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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Fri, 27 March 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

#GFN15 - Nominations for Young Investigator Award
deadline approaching: 31st March 2015

Submit a nomination for Young Investigator of the Year Award. Nominees must be 32 years or younger on 5th June 2015. Nominations must be submitted by a colleague, normally a senior colleague or supervisor, using the form on the conference website http://gfn.net.co/yia2015

Why can't the California Department of Public Health simply tell the truth? Probably because they realize they don't have a leg to stand on. Almost every reputable scientist - and even the tobacco companies themselves - know that smoking is certainly more hazardous than vaping, which involves no tobacco and no combustion.

2015-03-27
tobaccoanalysis.
blogspot.com

Almost a fifth - 17% - of secondary schools in Wales have seen pupils use e-cigarettes within school grounds. Around a third of the primary schools and just under half of the secondary schools with an e-cigarette policy said that one of the reasons for having one was because they were concerned that e-cigarettes will lead to children smoking tobacco, [...]

2015-03-27
itv.com

 

Electronic cigarettes are stronger than they used to be but still far safer than regular cigarettes, according to a study on leading brands available in New Zealand. The paper, [...] found electronic cigarettes have the potential to encourage smokers to switch from smoking cigarettes to using electronic cigarettes, which were likely to be far safer.

2015-03-27
stuff.co.nz

Anti-smoking advocates turned out at the State House on Wednesday to testify in support of a bill that would make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to raise the legal age for tobacco purchases to 21. They also spoke in favor of two other bills, one that would regulate hookah bars, where patrons gather to smoke from communal pipes, [...]

2015-03-27
providencejournal.com

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have launched a wildly expensive campaign against e-cigarettes because… well, I can’t really work out their logic, but the sickly aroma of liberal puritanism is unmistakeable. The medical arguments are risible. [...] So it was vaping that caused Kirsty’s lung to collapse, was it? Nope: it was smoking cigarettes.

2015-03-27
blogs.spectator.co.uk

BANS on using or selling e-cigarettes in Victoria are shrouded in haze, [...] While health groups and electronic cigarette companies disagree over whether the “vamping” devices sold overseas should be considered an appropriate anti-smoking product, they are already becoming increasingly common across Victoria.

2015-03-26
heraldsun.com.au

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