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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Thu, 28 January 2016


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Belgium to legalise e-cigarettes

By placing his signature under a new royal decree King Filip will be instrumental in bringing in legislation that will legalise electronic cigarettes in Belgium. The new legislation was needed because until now e-cigarettes inhabited a grey zone of Belgian legislation. Belgium's Health Council has ruled that e-cigarettes can form part of the government's drive to discourage tobacco [...]


[...] Can Altria Buck The Declining Cigarette Volumes Trend Again?

The company is now focusing on its e-cigarette category and less harmful tobacco products for growth. Greater health consciousness and increased government regulation is convincing customers to turn to e-cigarettes. Such trends are expected to boost the top line in the earnings to be reported. Growing popularity of its Mark Ten brand in the U.S. [...] is encouraging expansion nationwide.


MPs set to vote for new tobacco packaging with gruesome images

Dutch MPs are today expected to approve new European Union rules on tobacco packaging, which will see 65% of cigarette packets covered with health warnings. The new packaging, which will include photographs of damaged lungs and other smoking-generated health problems, is due to be introduced on May 20 throughout the EU. Tobacco firms are being given a year to bring in the changes and replace their current packaging.


Studies clearing smoke around e-cigarettes

Two years ago we wrote about Ryan, a 35 year-old nursing student who was trying to kick a cigarette habit by smoking e-cigarettes. Ryan was ordering his vaping supplies online, as sales were prohibited in Canada and retail outlets were uncommon. [...] At the time, there were still many unknowns. The jury was still out regarding whether e-cigarettes helped people quit smoking traditional cigarettes, [...]


Video Games: Big Tobacco’s New Backdoor Marketing Frontier

The Smokefree Coalition warns that big tobacco, well-known for its sneaky product placement techniques, has found a backdoor method of marketing to New Zealand children. New research [...] has found that nearly half (42 percent) of video games released between 1994 and 2015 feature characters smoking tobacco, e-cigarettes and/or other products, [...]


Massachusetts Smokers Sue Philip Morris to Pay for Cancer Screenings

A decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings, the case will finally be heard by a jury. Smokers in the class-action lawsuit allege Philip Morris manufactured a defective cigarette knowing it could have made a safer product with fewer carcinogens.


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