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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Mon, 26 January 2015

Any veteran nicotine addict will testify that fancy packaging plays no role in the decision to keep smoking. So, it is argued, stripping cartons of their branding will trigger no mass movement to quit. But that isn’t why the government [...] has agreed to legislate for standardised packaging. The theory is that smoking should be stripped of any residue of glamour to discourage new generations from starting in the first place. 

2015-01-26
theguardian.com

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond opened up a Cabinet split yesterday by questioning government plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes. He said there were concerns the scheme could lead to a rise in the smuggling of illicit cigarettes, [...]. His comments came a day after David Cameron finally threw his weight behind laws forcing tobacco firms to sell products in standard packaging bearing only grisly health warnings.

2015-01-24
dailymail.co.uk

At a small manufacturing plant in Walton-on-Thames on the outskirts of London, Andrew Korn makes luxury ecigarettes for the discerning user. His creations, built from high-quality patterned steel and designed to give ecigarette enthusiasts a more reliable and powerful puff, can fetch as much as £600. Luxe Mods, the company he founded in 2012, makes special high-output batteries for ecigarettes. 

2015-01-26
ft.com

Plenty of Nova Scotians are giving the minister of health their views on flavoured tobacco. More than 1,000 surveys were completed in the first 48 hours of the online poll. There are two surveys: one specific to e-cigarettes and the flavoured e-juice used in the devices, and one to do with flavoured tobacco. As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Department of Health and Wellness had received 625 completed e-cigarette surveys and 477 ones related to tobacco use.

2015-01-24
cbc.ca

Airline passengers should add electronic cigarettes to the list of items that can’t be stored in their checked luggage. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, which already bans flammables and explosives in checked baggage, is now warning airlines about the fire risk from e-cigarettes. While the safety alert issued Friday is voluntary, typically most airlines follow such guidance.

2015-01-26
bloomberg.com

The move comes nearly 10 months after the City Council approved an outdoor smoking ordinance empowering the city administrator to designate parks as smoke-free in consultation with the city's Park Advisory Commission. The prohibitions apply to smoking cigarettes, cigars and pipes, as well as usage of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes.

2015-01-24
mlive.com

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