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Daily Digest - Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Due to the Global Forum on Nicotine 2016, the NSP daily digest will be back with you on 22nd of June

E-cigarettes increase aortic stiffness, [...]

Charalambos Vlachopoulos, MD, from the 1st cardiology department, Athens Medical School, [...] studied 24 smokers without other CV risk factors (mean age, 30 years) during 96 sessions. The categories measured were: tobacco cigarettes smoked for 5 minutes; e-cigarettes smoked for 5 minutes; e-cigarettes smoked for 30 minutes; and no cigarettes smoked for 60 minutes (sham procedure). [...]


Smoking ban in eight Saudi public areas takes effect

Anti-smoking laws that took effect last week prohibit smoking in eight public areas. [...] “The regulations came into force on June 6 and any violations can result in fines and other penalties. The new regulations prohibit smoking in eight public areas. These include the vicinities of religious, educational, health, sport and cultural institutions, social and charity institutions,” said a source.


A Billion Lives Documentary Director Aaron Biebert

A Billion Lives Director Aaron Biebert talks about his film and his thoughts on the vapor industry in this DeMISTified webinar.


E-cigarettes - where are we now? Update

E-cigarettes have become ever more popular since they first appeared on the market in 2007, and regulators have struggled to keep up. There has been much debate about the advantages and risks of using them. Community pharmacy is playing a significant role in the way the debate plays out, because many sell e-cigarettes, yet others regard such sales as unethical.


A third of Emiratis in their 30s smoke, screenings show

Almost 30 per cent of Emiratis in their thirties smoke and medwakh is the most popular way to do so, evidence from a health-screening programme in Abu Dhabi suggests. The figure is higher than in the United States, where 20 per cent of people between 25 and 44 smoke, and the UK, where 24 per cent of people aged 25 to 34 are smokers.


Local vapor shops concerned new FDA rules will shut them down

Local vapor shops owners are concerned new U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations may put them out of business.


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