distribution

| November 15, 2017

What is claimed to be the only heat-not-burn product on the US market uses patented technology to heat ‘liquefied tobacco from organic tobacco leaves’.

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Topless protest

Topless protest

| November 13, 2017

The head of a smokers’ group in the US has described as ‘outrageous’ a local restriction that seeks to prevent smoking in topless cars – no, not topless bars.

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E-cigs – what’s not to like?

E-cigs – what’s not to like?

| November 13, 2017

A lot of people believe that switching from smoking to vaping can improve your health. Now, an online survey has suggested that it can improve your financial health.

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