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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Wed, 25 November 2015

Grover Norquist Urges Congress To Change FDA Rule [...]

One of the most powerful advocacy groups in the country is urging Congress to support changes to regulations that, if enacted, will all but wipe out the e-cigarette industry in America. [...] If the regulations go into effect as is, as much as 99 percent of small businesses in the e-cigarette industry could be forced to close, according to [...] Gregory Conley.


MEVTA agrees to produce nicotine-free vape juices

Malaysia E-Vaporisers and Tobacco Alternative Association (MEVTA) today announced that they were “fully supportive” of the Health Ministry’s (KKM) decision to regulate vape liquids and devices. Speaking at a press conference in Saloma Bistro and Theatre today, MEVTA vice-president Rizani Zakaria said that the decision was unanimous among MEVTA members, which included distributors, manufacturers, retailers and vape users alike.


This Tobacco Company Looks Smoking Hot

Tobacco companies have long been known to return rich dividends to its investors. Altria Group [...] is no exception to this. The Altria group of companies has a strong American heritage stretching back more than 180 years.​ The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company is the world’s leading producer and marketer of moist smokeless tobacco products.​


Council votes to ban e-cigarettes on outdoor city property

A new year means new resolutions. City council wants to start with these: no more smoking on outdoor city property and no more vaping either. At Monday’s city council meeting, Ward 2 City Coun. Pat Lorje made no apologies about taking a stand against e-cigarettes and sided with the decision to ban vaping outdoors on city property as of Jan. 1, 2016.


Understanding the crusade against e-cigarettes

Two recent public comment letters from Stanton Glantz of the University of California at San Francisco finally lay bare the myth that underlies the public-health crusade against e-cigarettes – that no non-pharmaceutical nicotine-delivery product could possibly have any personal or public health benefits.


Why are Altria and Reynolds American Supporting Increased [...]

In an ironic twist that boggles the mind, both Altria and Reynolds American have taken a public policy position that protects public health despite being a threat to their cigarette profits, while the major anti-smoking groups are urging the FDA to stifle competition against cigarettes and thus protect the stream of profits for cigarette companies.


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