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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Fri, 29 May 2015

Peter Hajek [...] is a leading expert on the behavioral and pharmacological treatments associated with giving up smoking. We asked Peter more about the treatments that are currently accessible to smokers trying to quit, the work that he has published on the topic and what he thinks the future will bring for smoking cessation.

2015-05-29
blogs.biomedcentral.com

[...] I get this question constantly. Especially from women who want to quit smoking during pregnancy, or who smoked in the past and may want to try e-cigarettes as a way to get the nicotine fix they still crave. The risk factors for infants born to mothers who smoke can include low birth weight and learning disabilities. Smoking also carries the risk of miscarriage, preterm labor and even stillbirth.

2015-05-29
foxnews.com

Manitoba is about to join a growing number of provinces that limit the use of electronic cigarettes. Healthy Living Minister Deanne Crothers says she will introduce a bill in the legislature on Monday aimed at protecting people who don’t want to be exposed to the vapour. Crothers says she cannot reveal details until the bill is made public.

2015-05-29
globalnews.ca

It's no secret that any type of tobacco use is not healthy. But, for most people, it's hard to quit. That's because most of them started the habit as teenagers and because tobacco contains nicotine. "Nicotine is a highly addictive, very powerful drug," said Dr. Kimberly Horn of George Washington University. "The more nicotine that I get, the more addicted I am, the more difficult it is for me to quit,” she said.

2015-05-29
voanews.com

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finalizing regulations that could ban the sale of most of the cigars currently available in the United States. The FDA last year uncorked a 241-page, 70,000 word barrage of proposed restrictions on the sales and marketing of tobacco products. Some congressmen are pushing back against the agency, [...]

2015-05-29
washingtontimes.com

A Conservative MP has criticised a new rule which prevents members inhaling e-cigarettes inside their private offices at Westminster. Mark Pawsey, the MP for Rugby, said the ruling - by the House of Commons Commission - meant those wishing to vape had to do so in designated areas outdoors where they are exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke.

2015-05-29
itv.com

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