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Daily Digest - Friday,  6 January 2017

Revealed: Electronic cigarettes could damage sperm

Electronic cigarettes could damage men's fertility through toxic chemicals in the flavourings, a study suggests. Cinnamon-flavoured e-cigarettes in particular make sperm slower swimmers, according to the latest research to raise health concerns about the fashionable devices. Bubblegum flavouring, another of the most popular, kills off cells in the testes which help to produce sperm, scientists found.


Smoke and Mirrors?

In early November 2016, Philip Morris USA, owned by Altria Group Inc., Reynolds American Inc., and several other tobacco companies added eight cents to the per-pack wholesale price of their top cigarette brands. ITG Brands upped the ante by levying a 16 cent hike. The move isn’t a surprise to convenience store owners, operators and managers as it reflects a trend of price increases [...]


New film raises questions between vaping vs. smoking

It's a common new year’s resolution: to quit smoking. So, many people turn to alternatives like vaping. But is that really a safer option?


Opinion: Need to weed out facts about marijuana’s dangers

The greatest public-health disaster our species ever brought upon itself began in Europe 400 years ago — the introduction and use of tobacco. In the 20th century alone, 100 million people died from cigarette smoking worldwide. And while the incidence rate has fallen in western countries, it remains high in Third World nations. Six million tobacco users still die each year.


Total smoking, e-cigarette ban in all public places: HPA

The Health Promotion Administration (HPA) announced today a proposed law to expand the recent ban on smoking in public places to bars, nightclubs, cigar lounges, and this will include e-cigarettes with violators subject to a fine of up to NT$10,000 (US$312). Under the current regulations, smoking is banned in public places. However, there is an exception to this law for hotels, [...]


Q&A with Clive Bates | Nicopure Labs

Watch as Patricia Kovacevic, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Nicopure Labs, as she discusses FDA Deeming regulations and tobacco harm reduction with Clive Bates [...]


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