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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Fri, 20 November 2015

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Tobacco Companies Sued Over Cancer-Causing Substances in E-Cigarettes

Several brands of electronic cigarettes, e-liquids, and other vaping products give off high levels of two cancer-causing chemicals even during normal use, according to tests commissioned by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH). “More than half of the products we tested had levels above the California safety standard,” Charles Margulis, media director for CEH [...]


E-cigarettes - a potent mix of danger for the young

Mango lassi, honeydew, lychee and even bandung - these are just a taste of the myriad regional flavours which can now be smoked in Malaysia. And the explosion in flavours, which also include Red Bull, Yakult grape and milk tea, shows how much the use of e-cigarettes has grown across the border and why there is now a major and very heated debate there on how to regulate it.


[...] exposure to e-cigarette ads on young adults

Exposure to e-cigarette advertisements may enhance curiosity and usage among young adults, according to a study published this week in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Researchers [...] assessed more than 4,200 young adults (ages 18-34) and the impact of random assignment to exposure to e-cigarette advertisements on perceptions, intentions, and subsequent use.


California tobacco tax hike will save lives

Significantly increasing tobacco taxes is one of the most effective ways of helping people quit and keeping youth from ever starting, and it is popular. Recent polls show nearly three-quarters of Californians support raising the cigarette tax by $2 per pack and about the same percentage of voters also favor regulating electronic smoking devices.


Both Kansas Cities raise age to buy tobacco products to 21

Young Kansas City smokers will have to drive a bit farther to buy their cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vapor products under an ordinance that's getting widespread support in the metropolitan area. [...] the Kansas City, Missouri, City Council voted 11-1 Thursday in favor of an ordinance raising the minimum age to tobacco products, rolling papers and alternative nicotine products to 21.


Marijuana’s Cost to Employers

With the adoption of more state laws to legalize marijuana, employers will face challenges to protect their employees from injury and to comply with federal requirements to maintain a drug-free workplace. Employers also face potentially costly litigation as case law surrounding legal marijuana develops, according to the Quest Diagnostics whitepaper “What Will ‘Legal’ Marijuana Cost Employers?”


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