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Daily Digest - Monday, 6 March 2017


GFN UK Dialogues 2017Paddy Costall

As one of the organisers of the Global Forum on Nicotine, it is easy to get caught up in the debates that take place around international issues, which arise from FCTC COP meetings, or the responses and campaigning relating to the TPD, the FDA Deeming Regulations, or TGA position on nicotine in Australia. What can get forgotten in all of this is the daily impact of laws and regulations on the lives of nicotine consumers. [...]

Democrats Push Ban On Flavored E-Cigs In Name Of Protecting Kids

Democratic lawmakers are attempting to ban all flavored vaping products in New Jersey, claiming they lure children to smoking and harm public health. The state Assembly’s health committee approved the legislation Monday, but it will still need to pass through both houses of the state legislature before becoming law.


Tax us more, world's biggest cigarette maker tells Philip Hammond [...]

The world’s biggest tobacco company has for the first time asked to be taxed more by Chancellor Philip Hammond – to encourage smokers to switch to healther alternatives. Philip Morris, which makes brands such as Marlboro, said it backed an increase in taxes on its cigarettes as part of its bid to move to a “smoke-free future”.


Dr Neil McKeganey – The Pleasure of Smoking

On 22nd February 2017 Dr Neil McKeganey, director of the Centre for Substance Use Research in Glasgow, summarised the results of the CSUR study 'The Pleasure of Smoking: The Views of Confirmed Smokers' [...]


UB study examines perceptions of e-cigarettes

Daily users of e-cigarettes view them as almost as satisfying or even more satisfying, and less harmful, than cigarettes, according to a small study [...] The study of 105 U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers and their partners found that the study participants who vape daily reported e-cigarettes as “at least as satisfying” as cigarettes, and that 58 percent said vaping was “much more” satisfying.


Smokers shifting onto e-cigarettes 'is a win' - Kiwi doctor

E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among smokers, with new research suggesting that while they may be better than smoking traditional cigarettes, they come with their own set of problems. On TVNZ's Breakfast programme, Doctor John Cameron said "if we can get everyone who's smoking tobacco related products and put them onto e-cigarettes, I think we have got a win".


Use of electronic cigarettes in pregnancy

Professor Linda Bauld from the University of Stirling provides an update on the latest evidence about the use of electronic cigarettes in pregnancy, [...]


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