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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Thu, 2 April 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

Most popular in news last week:

  1. North Dakota shouldn’t treat vaping like smoking – read more…
  2. America declares war on e-cigarettes. But it’s an ideological battle, not a medical one – read more…
  3. March E-Cigarette Madness: Regional Results for Worst E-Cigarette Lie  – read more…

Two weeks ago, Nick Clegg came out. “I’m off the fags and on the vapes,” the deputy prime minister triumphantly announced. “I’ve got some hilariously termed multi-voltage thing. I haven’t smoked a cigarette in weeks.” Recommending the blueberry favoured “vape”, Clegg said he liked not being banished to the garden for his nicotine hit but admitted he had no real idea what he was smoking. 

2015-04-02
theguardian.com

CIGARETTE packets in France will soon carry a logo warning pregnant women of the dangers of smoking. The addition was prompted by recent data finding that 18% of French expectant mothers admit to smoking right through pregnancy—more than in many other rich countries, where fewer women smoke to start with (see chart).

2015-04-02
economist.com

A few weeks ago the FDA was forced to remove four researchers from its influential Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC). The committee plays a crucial role in providing advice, information and recommendations to the FDA commissioner on the science of tobacco and its implications for regulation.

2015-04-02
forbes.com

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg steps down from her post this week as the agency grapples with an one of the most contentious issues of her tenure: how to regulate electronic cigarettes. “She has been a great champion in the fight against tobacco,” said Gregg Haifley, director of federal relations [...]

2015-04-02
thehill.com

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to allow a tobacco company to do something it's never done before — claim that one of its products is less risky than cigarettes. The company, Swedish Match of Stockholm, has applied to the FDA to designate its General brand of snus (rhymes with "loose") as safer than other versions of tobacco.

2015-04-02
npr.org

Philip Morris, an international tobacco company, launched a new product containing a capsule with what it claims is a "refreshing" flavor. The new Marlboro Zing Fusion is the very first refreshing-flavored product in Korea from the Marlboro brand portfolio, the company said Thursday.

2015-04-02
koreatimes.co.kr

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