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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Tue, 5 May 2015

Global Forum on Nicotine conference update: 
 

GFN 2015 - 5-6 June in Warsaw: 250 people expected from Europe, China, North America and Australasia. Many key opinion leaders, or promoters of tobacco harm reduction. Register now!gfn.net.co/2015-registration

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a government-convened group of experts, says that if you want to quit smoking, you’re better off with drug-based methods, behavior modification programs or a combination of both—not puffing on e-cigarettes. There isn’t enough evidence to support claims that e-cigs, [...] can actually help people quit.

2015-05-05
time.com

[...] Public Health Minister Maureen Watt outlined the plans for the Bill, which will be introduced later this year. The Scottish Government proposes to ban the sale of non-medicinal e-cigarettes to under 18s, and to also make it an offence for an adult to buy them for a minor. E-cigarette retailers will also be required to be registered on a central register, as tobacco retailers in Scotland currently are.

2015-05-05
scotsman.com

In Britain, the e-cigarette industry is forecast to be worth $23 billion by 2023. In the United States, where the market has hit the $1.5 billion mark, sales are set to increase almost 25 per cent annually until 2018. Yet, Australian businesses hoping to light up the local market may miss out. Laws across Australia are irregular at best and downright confusing at worst.

2015-05-05
smh.com.au

New world standards for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and e-liquid published by AFNOR, the French standardisation and certification programme, add safety and accountability to the still unregulated market. E-cigarettes have become a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, however current regulations making it illegal to sell in New Zealand mean users are putting themselves at risk [...]

2015-05-05
voxy.co.nz

 

Experts believe this is because young people are attracted to the flavored nicotine liquid used by manufacturers, such as menthol, pomegranate, cappuccino and single-malt scotch. A recent study [...] explored the possible connection between the appeal smoking e-cigarettes and the growing number of youngsters who engage in vaping.

2015-05-05
techtimes.com

Tobacco use continues to be a leading preventable cause of death, with a substantial social and economic impact on the Canadian population. This document pulls together existing data to create a “big picture” overview of tobacco use patterns and trends in Canada, with the aim of enabling those responsible for tobacco control policies, programs, advocacy, [...]

2015-05-05
tobaccoreport.ca

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