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Nicotine Science and Policy
Daily Digest - Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Smoke in their Eyes

Tobacco companies once saw e-cigarettes as a threat. Now they see them as an opportunity. Having witnessed vaping’s appeal to smokers hoping to quit or wean themselves on to a less dangerous alternative, industry giants decided to enter the e-cigarette market. We report today that they also funded research extolling vaping’s virtues. Those virtues are many, [...]

2016-10-12
thetimes.co.uk

E-cigarette explosions: A doctor's view

[...] "I had never heard of an injury mechanism like this before," said Brownson, a surgeon who specializes in treating people with burns. The injuries "left a gruesome impression on me." Unfortunately, this wasn't an isolated case. More victims of exploding vaping devices followed, until Brownson and her colleagues [...] saw about two such patients each month.

2016-10-12
medicalxpress.com

Ban on e-cigarettes turns into vapour near schools

Teachers in Karnataka are discovering that many school and college students are switching over to e-cigarettes, which are officially banned for sale but available in a variety of shops. The rise of e-cigarettes, which cost between Rs. 500 and Rs. 3,000 each, is worrying the State Government’s High Powered Committee on Tobacco Control, as it learns of the trend from teachers. [...]

2016-10-12
thehindu.com

Quitters want nicotine e-cigs, says research

MORE than half of Tasmania’s smokers would cut down or quit smoking tobacco if nicotine-based e-cigarettes were made legal, research shows. An Australasian Association of Convenience Stores study looking at 400 Tasmanians smokers showed a third had tried e-cigarettes and almost three quarters were aware they are tobacco free.

2016-10-12
themercury.com.au

Anti-tobacco bills advance in District, would raise age to buy cigarettes to 21

The D.C. Council on Tuesday advanced a package of anti-tobacco bills that would increase the minimum age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 and restrict the public use of tobacco products. The bills would extend the same restrictions against cigarette smoking in restaurants, schools and public buildings to electronic cigarettes. It would also ban chewing tobacco at sport facilities, including Nationals Park.

2016-10-12
washingtonpost.com

Call for ban on sheesha from city centre in Oman

A large number of sheesha (tobacco smoking) restaurants have been fined after they were found violating the rules and regulations laid down by the municipalities. A sheesha restaurant will now have to be located at least 200 metres away from residential neighbourhoods, educational institutions and places of worship, according to a new law passed by Ministry of Regional Municipalities on May 22, 2016.

2016-10-11
timesofoman.com

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