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Daily Digest -  Friday, 23 December 2016
Season's GreetingsOn behalf of everyone at NSP, we wish you happy holidays and many inspirations in 2017!  We would like to thank you for being a valued part of the Nicotine Science and Policy readers community. We've got lots more exciting projects coming up in 2017, like the 4th GFN conference and the ISoNTech (First International Symposium on Nicotine Technology);- we look forward to seeing you there!
The NSP daily digest will be back with you on 2nd of January

PMI’s big plans for reduced-risk portfolio progress

New e-cig technology is being tested in Birmingham, UK, as Philip Morris International (PMI) seeks to expand awareness of its HnB technology. Nicocigs, a subsidiary of PMI, has brought out the latest version of its Platform 4 reduced-risk product. The new e-cigarette – branded Mesh – uses a mesh grate instead of a coil to heat e-liquid. [...]

2016-12-23
ecigintelligence.com

Tobacco Use among Men in Punjab registers sharp decline [...]

Vini Mahajan, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Punjab said that Govt. of Punjab has been making serious efforts in the past few years to tackle the problem of tobacco use. In its endeavor to save the youth and children from addiction to Tobacco/Nicotine, the Government has been strictly implementing the various laws and provisions related to Tobacco/Nicotine control. [...]

2016-12-23
punjabnewsexpress.com

The price of cigarettes in Russia may double in 2017

From next year a pack of cigarettes could cost Russian smokers as much as 220 rubles ($3.61) as the government plans to raise the tax on tobacco, according to a document from the Interior Ministry seen by Izvestia daily. The average price of a pack of cigarettes is currently fluctuating around 90 rubles ($1.47). The potential price hike is going to become the highest for Russian consumers in modern history, [...]

2016-12-23
rt.com

E-Cigarette Explosions

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, at least 66 e-cigarette batteries have exploded since 2015. The FDA is currently reviewing e-cigarette explosions, but has yet to take action. Recently, New York Senator, Chuck Schumer, asked the FDA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission to “consider recall options.” [...] Approximately 80% of reported explosions occur during or shortly after charging.

2016-12-23
richmond.legalexaminer.com

Dutch plan new law to ban shops displaying cigarettes and tobacco

Junior health minister Martin van Rijn is working on draft legislation which would force shopkeepers and petrol stations to keep cigarettes out of sight of consumers, broadcaster NOS said on Friday. The tobacco industry had promised to come up with measures but is taking too long to do so, Van Rijn said in a briefing to parliament. /

2016-12-23
dutchnews.nl

Anti-vaping efforts seem to be working

National study has some good news for parents this month, just in time for Christmas: Teenagers are just not as into vaping this year as they used to be. According to the 42nd annual Monitoring the Future study, a lower percentage of teens reported using electronic cigarettes and other nicotine-delivery devices than the previous year. [...]

2016-12-23
latimes.com

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