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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Fri, 15 May 2015

In a few weeks, Beijing will implement a city-wide ban on smoking in all indoor public spaces, such as restaurants and offices, as well as on tobacco advertising outdoors, on public transportation, and in most forms of media. If the initiative, agreed late last year by the municipal people’s congress, is successful, China may impose a similar ban nationwide. 

2015-05-15
project-syndicate.org

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is giving the Food and Drug Administration until the end of the summer to finalize its deeming regulations for all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and cigars. The agency first proposed this deeming regulation more than a year ago, and Blumenthal said it has exceeded the deadline to finalize the rule.

2015-05-15
thehill.com

Ricardo F. Muñoz, PhD, professor emeritus of psychiatry at UCSF and based at the UCSF-affiliated San Francisco General Hospital [...] said the stop smoking program could be tailored to reach patients with other behavioral and mental disorders, creating a "digital apothecary" available to everyone with Internet access.

2015-05-15
medicalxpress.com

When it comes to offering cash to get smokers to quit, more people go for the carrots than the stick - but the stick gets better results. In a study released Wednesday, smokers with $150 of their own money at stake were far more likely to quit than smokers who didn't have to wager their money to get the cash rewards. 

2015-05-15
toledonewsnow.com

The FDA reasserted in the responses to Reynolds and American Snuff that any changes in warning labels on tobacco products would only be done to better inform the public of the dangers of tobacco products. The suggested change in labels implied that smokeless tobacco was safer than cigarettes, which the FDA refused to allow the companies to say. 

2015-05-15
examiner.com

The bill, which awaits action in both houses, also appears to be aimed at curbing children’s exposure to e-cigarettes at shops that sell them. According to the Senate bill’s memo, it would require e-cigarette retailers not registered with the state Department of Taxation and Finance [...] to register with the Department of Health, opening them up to compliance checks.

2015-05-14
blog.timesunion.com

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