News tagged with tobacco

Users bemoan e-cigarette bans in NYC, Chicago

Laws in New York and Chicago making electronic cigarettes subject to the same regulations as tobacco are taking effect, and their sellers and users are steadfast in their opposition.

Apr 29, 2014
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WTO could rule on Australia anti-tobacco law this year

Attempts by tobacco-producing nations to sink Australia's landmark plain packaging law for cigarettes and cigars picked up pace Friday, as WTO members approved a broad probe on whether Canberra has broken the rules of global ...

Apr 25, 2014
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Graphic photos on tobacco packs save lives: WHO report

Large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packets in China would increase awareness about the harms of smoking, help to cut smoking rates, and in doing so save lives according to global studies. These are the key findings ...

Apr 08, 2014
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Spike in US poison calls over e-cigarettes (Update)

The number of calls to US poison control centers about accidents with bottles of liquid nicotine for refilling e-cigarettes—many involving children—has spiked in recent years, health authorities said Thursday.

Apr 03, 2014
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Tobacco promotions still reaching youth

Teens and young adults who are exposed to marketing materials for tobacco products, such as coupons and websites, were far more likely to begin smoking or to be current smokers than those not exposed, finds ...

Apr 02, 2014
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New data shows spike in smokeless tobacco sales

The number of smokeless tobacco products sold in Massachusetts is soaring, as are the levels of nicotine packed into many of them, according to a new analysis from UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of ...

Mar 20, 2014
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E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help—but no booze.

Mar 10, 2014
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