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Nicotine Science and Policy
Daily Digest - Thursday, 20 October 2016

Big Tobacco sees its future in cigarettes, not vaping

In 2012, in the early days of the rise of e-cigarettes, Kingsley Wheaton [...] said “Our core business is, and will remain in, tobacco”. So have the intervening four years made much difference? Apparently not. This month, senior Philip Morris International executive Werner Barth told shareholders at its investor day presentations the company fully expected its cigarette brands to remain highly profitable.

2016-10-20
theconversation.com

They sell cigarettes — Now Imperial Tobacco wants to sell e-cigarettes [...]

Canada's biggest tobacco company is hoping the federal government's upcoming legislation to regulate e-cigarettes and vaping products could usher its entry into the booming $235-million market. "There's no doubt that when that's introduced, we will look at what these are, see how we can potentially be in the market in Canada," Eric Gagnon, a spokesman for Imperial Tobacco Canada, told the fifth estate.

2016-10-20
cbc.ca

**PART 2** | POLITICIZING SCIENCE | SIEGEL ON GLANTZ & E-CIGS

Are e-cigarettes 95% safer than smoking as Public Health England reports or is the quantification a “made up number” as renowned anti-smoking activist Stanton Glantz believes?

2016-10-20
youtube.com

VAPING MIGHT NOT BE A TOBACCO ALTERNATIVE

Although vaping is regarded as a safer alternative compared to tobacco, recent research suggests that e-cigarettes may be as dangerous as traditional cigarettes. According to a Linda Bauld, the deputy director of the United Kingdom Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, e-cigarettes cannot be regarded as a safe alternative because they come with certain risks.

2016-10-20
themonitordaily.com

EXTRAS ON EXCISE: STATE BALLOT INITIATIVES AIMED AT INCREASING TOBACCO TAXES

Taxpayers are used to lining up at the polls on Election Day to vote for their preferred candidates. State ballot initiatives, however, sometimes receive backburner treatment due to the drama of national politics. This year, four states have initiatives that would impose tobacco tax increases if approved, leaving it to voters to decide whether or not to raise taxes.

2016-10-20
bna.com

E-Cigarettes: Miracle or Menace?

Michael Mosley investigates the dramatic rise in e-cigarettes. They're everywhere these days, but what does the latest scientific research on them reveal?

2016-10-20
youtube.com

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