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Electronic cigarettes 'not a gateway' to tobacco smoking, says report

The Northern Echo (registration) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
CAMPAIGN group Fresh Smoke Free North East has welcomed a new report which says electronic cigarettes are a safer alternative to tobacco smoking. So-called e-cigarettes have grown in popularity in recent years, but doubts have remained about their use ...
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Pentagon to raise tobacco prices on military bases to curb smoking, dipping

Washington Times - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
A member of Charlie Company of the U.S. Marines First Division, Eighth regiment, smokes a cigarette in Fallujah, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004.
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Caution advised in over-regulating e-cigarettes as alternative to smoking tobacco Medical University of South Carolina

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The researchers noted that regulations of e-cigarettes are clearly needed, but that governments need to weigh growing evidence of the benefits e-cigarettes provide in helping some addicted cigarette smokers quit against the potential for harm if non ...
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Teen Vaping Rate Up By 1000 Percent But Youth Tobacco Smoking Rates Remain Unchanged

Tech Times - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Sixteen percent of high school students these days now smoke e-cigarettes, a far cry from 1.5 percent in 2011. At least 5.3 percent of middle schoolers have also become fans of vapes, a hair-raising climb from a measly 0.6 percent about four years ago.

Caution Advised In Over-regulating E-cigarettes As Alternative To Smoking Tobacco

Science 2.0 - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The researchers noted that regulations of e-cigarettes are clearly needed, but that governments need to weigh growing evidence of the benefits e-cigarettes provide in helping some addicted cigarette smokers quit against the potential for harm if non ...

Tobacco bond proposal could cut smoking programs

KAKE - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
"it makes a lot of sense that a least a portion of the settlement funds are used for tobacco and smoking prevention," says Carolyn Gaughan, executive director of the Kansas academy of family physicians.

Why Turkey's anti-tobacco efforts went up in smoke

Al-Monitor - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Following the introduction of a strict smoking ban in Turkey in 2008, the great Turkish folk singer Neset Ertas became the first person to publicly challenge then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan over his tough attitude toward smokers. In a ...

Top tobacco control experts to FDA: Studies of e-cigs suggest more benefit than harm

Science Daily - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Writing in the journal Addiction, published online April 25, the researchers synthesize much of the evidence published to date on e-cigarettes, and suggest that use of these products can lead to reduced cigarette smoking overall with a potential ...
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Smoking Hot Q1 Tobacco Earnings Ahead? RAI, MO

Yahoo News - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
In spite of the declining trend, the tobacco sector is smoking hot in this quarter. When the entire world is anti smoking, cigarette companies are on fire. Lower gas prices, an improving job scenario and increasing consumer confidence came as economic ...

Smoke signals

The Economist - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
TOBACCO companies specialise in contradiction. They herald the decline of smoking among youngsters, for example, then flaunt their sales to callow puffers.

TA pub fined NIS 50000 in anti-tobacco suit

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
There were ashtrays full of cigarette butts that had been set down throughout the pub, thus encouraging customers to light up.

Scary cigarette labels won't stop Indians smoking

CNNMoney - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
India is taking on big tobacco companies by forcing them to print scary labels on cigarette packs. The new, larger labels -- warning of death and disease -- have been welcomed by health campaigners in a country where smoking-related illness kills about ...

Robert Pepper: Budget planning, tobacco tax and smoking cessation (Daily Mail)

Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription) - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
From my perspective, as an involved member of the Heart Association, it is uncertain whether adding only 45 cents to the price of a pack of cigarettes in the form of a tax will, in itself, be a sufficient deterrent to reduce the incidents of smoking in ...

Tobacco/smoke-free events support initiative

Concordiensis - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Union announced that as of July 1, 2016, Union will be a smoke free/tobacco free campus. This campaign is being led by the “Task Force for a Tobacco/Smoke-Free Union,” a committee made up of members with the mutual goal of promoting campus-wide ...
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Bills restricting tobacco use move to governor as East Bay bans smoking in parks

OCRegister - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
California lawmakers are sending six bills to restrict tobacco use to the governor after a delay of more than six weeks. The bills sent Friday include a proposal to raise California's legal age for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping tobacco from 18 ...
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How safe are e-cigarettes and can they really help someone quit smoking? - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
There is established evidence that e-cigarettes are much safer than tobacco smoking. It also tells us that current e-cigarettes are exposing vapers - e-cigarette smokers - to even fewer toxins compared to earlier products which are no longer available ...

William Reville: Could smoking licence sound the death knell of tobacco?

Irish Times - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
Despite intensive anti-smoking campaigns and a significant decrease in smoking rates, cigarette smoking remains a big problem in economically developed countries and is increasing in some poor countries.

Terror Or Tobacco? French School Smoking Lights Up Debate

NDTV - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
The move outraged anti-tobacco activists such as the group Non-Smokers' Rights (DNF) which argues it is a massive step backwards a decade after smoking was banned in public spaces under the "Evin law," a hard-won piece of legislation named after a ...
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Big Tobacco Shaped Smoking Laws, Policies

The Cambodia Daily - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
In 2008, British American Tobacco (BAT) was awarded its third straight “Gold Medal” from Prime Minister Hun Sen in recognition of good corporate stewardship, according to the company's July newsletter.

Teen tobacco trials: Jordan faces underage smoking crisis

Al-Bawaba - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
According to the report, the percentage of tobacco use in Jordan for teenage boys of 44.5 per cent is higher than that of girls, which is 22.2 per cent, although girl's tobacco use in Jordan is considerably higher than the global average for adolescent ...