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New study finds casual pot use alters the brain

Young adults who occasionally use pot show abnormalities in two key areas of their brain related to emotion, motivation, and decision making, new research reveals.

South Korea state insurer sues three tobacco makers

Seoul - South Korea's state health insurer said Monday it had filed a lawsuit against three domestic and foreign tobacco makers, seeking damages of 53.7 billion won ($51.6 million) for payouts over smoking-related illnesses.
In the Media by AFP

Increase in e-cigarette-related calls to poison centers

Washington - The number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014, according to the U.S. CDC.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Irish pubs keep spark despite a decade smoke-free

Galway - Ten years ago this week, landlord Christy Ruane feared the introduction of the smoking ban in Ireland would stub out his business, and with it the popularity of the traditional Irish pub.
In the Media by Conor Barrins (AFP)

Smoking ban reduces pre-term births, childhood asthma

Paris - Bans on smoking in public and the workplace led to a 10 percent drop in premature births and in emergency asthma treatment for children, researchers said Friday.The evidence, based on the records of more than two million children, comes from 11 publish...
In the Media by AFP

Spain patient gets pneumonia by e-cigarettes

Madrid - A patient in Spain caught pneumonia from smoking an electronic cigarette too much, the second ever recorded case of lung illness from the devices, the hospital treating him said Thursday.The patient, identified by media as a man aged 50, was admitted i...
In the Media by AFP

Nicotine patches no help for pregnant women who smoke

Paris - Nicotine patches fail to help pregnant women to stop smoking, according to a study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Tuesday.Researchers in France asked more than 400 women who smoked at least five cigarettes a day to try either a nicotine...
In the Media by AFP

Pupils at UK school given permission to smoke

Peterborough - The head teacher of a school in Peterborough in the UK has defended her decision to permit pupils to smoke. The school is a referral unit for children with behavioural issues for students aged 14 to 16.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 3 comments

L.A. bans e-cigarettes

Los Angeles - Los Angeles City Council has decided to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in the city's public places. This includes restaurants, bars, nightclubs and public spaces.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Smoking in France, losing its puff?

Paris - It was banned in restaurants and al fresco eating became all the rage.
In the Media by Angus MacKinnon (AFP)
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