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Daily Digest - Friday, 28 July 2017

University of Leicester researchers receive funding to explore vaping among adolescents

University of Leicester research team receives grant from Cancer Research UK to explore adolescent use of e-cigarettes. A research team led by the University of Leicester will be exploring how young people use e-cigarettes or 'vape' as part of a new project funded by Cancer Research UK. Professor Jason Hughes, of the University of Leicester's College of Social Science, Arts and Humanities, is supported by Dr Michelle O'Reilly, in (...)


Reynolds a boost to British American Tobacco

Durban - British American Tobacco (BAT) acquisition of Reynolds had boosted its next generation products (NGPs) and this boded well for the future, the tobacco company said on Thursday. Earlier this week BAT announced that it had completed the purchase of the 57.8 percent of Reynolds it did not already own. Reynolds is estimated to have between 2000 and 2200 local employees, the majority of whom work at its plant in Tobaccoville.

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Mental health, nicotine use and e cigarettes - Helen Redmond

Mental health, nicotine use and e-cigarettes. Presented by Helen Redmond at GFN 2017 in Warsaw Poland.


US study : The advent of e-cigs corresponds to decreased smoking rates

The study called E-cigarette use and associated changes in population smoking cessation: evidence from US current population surveys, was carried out by researchers from the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, and Moores Cancer Center, both at the University of California. The researchers looked more closely at the 2014-15 survey, when e-cigarettes were more prevalent. Out of the 161,054 respondents that did complete the survey (...)


Curtain comes down on tobacco selling season

Flue-cured tobacco sales will now be conducted once a week as the 2017 marketing season is set to close early next month, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has said. Early this month, TIMB reduced the selling days to only Tuesdays and Thursdays and starting today, sales would now be conducted on Wednesdays only. In a statement on Tuesday, the TIMB board said final clean-up sales will be held on August 11.


Findings from the ITC project - Professor Ron Borland

Trying to understand the rapidly emerging vaping culture: findings from the ITC project. Presented by Professor Ron Borland at GFN 2017 in Warsaw, Poland.


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