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Daily Digest - Wednesday, 20 April 2016

U.S. House committee votes to smooth e-cigarette regulatory path

A U.S. House of Representatives committee on Tuesday approved an amendment to an agricultural funding bill that would make it easier for e-cigarettes to win regulatory clearance than currently proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. Under a proposed FDA rule, almost all e-cigarette and vapor products [...] would be required to meet regulatory standards that the industry considers excessively stringent.

2016-04-20
reuters.com

Medical Group With Financial Ties To Big Pharma [...]

A medical nonprofit with significant ties to major pharmaceutical companies stands accused of lying about the safety of e-cigarettes. The American Thoracic Society’s (ATS) Tobacco Action Committee claims there is a “misconception” that e-cigarettes are safer than conventional tobacco cigarettes.

2016-04-20
dailycaller.com

Here Is the One Stock to Buy to Profit From the Vaping, [...]

There is a new entry to the lexicon of hipster jargon: "vape." [...] E-cigs are all the rage, and they pose a challenge to traditional cigarette makers. They also offer a huge multi-year growth opportunity for investors. The stock that benefits the most from the vaping craze is Philip Morris International [...] which makes and markets cigarettes and other nicotine-containing products around the world.

2016-04-20
thestreet.com

Anti-smoking doctor calls for vaping to help hopeful quitters

Consumers and business owners alike have been consistent in their calls urging the Hong Kong Government to adopt a more open attitude towards vaping products, also known as e-cigarettes. Last week, a European doctor and scientist, Professor Riccardo Polosa, arrived in Hong Kong making the argument that is can be a boon to public health and even reduce smoking rates.

2016-04-20
harbourtimes.com

Ottawa Board of Health holds off on hookah, e-cigarette ban

Ottawa's Board of Health has voted to hold off on banning the use of hookah pipes and e-cigarettes in public places, in favour of waiting to see whether proposed provincial regulations will include a ban. The use of non-tobacco combustible products and substances has been growing in popularity, as cities across the country try to close gaps in their smoking bylaws by banning them in public places.

2016-04-20
cbc.ca

FDA Campaign Shows Teens the 'Real Cost' of Chewing Tobacco

The Food and Drug Administration is taking the unusual step of launching a targeted campaign aimed at white teenagers living in rural America. The message: smokeless tobacco can kill you or lead to life-changing deformities. The FDA says its latest effort targets white, rural males who are more likely to use dip, chew and other smokeless tobacco products. [...]

2016-04-20
nbcnews.com

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