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Daily Digest - Thursday, 27 October 2016

Is Vaping Actually the Secret to Weight Control?

Despite gaining popularity rapidly over the last several years [...] vaping has had a rough time. [...] New Zealand researchers are now claiming it could be an effective way to manage weight. Associate professor Marewa Glover from Massey University's School of Public Health and her colleagues have trawled through published studies to learn about how vaping affects appetite.


A BAT deal with Reynolds adds to Big Tobacco's e-cig advantage

British American Tobacco Plc's proposed takeover of Reynolds American Inc could speed up Big Tobacco's dominance of the quickly changing e-cigarette market, putting more pressure on early innovators already getting squeezed out. A combination would create a company with significant share of two of the biggest e-cigarette markets - the United States and United Kingdom [...]


Online Shops Selling E-Cigarettes to Poland are Committing a Crime

Since September 8, 2016 European Union Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has been a binding law in Poland. [...] According to the new law regulating the tobacco market in Poland, on-line sales of electronic cigarettes and refill containers and their parts to consumers in Poland is forbidden. The eSmoking Association asked the Polish Ministry of Health, if the prohibition applies also to foreign retailers. [...]


Perception Of E-Cigarette Harm Growing Among American Adults, [...]

The proportion of American adults who perceive e-cigarettes to be equally or more harmful than traditional cigarettes has tripled over the last few years, [...] “Although the impact of long-term use of e-cigarettes on health is still unknown,” the study stated, “the available scientific evidence indicates that e-cigarettes are less harmful than combustible cigarettes, [...]


Indian cigarette maker ITC criticizes big health warnings on packs

India's biggest cigarette maker ITC on Wednesday criticized the government's decision to impose bigger health warnings on cigarette packets, saying there was little evidence to link smoking to diseases depicted in those pictures. India earlier this year ordered manufacturers to cover 85 percent of their tobacco pack's surface in health warnings, up from 20 percent.


Secondhand smoke linked to higher risk of stroke

THE increased risk of stroke that comes with smoking may extend to nonsmokers who live in the same household and breathe in secondhand smoke, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers found that never-smokers who had a stroke were nearly 50 percent more likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke at home than people who had never had a stroke.


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