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Daily Digest - Tuesday, 31 May 2016

E-cigarettes should be "promoted" not attacked, [...]

E-cigarettes should be promoted as an alternative to traditional smoking rather than attacked, a leading manufacturer has urged. Fontem, a Netherlands-based subsidiary of the big four cigarette maker Imperial Tobacco, hit out at the World Health Organization for pushing an "anti-vaping agenda" and "ignoring the scientific consensus" that e-cigarettes could be a tool in the fight against tobacco use [...]


May 31 is World NO Tobacco Day – Today!

A decade prior to the establishment of TFI in 1998, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to celebrate World No Tobacco Day each year to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco and the need for individual and community actions. This year, WHO and the Secretariat of the WHO FCTC encourage countries to adopt plain packaging of tobacco products.


How harmful are e-cigarettes?

E-cigarettes are a million times more dangerous than Hong Kong's air, notes Chung Shan Shan, assistant professor at Hong Kong Baptist University.


Ontario Liberals shoot down effort to exempt vapour lounges [...]

Ontario’s Liberal government quashed on Monday an opposition motion to exempt vapour lounges and compassion clubs from new rules that would bar medical marijuana use anywhere cigarettes are already banned. Bill 178 seeks to amend the Smoke Free Ontario Act to treat medical marijuana smoke the same way it does tobacco. It was sent back to the house for a final vote from committee on Monday [...]


Cigarette price increases

What would happen if a packet of cigarettes cost $100, if $5 went up in smoke in about five minutes every time a single cigarette was smoked? Would the number of smokers fall to under 5%, New Zealand's smoke-free goal in 2025? Would the black market for cigarettes boom? Would tobacco be traded as cannabis is now? Would its scarcity add to the allure? [...]


Government in e-cigarette push

As the Government rolls out its plan for tobacco plain packaging, Newshub can reveal it is also eyeing up legalising nicotine e-cigarettes.


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