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Daily Digest - Thursday, 19 January 2017

Huffington Post author claims vaping could be gateway to drugs and crime

E-cigarettes are under fire for being a possible gateway to a life of crime and crippling addiction to hard drugs in one of the most lurid attacks on the products yet. "E-cigs can easily become a gateway to trying and developing an addiction to more serious drugs," warns Sudip Bose, a physician, in an article for the Huffington Post.

2017-01-19
washingtonexaminer.com

Finland is set to become the first country to eradicate smokers

If you thought Finland was tough on smokers before, now things are REALLY getting grim for people who want to lit up. Finland is on it's way to becoming the first country in the world to eradicate smoking. The previous official goal from 2010 was set for a smoke-free Finland by 2040, but the updated legislation now mentions 2030 as the new goal.

2017-01-19
nordic.businessinsider.com

Tobacco merger 'is a win-win' for RAI and BAT, [...]

British American Tobacco's $49.4 billion takeover of Reynolds American is a benefit for both companies despite criticism that Reynolds could have gotten a better price, Reynolds American Executive Chairman Susan Cameron told CNBC on Tuesday.

2017-01-19
cnbc.com

Health groups want Alberta to raise tobacco tax, bolster anti-smoking programs

A coalition of health groups wants the Alberta government to raise the tobacco tax in its next budget and spend some of the money on anti-smoking programs aimed at young people. "Cigarettes are still more affordable in Alberta than in any other province and tobacco taxes are the single most effective means of reducing tobacco use -- particularly among kids," Angeline Webb of the Canadian Cancer Society said [...]

2017-01-19
ctvnews.ca

Free Stop Smoking Service helping Smokers to Quit

A free Stop smoking service set up to help Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kapiti, Porirua and Wairarapa Communities whanau to quit smoking is up and running. “New Zealand has a goal to be smoke free by 2025 and we’ve been set up to help ensure our communities will get there together. Supports the Governments goal by 2025,” says Catherine Manning and together we will get there [...]

2017-01-19
scoop.co.nz

The War Is On: Vaping E-Cig Industry vs FDA Mitch Zeller

The gloves are off. The vaping and electronic cigarette industry claims Mitch Zeller and the FDA are putting them out of business with strict new enforcement rules that amount to prohibition.

2017-01-19
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