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  • San Francisco bans tobacco smoking inside apartments, approves weed

    12/02/2020 11:27:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 2, 2020 | 9:02pm | Elizabeth Elizalde
    This is how they roll in San Francisco. Smokers in the Golden Gate City have been banned from smoking tobacco in their apartments, but smoking a marijuana joint inside is perfectly fine, officials announced Tuesday. The Board of Supervisors approved the new law in 10 to 1 vote, making San Francisco the largest city in the country to adopt the tough measure against tobacco smokers, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Lawmakers originally proposed to ban marijuana smoking in buildings, but they reversed their position after cannabis activists protested
  • An inverse relationship between smoking and COVID-19

    08/12/2020 5:42:56 PM PDT · by EarlyBird · 67 replies
    News Medical ^ | 6/15/2020 | Sally Robertson
    Researchers at the University of Washington and Stanford University School of Medicine have reported a significant inverse relationship between current smoking and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mortality rates across forty countries. However, David Haynor and the team say the difference in mortality rates between countries with the highest and lowest national smoking prevalence seems too large to be mainly accounted for by the effects of smoking. They suspect unidentified confounding factors could still be responsible for any perceived protective effect of smoking. However, the magnitude of the association observed and the wide-ranging implications this could have highlighted the importance of...
  • Smoking DOES increase the risk of catching coronavirus, finds study of 2.4million British people

    05/21/2020 1:35:10 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    Smoking does increase the risk of getting coronavirus, according to a major British study that disputes growing evidence that the habit is protective. A team at Imperial College London looked at 2.4million Britons, of which 11 per cent reported smoking. All participants were users of the COVID Symptom Study app, which asks people to regularly report their health and if they have symptoms of the coronavirus, helping to build a clearer picture of the UK's outbreak.
  • Menthol cigarettes banned in the UK from next week in bid to stop youngsters smoking

    05/17/2020 11:42:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 17 MAY 2020 | Chiara Fiorillo
    The ban - part of a European Union initiative to discourage young people from taking up smoking - will come into effect on Wednesday, May 20Menthol cigarettes will be banned in the United Kingdom from next week in a bid to discourage young people from taking up smoking. The ban - part of a European Union initiative - will come into effect on Wednesday, May 20. Under the new directive, flavoured rolling tobacco and "skinny" cigarettes will be outlawed. Experts believe youngsters use flavoured cigarettes as they relax airways and lower the severity of smoke. While it is commonly believed...
  • Suffolk County To Attempt To Ban Smoking In Private Homes (NY)

    02/20/2020 8:37:24 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 79 replies
    CBS Local ^ | February 20, 2020 | N/A
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Is one suburban county going too far trying to legislate what residents can and cannot do in the privacy of their own homes? Hoping to be the most progressive county in the state, Suffolk County is proposing a law that would snuff out secondhand smoke in apartment complexes, condominiums, and multi-family dwellings, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Wednesday. Smoking is already banned in many public places, and near schools and office buildings, but there are no smoke-free laws for apartment buildings, condos, and two-family homes. “Let me be clear, any legislation that there is a vote required...
  • Rush Limbaugh announces he has 'advanced lung cancer'.

    02/03/2020 12:13:42 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 236 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/3/2020 | Brian Flood
    Longtime influential conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh announced on his show Monday he was diagnosed with "advanced lung cancer," a shocking announcement in which he said he will miss shows for treatment. “This day has been one of the most difficult days in recent memory, for me, because I’ve known this moment was coming,” Limbaugh said. “I’m sure that you all know by now that I really don’t like talking about myself and I don’t like making things about me… one thing that I know, that has happened over the 31-plus years of this program is that there has been...
  • Old Enough to Vote, Not Old Enough to Smoke

    12/29/2019 3:24:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | December 29, 2019 | Debra J. Saunders
    WASHINGTON -- I started smoking in high school and quit in my early 20s. I wish I never smoked, but I did. I thought it was cool until I knew it was stupid. That's when I quit. Laws that restricted the sale of cigarettes to those 18 or older didn't stop me. Because 18-year-olds can buy for younger teens, anti-tobacco advocates supported raising the legal age of purchase to 21 to make it harder for 16-year-olds to get their hands on tobacco and e-cigarettes. That's what Congress and President Donald Trump did as the year ended. With little debate while...
  • The New FDA Commissioner Has the Chance to Help Smokers

    12/10/2019 4:55:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | December 10, 2019 | Andrew Quinlan
    Across the country, teens are turning away from cigarettes in large part thanks to e-cigarettes. Yet, all that progress could be lost, as many e-cigarettes could be pulled off the market by next year. Because of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rigorous application process, many companies are predicted to close, thus reducing the access to e-cigarettes. Yet there is hope, as the new FDA commissioner, Stephen Hahn, has the potential to ensure that e-cigarettes remain an available option for those that need them.Currently, e-cigarettes companies have been able to sell their products without needing FDA approval, yet that will...
  • Willie Nelson says he has stopped smoking because it almost killed him

    12/03/2019 9:52:33 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies ^ | December 4, 2019 | Amanda Jackson
    ... "I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days and I have to be careful," Nelson, 86, said. Nelson had to postpone the tail end of his tour in August due to breathing issues. He resumed the tour the next month. "I started smoking cedar bark, went from that to cigarettes to whatever," Nelson told KSAT. "And that almost killed me." Now, he says, he's more conscientious about his health. "I don't smoke anymore -- take better care of myself."
  • America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

    11/25/2019 5:13:25 AM PST · by urtax$@work · 123 replies
    The Atlantic , ( -reprinted ) ^ | August 20, 2018 | Annie Lowrey
    This is an excerpt for discussion purposes, see article for full story. More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead. The proliferation of retail boutiques in California did not really bother him, Evan told me, but the billboards did. Advertisements for delivery, advertisements promoting the substance for relaxation, for fun, for health. “Shop. It’s legal.” “Hello marijuana, goodbye hangover.” “It’s not a trigger,” he told me. “But it is in your face.” When we spoke, he had been sober for a hard-fought seven weeks: seven weeks of sleepless nights, intermittent nausea, irritability, trouble focusing, and...
  • Mitt Romney Warns About ‘Unicorn Poop’ In White House Meeting

    11/22/2019 11:55:36 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Nov 2019
    Utah Senator Mitt Romney argued that flavored e-cigarettes and vaping juices like “unicorn poop” should be banned because of their attractiveness to children. President Donald Trump hosted a lively discussion at the White House about the benefits and dangers of vaping flavors. The president spent over an hour listening to supporters for banning vaping flavors as well as vape industry advocates who have sharply criticized the president’s proposed ban. Senator Mitt Romney participated in the discussion in support of a ban on flavored vaping. He argued that most adults were not using vape flavors, earning a strong reaction from vape...
  • Two-thirds of Americans support marijuana legalization

    11/14/2019 12:17:51 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 162 replies
    Pew ^ | November 14, 2019 | Andrew Daniller
    Two-thirds of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legal, reflecting a steady increase over the past decade, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The share of U.S. adults who oppose legalization has fallen from 52% in 2010 to 32% today. Meanwhile, an overwhelming majority of U.S. adults (91%) say marijuana should be legal either for medical and recreational use (59%) or that it should be legal just for medical use (32%). Fewer than one-in-ten (8%) prefer to keep marijuana illegal in all circumstances, according to the survey, conducted Sept. 3 to 15 on Pew Research Center’s...
  • Detroit hospital staff performs double-lung transplant on patient with vaping injuries

    11/12/2019 9:39:02 AM PST · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 12, 2019 | 11:22am | Amanda Woods
    Medical staff at a Detroit hospital say they have performed the world’s first double-lung transplant on a person with vaping-related lung injuries. The team from the city’s Henry Ford Health System called the operation the first of its kind for a “patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged from vaping,” according to a Monday news release.
  • Original ‘Marlboro Man’ Bob Norris dead at 90 — likely because he never actually smoked

    11/09/2019 6:01:10 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9 November 2019 | Laura Italiano
    The original Marlboro Man died this week at his Colorado Springs ranch at the ripe old age of 90 — likely because he never actually smoked cigarettes. Norris quit the business suddenly — after realizing he was setting a bad example for his two daughters and two sons.
  • A new, non-vaping, non-smoking way to get nicotine has come to America

    10/10/2019 2:12:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    KMOV-TV ^ | October 4, 2019 | Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business
    Vaping is in crisis. Smoking is taboo. Altria has a solution: Iqos, an electronic cigarette-like gadget that heats, but doesn't burn tobacco. Philip Morris has been selling Iqos for a while in international markets. Altria will distribute Iqos in the United States for the first time Friday. The timing couldn't be better for the new nicotine product, as scrutiny grows around smokeless alternatives like e-cigarettes. Iqos is a futuristic-looking device that looks like an e-cigarette. But don't call it a vape. It heats tobacco sticks at a much lower temperature compared to a cigarette and delivers a "full and more...
  • Juul Accepts Proposed Ban On Flavored Vaping Products As CEO Steps Down

    09/25/2019 11:39:58 AM PDT · by Drango · 69 replies
    NPR ^ | Sept 25 2019 | BOBBY ALLYN
    uul Labs has agreed to stop advertising its popular e-cigarettes in the United States and announced that its chief executive officer is stepping down as state and federal regulators examine hundreds of cases of people who are sick from what appears to be a vaping-related lung disease. The company also said in a Wednesday statement that it will not push back on a Trump administration plan to pull flavored e-cigarettes from the market until the controversial products win approval from federal regulators. In the statement, Juul officials said the company will be "refraining from lobbying the administration on its draft...

    09/18/2019 3:59:11 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 91 replies
    The Silver Star Families of America ^ | 9-18-19 | Steve Newton
    Today the Silver Star Families of America has come out against, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie decision to ban all smoking at V.A. facilities.
  • Trump administration readies ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid outbreak of vaping-related deaths

    09/11/2019 10:42:14 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 119 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/11/2019 | Angelica LaVito
    The Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials call for restrictions to combat an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at least six people, U.S. health secretary Alex Azar told reporters Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration is finalizing its guidance to remove e-cigarette flavors other than tobacco from the market because children are attracted to other flavors, Azar said, following a meeting at the Oval Office with President Donald Trump. It could take the FDA several weeks to develop the guidelines, he said. The administration will also take...
  • The Real Dangers of Vaping Are Only Now Beginning to Be Understood

    08/17/2019 4:55:31 AM PDT · by Drango · 46 replies
    Fatherly ^ | Aug 16 '19 | Melaina Juntti
    The Real Dangers of Vaping Are Only Now Beginning to Be Understood Nicotine toxicity, formaldehyde, and a whole host of new carcinogens. Yes, vaping is bad for you. Perhaps, experts are starting to think, worse than cigarettes. Let’s start with some good news: Fewer teenagers are smoking than ever before. According to a January 2019 report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the number of teens who smoke cigarettes daily has dropped 88 percent since the mid-1990s. But, as we all know from the cloudy corners on the outskirts of high schools, more teens are flirting with the dangers...
  • Man who lost leg in shooting spots limb being used on cigarette packets

    07/18/2019 3:46:04 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | 18 July 2019 | unknown
    The image is being displayed alongside the message "smoking clogs your arteries", but the man says he lost his leg in a shooting.... ...a lawyer for the man is now working to get to the bottom of why it was allowed to happen without his consent.