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Daily Digest - Wednesday, 20 July 2016


TPD implementation in Poland – the end of vaping as we know it? 
- Mirosław Dworniczak

On July 8th the Polish Parliament passed an act transposing the EU Tobacco Product Directive (TPD) into national law, some weeks after the mandated date of May 20th. This marks the end of a legislative process that started two years ago. [...]

Use of nicotine patches or Zyban drug during pregnancy [...]

The results of a study conducted by Dr. Anick Bérard, [...] demonstrate that the use of nicotine patches or the drug Zyban has positive effects for the unborn child and allows pregnant women to stop smoking during and after pregnancy. The results of the study, [...] indicate that in 80% of cases, women who used nicotine patches or the drug Zyban successively quit smoking.


Is the Popularity of Vaping an Opportunity for Investors?

A few weeks back, we featured some quotes from leaders in the cannabis space on what to expect from their industry in the coming years, and the investing opportunities that can be found within it. What we gleaned from these cannabis leaders is a lot of excitement and promise in the industry, as well as great deal of uncertainty that will almost certainly remain as long as cannabis remains criminalized at the federal level.


Marlboro Maker Philip Morris Gets Smoked After Second-Quarter Miss

Cigarette maker Philip Morris International PM -3.02% disappointed Wall Street Tuesday as its second-quarter results suffered on low volumes and a strong dollar. The Richmond, Va.-based company reported earnings of $1.15 per share on revenue of $6.6 billion, down 5% and 3.1% from a year ago and below the Street’s consensus estimates of $1.21 EPS on $6.8 billion in revenue.


[...] Should Pa. balance its budget off smokers trying to quit?

Every budget creates winners and losers. This year, no single group lost more than smokers and the businesses that cater to their nicotine habits. They shoulder nearly two-fifths of the new revenue used to balance Pennsylvania's $31.5 billion budget, including a 40 percent e-cigarette tax that Norris sees as the death knell for his business.


Smoking in movies: film-makers just can't kick the habit

Smoking scenes still regularly occur in movies deemed suitable for children, despite significant evidence that they can cause adolescents to take up the habit. The data about cigarettes on screen is relevant right now because a lawsuit is seeking to ban tobacco appearances in youth-rated movies. In 2015, 47% of films rated PG-13 had at least one occurrence of smoking or tobacco use [...]


City of Coquitlam mulls over banning e-cigarettes in outdoor spaces

The staff at the City of Coquitlam has put forward a report to council about banning e-cigarettes in outdoor spaces. The report suggests banning e-cigarettes at transit shelters, parks, places of public assembly, customer service areas like restaurant patios and places of employment. That’s in addition to the provincial regulation set to come into effect this September [...]


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