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Daily Digest - Friday, 29 July 2016

What medical ‘experts’ hide: Nicotine does NOT cause cancer

Strange as it may sound, the key substance used in many medical therapies aimed at helping wean people off smoking – is nicotine. Why is this so if cigarettes – which are addictive because they contain nicotine – are widely acknowledged as harmful and also proven likely to cause cancer in the long run? Such seemingly opposite stands were better explained by Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos [...]


E-cig liquid nicotine containers often mislabeled

Containers that hold liquid nicotine for electronic cigarettes may not be labeled with the correct amount of nicotine, a new study says. And as many as two-thirds of these containers may not be child-resistant, the researchers found. "Mislabeling of nicotine in e-liquids exposes the user to the harmful effects of nicotine," said study author Kelly Buettner-Schmidt, [...]


GFN 2016: The e-cigarette environment in Australia

Speaking at GFN 2016, Colin Mendelsohn talks about: The e-cigarette environment in Australia. Barriers to, and prospects for harm reduction.


Raising tobacco age to 21 is best way to prevent lifelong addiction

Raising the national minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 would save lives by preventing adolescents from ever taking up smoking, a new report suggests. In their analysis, Ohio State University public health experts detail how raising the minimum tobacco sales age would be effective in improving health and note the economic consequences to retailers would be minimal.


Full ban on shisha, emerging tobacco products in S’pore from Aug 1

The ban on shisha will kick in on Monday (Aug 1) after the end of a grace period. Licensed tobacco importers and retailers who import or sell shisha tobacco will be prohibited from importing, wholesaling or selling tobacco, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Health Sciences Authority announced in a joint statement on Thursday (July 28).


Dr Gopal Bhatnagar Talks Healthy Vaping

Dr. Gopal Bhatnagar, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Trillium Cardiovascular Associates, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto


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