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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Mon, 16 November 2015


Most popular in the news last week:

  1. Despite help on offer, many smokers prefer to quit on their own – here’s why – read more
  2. Smears or science? The BMJ attack on Public Health England and its e-cigarettes evidence review – read more…
  3. E-cigarette regulations may increase teen smoking (and help Big Tobacco) – read more…

Offering Pregnant Women Financial Incentives To Quit Smoking Is 'Highly Cost-Effective'

The study authors, after analyzing the results of a randomized trial of more than 600 Scottish pregnant smokers, found that the potential reward of a $600 voucher to quit smoking ultimately proved to be both a clinically and economically worthwhile treatment — accruing an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of $734 per quality-adjusted life year (QUALY).


Banning vape not the answer

We should do what’s right for the country – not because we fear losing votes or agitating a section of businessmen. LET’S face it – it is almost impossible to ban vaping. Don’t even think of it, so there’s really no point in passing yet another law that cannot be enforced. Likewise, we all know that we cannot stop people from smoking.


Manchester and Salford in top five of national 'smoking league of shame' [...]

Manchester and Salford are in the top five of a national smoking ‘league of shame’. More than a quarter of adults in Manchester still smoke - despite the rise of e-cigarette use. New figures, published by Public Health England, show smoking rates in Manchester are more than twice as high as they are in many parts on England.


E-cigarettes: no smoke without fire

With over 2 million users in the UK and rising, e-cigarettes have aggressively penetrated the smoking market. It is now more important than ever for insurers and brokers to be aware of the potentially significant risks. [...] Manufacturers and suppliers currently benefit from a low regulatory barrier and take full advantage of the freedom to advertise.


Editorial: The FDA's delay in releasing electronic cigarette regulations is putting the young at risk

The comment period for proposed Food and Drug Administration regulations of electronic cigarettes ended more than a year ago, but the agency says it is waiting for the results of many studies before deciding what to do. Yet millions of Americans, in the meantime, are ingesting harmful chemicals, with long-term consequences.


Cabinet wants holistic study on vaping, says minister

A holistic and in-depth study will be conducted on the sale of flavoured liquids for electronic cigarettes in the market, said the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry. Its minister, Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin, said the Cabinet ordered the study to be done to determine the procedures and criteria which could be identified if e-cigarettes was to be allowed to be sold in the market.


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