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Daily Digest - Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Veterans Are Slamming The FDA’s Plan To Smother Vaping Industry

Veterans across the country are slamming the federal government’s impending effort to crush the vaping industry with expensive regulations. The smoking rate and general tobacco use is disproportionately higher among veterans than the general population of the U.S., and veterans rely on vaping as a tool for quitting traditional tobacco products. [...]


An Australian Ex-Con Explains How to Make Cigarettes From Nicotine Patches

In July 2015, Victoria put the Corrections Smoke-Free Prisons Act into effect. The legislation prohibits smoking in all prisons across the state, which led to a spate of violent riots, most notably at the Ravenhall Remand Centre. That particular riot lasted two days and caused an estimated $10 million worth of damage. Still, the government didn't budge.


Clive Bates on e-cigarettes, vaping, and tobacco harm reduction [...]

Clive Bates, Director of Counterfactual Consulting Limited, and AEI Resident Scholar Sally Satel discuss the FDA's regulations, common arguments against vaping, and how vaping can actually benefit smokers.


A third of children hospitalised with asthma 'exposed to cigarette smoke'

One in three children who ends up in hospital with an asthma attack has been exposed to cigarette smoke, prompting renewed concern about parents smoking at home around their offspring. A major review of how hospitals treat children with asthma found that 32% of those treated for breathing difficulties encountered “environmental tobacco smoke” just beforehand.


No-cost help available to help kick tobacco habit

Research suggests it may be more addictive than heroin, but all you need to buy it is to have lived 18 years and present a government-issued ID. Nicotine, one of more than 7,000 chemicals found in cigarettes, is a powerfully addictive drug and the substance that creates dependency in smokers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Julian Morris - keeping up with new technologies

Julian Morris, Vice President of Research at the Reason Foundation, a US-based think tank, talks on The Paul Henry Show about new technologies such as Uber, Lyft, e-cigarettes, AirBnb [...]


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