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Daily Digest -  Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Surgeon General's Pack of Lies About E-Cigarettes Is Likely to Cost Lives

Fear-based lies are the foundation of most reports on drug use published by US government agencies sworn to protect the health and well-being of the public. And so it is with this month’s Surgeon General’s report, “E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults.”The entire report is based on a whopper of a lie. It is told first in the foreword by Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, [...]


Chandigarh shows poor compliance with Cigarettes [...]

CITY BEAUTIFUL, which was declared the first smoke-free city of India in 2007, has shown poor compliance with the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) in a survey conducted to find descriptive evaluation of the Act. While the survey revealed that no active smoking was observed at 80.5 per cent public places in the city, [...]


The US plans to ban smoking in public housing — but will it work?

The nationwide smoking ban was announced last month by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It will go into effect starting in the new year, but local housing authorities will have a year and a half to implement smoke-free policies. For now, public housing agencies around the country are still trying to figure out how to enforce the ban, including how to punish violators.


It’s time to smoke out the lies about cannabis

CANNABIS is a complex drug, often presented as a miracle medication. But I see its darker side. Cannabis has become the dominant reason for young people to seek addiction treatment across Ireland, rising slowly and relentlessly over the past 10 years. Our clinical services routinely encounter young people who have racked up debts of thousands of euro to fund their insatiable appetite for this drug. [...]


PH backs e-cigarettes restrictions

THE Philippines is supporting World Health Organization (WHO)-backed proposals to regulate Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes—the use of which is popularly known as “vaping”—presented during the seventh biennial Conference of Parties of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) held in November.


Anti-smoking group worried how legalizing marijuana will affect tobacco use

With marijuana on the road to legalization in Canada, one group has concerns about the impending legislation. [...] “There are concerns related to tobacco were the potential for the re-normalization of smoking in public. We were pleased to see that the federal review panel has recommended that existing smoking bans on tobacco and e-cigarettes be extended to include marijuana.”


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