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Daily Digest - Friday, 11 March 2016


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Ontario set to ban e-cig, marijuana users from smoking [...]

Ontario is set to ban e-cigarette and medical marijuana users from smoking or vaporizing anywhere regular cigarettes are prohibited. “We have made a determination that smoking whatever it is — whether it’s vaping, whether it’s medical marijuana, whether it’s cigarettes — that there should be restrictions on that,” Premier Kathleen Wynne said Thursday.


CVS to Spend $50 Million on Antismoking Program [...]

CVS Health Corp. plans to spend $50 million over the next five years on a youth antismoking campaign [...] The company’s campaign, which it is calling “Be the First,” will include social-media elements, videos, graphics and school programs. The goal is to contribute to a 3% decline in the national youth smoking rate and a 10% decline in the number of new youth smokers.


Sale of tobacco products is incompatible with the healthful goal of pharmacies

The effort in Erie County to ban stores with pharmacies from selling cigarettes and e-cigarettes would close the “disconnect” that allows stores dedicated to health to sell a product that damages health. Tobacco-related products do not belong in any pharmacy, and County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has made it his goal to be the first county in New York State to ban them.


ACT to ban sale of vaporisers to under 18s [...]

The ACT government will restrict the sale of e-cigarettes and vaporisers, banning their sale to under 18s and treating them like tobacco. A bill to be introduced by ACT Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris on Thursday treats vaporisers, whether or not they contain nicotine, like tobacco – with the same restrictions on where and how they can be used and sold, and the same penalties.


Dr. Ronald L. Johnson: Raising the tobacco purchasing age [...]

Tobacco 21 is backed with scientific evidence. In March 2015, the Institute of Medicine released a study that estimated that raising the tobacco purchasing age to 21 would reduce smoking among 15- to 17-year-olds by 25 percent, and 18- to 20-year-olds by 15 percent. Many thousands of kids will live longer, healthier lives because they will never become addicted to nicotine


Mixed reaction to proposed e-cigarette ban

THE failure of an attempt to throw out a proposed ban on using e-cigarettes in hospitals, schools, places food is served and other public places in Wales has been met with a mixed reaction. Alan Styles of Blaenavon emailed to say he was concerned the vapour blown out by users of e-cigarettes contained nicotine and therefore could be dangerous to passers-by.


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