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Daily Digest - Monday, 26 September 2016

Britain must speak up for e-cigarettes — the health of the world’s smokers depends on it

Last week Public Health England announced that fewer people than ever are smoking in England (less than 17 per cent). They also highlighted the role of e-cigarettes in helping smokers to quit cigarettes. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) estimates that 2.8 million Brits vape — more than in any other country outside the US. In Britain we see this as something to celebrate.[...]

2016-09-26
health.spectator.co.uk

Public health urgently needs a “new deal”

Science is about being open-minded, engaging into an open debate, respecting the different opinion (even when you disagree) and exchanging views, arguments and ideas. This is how science progresses. Dialogue is an absolute necessity. On the contrary, secrecy, censorship, exclusions and intimidation are not only useless but dangerous.

2016-09-26
ecigarette-research.org

Tobacco stocks on fire despite proposed cigarette tax hikes

Investors are lighting up for tobacco stocks despite ongoing anti-smoking campaigns and proposed cigarette tax hikes on the ballot in four states. California's Proposition 56 would triple the tax on a pack of cigarettes and is garnering strong voter support in the latest polling. Colorado, Missouri and North Dakota also have proposed ballot measures in November to boost cigarette taxes.

2016-09-26
cnbc.com

The wilful ignorance of tobacco control McCarthyites

Just when you thought public health could sink no lower, it pulls it off again! This time, a couple of “tobacco control” organisations, CTFK and ENSP, have been writing to several participants in a conference (GTNF 2016) to be held next week. The letters tell them they must be mistaken, that they can’t possibly have realised tobacco companies were involved and that they should pull out before it is too late.

2016-09-26
clivebates.com

Completion of a Clinical Study

Christchurch Clinical Studies Trust Ltd today announces the completion of a clinical study on an innovative alternative to cigarettes. The product prototype, designated “P3L” by the technology owner Philip Morris International, mixes nicotine with lactic acid to produce an inhalable nicotine salt aerosol with faster absorption rates than traditional nicotine replacement therapies.

2016-09-26
scoop.co.nz

Japan Tobacco to roll out e-cigarette next year

Japan Tobacco aims to start selling its Ploom Tech tobacco-based electronic cigarette in cities across Japan next year, it said on Friday, as it fights to catch up with bigger rival Philip Morris in meeting the growing demand for "vaping" products. Japan Tobacco [...] has invested heavily in expanding its production capacity for Ploom Tech tobacco capsules after it hit supply constraints in March [...]

2016-09-26
uk.reuters.com

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