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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Thu, 3 December 2015

The slow-burn, devastating impact of tobacco plain packs

It is three years since Australia fully implemented its historic tobacco plain packaging law. From December 1, 2012, all tobacco products have been required to be sold in the mandated standardised packs, which, with their large disturbing graphic health warnings, are anything but “plain”. Ever since, there have been frenzied efforts by the tobacco industry [...] to discredit the policy as a failure.

2015-12-03
theconversation.com

Onerous new FDA rules will increase smoking

New rules from the Food and Drug Administration could wreck the consumer-driven market for a broad range of products that reduce or eliminate many of the harmful aspects of combustible cigarettes, and drive millions back to smoking. Under the FDA's current proposal, nicotine-delivery products created after Feb. 15, 2007 — including e-cigarettes and other vapor devices already being sold [...]

2015-12-03
washingtonexaminer.com

E-Cigarette Industry Urges Senators To Save Vaping Businesses [...]

The country’s largest e-cigarette trade group is calling on the Senate Committee on Appropriations to amend an upcoming spending bill with language to save the industry from regulations that could destroy 99 percent of vaping businesses. The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) said Monday it supports using language from Republican Rep. Tom Cole‘s H.R. 2058 bill [...]

2015-12-03
dailycaller.com

Oregon Bans Cannabis Cafés Starting January 1

The Cannabis Café is one of at least three cannabis clubs that have opened up in Portland, including The Other Spot and the NW Cannabis Club. None of these clubs sell any marijuana. The marijuana laws do not allow for on-site consumption at dispensaries. It’s all BYOB – bring your own buds. They don’t sell alcohol or allow tobacco. They are run by volunteers. [...]

2015-12-03
marijuanapolitics.com

Potentially dangerous molecules detected in e-cigarette aerosols

Electronic cigarettes produce highly-reactive free radicals—molecules associated with cell damage and cancer—and may pose a health risk to users, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. "There's a perception that e-cigarettes are healthier than regular cigarettes, or at least not as harmful as regular cigarettes," said John P. Richie Jr., [...]

2015-12-03
medicalxpress.com

Vaping Alliance Supports Ministry’s E-Cigarette Advice

“We support the comments made in the draft paper ‘How healthcare workers may want to respond to questions from patients about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes)’ which we have seen as a result of it being posted on Twitter, and believe the Ministry should back themselves and release the advice so patients can have accurate information on e-cigarettes,” said Mr QJ Satchell, [...]

2015-12-03
scoop.co.nz

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