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Nicotine Science and Policy
Daily Digest - Tuesday, 2 August 2016

New Zealand to make nicotine e-cigarettes legal

End Smoking NZ applauds the Government on its decision to make nicotine for vaping (using electronic cigarettes) legally available in New Zealand. The Government has agreed in principle that nicotine for e-cigarettes should be legally available for sale with appropriate controls. Currently it can only be imported for personal use creating often insurmountable barriers preventing smokers from switching to vaping.

2016-08-02
scoop.co.nz

Policy Options for the Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes: [...]

Electronic cigarettes (e‑cigarettes) are a relatively new and evolving product. Currently, the sale and supply of nicotine e‑cigarettes are prohibited, while smoked tobacco, which is more harmful for users, can be sold legally. Users obtain nicotine e‑cigarettes through importation and illegal local sales. [...] This publication contains a consultation submission form with specific questions [...]

2016-08-02
health.govt.nz

E-Cigarette Makers Contending with New CPSC and FDA Regulations

Products like e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) have been under intense scrutiny in recent years from public health officials, legislators at all levels of government, and many other interested parties, including dozens of plaintiffs in lawsuits stemming from battery explosions and other injuries.

2016-08-02
natlawreview.com

Matthew Myers: Indonesia Not Protected from the Dangers of Smoking

The tobacco and cigarette business in Indonesia is big business. Two tobacco companies are positioned within the top ten of largest companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (in terms of market capitalization) as there exists a huge market for cigarettes in Indonesia with some 65 percent of Indonesian men being smokers [...]

2016-08-02
indonesia-investments.com

South Korea came up with a plan to cut down smoking. [...]

Concerned with the high numbers of people who smoke, the South Korean government launched an initiative to up the price of cigarettes. Health and Welfare Minister Moon Hyung-pyo called smoking the “biggest threat to national health” when he announced the measure in late 2014. The law would bump the average price of a pack of cigarettes from 2,500 won to 4,500 won ($2.22 to $4), [...]

2016-08-02
washingtonpost.com

California initiative draws fire for opening the door to TV ads that promote pot smoking

Nearly a half-century after tobacco ads were kicked off television in the United States, an initiative in California would take a first step toward allowing TV commercials that promote a different kind of smoking — marijuana. The initiative also includes a provision that could someday allow cannabis sellers to advertise their products in print ads [...]

2016-08-02
latimes.com

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