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Daily Digest - Thursday, 6 July 2017

Vaping regulations go into effect in Spain, and more to come

The Royal Decree 579/2017, is the legislation pertaining to the manufacture, advertising and sale of vaping products in Spain that basically translates the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) into Spanish regulations, which has been effective since the 11th June 2017. As a result of the above, in a few months’ time the sale of atomizers of over 2ml, and e-liquid containers of above 10ml, will be banned across the country. [...]


Wagga public health workers raise concerns about safety of 'vaping'

A public health worker has cast doubt on claims that e-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but former addicts disagree. “Vaping”, or using an e-cigarette to mimic the experience of smoking, has become a popular pastime around the world, but only recently has the trend come to Australia. Many proponents claimed vaping was a safe alternative to smoking, but [...] Ian Hardinge said there was no proof to support those claims.


Toxicant exposure: a comparison between e cigarettes and heat not burn

Toxicant exposure: a comparison between e-cigarettes and heat not burn technology.


Americans in this state are the biggest users of e-cigarettes

E-cigarette smoking first became popular on the West Coast, and they also like to share their love of vaping. Nevada topped the chart for top cities with vape-related tweets, according to an analysis of 55,000 people by VaporFi, a vapor retailer that sells e-cigarettes and various flavored e-liquids. Florida came in second but California had 12 of the top 25 cities on the list, [...]


Smoking ban cannot be blamed for all pub closures

There has been no significant downside to pubs as a result of the smoking ban introduced ten years ago, says the chairman of Lancaster Pubwatch. Tim Tomlinson says that although trade was hit very badly in 2007, 2008 and 2009, with some of the more traditional pubs and pubs in small communities suffering, a relatively small number of pubs were affected by the smoking ban.


Dr Moira Gilchrist: Heated Tobacco technology

Heated tobacco technology, science, behaviour and avoiding unintended consequences.


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