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  1. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    They think I still have smoking gun: Snowden on US government's fears

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:46pm by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Former NSA contractor sees a government in fear because 'they don't know what was taken' US thinks I've still got smoking gun, Snowden says ... are yet to come. "I think they think there's a smoking gun in there that would be the death of them all politically," Snowden said in a new interview with Wired, a monthly US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573863/they-think-i-still-have-smoking-gun-snowden-us-governments-fears
  2. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Rosberg on pole after Hamilton hopes go up in smoke

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:17pm

    ... Mercedes driver takes pole for Hungary Grand Prix as teammate's bad luck continues World championship leader Nico Rosberg once again took full advantage of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton’s misfortune on Saturday by claiming pole position for the Hu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1560048/rosberg-pole-after-hamilton-hopes-go-smoke
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Tough anti-tobacco measures needed to ensure healthy workforce, says head of the WHO Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact The head ... with diseases linked to smoking. "Every year more than one million people die as a result of tobacco-related illness. This is a terrible statistic," she said. "China needs to take urgent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550692/smoking-have-devastating-economic-impact-china-who
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Women need new ways to quit smoking

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Psychological issues rather than nicotine addiction blamed for growing numbers Women need new ways to quit smoking Hong Kong's growing numbers of female smokers need a different approach than men to help them quit, the Council on Smoking and Health said yesterday after a survey showed cigarettes served as an emotional crutch for many women. Stress, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536411/women-need-new-ways-quit-smoking
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science February 3, 2013

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... increases the desire to spark up. When this connection was interrupted, the addict was better able to control his or her cravings. "Our study shows the urge for smoking is not only about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1142141/short-science-february-3-2013
  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    The smoking gun: Cable thief arrested after DNA found on cigarette butts

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:20pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Man linked to scene of cable theft as police match crime scene sample to database DNA on cigarette butts led to arrest DNA evidence gathered from cigarette butts has led to the arrest of a suspected thief in Pat Heung, thr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528433/smoking-gun-man-arrested-after-tests-find-dna-cigarette-butts
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Children who smoke menthol cigarettes more likely to get addicted, study finds

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 10:51am by Reuters in New York

    ... of surveys of over 47,000 US middle school and high school students. That included almost 1,800 children who had just started smoking during the first or second survey, one third of whom had opted for menthol cigarettes. By the third-year survey, more than half of those experimenters had quit smoking. Another third were still occasional smokers, and 15 per cent had become habitual smokers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1073814/children-who-smoke-menthol-cigarettes-more-likely-get-addicted-study
  8. News - China

    China to raise tobacco taxes to help protect children from effects of smoking

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:03pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan alice.yan@scmp.com The move would mean young people are less likely to be exposed to second-hand smoke, health officials claim China has announced it will raise tobacco taxes to help protect children from smoking. The move would mean young people are less likely to be exposed to second-hand smoke, according to National Health and Family Planning Commission vice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521213/china-raise-tobacco-taxes-help-protect-children-effects-smoking
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes need tight regulation, WHO says, citing health concerns

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:31am by AGENCIES

    ... nicotine liquid into a vapour that is inhaled- much like traditional cigarettes, but without the smoke. "The existing evidence shows that [e-cigarette] aerosol is not 'merely vapour' ... E-cigarettes also increase the exposure of bystanders and non-smokers to nicotine and other toxicants, it said. So far, users have been widely permitted to vape in places where traditional smoking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581019/e-cigarettes-need-tight-regulation-who-says-citing-health-concerns

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