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Nicotine Science and Policy
Daily Digest - Monday, 27 March 2017
Nicotine in the news - Harry Shapiro
There has been some debate on the wires that the FDA Mission statement only seems to be concerned about reducing tobacco use by minors but not adults. The exact wording is “ FDA also has responsibility for regulating the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of tobacco products to protect the public health and to reduce tobacco use by minors”. [...]

Australia turns down appeal to reclassify nicotine for e-cigarette use

Australian authorities have refused to legalise nicotine-containing e-liquid despite appeals to support e-cigarettes for harm reduction. A proposal submitted by the New Nicotine Alliance Australia (NNA), an e-cigarette lobbying group, was rejected by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) – an Australian Department of Health body charged with regulating products with potential medicinal claims.

2017-03-27
ecigintelligence.com

Congress, don't help Big Tobacco peddle candy-flavored wares to kids

From 2011 to 2015, current use of e-cigarettes among U.S. high school students increased more than tenfold — from 1.5 percent to 16 percent — and surpassed use of regular cigarettes, according to the National Youth Tobacco Survey. Even though the 2016 Monitoring the Future survey shows the first evidence of a decline in youth e-cigarette use, e-cigarettes continue to be the most popular tobacco product among kids.

2017-03-27
origin-nyi.thehill.com

No smokes without fire: Philip Morris' 'Heat not burn' tobacco sales under scrutiny

Multi-national tobacco giant Philip Morris is giving smokers private demonstrations of its "heat not burn" electronic devices, and insists it is not breaking the law. Through an invitation-only website, the tobacco giant is marketing its Iqos smokeless electronic devices, which heat sticks of tobacco called Heets to release the nicotine that addicts crave without burning it.

2017-03-27
stuff.co.nz

Revealed: The UK cities endorsing e-cigarettes as 1 person switches to vaping every 4 minutes

Vaping boom leads to cigarette decline. NEW DATA reveals the e-cigarette business is alight across major cities in the UK; in the wake of a recent report from the Office of National Statistics that claims 56.7% of smokers across Great Britain made the decision to quit smoking traditional cigarettes in 2015 – the highest proportion of quitters recorded since 1974.

2017-03-27
valuewalk.com

Pay people to stop smoking? It works, especially in vulnerable groups

Cigarette smoking in the U.S. has dropped dramatically since the landmark publication of the 1964 U.S. Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health. This has led to improved health for millions of Americans. Those reductions, however, are unevenly distributed. Smoking remains prevalent among impoverished groups, those with other substance-use disorders or mental illness, certain ethnic/racial minorities, [...]

2017-03-27
theconversation.com

A Defense Department Hotline That Keeps Smokers Hooked

Meet Roger, a 2-pack-per-day smoker. His twin brother, Joe, also a smoker, was just diagnosed with lung cancer at age 58. Roger had been trying to quit for several years, terrified of a fate like Joe’s. He’d used nicotine gum, patches, hypnosis, group therapy, even acupuncture. Sometimes he could stop for a week, even a month, but then he'd backslide.

2017-03-24
forbes.com

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