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Daily Digest - Monday, 13 November 2017

Smokers should switch to vaping: experts

Australian lives could be saved if smokers are encouraged to switch to vapes or e-cigarettes, leading health experts say. Health professionals gathered in Melbourne on Monday to hear how the smoke-free technology could help smokers move away from deadly cigarettes. "For those smokers who won't or can't quit, the next best thing would be to switch to vaping," Queen Mary University professor Hayden McRobbie told AAP.


Tobacco firms may face ‘murder’ trials

Health campaigners are opening a new front against smoking by pushing for tobacco companies to face criminal charges. Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) has begun work on pressing the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to bring charges or to allow a private prosecution. If approved, the use of criminal law would push the industry into even faster retreat. [...]


GFN Autumn Dialogues - Overview

A brief taster of the Global Forum on Nicotine Dialogues, held in Autumn 2017 in Dublin, London and Durham.


E-cigarettes may slow down your heart rate

The results of some new research, to be presented at the 2017 American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions, reveal how electronic cigarettes affect heart rhythm and function in mice. [...] Prof. Conklin and his colleagues set out to examine the effect of two aerosols commonly found in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes): propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin.


Big Tobacco urges Canada to ensure legal nicotine competitive with black market

If the price of legal marijuana must be competitive with the black market in order to discourage underground sales, then the same logic should apply to nicotine, the head of Imperial Tobacco Canada said Thursday. Bill Blair, the federal MP [...] has said the provinces generally agree legal marijuana should cost roughly the same or lower than what can be found on the street.


GFN Dialogue Dublin - Gillian Golden

Gillian Golden from the Irish Vape Vendors Association speaking at the GFN Dialogue in Dublin in October 2017.


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