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ACS CAN Ranks Nebraska on Tobacco Measures

Aug 26, 14 ACS CAN Ranks Nebraska on Tobacco Measures

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Nebraska’s doing well on smoke-free laws, but could do better on other tobacco measures, according to a new report issued by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). ACS CAN has ranked Nebraska on five measures impacting tobacco use. The rankings are part of a national report on a number of measures that...

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Large-scale study focuses on heavy smokers

Aug 26, 14 Large-scale study focuses on heavy smokers

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A study based on blood samples from more than 55,000 Danes shows a direct correlation between smoking and mortality. A special gene variant increases the risk of heavy smoking, researchers report. "There is a lot to suggest that you can be genetically predisposed to heavy smoking. Smokers carrying a special genetic mutation...

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Truth Campaign Says Fight, Don’t Help, Big Tobacco – MediaPost Communications

Aug 26, 14 Truth Campaign Says Fight, Don’t Help, Big Tobacco – MediaPost Communications

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mediabistro.com Truth Campaign Says Fight, Don’t Help, Big TobaccoMediaPost CommunicationsThe effort focuses on the fact that Big Tobacco gets free ads when people are photographed smoking, especially when they are celebrities. The campaign features two new TV spots that broke during the VMA’s. The ads, with the...

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Social norms of electronic cigarette use by teenagers studied

Aug 26, 14 Social norms of electronic cigarette use by teenagers studied

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New research delves into the social norms and beliefs of teenage male electronic cigarette users. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery operated inhalation devices that provide warm, vaporized nicotine to users without the inconvenience of tobacco smoke. Often marketed as a “healthier alternative,” e-cigarettes have...

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UN health agency: E-cigarettes must be regulated

Aug 26, 14 UN health agency: E-cigarettes must be regulated

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The U.N. health agency says electronic cigarettes should be regulated and banned from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders. See the full story at KLKN – Channel 8 Eyewitness News

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WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

Aug 26, 14 WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

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GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday called for regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors. See the full story at Reuters: Health...

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