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Daily Digest - Thursday, 4 August 2016

Smoking rate hits low in England

The number of people smoking in England has hit the lowest levels on record, according to Public Health England (PHE) figures. In 2015, smoking levels decreased to 16.9% in England, PHE’s Annual Population Survey (APS) shows. [...] Alison Cox, Cancer Research UK’s director of prevention, said: “Smoking is still the biggest preventable cause of cancer, so it’s good to see that smoking rates are at a record low.


Consultation: Proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard - ACMS meeting, [...]

The TGA is seeking comments from interested parties on the following proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard referred by the delegate for scheduling advice to the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS). Proposed amendments referred by the delegate for scheduling advice for consideration by the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS).


The Battle for "A Billion Lives"

[...] Aaron joins us to discuss the film, why he felt the need to tell this story, and how you can see the film for yourself.


While the US Gets More Strict on Vaping, New Zealand Moves to Relax Its Laws

Nobody around the world really knows what to do about vaping. Even as new strict vaping regulations trickle into effect in the US, New Zealand’s government is seriously considering un-banning the devices, which have been effectively illegal in the country since they first emerged more than a decade ago. These divergent approaches demonstrate the key conflict at the root of vaping regulation debates: [...]


Tougher tobacco rules may spark housing disputes

Finland's new Tobacco Act takes effect on August 15. Most of the changes are part of the EU's Tobacco Products Directive of 2014. The new law forbids the use of any flavouring, such as menthol, in most tobacco products. It also bans smoking in cars with children under age 15 [...] And from now on, smokers of electronic cigarettes will face all the same restrictions as those using other cigarettes.


News from the Front State and Local Regulation of E Cigarettes [...]

This Consortium webinar examines the current policy landscape of state and local regulation of e-cigarettes in the U.S. [...]


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