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Daily Digest - Thursday, 17 November 2016

Beating tobacco starts with going easy on vaping

Sopping smoking has always been a bit of a drag. White-knuckle determination to resist the need to smoke is accompanied by a bewildering variety of inhalers, gums, [...] much of which is associated with modest success and some of which has serious adverse side-effects. Stopping smoking remains a global health priority since it is still the leading cause of premature death and serious ill health.

2016-11-17
thetimes.co.uk

New study highlights detrimental effects of e-cigarettes on oral health

A University of Rochester Medical Center study suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. "We showed that when the vapors from an e-cigarette are burned, it causes cells to release inflammatory proteins, which in turn aggravate stress within cells, resulting in damage that could lead to various oral diseases," explained Rahman, [...]

2016-11-17
news-medical.net

Complain if government fails to implement ban: High Court

This was in pursuance to a Supreme Court order, directing all states to ban all forms of tobacco products. "Last month, the government issued a ban order on flavoured chewing tobacco which was being sold in sachets as an alternative to gutkha that was banned in 2013. However, in the event of any problem arising out of the implementation of the order, the petitioner can approach the authorities.

2016-11-17
nyoooz.com

Philip Morris predicts e-cigarettes to kill off traditional smokes

A BIG tobacco company says it sees a future without cigarettes as it pushes to overcome legislative hurdles to launch a smokeless cigarette in Australia. The move by Philip Morris International to introduce its new product has so far been thwarted by the Federal Government, which refuses to follow the US, UK, Japan and parts of Europe in allowing the legal sale of e-cigarettes.

2016-11-17
heraldsun.com.au

More Americans Use Prescription Painkillers Than Tobacco

Use of prescription painkillers is now more widespread in the U.S. than using tobacco, a stark representation of the opioid epidemic plaguing states across the country. Dependence on opioids continues to skyrocket in the U.S. and is particularly bad in states like Tennessee, where there are more painkiller prescriptions written than people actually living in the state.

2016-11-17
dailycaller.com

DOH wants e-cig, vapes covered by smoking ban

To fortify the government’s campaign against smoking, the Department of Health (DOH) has recommended to Malacañang that electronic cigarettes (e-cig) and vapes be included in the public smoking ban. DOH spokesman Eric Tayag said the agency’s proposed executive order for the smoking ban includes e-cigs and vapes, although Republic Act 9211 or the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 did not cover these.

2016-11-17
philstar.com

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