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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Mon, 18 January 2016


E-Cigarettes, Prescriptions and the UK National Health Service

NSP Correspondent - Paul Barnes, 18 January 2016

The UK’s Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has released a public assessment report (PAR) on what could be the very first medically approved e-cigarette – e-Voke –which was developed by British American Tobacco. Medicines approval means that the product can be prescribed by medical practitioners, and ensures that the medicinal device meets applicable standards of safety, quality and efficacy. Coupled with the press releases surrounding the landmark report from Public Health England, the media and policy makers are keeping a very close eye on this.

Children are increasingly using e-cigarettes [...]

Advertisements for chocolate and bubble gum-flavoured e-cigarettes could attract children to try vaping, according to new research. The study found school children shown adverts for candy-flavoured e-cigarettes expressed greater interest in buying and trying them than their peers. It is illegal to sell e-cigarettes and e-liquids to under-18s in the UK, [...]


PBS Radio inteview [...]

30 Minute interview with Greg Conley and Stanton Glantz on PBS radio on his new meta-analysis saying E-Cig don't work.


Electronic cigarettes: what can we learn from the UK experience?

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have polarised the medical and public health communities in Australia and internationally. Some researchers describe them as the greatest opportunity to improve public health this century, with the potential to save millions of lives. Other commentators are concerned that they could renormalise smoking by increasing the visibility of a behaviour [...]


E-cigarettes & alcohol impairment

A new study shows that alcohol produced in association with e-cigarettes can impair your motor skills!


A hot, hazy mess

MALACCA has banned both the sale and use of vape, or e-cigarettes, while states like Johor, Kelantan, [...] have either banned their sale or are mulling over prohibiting it for Muslims. Others are silent on the issue while waiting for federal regulations. [...] There’s a lot of confusion because vaping is new, civil liberties lawyer Syahredzan Johan says, drawing a comparison with the Uber situation here.


Trends in e-cigarette use in England

[...] Robert West, PhD, from University College London, London, UK, discusses data from monthly national surveys in adults in England on the use of electronic cigarettes [...]


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