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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Wed, 9 December 2015

Anti-Smoking Zealot Claims E-Cigarettes Are ‘Against Our Culture’

Anti-tobacco activist Dr. Peter Shields claims e-cigarettes glorify the act of smoking and are “against our culture.” [...] “Electronic cigarettes are glorifying the smoking act,” Shields tells The Lantern. “It’s against our culture of what we’re trying to promote. If it turns out that there’s some benefit or lack of harm, then we’ll take it off the policy.”


When a cigar is not just a cigar: [...]

STG Australia manages marketing, promotion, and importation of STG’s goods within Australia. All imported tobacco material must repackaged in order to comply with Australia’s plain packaging law for tobacco products, called the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (TPPA) for tobacco products to be sold in khaki, unattractive packaging.


Welsh government amends plans for e-cigarette ban

A radical plan to ban e-cigarettes from all enclosed public spaces and workplaces has been ditched by the Welsh government. [...] The Welsh health minister, Mark Drakeford, said: “Basically, we have changed our proposals so that a ban on e-cigarettes would be put in place in areas where there is a potential risk to children; [...]


Ministers aims to ban smoking in cars carrying children

Stormont health minister Simon Hamilton has tabled an amended to proposed legislation on smoking regulations that will make it illegal to light up when transporting a child. Addressing the Assembly in Belfast, Mr Hamilton said he had responded to concerns raised when a prohibition was not incorporated into the first draft of his proposed Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill.


Flavoring Chemicals in E-Cigarettes: [...]

There are over 7,000 e-cigarette flavors currently marketed. Flavoring chemicals gained notoriety in the early 2000’s when inhalation exposure of the flavoring chemical diacetyl was found to be associated with a disease that became known as “Popcorn Lung.” There has been limited research on flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes.


Tobacco products to be taken off shop displays from 2017

From 2017, retailers of tobacco products will not be allowed to display them in their shops, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (Dec 9). The ministry said it will move to ban stores from displaying such products after amendments to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act are tabled in Parliament.


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