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In August 2014 Posted

Michael Bloomberg’s Harder Sell

August 29,2014   On a sweltering Saturday in June in Istanbul’s old city, Michael R. Bloomberg, power-dressed in a dark blue suit, monogrammed white shirt and cuff links, sat down to a late-morning breakfast with local antismoking activists on a rooftop overlooking the glittering Sea of Marmara. The group, which included Turkish doctors and public health […]
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Don’t Let Fear Torpedo the Effort To Go Smoke-Free

August 28, 2014   Tobacco’s once-ubiquitous presence in addiction treatment settings has been challenged considerably in recent years, as evidence has mounted that smoking hampers recovery from other addictions. Four panelists on the final day of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) offered much reason to believe that treatment programs can rise above staff […]
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Group’s Policy Statement also Calls for Ban on Marketing, Sales to Young People

August 26, 2014~Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same laws that apply to tobacco products, and the federal government should ban the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to young people, a new American Heart Association policy statement says. The group also called for thorough and continuous research on e-cigarette use, marketing and long-term health […]
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Smoking’s Generational Effect Can Extend to Women’s Grandchildren

August 21, 2014   The effects of smoking during one’s pregnancy can span generations, according to new research published in the American Journal of Human Biology. The study, carried out in the U.K., found that smoking during pregnancy has effects on the growth of a woman’s future grandchildren. In nonsmoking mothers who had a paternal grandmother […]
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