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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Fri, 9 October 2015


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Questions raised over whether e-cigarettes lead to smoking [...]

Newly published research has cast doubt on claims that e-cigarettes attract non-smokers, it has been claimed. The Welsh Health Survey asked regular users of vaping devices if they had previously been tobacco users - and almost every single respondent said yes. E-cigarettes are set to be banned in enclosed public spaces and work spaces under the Welsh Government’s Public Health Bill.


Almost half of Nottingham residents wouldn't report smoking in cars with children

Almost half of Nottingham residents would not report someone smoking in a car with a child, despite new laws. A survey has revealed that 45 per cent of people would not report someone smoking with a passenger under 18, while a further 21 per cent don't know what they would do. Last week, the government brought in a new law that meant anyone caught smoking in a car with a child could face a £50 fine.


Bill to restrict “vaping” moves closer to becoming law in Prince George’s

A bill to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in most businesses and public places moved one step closer to becoming law in Prince George’s County on Thursday after lawmakers voted it out of committee. If it passes later this year, Prince George’s will become the fourth jurisdiction in Maryland to issue a ban, following Baltimore City and Howard and Montgomery counties.


Bias in Anti-Tobacco Movement is Laid Bare: [...]

Despite the findings that low-nicotine cigarettes failed to result in a significant increase in quitting or in any reduction in cigarette consumption, while the electronic cigarettes resulted in a substantial proportion of smokers who quit or greatly reduced their cigarette consumption, anti-tobacco groups have concluded that low-nicotine cigarettes help smokers quit and cut down, while electronic cigarettes do not.


Vaping addiction a crisis in the making – Gerald Yung

I am writing as a keen observer of, as well as someone with some insights into, the recent debates, and discussion in the media relating to vaping. The country is waiting with bated breath what the Ministry of Health is going to decide on and whether the product will continue to be made available to the public. Indeed, I find it ironic that vape products is so widely available and so widely used now although the regulatory position of it is quite clear.


Wheaton council OKs rules for e-cigarettes, vaping devices

E-cigarettes and other vaping devices are now restricted in certain areas of Wheaton. The city council approved a new smoke- and vape-free ordinance in a 5-0 vote Monday in an effort to "protect the public health, comfort and environment" and ensure nonsmokers and non-vapers can "breathe air free from the hazardous effects of secondhand smoke and alternative nicotine products."


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