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Daily Digest - Thursday, 29 September 2016

Tobacco industry’s harm-reduced products opportunity not threat to smokefree 2025

A Massey University public health researcher is welcoming trial results with a new nicotine inhaler, despite the fact it has been developed by tobacco company Philip Morris. All the tobacco firms are developing “harm reduced” products and the independent vaporiser market is also innovating and improving technology, associate professor Marewa Glover says.


This may be exactly what smokers need to quit

The Canadian Institute of Health Research has granted a researcher with the Health Sciences North Research Institute $688,051 over a three-year term to develop a tobacco smoking vaccine. Dr. Hoang-Thanh Le and his team are proposing to develop a new vaccination strategy targeting the lungs, which offers an effective treatment that can sequester nicotine in the airways and limit its entry into the brain.


Why vape shops in Washington are welcoming new state regulations, [...]

Businesses selling e-cigarettes, liquid nicotine and other vapor products in Washington are navigating new sets of state and federal rules, a major switch for the industry that was largely unregulated until this year. The state requirements that kick in this weekend are welcome, according to some owners of vapor businesses. It’s the federal regulations that began taking effect in August that worry some business owners.


Federal Liberals plan to regulate vaping [...]

The Liberal government says it plans to introduce legislation later this fall to regulate vaping. [...] “Smoking tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in Canada, affecting the well-being of all Canadians, including youth.,” said Philpott. “The government of Canada is continuing to explore new and better ways to address smoking in Canada, and its impact on the health of Canadians.”


Sales of Accessories Heat Up

Business remains steady in the tobacco accessories category, with much of the industry buzz focusing on accessories for a pair of unrelated product lines—electronic cigarettes and legalized marijuana. In states where medical or recreational marijuana is legal—it remains illegal according to federal law—convenience stores have the opportunity to add items like pipes, lighters and rolling papers.


FDA rule on tobacco products under final review

The White House is reviewing a final rule from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on tobacco products. The rule aims to clarify when the FDA can regulate a product like nicotine gum as a drug or device versus a tobacco product like electronic cigarettes. For the agency it all comes down to the product’s intended use.


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