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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Tue, 14 April 2015

A made-in-Ottawa program meant to help construction workers quit smoking could soon get some national exposure. For months, Ottawa Public Health staff have been donning hard hats and steel-toed boots to lead “tailgate talks” at construction sites, where workers meet to discuss the day’s work and go over safety measures.


Millions are using e-cigarettes and those Numbers are growing but vapors and those around need to beware because they're leaving some with serious injuries.


I find it difficult to believe that in 2015, we are telling the public that we're not yet sure whether cigarette smoking poses any more of a hazard than using non-tobacco-containing, non-combusted electronic cigarettes. And we're telling the public this despite our knowledge that smoking is killing more than 400,000 people a year, [...]


Policies and practice on use of e-cigarettes in enclosed public places: towards a consensus. Commentary by Cecilia Farren, GASP


Beginning in June in Montgomery County, it will be against the law to smoke electronic cigarettes in the same public places where tobacco cigarettes are banned. That’s one of several new e-cigarette regulations coming into play in the county. Another may require e-cigarette users to fork over more money to buy them in the county.


Electronic cigarettes were introduced in the United States in 2007 with sales topping $1.5 billion in 2014.


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