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Conservative Lord George Young will present a private members bill [...] which could become law.

The warnings - written in red on individual cigarettes - would include "smoking kills" and "you don't need me anymore".

Lord Young told the Mirror: "This is cost-free, popular and more effective than health warnings on packets.

"The Government could respond positively and I would be delighted if it did."

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A featured article in the BMJ, authored by journalists from the Investigative Desk, criticize research about COVID-19 and the cholinergic system by confusing it with tobacco harm reduction and non-pharmaceutical nicotine products. Their criticism is not based on an assessment of the studies content but on allegations about conflicts. I present the case that such allegations are false, and I provide documents showing that the journalists have conflicts of interest relevant to their article content that were not disclosed. [...]

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ABOUT 1 million Filipinos have switched to smoke-free alternatives, according to an executive of PMFTC Inc., the local affiliate of Philip Morris International, prompting the company to further push technological innovation for a "smoke-free future."

Dr. Victor Joseph Yamat, PMFTC Scientific Affairs manager, said there are 16 million smokers in the Philippines and 1 million have made the shift from traditional smoking to "safer alternatives."

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British American Tobacco recruited 1.4 million new users of vapes, heated tobacco and nicotine pouches in the first quarter, as it seeks to make cigarette alternatives profitable by 2025.

Shares in the London-headquartered tobacco company gained more than 2% in early stock market trading, after it reported a strong performance in both cigarettes and “non-combustible” products such as Vype, its flagship vapour brand. BAT has set a target of 50 million users of non-cigarette products by 2025, as it aims to burnish its credentials as a modern tobacco company promoting so-called “reduced risk” choices for nicotine users.

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A complaint over a smokefree advert displayed on the back of a bus has been thrown out after authorities rejected a claim it encouraged students to quit school.

The ad, for the Ministry of Health’s Quit Strong campaign, features two young women taking a selfie in front of a colourful mural.

The text reads: “Discover the best ways to quit for good. Quit Strong.nz.” A Smokefree logo appears at the bottom of the image.

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There are many products on the market designed to help you quit smoking. One example is the nicotine patch, which is available over the counter at most pharmacies and is a cost-effective and low-effort method to curb a smoking habit. Nicotine patches act as a replacement for cigarettes, cigars, and other nicotine-containing products. They do this by slowly releasing small amounts of nicotine to curb cravings.

Smoking is difficult to quit because nicotine — the active compound found in tobacco — is addictive. That's because nicotine causes the brain to release dopamine — a feel-good hormone that causes people to feel a rush or buzz.

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Street litter includes all the waste materials that are thrown away irresponsibly, especially those thrown away in the streets. The smallest things, such as cigarette butts, up to the largest, like bulky waste materials, form part of such litter.

Litter in the streets is continuously increasing due to irresponsible people. This problem is not only found in Malta, but all over the world. In fact, according to the British website Kingdom, 60 per cent of the people in Britain drop litter and only 28 per cent of them admit it.

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Life insurance quotes are largely based on your age, overall health, habits and lifestyle choices. If you are one of the 8.1 million American adults who uses electronic cigarettes, more commonly known as vapes, it is likely to affect your life insurance premium in a number of ways. Nicotine use is one of the biggest red flags that life insurance companies look for on your application. Vaping can be detrimental to your health and many insurance companies are wary of insuring vapers due to the harmful physical effects of nicotine and the complications that can arise. [...]

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Less than two months after the state legalized recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older, the New York City Department of Health has reportedly warned doctors about a concerning increase of youths smoking pot.

[...] DOH Chief Medical Officer Michelle Morse warned almost 1 in 5 students admit to smoking weed — a trend closely followed by e-cigarettes.

"A lot of them have shifted over to weed, just smoking pot," Dr. Cathy Ward, a pediatrician with Big Apple Pediatrics said. "And a lot of them were smoking e-cigarettes and hookah and Juul. I think its availability is been appealing to them. [...]

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Although the number of teens who use e-cigarettes has dropped significantly, new research suggests that vaping rates are still too high.

"This study underscores that flavored e-cigarettes, especially JUUL, have caused the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use and nicotine addiction in the U.S. and shows why the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] and other policymakers must act now to eliminate all flavored e-cigarettes," said Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

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Smokers - of both electronic cigarettes and the regular variety - will have to reach deeper into their pockets in the coming year, after the German Bundestag signed off a bill to raise taxes on cigarettes, e-cigarettes and tobacco heaters. On Friday morning, the Bundestag waved through legislation to make smoking in Germany more expensive as of next year - and the price hike is higher than was originally planned. Accordingly, the tobacco tax on a packet of 20 cigarettes will rise by an average of 10 cents in 2021. A year later, a further 10 cents will be added, and in both 2025 and 2026 another 15 cents per pack will be added. 

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The FDA has emphatically stated that enforcement of the ban, which may take years to implement given likely legal challenges, will only be targeted at manufacturers and distributors, not individuals in possession of menthol cigarettes. But there is no guarantee, especially given how law enforcement operates in communities of color.

Reflecting the complexity of the issue, the planned menthol ban has sharply divided advocates who would be allies on other issues. [...]

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A return to normalcy could bring a pre-pandemic crisis — youth vaping — back to a boiling point, experts fear, even as conflicting studies paint different pictures of how coronavirus affected everyday usage during lockdowns, particularly among teens.

Data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released last December that e-cigarette use among American youths was down 25 percent during state-imposed shutdowns has been presented in public-health circles as a tiny silver lining to come out of a pandemic that ranks in the top 10 among human history’s worst plagues.

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Many adults with a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) continue to smoke cigarettes and/or use other tobacco products, despite knowing it increases their risk of having another cardiovascular event, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association [...] To understand how many adults with CVD continue to use tobacco products, investigators reviewed survey responses from the large, national Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study (PATH) to compare tobacco use rates over time. [...]

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Regulating vaping can help keep youth vaping incidences to a minimum, said a UK-based consumer advocacy group.

In a statement today, the London-based Consumer Choice Center (CCC) said that in the UK, where vape is regulated, youth vaping incidences have been minimised.

It cited a report in 2021 by Action on Smoking and Health, which examined the use of e-cigarettes or vape among youths in Great Britain, that found that a large majority of 11 to 18-year-olds have never tried or are unaware of e-cigarettes (83%). This finding has remained consistent since 2017.

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MPs have revealed plans to eradicate smoking in the UK amid warnings the ‘tobacco epidemic’ will likely kill more people this year than Covid-19.

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smoking and Health urged the government to commit to the actions needed to ensure the country is smoke-free by 2030.

It highlights comments by Professor Chris Whitty who recently warned that this year and last year will likely have seen more deaths from smoking-related illness than from coronavirus.

The report comes a week after five councils in England banned smoking outside in cafes, pubs and restaurants.

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SARS-CoV-2 engages with the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) host cell receptor, which is found in two forms within the lung. One form of ACE2 is membrane-attached (mACE2), whereas the other is a soluble form of ACE2 (sACE2). [...]
The role of tobacco smoking as a risk factor for severe COVID-19 has been controversial. Some scientists consider it to increase the risk of infection and the severity of the disease. Similarly, vaping, or the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has also been shown to cause toxicity in the lung tissue via the synthesis of noxious proteins as well as through immunologic alterations.

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Electronic cigarettes first arrived on the U.S. retail scene in 2006, and since then, this other tobacco product (OTP) segment has gained a substantial customer base within the convenience store channel.

The addition of open-system vaporizers and pod devices further expanded inventory selection of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Early on, ENDS of all types primarily appealed to a younger clientele, especially millennials and, eventually, Generation Z. While that continues to hold true to a degree, another trend revealed itself as consumers became more aware of the OTP: some traditional cigarette users switched to vape.

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I loved smoking. I still would, except I am an intelligent human, medical professional, and terrified of increasing my chances of having a stroke, so I no longer smoke.

 

But the silver lining in my initial cessation of drinking was this: I could smoke as much as I damn well pleased. Hey, as long as I wasn’t drinking, smoking was the lesser of the evils. I allowed myself to have this comfort and enjoy the sweet rush of nicotine.

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The owner of Lucky Strike and Camel has raised its annual growth forecasts after more smokers turned to vapes and electronic cigarettes.

British American Tobacco said yesterday that it had attracted about 1.4 million new customers to its supposedly less harmful products, with about 14.9 million consumers using “new category” nicotine devices. The world’s second largest tobacco maker said that its lower-risk products were sold in 53 countries. Growth in the segment continued to accelerate, it said, adding that it had won market share from rivals.