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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Wed, 10 June 2015

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Wales to ban e-cigarette use


Should we devolve intolerance? There is no clear health justification for the Welsh government’s decision to ban e-cigarettes from public places, offices, factories, pubs and lorries. [...]
I am going to start a campaign to remove the dragon from the Welsh flag. No wonder so many Welsh children end up on the Rothmans when they are brought up with national iconography dominated by a fire and smoke-breathing creature. [...]
Only in times of war do politicians deliberately, and publicly, send people to their deaths. We may mock our rulers for their vanity, inanity and sometimes stupidity, but the truth is that most of them, most of the time, want to do the best for the voters; they certainly do not go around killing them. [...]

Before Hon Lik invented the e-cigarette, a device now shaking up the Big Tobacco industry, he was a pharmacist in China struggling to quit a two-to-three pack a day smoking habit. Once in 2002, Hon forgot to remove a nicotine patch from his stomach before bed and had nightmares all night. He traced it to the continuous dose of nicotine and then realized [...]

2015-06-10
reuters.com

Using e-cigarettes in enclosed public places could be banned in Wales under radical plans.

2015-06-10
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

E-cigarettes are widely acknowledged to be safer than tobacco cigarettes. But in an era of health-inspired control freakery, even something that merely looks like smoking must be stamped out. The result will be more deaths and less freedom. [...] many anti-smoking campaigners now see e-cigarettes as a means to reach the tobacco ‘endgame’ – the point at which smoking all but dies out.

2015-06-10
spiked-online.com

E-cigarettes may soon cost more under an agreement by lawmakers in Olympia.

2015-06-10
kirotv.com

Health campaigners in England have called for radical restrictions on the tobacco industry in a report that lays fresh foundations for a new wave of antismoking regulations. The report calls for a levy on tobacco companies, higher tax rises on cigarettes, and a new license for all retailers who want to sell tobacco as antismoking campaigners build on the success of plain packaging legislation passed this year.

2015-06-10
ft.com

Dr Farsalinos' interview on a Greek radio show about e-cigarettes.

2015-06-10
youtube.com

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