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Nicotine Science and Policy
Daily Digest - Friday, 25 November 2016

Smoking harms not just your physical health, but your mental health too

A middle-aged cigarette smoker who has smoked for decades is two to three times more likely to die early than someone similar who has never smoked. Tobacco smoking is well known to be a major risk factor for various cancers, lung and cardiovascular problems, and is also linked to other health problems, such as complications in pregnancy, low sperm count in men, oral problems, and increased likelihood of cataracts.

2016-11-25
theconversation.com

Edmonton doc gives thumbs up to vaping legislation

An Edmonton doctor is applauding new federal e-cigarette legislation. Dr. Michael Khoury, who worked on a study about teen vaping, said the government’s Tobacco and Vaping Products Act announced Tuesday takes a “very balanced” approach to regulating e-cigarettes. The legislation would rename the Tobacco Act but place vaping products [...] in a separate class.

2016-11-25
metronews.ca

Clive Bates: What are the regulations the FDA is enforcing on the e-cigarette market?

With the prevalence of smoking falling among both adults and children, what do the FDA's deeming regulations actually do?

2016-11-25
youtube.com

D.C. Politics Vaping in bars, cigarette sales to teens to become illegal in the District

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser plans to sign some of the nation’s toughest anti-tobacco laws that will increase the smoking age to 21 and regulate electronic cigarettes like traditional ones, adding the District to the scores of jurisdictions trying to protect a new generation from nicotine addiction. Bowser (D) signed legislation last week making it illegal to “vape” electronic cigarettes inside public establishments [...]

2016-11-25
washingtonpost.com

Ban sale of single cigarettes - Government Medical Officers Association

Sale of single cigarettes will be banned in Sri Lanka soon, Health Minister, Rajitha Senaratne said at a meeting held yesterday with the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA). A few months ago the GMOA made a request to President Maitripala Sirisena and Rajitha Senaratne [...] to ban sale of single cigarettes. They made this request with 10 proposals to reduce tobacco consumption in the country.

2016-11-24
asiantribune.com

New vaping bill aims to tackle modern tobacco use

The federal government wants to keep vapour-based e-cigarettes out of the hands of children while ensuring smokers can access the devices to help mitigate the health risks of the tobacco habit.

2016-11-25
youtube.com

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