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Anti-Smoking Group Brings Campaign to Western Kentucky

Anti-smoking advocates are pushing for tougher smoking laws across Kentucky. The Smoke Free Kentucky Coalition stopped in Owensboro and Madisonville today.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

ABC15.com

E-cigarettes don't fall under AZ no-smoking law

"I have asthma, a lot of people have asthma. Just any little smell will set it off," said Brenda Romero, a non-smoker.

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KTAR

Arizona county's government could stop hiring smokers

Pima County may soon refuse to hire anyone who smokes and smokers already on the payroll can expect higher health insurance rates.

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Business Journal

Study: N.C. docs recommend e-cigs to stop smoking, despite lack of info

Despite knowing little about their safety, doctors in North Carolina are increasingly recommending e-cigarettes as a way to stop smoking, according to research from UNC Chapel Hill.

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Health.com

Many Doctors Recommend E-Cigarettes as Anti-Smoking Aid, Survey Finds

"Even in the absence of evidence regarding the health impact of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices, a third of physicians we surveyed are recommending e-cigarettes to their patients to help quit smoking," study co-author Leah Ranney, associate director of the Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program at the University of North Carolina, said in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Food and Drug Administration

Guy Fawkes' blog

Another Politically Correct ASA Ruling Chris Smith's Council Vetoes Criticism of Anti-Smoking Ad

The Advertising Standards Authority , chaired by renowned part-time floods expert Chris Smith, has bizarrely overturned a ruling by its executive criticising a "misleading" Department for Heath anti-smoking advert.

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Fox News

Smoking linked to risk, progression of macular degeneration

People who smoke, or have smoked a large number of cigarettes over time, are more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration or to have it worsen sooner, according to a long-term study.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology, Beaver Dam, WI

This is The West Country

Smoking at a low in South West

FIONA Andrews, director of Smokefree South West, has welcomed figures showing smoking among 11 to 15-year-olds has hit a record low of 3%.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Windsor Star

Free patches, gum to help battle alarming smoking rate

James Maisonneuve, 25, smokes a cigarette on Thursday, July 31, 2014, along the downtown Windsor, ON.

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Times Herald

Public housing authorities douse smoking in units

And effective Sept. 1, any of their neighbors in the public housing complexes who do will be asked to take it outside.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up

Tobacco giant Reynolds American is buying Lorillard and acquiring Newport, a popular menthol cigarette.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Transgender

Chorley Citizen

Doctor's warning as Blackburn retailer calls for checks on e-cigarettes

The worker at Blackburn firm Smokers World spoke after research carried out by a New York cancer institute found high-voltage e-cigarettes 'may expose users to increased levels of toxic chemicals, including formaldehyde and acetalde-hyde'.

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KFVS12

No TV or obesity, but ancient people still had heart disease

They may not have had fast food, TVs or cigarettes, but people of ancient times commonly developed clogged heart arteries -- and a new research review speculates on some reasons why.

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Miami New Times

Grand Central Bans Indoor Smoking

The days of dancing in smoky rooms are over, Miami. Or at least in the case that you're dancing at Grand Central .

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The Modesto Bee

Your Place: After air conditioner runs, a cigarette smell

Question: Over the last month, after running the air conditioner in my son's room, we noticed that it smelled like an ashtray.

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Business Journal

N.C. docs recommend e-cigs to stop smoking despite lack of info on them

Despite knowing little about their safety, North Carolina doctors are increasingly recommending e-cigarettes as a way to stop smoking, according to research from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Business Journal

How the government shot itself in the foot with high cigarette taxes

Higher taxes on cigarettes have been seen as a good way to curb overall usage, but when the federal government raised taxes on tobacco in 2009, it may have shot itself in the foot financially.

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GPB.org

What Somebody's Mummy Can Teach You About Heart Disease

Eduard Egarter-Vigl and Albert Zink sample Italy's mummified iceman for genetic analysis in November 2010.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Entomology, Science, Irvine, CA

Suria

Japan's smoking rate drops to record low

Japan's smoking rate has dropped below 20 percent for the first time, according to a new survey, as a recent rise in cigarette prices helped to further discourage the habit.

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HON

Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds

On the contrary, allowing e-cigarettes to compete with regular cigarettes might cut tobacco-related deaths and illness, the researchers concluded after reviewing 81 prior studies on the use and safety of the nicotine-emitting devices.

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Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Preventive Medicine, Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law

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