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SEP 22, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Study of smoking cancer patients fuels e-cigarette debate

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The fierce debate over whether e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking took another twist on Monday as a research paper on their use by cancer patients was criticized as flawed. The study of cancer patients who smoke found that those using e-cigarettes as well as tobacco cigarettes were more nicotine dependent and equally or ...

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SEP 20, 2014 - Washington Times

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NC teen cigarette smoking down; other use rising

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Cigarette smoking is down among North Carolina teens, but electronic cigarette and hookah use is up. The News & Observer of Raleigh (http://bit.ly/1v38wwc) obtained a copy of the latest North Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey. Among the findings were cigarette smoking has dropped 13 percent ...

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SEP 15, 2014 - Health Canal

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Study highlights flaw in tobacco industry’s “informed adult choice” stance

Flaws in the tobacco industry’s argument that smokers exercise “informed adult choice” when they start smoking have been highlighted in new study.

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SEP 11, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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South Korea aims to nearly double cigarette prices to combat smoking

By Narae Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Thursday proposed a tax hike as early as next year that would nearly double cigarette prices as the government tries to reduce one of the world's highest smoking rates among adult males. The proposal, which needs to be approved by parliament, sent shares in dominant tobacco maker, government-backed KT&G Corp, down ...

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SEP 11, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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South Korea to hike cigarette price by 80%

South Korea on Thursday proposed a steep 80 percent hike in cigarette prices to cut consumption in a nation with one of the world's highest male smoking rates. The decision requires parliamentary approval, but Health Minister Moon Hyung-Pyo said it was necessary to counter what has become the "biggest threat to national health". Moon said his ministry predicted the increase ...

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