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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Thu, 9 July 2015

Some health researchers and officials are spreading negative and false information about electronic cigarettes, a Maori health academic says. The latest Ministry of Health figures on smoking show that around four in ten Māori adults are smokers. Marewa Glover, an associate professor from Massey University, says their claims are putting people off from using them, but the e-cigs do actually help many people stop smoking.

2015-07-09
radionz.co.nz

A proposed California State Senate bill, known as SB 140, authored by state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) calls for e-cigarettes to be defined as tobacco products and that they adhere to California’s existing smoke-free laws which prohibit smoking at workplaces, schools, hospitals, restaurants, and other public places to reduce exposure to second-hand smoke and discourage smoking in general.

2015-07-09
patch.com

For many Egyptian Muslims it is not the forgoing of food and drink during daylight hours that makes the holy month of Ramadan a difficult time: it is the corresponding restriction on smoking. Take Sayed [...]. After the muezzin calls out at sunset, he reaches for a cigarette. So does his staff. Of his 28 employees, only three do not smoke. In much of the rich world, smoking seems to be doomed.

2015-07-09
economist.com

“Raising taxes on tobacco products is one of the most effective and cost effective ways to reduce consumption of products that kill,” says Margaret Chan, WHO director-general. Similarly, Douglas Bettcher, WHO director for the prevention of non-communicable diseases, says “evidence from countries such as China and France shows that higher tobacco product prices linked to increased taxes lead to declines in smoking [...]

2015-07-09
pharmaceutical-journal.com

Opinions remain divided as to their long-term impact on health. Should people be worried about using e-cigarettes? The popularity of e-cigarettes has soared in recent years, but do they pose a health risk we should be concerned about? As e-cigarette use is moving toward ubiquity, the gaps in knowledge about their effects are becoming more concerning for health experts.

2015-07-09
medicalnewstoday.com

A health report published by Public Health England has found that 411 people per 100,000 of the population die in the Hyndburn area every year from smoking-related illness.. Hyndburn’s MP has said the area is ‘at war’ with tobacco and booze as shock health figures reveal the borough to have the second highest rate of smoking-related deaths in Lancashire.

2015-07-09
accringtonobserver.co.uk

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