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19

May

Cigarettes make superbugs stronger (and e-cigarettes aren’t much better)Both cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor increase the virulence of potentially life-threatening bacteria while also decreasing the body’s ability to fight them, new study finds.

Cigarettes make superbugs stronger (and e-cigarettes aren’t much better)
Both cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor increase the virulence of potentially life-threatening bacteria while also decreasing the body’s ability to fight them, new study finds.

28

Nov

Vancouver aims to stomp out cigarette litter with new recycling schemeThe aggressively green British Canadian city partners with TerraCycle to launch the world’s first municipal cigarette butt recycling program.

Vancouver aims to stomp out cigarette litter with new recycling scheme
The aggressively green British Canadian city partners with TerraCycle to launch the world’s first municipal cigarette butt recycling program.

18

Mar

Bloomberg announces legislation to ban display of cigarettes
If passed, the law would require stores to keep tobacco products in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in other concealed cubbies. Tobacco could only be visible when an adult is making a purchase or while employess are restocking. Similar restrictions were imposed in Iceland in 2001 and Canada in 2005, and these countries have seen substantial declines in youth smoking.

Bloomberg announces legislation to ban display of cigarettes

If passed, the law would require stores to keep tobacco products in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in other concealed cubbies. Tobacco could only be visible when an adult is making a purchase or while employess are restocking. Similar restrictions were imposed in Iceland in 2001 and Canada in 2005, and these countries have seen substantial declines in youth smoking.

25

Jan


 Should cigarettes be illegal? 



Tobacco clearly takes a significant toll on the lives of Americans, causing 450,000 premature deaths a year, and some say cigarettes should be banned.
Tobacco clearly takes a significant toll on the lives of Americans, causing 450,000 premature deaths a year, and some say cigarettes should be banned.

30

Nov

TerraCycle launches cigarette waste collection programFrom glue sticks to flip-flops, TerraCycle has embraced hard-to-recycle waste with open arms. And with this new collection scheme, the company is taking on the country’s most pervasive type of litter: cigarette butts.

TerraCycle launches cigarette waste collection program
From glue sticks to flip-flops, TerraCycle has embraced hard-to-recycle waste with open arms. And with this new collection scheme, the company is taking on the country’s most pervasive type of litter: cigarette butts.

31

May

Dubai bans selling tobacco for 24 hoursAbout 300 stores will ban the sale of cigarettes on Thursday to mark World No Tobacco Day.

Dubai bans selling tobacco for 24 hours
About 300 stores will ban the sale of cigarettes on Thursday to mark World No Tobacco Day.

08

Aug

Americans have less respect for smokers than for obeseWhile Americans are biased against smokers and the obese, they save their highest disrespect for those who light up.

Americans have less respect for smokers than for obese
While Americans are biased against smokers and the obese, they save their highest disrespect for those who light up.

29

Jul

Should hot dogs come with a warning label?The Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine says consumers should view the popular summer food as a health risk on par with cigarettes.

Should hot dogs come with a warning label?
The Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine says consumers should view the popular summer food as a health risk on par with cigarettes.

27

Jul

Should hot dogs come with a warning label?The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says consumers should view the popular summer food as a health risk on par with cigarettes.

Should hot dogs come with a warning label?
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says consumers should view the popular summer food as a health risk on par with cigarettes.

10

Jun

Scientists discover why smokers are thinnerNicotine activates certain neurons in the hypothalamus that tell the body when it’s had enough to eat.

Scientists discover why smokers are thinner
Nicotine activates certain neurons in the hypothalamus that tell the body when it’s had enough to eat.