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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Thu, 5 March 2015

Pargneaux accused tobacco companies of "spending a lot of money to keep tribunals off their back" and said, "we know that by going after these firms, we are unlikely to make many friends". He also insisted that this new working group "is not here to engage in anti-smoking politics". However, not all members of the group went along with this rhetoric, [...]

2015-03-05
theparliamentmagazine.eu

At least 13 other councils throughout the UK clearly state that they will not place children under five with electronic cigarette users, according to an investigation carried out by The Daily Mail. They are following the BAAF’s position that “users of e-cigarettes be considered smokers until concerns about the devices are cleared up.”

2015-03-05
forbes.com

More Canadian youth are choosing electronic cigarettes over their traditional tobacco counterpart, according to recently released government statistics. Among youth aged 15–19, 20% have tried vaping, compared to 11% who smoke tobacco, states the Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey. 

2015-03-05
cmaj.ca

Anti-smoking activists and public health officials who question the usefulness of electronic cigarettes in reducing tobacco-related disease often talk as if the content of the aerosol generated by these newfangled contraptions is utterly mysterious. [...] we can't know for sure without more information about exactly what vapers are sucking into their lungs. 

2015-03-05
reason.com

Taxes on cigarettes and other consumable items will hit poor Ohioans harder and increasing taxes on those products -- as Gov. John Kasich has proposed -- makes it harder for them to climb out of poverty, according to a new study released Tuesday. Kasich wants to increase cigarette taxes from $1.25 to $2.25 per pack and increase taxes on cigars [...]

2015-03-05
cleveland.com

Children under the age of 18 in Denmark will no longer be allowed to purchase electronic cigarettes and vape pens as of 1 November if the country’s parliament passes a bill proposing tighter regulations. According to figures from the health authority Sundhedsstyrelsen, in 2013 more than 150,000 people in Denmark smoked e-cigarettes at least once every three days.

2015-03-04
icenews.is

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