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

The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix. At a meeting of nicotine researchers late Thursday, Hyland presented preliminary findings from the first 20,000 people to enroll in the study, [...] how use of tobacco products, or alternatives like tobacco-free e-cigarettes, is evolving.

2015-02-27
medicalxpress.com

The three largest U.S. tobacco companies agreed to pay a total of $100 million to settle hundreds of federal lawsuits in Florida, resolving some—but not all—of the legal uncertainty that has hung over the industry since a class-action suit was brought by state residents in 1994. Altria Group Inc. and Reynolds American Inc. will each pay $42.5 million [...]

2015-02-27
wsj.com

Since the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control entered into force, the U.N. agency notes the number of countries introducing graphic pictures and health warnings on cigarette packages has increased from five to 50. [...] But the World Health Organization reports about six million people a year die prematurely from causes related to tobacco, the majority in low- and middle income countries. 

2015-02-27
voanews.com

The Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved legislation Thursday that will require manufacturers to create child-resistant packaging for all liquid nicotine containers. “It’s simply common sense to make this potentially lethal product as difficult as possible for small children to get into,” Nelson said in a news release.

2015-02-27
thehill.com

A bill adding electronic cigarettes to Minnesota's Clean Indoor Air Act was introduced in the Legislature this week as part of a bipartisan effort to uphold the state's standard of clean indoor air and to protect youth. "Right now, e-cigarettes can be used in neighborhood stores and restaurants, in full view of our kids," said Representative Mark Uglem [...]

2015-02-27
cnbc.com

Electronic cigarette firms in Italy say a new levy that doubles the price of e-liquid refills unfairly helps tobacco giants like Philip Morris International and will hurt their industry. The tax, which was adopted in January, is set at half the rate of that on traditional cigarettes. The controversy centers on the fact that the lower rate is applied to both electronic cigarettes and to tobacco products [...]

2015-02-27
reuters.com

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