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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Wed, 6 May 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

Most popular in news last week:

  1. Report: E-cigarettes Can Cause Permanent Brain Damage for Teens – read more…
  2. Why The CDC Has It Wrong About The Rise In Teen Vaping – read more…
  3. E Cig vs Cigarettes  – read more…

Comprehensive tobacco control legislation has led to an historically low daily smoking rate of 12.8% among Australians aged 14 years or older. [...] Around 85% of Australians visit a general practitioner each year and these appointments represent important opportunities for GPs to explain the health risks of smoking and discuss strategies to quit.

2015-05-06
theconversation.com

As the realities of legalized marijuana take hold in four states and the District of Columbia, legislators and regulators could learn a lot from the successes -- and failures -- of the tobacco and alcohol industries in keeping their harmful products out of the hands of children and adolescents. 

2015-05-06
news-medical.net

The state Assembly on Monday acted to plug a loophole in the law prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors by extending the ban to include devices that don’t include nicotine cartridges. The 75-0 Assembly vote comes just weeks after the federal government warned that the use of e-cigarettes by high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014 [...]

2015-05-06
latimes.com

Let's be clear. E-cigarettes are intended only for adult smokers and adults who vape. We are adamantly opposed to minors using vapor products, and we support federal, state and local restrictions on their use by underage consumers. The rise of e-cigarette use among teens is concerning, and the industry works tirelessly to help prevent underage access at retail and online.

2015-05-06
usatoday.com

Whether you realize it or not, our nation has been at war for more than five decades -- not against an enemy on foreign soil, but against a product found in most grocery and liquor establishments: tobacco. While clear progress is still being made against adult smoking rates, some 42 million adults continue to smoke, including a number of younger adults [...]

2015-05-06
fool.com

Ten years after it prohibited smoking in bars and restaurants, Quebec has introduced sweeping legislation that would extend the ban to patios and subject increasingly popular e-cigarettes to the same rules as other tobacco products. Flavoured tobacco would also be outlawed as would smoking in a vehicle if someone under 16 is present. 

2015-05-06
huffingtonpost.ca

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