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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Tue, 11 August 2015

Now, you can report smoking ban violation on portal in Karnataka

To ensure better monitoring of the implementation of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), 2003, the State government has unveiled the website. The website, designed and developed by the National Informatics Centre, will not only help each of the 30 district tobacco control cells [...] but also offer the public an option to report violations directly on it.


Your health: Hookah smoking among college students increases

As hookah smoking becomes more popular among young adults, especially college-age students, researchers are finding that positive mentions about hookah use on Twitter -- more than 12,000 a day -- may be adding to the misperception that it is somehow less harmful than cigarette smoking, The Washington Post reports.


Vapor Corp. Opening of New "The Vape Store" in Kissimmee, Florida

This effort is in response to the growing consumer demand for vaping products across the country and in recognition of the shift in consumer preference to purchase these items in exclusively vape-dedicated stores. In 2015, an estimated one-third of the $3.5 billion retail purchases in the U.S. will be made through the vape shop retail channel, [...]


E-cigarettes – meet the new, same as the old

While the e-cigarettes don't fill the lungs with harmful smoke, that doesn't make them a healthy alternative to regular cigarettes. Anyone who uses ("vapes") an e-cigarette is still putting nicotine – which is absorbed through the lungs – into his or her system. Besides being an addictive drug, nicotine is also toxic in high doses. It was once even used as an insecticide.


Vape advocates hope to educate owners on pending FDA regulations

Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, an industry advocacy group, said the new regulations proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would eliminate 99 percent of the thousands of vape shops that have popped up around the country. That includes the dozens that have popped up in the York County area over the years.


Wayne State to join majority of Michigan universities with smoke-free policy

Students panic-smoking before an exam [...] will need to put their cigs out. Effective Aug. 19, [...] “Wayne State is committed to the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors," said Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson in a press release. "Going smoke- and tobacco-free is a logical step toward ensuring a healthy, clean and welcoming campus."


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