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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Fri, 30 October 2015

Malaysian government rejects ban on e-cigarettes

The Malaysian government will not ban e-cigarettes, a minister said Friday, despite concerns about their health impact. Rural and Regional Development Minister Ismail Sabri Yaacob said the cabinet in their meeting Friday has decided against the ban. "Thanks to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for understanding the wishes of the youth. [...]


What Will Raising The Legal Age To Buy Tobacco Products Mean For The Vaping Industry?

While many people believe e-cigarettes to be a much safer alternative to tobacco smoking, with a large number of former smokers crediting e-cig use – or vaping – as a contributing factor to successfully kicking the habit, a number of authorities have yet to be convinced. In the UK, the NHS does not actively recommend e-cig use [...]


FDA takes enforcement action against retailers [...]

This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration filed complaints initiating the first-ever No-Tobacco-Sale Order (NTSO) actions for a group of retailers who have repeatedly violated certain restrictions on the sale and distribution of tobacco products, including sales to minors. “Retailers are the first line of defense in preventing the illegal sale of harmful and addictive products like cigarettes [...]


E-cigarette age limit gains support

The state Senate has passed a measure that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes — known as e-cigarettes — to anyone under the age of 18. "I just think it's good practice that people under a certain age can't buy them," said Sen. Scott Wagner, R-Spring Garden Township. The bill is in the House but hadn't been assigned to a committee as of Wednesday.


E-cigarettes stub out the tobacco industry’s success

To help ease the pain of giving up, many smokers turn to a number of smoking cessation aids. While there are many to choose from, including nicotine replacement therapy and cognitive behavioural support provided by medical practitioners, the most popular aid among smokers looking to kick the habit is the electronic cigarette or vaporiser.


Smoke-free should be a choice

There are two primary arguments in favor of becoming a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus. The first is secondhand: it is harmful to public safety and creates a nuisance. The second: FGCU should not allow its students or employees to engage in activities it deems unsafe for the individual. The Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Campus Implementing Committee held an informational session Wednesday [...]


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