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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Wed, 8 July 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

Most popular in the news last week:

  1. Tobacco harm reduction in people with serious mental illnesses – read more…
  2. Moffitt Cancer Center gets $3 6 million grant to study e cigaret – read more…
  3. E-cigarettes and health — here's what the evidence actually says – read more…

Kicking the smoking habit is not only a health-conscious decision, but also a financially sound one. People who give up smoking save much more than cigarette money — they also save on health care costs and insurance. A previous NerdWallet study found that quitting smoking can save consumers over $10,000 a year.

2015-07-08
time.com

Three out of every four American adults favor increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, according to a survey released Tuesday. The study, released by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on Tuesday, also found that smokers overwhelmingly agreed; 7 of 10 cigarette smokers backed raising the minimum age.

2015-07-08
time.com

Tige Mercer quadrupled his income when he quit audiovisual freelancing to open Vape Atlanta, in this city’s funky Little Five Points area. He expects his income to rise another 50% after he opens two more e-cigarette stores in nearby cities this summer. But federal regulations due to be unveiled this summer threaten to ruin his plans.

2015-07-08
wsj.com

Selling nicotine for e-cigarettes is illegal in New Zealand. Any callers to Quitline who ask are told the Ministry of Health advises there’s not enough evidence to recommend e-cigarettes as an aid to quit smoking. But just google ‘e-cigarettes’ and at least 20 New Zealand websites pop up selling various e-cigarette or vaping devices and vaping e-liquids in flavours from tobacco to caramel.

2015-07-07
nursingreview.co.nz

E-cigarettes are marketed as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, as smoking cessation tools and a means to circumvent indoor smoking restrictions. However, since they were introduced in 2005 there has been ongoing debate about how they should be regulated, in part, because of uncertainties about how harmful they are to health.

2015-07-08
news-medical.net

The progress in reaching the highest level of achievement in tobacco control is a sign of the growing success of the WHO FCTC and provides strong evidence that there is political will for tobacco control on both national and global levels. About 2.8 billion people are now covered by at least one MPOWER measure at the highest level of achievement. 

2015-07-07
who.int

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