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Daily Digest - Friday, 24 February 2017

New Canadian Constitution Foundation Report Reveals Major Problems [...]

[...] the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) released its report “Vaping and the Law,” the first ever comprehensive study of e-cigarette regulations in Canada. Provincial and local governments have introduced strict regulations on e-cigarettes and, at the end of last year, the federal government introduced Bill S-5, which would impose for the first time national regulations on e-cigarettes.

2017-02-24
canadafreepress.com

Ottawa suggests banning smoking in apartments or condos [...]

The federal government is proposing to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes to 21 and ban smoking on college campuses or inside condo and apartment buildings as part of a new drive to dramatically curb smoking rates. [...] the government wants to see smoking reduced to less than five per cent of the population by 2035 — a reduction of about two million people.

2017-02-24
news.nationalpost.com

New Bill Shall Ban Cigarette Discounts In New York

Campaigns against smoking intensify alongside a new proposed bill. The said bill aims to ban any form of discounts such as coupons to all tobacco products including cigarettes. [...] the proposed bill wants to combat smoking and tobacco usage through removing the ability of tobacco companies to have sales or discounts. [...]

2017-02-24
sciencetimes.com

Harm reduction for tobacco addicts – plain packaging doesn’t work

In countries such as Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and South Africa, measures aimed at reducing smoking and tobacco use are on the primary docket. Chief in each government’s arsenal is a requirement that cigarette and tobacco products be subject to plain packaging, with all cigarette logos and designs excluded and graphic warnings taking up all space. That’s caused a lot of panic at Big Tobacco.

2017-02-24
biznews.com

British American Tobacco aims to double size of vaping business

Cigarette maker British American Tobacco is planning a rapid expansion of its “vaping” business and has no immediate plans for further acquisitions after its $49bn deal to buy Reynolds American. “We will be a little bit geared with the acquisition of Reynolds,” said Nicandro Durante, BAT chief executive, on Thursday. “I don’t think we will have the cash to do anything in the coming one or two or three years.”

2017-02-24
ft.com

The Switch

Find out about vaping direct from people who have made The Switch.

2017-02-23
youtube.com

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