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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Wed, 27 May 2015

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Smoking destroys your health. Despite the well-known consequences of smoking, smokers struggle to quit the addictive nicotine found in a rolled-up tobacco. Yet it’s the burning of tobacco that releases thousands of toxic chemicals that cause the most damage, not nicotine. [...] Prof. Dr. Gerry Stimson, a public health sociologist and advocate of e-cigarettes, shares his views on the debate.

2015-05-27
bfm.my

Japan Tobacco International, the UK's second biggest cigarette seller by market share, on Tuesday filed a suit against the government's decision to introduce plain packaging. The move follows Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco, who both filed suit on Friday against the rules, [...]

2015-05-27
ft.com

It's the trend that's given a new lease on life to tobacco manufacturers and a tenuous whiff of legality to the cannabis industry. Artificial smoking, be it electronic cigarettes or synthetic cannabinoids, is worth several billion dollars in U.S. sales in every year — although the precise figure is hard to calculate. 

2015-05-27
insidescience.org

E-cigarettes and other vaping products contain a nicotine-based liquid that is vapourised and inhaled. There is no combustion so the user inhales vapour, not smoke. This means that e-cigarettes deliver nicotine without smoke toxicants. However, some in the public health community still have expressed concerns over the potential health impacts of flavourings used in e-cigarettes.

2015-05-27
eurekalert.org

The Wynne government moved Tuesday to ban flavoured tobacco, regulate e-cigarette smoking and place calorie counts on restaurant menus in an effort to make Ontarians more healthy. The legislation prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to those under 19, makes their use in non-smoking areas illegal and forbids vendors from advertising or promoting their sale.

2015-05-27
news.nationalpost.com

In Kenya, the smoking of shisha, a type of flavored tobacco, is the latest craze. Patrons are flocking to shisha parlors to smoke and socialize. But the practice can be addictive and harmful, though many dabblers may not realize the dangers, according experts. Shisha smoking has gradually become popular in Kenya among young people, especially in the capital. 

2015-05-27
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