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Penn researchers repurpose Alzheimer's drug to help tobacco smokers quit

Penn Current - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The research aims to repurpose an FDA-approved drug called galantamine currently used to improve cognitive function in Alzheimer's patients.
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The tobacco endgame: Radical proposals part of strategy to win faltering war on smoking

National Post - ‎43 minutes ago‎
In the faltering war against cigarettes, the latest battle cries are eye openers: prohibit smoking for anyone born after the year 2000; require a licence to buy cigarettes; nationalize the tobacco industry. Or just make selling cigarettes illegal. All ...
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Smoking Tobacco in Netherlands, 2015

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The Netherlands has the second largest market for smoking tobacco in Western Europe after Germany, with more than 6,500 tonnes consumed in 2014, although in per capita terms it is by far the largest market.
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Emanuel says Big Tobacco can stall his plan to curb teen smoking, but they can't defeat it

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Big Tobacco and its City Council allies can delay plans to raise Chicago's smoking age from 18 to 21, slap a $6 million tax on cigars, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco and ban coupons and discounts, but they won't be able to stop it, a ...

Tobacco Smuggling: Smoking the Taxes Away

Greek Reporter - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
More than 33 million packs of illicit cigarettes have been confiscated in the Greek and Cypriot customs at the end of January by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the General Secretariat against corruption (AFCOS Greece).
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Films showing smoking scenes should be rated to protect children from tobacco addiction

World Health Organization - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
1 FEBRUARY 2016 | GENEVA - WHO is calling on governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use in a bid to prevent children and adolescents from starting to smoke cigarettes and use other forms of tobacco. Movies showing use of tobacco products ...

Smoke From Licensed Hookah And Smoking Lounges Not Regulated

NBC 7 San Diego - ‎20 hours ago‎
Tobacco smoke from cigar and hookah lounges is endangering the health of customers and workers in adjoining businesses throughout San Diego County, according to the American Lung Association.
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Secondhand marijuana smoke is harmful, just like tobacco smoke

Washington Post - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Secondhand marijuana smoke impairs arterial function, and its effect is more extreme and lasts longer than that of secondhand tobacco smoke, potentially increasing the chances of heart attack and stroke. Exposing the public to secondhand marijuana ...

Tobacco smoke exposure increases risk for hospitalization for bronchiolitis in newborns

Healio - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
“According to the tendencies found in this study, the elimination of smoking during pregnancy and the avoidance of second-hand [tobacco smoke exposure] in the environment where pregnant women live are mandatory in order to reduce morbidity of ...
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Secondhand smoke puts hookah bar employees at risk, new study shows.

Medill Reports: Chicago - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
They said charcoal used to heat tobacco in the hookah increases the health risks by producing high levels of carbon monoxide, metals, and cancer-causing chemicals.
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How Does Smoking Marijuana Affect Your Lungs? Here's Why the Answer Is so Conflicting

Yahoo News - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Smoking from bongs, joints and hand pipes are some of the most common methods that people use to consume marijuana. As it's common knowledge that cigarette smoking is a life-damaging addiction, it's unclear if marijuana smoking is equally damaging to ...
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Opponents urge lawmakers to snuff out tobacco tax increase

KETV Omaha - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
LINCOLN, Neb. —Nebraska's tobacco tax could more than double under a bill that is drawing praise from health officials but strong criticism from retailers, grocers and smokers. Nebraska lawmaker wants to raise cigarette tax by $1.50. Nebraska's ...

Bill Shorten's budget-repair plans hinge on tobacco tax

The Australian (subscription) - ‎13 hours ago‎
What should we make of the $70bn figure? The first thing to note is that close to 70 per cent of the $70bn is made up of the revenue associated with the rise in tobacco excise. Don't you just love it? We want people to give up smoking because it is bad ...
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How did San Bernardino, Los Angeles counties fare in this year's tobacco and smoking report?

San Bernardino County Sun - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
“Despite an historic opportunity in the California Legislature last year, state lawmakers failed yet again to enact tobacco control policies that could save lives and reduce the $18 billion in annual health care costs due to smoking.” A package of ...

Record low in Shropshire women smoking during pregnancy - ‎7 hours ago‎
“All pregnant women are tested for carbon monoxide exposure at their booking appointment with midwives. Exposure could be from faulty boilers or tobacco smoke. All pregnant women who smoke are then referred to the stop smoking services to help them ...
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Ban all smoking in food and drink venues

The Age - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Worse, though, the Andrews government has not done anything yet to ban smoking from outdoor drinking areas. This is patently illogical and wholly unacceptable.

Public tobacco use to be restricted in Mt. Pleasant

The Morning Sun - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
FILE - In this Saturday, March 2, 2013, photo, a cigarette burns in an ashtray at a home in Hayneville, Ala. A government study released on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, shows that even though fewer U.S.

New smoking, tobacco use policy in works for Yavapai College

Verde Independent - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
PRESCOTT -- Yavapai College will begin enforcing a stricter smoking and tobacco use policy come this fall. Presently, the college's policy abides by state law, which says anyone may smoke and enjoy tobacco outside 20 to 25 feet away from any building ...

Labor's tobacco plan worsens structural budget problem, say experts

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Top analysts questioned if tobacco revenue, which is being undermined by falling smoking rates, would keep pace over the longer term with the faster-growing policies it would have to pay for.

Pittsfield Board of Health mulls smoking age increase, elimination of flavored tobacco products

Berkshire Eagle (subscription) - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
PITTSFIELD - The Board of Health kept moving forward this week in updating tobacco control regulations that would raise the legal age for purchase to 21, tighten down on the transfer of sales licenses to a new store owner and eliminate flavored ...