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Daily Digest -  Thursday, 22 December 2016

Switching to Vaping Improves Health of Smokers with COPD

A new study by Dr. Riccardo Polosa and colleagues, published in the journal Respiratory Research, finds that smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who switch to electronic cigarettes experience an improvement in their symptoms and have fewer COPD exacerbations. This study adds to the evidence that electronic cigarettes can play a significant role in achieving harm reduction among smokers [...]

2016-12-22
tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com

Study finds hookah tobacco labels are misleading

Label information on many hookah tobacco products is misleading and may be misinterpreted by consumers, according to new research on nicotine and pH levels in hookah tobacco. The study, led by Roswell Park Cancer Institute and UB scientists, has been published online ahead of print in the journal Tobacco Regulatory Science.

2016-12-22
buffalo.edu

Philip Morris International, Inc.'s Best Move in 2016

Tobacco giant Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) earns billions of dollars from the strength of its Marlboro and other premium cigarette brands. Yet lately, the company has been unusually outspoken about its commitment to look beyond traditional cigarettes, embracing reduced-risk products even though they threaten to change fundamentally the entire tobacco industry forever.

2016-12-22
foxbusiness.com

Vaping wholesaler sues state

Bob Oesterling opened his tobacco store, Smoke 4 Less, in Clarion in 2010. [...] And now, with the implementation of Pennsylvania’s Tobacco Products Act scheduled to take effect Dec. 30, he fears his entire business will go under. The act puts a 40 percent tax on e-cigarettes, the liquid used inside them, as well as the many products associated with vaping, such as cotton, batteries, chargers, wire and coils.

2016-12-22
post-gazette.com

BAT nears takeover of Bosnian FDS tobacco business

An Austrian fund backed by British American Tobacco (BATS.L) agreed to increase its stake in Bosnian holding firm Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo (FDS) FDSS.SJ to 78.8 percent, paving the way for BAT to acquire FDS's tobacco assets. Austria's CID Adriatic Investments (CID) said it bought an additional 38.8 percent stake in FDS from small shareholders and funds for 41.6 million Bosnian marka ($22.2 million), [...]

2016-12-22
uk.reuters.com

Is your New Year’s Resolution to quit?

There is great news for those planning to give up smoking in the New Year, with a new service offering free help and support for Cantabrians to quit. Canterbury District Health Board Smokefree Manager, Vivien Daley says it is the perfect time of year to shake the habit. “With smokers looking at hefty price increases on their cigarettes, more and more cafes and local places becoming smokefree [...]

2016-12-22
scoop.co.nz

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