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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Mon, 2 November 2015

BAT moves from packaging to sue TGA on nicotine inhalers

One of the largest tobacco ­companies in the world has sparked another­ legal battle with the Australian government, [...] British and American Tobacco has launched legal action against the Therapeutic Goods Administration claiming that the health authority did not even consider an application to have its Voke nicotine inhaler listed, much like other nicotine products that could help smokers quit the habit.


E-Cigarettes, Deemed Flight Safety Risk, Banned From Checked Bags

A new safety rule that prohibits air travelers and crew members from carrying e-cigarettes and other battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices in their checked baggage was announced earlier this week.


Low Nicotine Cigarettes Answer To User Dependence

Neal Benowitz, MD stated in his published commentary that by varying the amount of nicotine present in cigarettes or minimizing its content will give the smokers a lesser habit as well as newcomers will be prevented from becoming addicted to smoking. This same principle was applied to the latest study published just this month by Dr Eric Donny. [...]


Putrajaya mulls checks on nicotine, chemical contents in e-cigs

Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said setting regulations was better than banning the use of e-cigarettes. "What's important is not to ban (the use of vape), it's better to set regulations, for example, maybe capping the percentage of nicotine content in a vape.


E-Cigarettes Are A Threat To Health According To CA Department of Health

Health Officials of California announced that electronic cigarettes are a threat to health as they are planning to launch a statewide information campaign to citizens across the state. According to the California Department of Health, e-cigarettes emit cancer-causing chemicals that are harmful for both users and non-users alike. [...]


Handful of cases tie e-cigarettes to lung injury, pneumonia

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation in September found high levels of diacetyl and a second chemical known to cause permanent and sometimes fatal lung disease in locally made e-liquids and exposed inadequate testing that results in manufacturers claiming their products are diacetyl-free when sometimes they are not.


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