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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Tue, 24 March 2015

It's a portable piece of technology providing seemingly bottomless access to a drug craved by more than 1 billion people worldwide -- nicotine. That craving is caused by smoking tobacco but is now being increasingly satisfied by e-cigarettes and the trend to "vape" instead of smoke.

2015-03-24
cnn.com

Today, I reveal the brackets and the regional finalists for the 2015 Rest of the Story Worst E-Cigarette Lie Championship. Those who have been following the Rest of the Story recently will recognize that there were a huge number of eligible contestants and that the work of the selection committee was difficult.

2015-03-24
tobaccoanalysis.
blogspot.com

Junior health minister Martin van Rijn is slapping a minimum age of 18 on electronic cigarettes in an effort to stop youngsters smoking, he told parliament on Monday. The new rules will apply to e-cigarettes with and without nicotine and will bring the smoking aid age limit in line with tobacco and alcohol.

2015-03-24
dutchnews.nl

Most countries that have reduced tobacco consumption have achieved that drop through a broad series of initiatives rather than one knockout blow. These range from the regulatory (such as banning smoking in public places) to the financial (increasing the cost of cigarettes) and through curtailing their appeal by restricting the advertising of tobacco products.

2015-03-23
thenational.ae

California rolled out new television and digital ads about the dangers of e-cigarettes on Monday. [...] The new ads are part of the agency’s new campaign called “Wake Up,” which suggests e-cigarettes are just another mass marketed product with serious health consequences.

2015-03-24
time.com

This month alone saw Ireland and Britain legislate for plain cigarette packets with big ugly health warnings, following Australia's 2012 lead. Norway and France – and others – are hard on their heels. These wins have come despite fierce opposition from the tobacco industry. Lawyers have threatened huge lawsuits, piles of specially-commissioned reports have been delivered to key lobbyists, [...]

2015-03-23
smh.com.au

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