Oct./Nov. 2017 Tobacco News

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eCigarette Explodes on an Oregon Teen

An Oregon teen nearly lost his eye after he says his E-cigarette blew up in his face.

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Interactive web tool shows potential impact of tobacco policies

If the minimum age for buying tobacco legally were changed to 21, it could save more than 15,000 lives in Florida by 2100.

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The Toll of Tobacco in Florida

Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined — and thousands more die from other tobacco-related causes — such as fires caused by smoking (more than 1,000 deaths/year nationwide) and smokeless tobacco use.

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Smoking is the Greatest Killer in America

Staggering statistic: Cigarette smoking causes nine times more deaths a year than opioids

Cigarette smoking causes almost nine times more deaths a year than opioid drugs. Worldwide, the use of tobacco remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death, says the American Cancer Society.

 

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Great American Smokeout

Each year on the third Thursday in November, the American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout.

This is an annual social engineering event to encourage Americans to stop tobacco smoking.  The Great American Smokeout challenges smokers to quit cigarettes for 24 hours with the hopes that this decision will continue forever.

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Are E-Cigs Bad For Your Heart?

Attention Smokers: Save Your Lungs and your Wallet

Scientists are still trying to determine the health effects of e-cigarettes, and until now, they have focused their attention on the addictive properties of nicotine and the potentially cancer-causing agents in the vapors the devices emit. But in a small new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers document another growing health concern of e-cigs: that they may have negative effects on the heart.

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