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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Thu, 29 January 2015

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has come out against electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), releasing a new report on Wednesday outlining their risks. “E-cigarettes contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals, and the nicotine in them is as addictive as the nicotine in cigarettes,” CDPH director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman said in a statement about his report.

2015-01-29
time.com

Offering shopping vouchers to pregnant smokers can make them significantly more likely to give up nicotine, a study in the UK has found. Professor of Health Policy at Stirling University and one of the lead authors of the study Linda Bauld said the prevalence of smoking during pregnancy was a significant public health challenge. "We really need to take prevention more seriously through providing support and reward rather than blame and stigma. [...]

2015-01-29
abc.net.au

Today brings evidence that not only is the misinformation coming from many electronic cigarette opponents unethical because it violates the public health principles of transparency and honesty, but the propaganda campaign is actually working. [...] There is absolutely no evidence to support the contention that e-cigarettes are going to kill hundreds of thousands of vapers. [...]

2015-01-29
tobaccoanalysis.
blogspot.com

In a recent study conducted by health psychologist Edwin Boudreaux, PhD, and colleagues from the National Alliance of Research Associates Programs, more than one-third of current tobacco users approached about their tobacco use by undergraduate pre-health student volunteers while in an emergency department left with a referral to their state's free Quitline tobacco cessation treatment programs.

2015-01-29
medicalxpress.com

When Marty Weinstein decided to quit smoking, he took a friend's advice and tried electronic cigarettes rather than government-approved nicotine replacement products. [...] The e-cigs have a familiar look and feel, and quench his desire to hold on to a cigarette and puff. "I fully understand I'm still addicted to nicotine," said Weinstein, a Connecticut taxi driver who had smoked for more than 20 years. "But I'm now so much healthier."

2015-01-29
reuters.com

Two New Mexico lawmakers want to make it illegal for parents and others to smoke in any motor vehicle when a child is present. Democratic Rep. Jeff Steinborn of Las Cruces introduced the measure earlier this week. Sen. Peter Wirth of Santa Fe is sponsoring the bill in the Senate. With all the research related to the dangers of second hand smoke, Steinborn says smoking with a child strapped in the back seat really amounts to a form of child abuse.

2015-01-29
newsobserver.com

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