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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Tue, 10 November 2015

Adolescent E-Cigarette Use Tied To Breathing Problems

Adolescents who reported using e-cigarettes were about 30 percent more likely to report respiratory symptoms than those who never used e-cigarettes, in a study from China. The increased risk of breathing problems - like a cough or phlegm - varied depending on whether or not the adolescents also smoked traditional cigarettes.


Try, try again: Smokers may need to quit 6 to 9 times

About 20 percent of adult Delawareans smoke. Annually, 1,400 Delawareans die from the effects of cigarettes. Smoking kills more people than alcohol, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined. There are a number of reasons why smokers light up. First and foremost, nicotine is an addictive substance, making it VERY difficult to quit.


KL panel to study health impact of e-cigarettes

Malaysia's Health Ministry has formed a special committee to study the health implications and other issues surrounding the vape industry, following a heated debate over a proposed ban on vaping [...] Health Minister S. Subramaniam said the committee would be the point of reference over vaping issues to prevent conflicting statements emanating from other government departments, [...]


Yale to go tobacco-free

Over the next year, Yale will become the fifth of 26 universities in Connecticut to take steps toward eliminating tobacco from its campus. On Thursday, University President Peter Salovey sent an email to the Yale community announcing that the University would become tobacco-free. “The idea is not just to have cleaner air for everyone to breathe, but to make it easier for people to quit,” Salovey said.


Smoking myth gives slim cigarettes rising popularity in China

China's 300 million smokers are turning to slim and super-slim cigarettes in the mistaken belief that they will be exposed to less harmful chemicals than traditional brands. The world's largest tobacco consumer and producer, production and sales of slim cigarettes doubled in China in 2014. A total of 15 billion slim cigarettes were sold that year, [...]


Smyth: B.C. government’s intervention on e-cigs and vapourizers unnecessary [...]

The rising popularity of e-cigs and vapourizers has spawned a new industry in B.C., where an estimated 60 “vape shops” are doing a brisk business. Bast now runs his own vapourizer juice company, specializing in fruit-flavoured liquids he sells to vapour shops throughout Canada. But now the government is moving in. “There’s a real lack of standardization and knowledge about what’s in these products,” said B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake. 


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