International Updates Archive

The Poison in Your E-Cigarettes

If you think e-cigs are a safer alternative to regular cigarettes, think again. An independent study from the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) this week has offered new evidence that e-cigarettes contain cancer-causing agents. If the research holds up, the devices’

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Clashing Views on E-Cigarettes

A British government agency has issued a bullish assessment of the value of electronic cigarettes in helping people to quit smoking. It found that e-cigarettes can reduce the health risks of smoking by 95 percent because

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Millions of smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease

More than half of long-term smokers who pass lung-function tests have respiratory-related impairments Date:June 22, 2015 Source:National Jewish Health Summary:More than half of long-term smokers and ex-smokers who are considered disease-free because they passed lung-function

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The world’s hottest tobacco product: vapor

While cigarette sales volume slipped 0.4 percent worldwide in 2014, the global vapor tobacco industry nearly doubled in size to $6 billion from 2013 to 2014. That’s according to a report from Euromonitor International, which

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Trade-Agreement Troubles

In2012, Australia implemented tough anti-tobacco regulations, requiring that all cigarettes be sold in plain, logo-free brown packages dominated by health warnings. Philip Morris Asia filed suit, claiming that this violated its intellectual-property rights and would

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The Best Way to Quit Smoking Isn’t E-Cigs

In the latest in-depth review of studies investigating which smoking cessation methods work best, experts say there isn’t enough evidence to support using e-cigarettes to kick the habit The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a

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Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040

(Reuters) – A world virtually free of tobacco and its devastating health consequences could be a reality within 30 years if governments showed political will and took stronger action against cigarette companies, health experts said

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UK Lords Votes for Standardised Cigarette Packs

Introduction Expected 20th May 2016 The tobacco industry suffered a “decisive” political defeat today, as the House of Lords joined the House of Commons in voting for the standardised (“plain”) packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products. The

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