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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Mon, 23 February 2015

Smoked tobacco is a lethal product that kills one in two of its regular users, who lose on average 10 years of life. Smokers die from the tar particles and toxic gases drawn into the body from smoking rather than from the nicotine. However it is the nicotine that is addictive. Many smokers find it very difficult to give up nicotine and will continue to smoke cigarettes without an alternative.

2015-02-23
theguardian.com

Electronic cigarette advertising and "vaping" in enclosed spaces would be banned under a NSW Labor government, in a policy to be outlined on Sunday. Opposition health spokesman Walt Secord said NSW Labor is proposing the most comprehensive controls on e-cigarettes in Australia, amid alarm over the rapid growth in use of the devices, and the potential risk to children.

2015-02-23
smh.com.au

Critics argue that Gov. John Kasich’s plan to put other tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, on the same tax footing as cigarettes may undermine the plan’s other motivation beyond raising money, which is encouraging people to kick the habit. “Why would a self-described ‘conservative’ attack a product of the free market that has been shown to effectively help adult smokers kick their smoking addiction?” [...]

2015-02-23
toledoblade.com

New E-Cig convert, Paul Nuttall who is Deputy Leader of UKIP, has reacted sharply to news that the European Commission is considering hiking up tax on healthier electronic cigarettes. "I am a great fan of e-cigs and UKIP has been very supportive of the practice because it is healthier and a source of jobs for innovative British companies.

2015-02-23
ukip.org

Sometime in the next few months, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to issue the so-called deeming regulations, which will open the door to the federal regulation of e-cigarettes. [...] the FDA faces a formidable challenge: it must decide whether and how to regulate in the midst of scientific uncertainty and limited statutory flexibility.

2015-02-23
healthaffairs.org

Are electronic cigarettes “safer” than traditional cigarettes? That question is before the Montgomery County Council, which is considering a bill to regulate the class of battery-powered nicotine-delivery devices known as electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes are sold in shopping malls in Montgomery County and throughout the region, and the aggressiveness of the sales staff can be appalling.

2015-02-23
washingtonpost.com

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