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Smoking giant China planning e-cigarette regulation

Smoking giant China planning e-cigarette regulation

China is planning to regulate e-cigarettes in an attempt to stave off a new gateway addiction in what is already the world's largest smoking population.The Asian giant has over 300 million tobacco-smokers -- nearly a third of the world's total -- but the bat

Is San Francisco's vaping ban backed by science?

Is San Francisco's vaping ban backed by science?

San Francisco has decided to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in 2020, hoping to curb a surge in vaping among adolescents. But is the policy backed up by the available evidence?- How harmful is vaping? -Unlike tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes do not "burn." The

WHO decries Big Tobacco bid to rebrand World No Tobacco Day

WHO decries Big Tobacco bid to rebrand World No Tobacco Day

The World Health Organization on Wednesday condemned efforts by the world's biggest cigarette vendor to rebrand a day dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of tobacco use.Ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Friday, the United Nations health agency lau

WHO praises Brazil lawsuit against tobacco giants

WHO praises Brazil lawsuit against tobacco giants

The World Health Organization has praised Brazil's move to sue two global cigarette makers and their local units for costs of treating tobacco-related diseases, but the firms said Friday they were still waiting for details of the lawsuit.British American Toba

Beverly Hills poised to (almost) outlaw all tobacco sales

Beverly Hills poised to (almost) outlaw all tobacco sales

Posh Beverly Hills is poised to outlaw the sale of all tobacco products -- except at cigar lounges where the rich and famous like Arnold Schwarzenegger are assured they can keep puffing away.Under the proposed ordinance, described as the first of its kind in t