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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Thu, 15 January 2015

Smokers looking to quit might soon have a powerful new natural herb to help them kick their addiction. The extract called cytisine, comes from the golden rain tree, or Cytisus laburnum. According to the study, lead by Dr. Natalie Walker from the National Institute for Health Innovation, [...] cystine has been found to be better than any nicotine replacement technique like patches or gums, available in the market currently.

2015-01-15
digitaljournal.com

Bizarrely, given the fact that we now live in an era where everyone knows their rights and entitlements, we live in more intolerant times than ever before. [...] A perfect example of this prissy, unpleasant intolerance is our attitude towards smoking and, increasingly, smokers themselves. In fact, smokers are the last minority it's acceptable to despise and nowhere is that open contempt more obvious than in the various flatulent outbursts from the HSE.

2015-01-15
independent.ie

The Michigan Legislature got it right last year, passing bills to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Only a handful of states haven’t gotten around to this sensible, limited form of e-cigarette regulations. Under pressure from activist groups who oppose this approach, Gov. Rick Snyder hasn’t signed the bill, [...] Failing to sign this legislation would leave Michigan as one of the few remaining states that allow the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

2015-01-15
detroitnews.com

[...] Juju Joints are bad because they might lead to Marlboros? There is no evidence that nicotine vaping promotes cigarette smoking, and it is even less plausible that THC vaping would. Since products like Juju Joints enable consumers to avoid smoke inhalation (just as e-cigarettes do), they should be welcomed by anyone worried about potential health effects. [...]

2015-01-15
reason.com

Mayor Billy Kenoi has signed a bill that makes Hawaii County the first in the state restricting the use of electronic cigarettes to the same places traditional tobacco cigarettes can be smoked. The bill had squeezed through the County Council last month on a 5-4 vote. Proponents praised the measure as a way to make Hawaii County healthier, especially for children.

2015-01-15
westhawaiitoday.com

The New Orleans City Council is expected vote next week on a controversial ordinance that would prohibit smoking in local barrooms and casinos will answer the question of what the members value more highly: the right of residents to breathe clean air or the right of businesses to operate as they choose. Proponents of the ban, [...] said the council has an obligation to consider the health impact of secondhand smoke on people who work in casinos and bars.

2015-01-15
theneworleans
advocate.com

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