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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Thu, 9 April 2015

Passive smoking isn't only something that people have to cope with, but plants too. This is because some plants are actually able to take up nicotine from cigarette smoke, while others that grow in contaminated soil absorb it via the roots as well. This might explain why high concentrations of nicotine are often found in spices, herbal teas [...]


Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation banning the sales of e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid containers to minors in New Mexico. Sen. John Ryan's bill also requires those containers to be sold in child resistant packaging and prohibits online sales to minors. The Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Republican says the products are dangerous.


Cardiac surgeon Dr. Gopal Bhatnagar leads a double life, one that a lot of his medical colleagues might question. In between bypass surgeries, he tends to his side business as one of Canada's growing legion of e-cigarette entrepreneurs. Eleven shops from B.C. to Nova Scotia carry his 180º smoke brand of e-cigarettes and accessories.


Starting in the fall semester, the University of Iowa will become the first of the state's three public universities to ban all forms of tobacco on its campus. Officials announced Tuesday that UI President Sally Mason and her Cabinet have approved expanding the smoke-free policy into a tobacco-free policy that would include electronic cigarettes; [...]


We represent distinctly different parts of a diverse state, but we stand together when it comes to keeping communities safe and healthy, reducing the risk of illnesses associated with tobacco and increasing access to health care. Major challenges remain in keeping addictive tobacco products out of the hands of young people [...].


There are hundreds of vape shops in California - more than a thousand some say - and they come in all shapes and sizes. There are chic ones, which look a bit like bars. There are loungey ones where there are sofas for customers to sip a coffee as they vape. [...] Inside the shops there are vaping magazines, some showing lingerie-clad women puffing away at their e-cigarettes.


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