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Daily Digest - Monday, 27 November 2017

E-cigarettes to reduce traditional smoking– no good evidence

E-cigarettes to reduce traditional smoking – no good evidence In response to the article ‘Vape, don’t smoke – expert’ published on Newshub on 24 November 2017 [...] “As far as we’re aware, there is no good evidence demonstrating that using e-cigarettes will reduce the incidence of smoking normal tobacco cigarettes,” says Letitia O’Dwyer, Chief Executive of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ).


Indonesia, where smoking is widespread, just placed tough restrictions on e-cigarettes

Indonesia is placing prohibitive restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette materials, and Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita last week offered an easy solution for the growing number of citizens using the products. They can just “become regular smokers,” he told [...] a seemingly puzzling statement for a government official in a country where over 200,000 people already die of tobacco-related causes each year.


#E-Cigarettes: ‘As a doctor I have to be on firm ground on the evidence of effectiveness'

[...] Knapton spoke on a panel on the evidence and ethics of nicotine harm-reduction at the e-cigarette summit in London.


Sen. Schumer Urges FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes Immediately

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer encouraged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate e-cigarettes immediately. He is concerned about the potential harmful effect of such products, which are becoming popular among high school students. [...] Additionally, Sen. Schumer observed that a new e-cigarette called “Juul” is popular among kids. The product reportedly contains “mystery chemicals.”


Vape shops fuming over Ontario's proposed restrictions

People who sell e-cigarettes in Ontario are trying to dissuade the Liberal government from imposing new restrictions on how vape shops can market their products. The proposed law would regulate vaping in the province in virtually the same way as smoking, with stiff restrictions on where e-cigarettes can be used and how the products can be displayed and sold.


#E-Cigarettes: 'We support a comprehensive approach to driving down smoking'

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Chief Executive Deborah Arnott is a recognized international expert on tobacco control, with a particular interest in nicotine regulation and harm reduction.


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