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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Fri, 1 May 2015

Electronic cigarettes are banned in some countries, highly available in others, but with internet sales, they are available just about anywhere, and just about anyone can buy them, including adolescents. [...] Dr. Jonathan Winickoff, [...] compared teens' experimenting with any nicotine product, including electronic cigarettes, to "playing Russian roulette with the brain."

2015-05-01
voanews.com

Beginning June 1, the use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices will not be allowed anywhere in Clark County where smoking is banned, except for specialty vape shops. The Clark County Board of Health unanimously approved an ordinance Thursday morning that extends the state Smoking in Indoor Places law to inhalant delivery systems, [...]

2015-05-01
columbian.com

More than 40 percent of pregnant women surveyed think electronic cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. What's more, only 57 percent of the women believed that e-cigarettes contain nicotine. And fewer than two-thirds of the women thought that e-cigarettes could be addictive. "This study is concerning," said Dr. Edward McCabe, [...]

2015-05-01
webmd.com

The state House has postponed a vote on legislation adding electronic cigarettes to Delaware's indoor smoking ban. The bill adds electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or digital cigarettes, to the existing prohibition on smoking in restaurants, bars and other public places. Conflicting amendments [...] forced the postponement of Thursday's scheduled vote until next week.

2015-05-01
nbcphiladelphia.com

Opinions among public health experts and physicians have basically divided into two camps: what I'll call the realists and the idealists. The realists believe that anything is better than smoking actual cigarettes; e-cigarettes don't produce side-stream smoke so are less harmful for second-hand (i.e., passive) smoke inhalation in bystanders, [...]

2015-05-01
medpagetoday.com

Tobacco use is more than a bad habit, and establishing a tobacco-free life takes more than willpower. The nicotine in cigarettes actually changes the chemistry of the brain, causing a powerful physical dependence that is reinforced by learned habits. In fact, nicotine addiction is one of the most difficult to interrupt. As with other addictions, nicotine works in a very diabolical way to keep people hooked. 

2015-05-01
nrtoday.com

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