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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Wed, 22 April 2015

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Welcome to the newest entrant in the extreme sports category: “cloud chasing.” Competitors play it not with balls and bats, but with electronic cigarettes. They are called cloud chasers, and their devoted fans are cloud gazers. Competitions like this have been heating up world-wide, spreading from Raleigh, N.C., to Los Angeles and Canada to Indonesia.

2015-04-22
wsj.com

The national target of being smokefree by 2025 will not be met without a massive shakeup of funding for anti-tobacco groups, the Ministry of Health now concedes. About 12,500 people successfully quit smoking each year, but this needs to more than triple to reach the 2025 target. At the 2013 census, 13.7 per cent of the adult population said they smoked.

2015-04-22
stuff.co.nz

"We identified a novel circuit in the brain that becomes active during nicotine withdrawal, specifically increasing anxiety," said principal investigator Andrew Tapper, PhD , associate professor of psychiatry. "Increased anxiety is a prominent nicotine withdrawal symptom that contributes to relapse in smokers attempting to quit."

2015-04-22
medicalxpress.com

Customers under 21 years old will no longer be able to purchase tobacco products in Princeton. The town's board of health unanimously adopted an ordinance Monday night banning tobacco sales to a broader population, making Princeton the fifth town in New Jersey to enact such a law.

2015-04-22
nj.com

The city became the first on the north shore and ninth in the state to ban smoking in bars and gaming places, following a split vote of the Hammond City Council on Tuesday night. [...] “People have the right to work in an environment free of toxic air, regardless of their occupation,” Marshall said.

2015-04-22
theadvocate.com

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a ban Tuesday on smokeless tobacco use at sports fields, including AT&T Park. Kevin O’Flaherty, director of advocacy for the northeast region of the U.S.-based Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, said he hopes a similar bill passes at the state level soon.

2015-04-22
sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

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