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Daily Digest - Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Government of Canada Introduces New Tobacco and Vaping Products Legislation

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canadians from nicotine addiction and tobacco use. Regulating vaping products to make them less accessible to youth will help achieve this goal. As part of this commitment, the Government introduced today important new legislation -- the proposed Tobacco and Vaping Products Act. [...]


Ottawa targets children, smokers looking to quit with new vaping bill

Ottawa has introduced new legislation to rein in the country’s burgeoning vaping industry, including rules that would ban the sale or promotion of e-cigarettes to people under 18. The proposed changes are designed to discourage youths from vaping while ensuring that adults who want to use the battery-powered devices to quit smoking have access to them, Health Minister Jane Philpott told [...]


Is it time for all smokers to quit smoking?

Renee Bittoun from the University of Sydney joins Phil Clark to take a look at e-cigarettes, why women find it harder to quit than men and why smoking research deserves more funding.


The world is changing on cannabis, but Britain is left behind

A new report from the Adam Smith Institute and VolteFace yesterday reopened the debate around the legalisation of cannabis. The report - The Tide Effect - takes aim at what it calls "shameful failures" in UK drug policy and urges the government to take heed of the movement for reform currently sweeping the globe, or else see the UK be left behind.


CSC chair chided over stand vs e-cigarettes

The Vapers Philippines and the PRO Vape consumer groups questioned the presence of Bala at the recent Conference of Parties 7 (COP 7) [...] “According to fellow vapers in Europe, Bala as head of the Philippine delegation, supported a proposal that would allow an outright ban of e-cigarettes without prior consultation with the Philippine vaping community,” Mark Erana, spokesperson of the Vapers Philippines said.


The World Health Organization's Tough Tactics Against Tobacco and E-Cigs

The World Health Organization achieves consensus on tobacco control and vaping through secrecy, mass detentions, and media censorship.


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