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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Thu, 30 April 2015

The Canadian Lung Association salutes Nova Scotia for becoming the first jurisdiction in North America to ban menthol flavoured tobacco. On April 28, the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly approved a ban on menthol cigarettes and other flavoured tobacco products. Bill 90 comes into effect on May 31, 2015. 

2015-04-30
digitaljournal.com

Although the medical community is unanimous in its wish to limit, or even eliminate tobacco smoking, the role of electronic cigarettes in this process has been controversial [1]. Will e-cigarettes be part of the solution by harm reduction – and are e-cigarettes really less harmful? Or will e-cigarettes contribute to the problem by serving as a gateway to tobacco cigarettes?

2015-04-30
medpagetoday.com

E-cigarettes are inspiring a lot of fear these days. People working in the industry worry that they're going to be hit with the same regulations that regular cigarette companies operate under. Meanwhile, public health officials and lawmakers feel that the e-cigarette industry has been allowed to flourish unchecked into what someday could become a public health crisis.

2015-04-30
america.aljazeera.com

Too often in the debate about the e-cigarette the focus is upon the relative lack of proof of harm and the flawed assumption that lack of evidence of harm equals evidence of safety. This is the wrong perspective. Instead, the focus needs to be upon proof that e-cigarettes are safe (alone or in conjunction with active smoking, since many are dual users), [...]

2015-04-30
medpagetoday.com

Japan Tobacco said on Thursday it had agreed to buy Florida-based e-cigarette maker Logic Technology Development LLC as it aims to become a global leader in the nascent, but fast-growing, market. Japan Tobacco will fund the acquisition with existing cash and loan facilities, and expects to complete the deal in the third quarter of this year following regulatory approval, it said.

2015-04-30
reuters.com

Governor Steve Bullock signed Senate Bill 66 Tuesday, which prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, to minors. The bill was [...] introduced at the request of Attorney General Tim Fox. “E-cigarettes can be just as dangerous and addictive as traditional cigarettes, yet right now it is perfectly legal to sell them to minors in Montana,” Fox said. 

2015-04-30
ktvh.com

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