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

Susan Cameron , chief executive of Reynolds American Inc., is skilled at bringing two companies together. [...] The Wall Street Journal talked to Ms. Cameron about the factors that go into a successful merger, the ability to recruit young workers to a tobacco company and the future profile of cigarette smokers.

2015-02-24
wsj.com

Mr Reilly is currently reviewing the relationship between the State’s child and family agency Tulsa and the solicitor firm representing Japan Tobacco, which is threatening legal action against the Government if it introduces plain package cigarettes. “I am very concerned about a perceived or real conflict of interest here of legal firms representing both sides in a hugely high stakes situation like this,” [...]

2015-02-24
independent.ie

Counterfeiting and illicit trade of electronic cigarettes is on the rise across the developed world, according to law enforcement agencies and makers of the products, which also include bogus batteries that fail to recharge and liquids containing dangerously high levels of nicotine, notes the news source. Experts say that illicit trade in e-cigarettes will increase as demand for the products grows.

2015-02-24
nacsonline.com

Compared with other recreational drugs — including alcohol — marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. [...] Researchers sought to quantify the risk of death associated with the use of a variety of commonly used substances. They found that at the level of individual use, alcohol was the deadliest substance, followed by heroin and cocaine.

2015-02-24
washingtonpost.com

Statistics suggest that vaping among smokers and recent ex-smokers, who comprise the vast majority of vapers, may already be on the decline. The figures will be studied closely by the major e-cigarette firms, which have poured millions into promoting a technology that was thought to have been growing in popularity. The drop is described as “statistically significant” by Professor Robert West [...]

2015-02-24
theguardian.com

February 24, 2015, the Boca Raton City Council will meet to vote on a proposed ordinance 5296 which puts in place an action to jail those found vaping in most private businesses. [...] The proposed ordinance would violate a business owners right to operate their business as they see fit and would allow the government to further chip away at business rights.

2015-02-24
examiner.com

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