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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Thu, 21 May 2015

Global Forum on Nicotine conference update: 

GFN 2015 - 5-6 June in Warsaw: The conference programme  features leading scientists, policy analysts, regulatory experts and consumer advocates. Proceedings will commence at 10:00, on Friday 5th June, with a series of satellite meetings. 
Satellite 1: Science and Policy Update; Satellite 2: Product Standards - Progress towards standards for nicotine delivery devices; Satellite 3: Consumer Advocacy - policy updates and campaigns; Satellite 4: Switching and quitting: keeping my options open. More details at:

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A new study [...] took a closer look at the NEJM findings in the context of real-world conditions. It concluded that 3rd generation e-cigarettes can indeed produce high levels of aldehydes - but only under extreme conditions which human smokers can be expected to avoid because of the immediate unpleasant sensory effects.


Despite continued opposition from Gov. Rick Snyder, the Senate unanimously voted Wednesday to ban the use and sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18. Snyder vetoed a similar bill that the Legislature passed last year and said Tuesday that he still opposes the measure because he feels e-cigarettes should be regulated – and taxed – as a tobacco product.


As a director for Fontem Ventures, an e-cigarette manufacturer, I agree with Dr McBride that stopping children from smoking is a "public health priority". I also believe that children should not be permitted to buy e-cigarettes and would support a ban on sales to minors in Northern Ireland. However, there is no scientific evidence to support the assertion that e-cigarettes "normalise smoking", [...]


His recent op-ed, Smoke-free tobacco can save lives, explains how smokers craving for nicotine sickens and kills them from the smoke, not from the nicotine. Thus, allowing smokers ready access to smoke-free nicotine would have the effect of preventing almost all of the smoking-related illness and death. 


E-cigarette smokers looking to toke up in public buildings won't legally be able to as of May 27, thanks in part to legislation pushed by Oregon's largest organization of building owners. [...] The bill, which would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes under the Oregon Indoor Clean Air Act, has passed both the Oregon House and Senate and is expected to be signed by Gov. Kate Brown next Wednesday. 


The South Korean government warned of a possible overdose of nicotine for those who smoke electronic cigarettes Tuesday, while ordering a recall of 10 e-cigarettes over defective power cord plugs that may cause a fire or electric shock. The 10 electric cord plugs of e-cigarettes subject to a recall contain a defective electrical insulator [...]


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