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Daily Digest - Friday, 1 December 2017

Study finds strong link between daily cannabis use and cigarette smoking

Daily marijuana use has been on the rise over the past decade. Now, a new study by researchers [...] found that cigarette smokers are 10 times more likely to use marijuana on a daily basis. Marijuana use occurred nearly exclusively among current cigarette smokers--daily or non-daily smokers--compared with former smokers and those who have never smoked. [...]


Traveling With Your E-Cigarettes

Now that 2017 is concluding, there are some bad habits that we wish to leave behind in the New Year, and one of those is smoking. As an alternative, many experts recommend vape or e-cigarettes as a cessation device. In fact, most people who have been smoke-free for years now can say that it took them several methods – including vapig [...]


Ontario's 'Solution' To Vaping Won't Just Hurt Our Business, It'll Risk Your Health

Ontario's Liberal government is attempting to sneak through legislation that will lead to death and disease, destroy small businesses, ignore the rights of consumers and protect the cigarette business. It is time to put complacency aside and scream. I proudly own a vape shop. I get called a lot of things as a strong-minded woman willing to speak my mind in a misunderstood industry. [...]


Progress in New Zealand and UK, but Indonesia tells vapers to smoke

A prominent New Zealand public health expert has urged faster and more ambitions progress towards vaping as a harm reduction option, while Britain’s doctors’ union – an ugly exception to the country’s positive approach to vaping – now seems to be taking a more positive tone. However, Indonesia’s government stunned health campaigners last week by openly telling vapers to go back to cigarettes [...]


E-cigarettes should be marketed as smoking cessation products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just announced the formation of a new Nicotine Steering Committee to modernize the agency’s regulatory approach to nicotine replacement therapy products, [...] Regulation of the many flavors offered on today’s market, though, has proven to be a dilemma in the murky politics surrounding vaping as policymakers grapple with its place in public health policy. [...]


HC seeks Centre, Delhi govt reply on plea to regulate e-cigarettes sale

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the response of the Centre and the AAP government on a plea seeking to regulate the sale and consumption of e-cigarettes. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the Centre and the state government and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and asked them to file their replies in six weeks.


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