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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Wed, 20 May 2015


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Come May 31, vapers won’t be able to use electronic cigarettes in indoor public spaces in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia will become the first province to regulate the burgeoning use of e-cigarettes, but it won’t be alone for long. British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec are in the process of passing legislation and several other provinces have indicated they plan to as well.


The Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments in the latest challenge to the Indianapolis smoking ban Monday afternoon. Bar owners filed a lawsuit after the ban went into effect because they feel the restriction violates their rights. [...] Liford said the ban is not fair because it allows certain specialty businesses, like tobacco bars, to continue to allow smoking while forcing other bars to prohibit it.


[...] It is indeed the case that today's tobacco marketplace is rapidly evolving. And it is also true that there has been a surge in youth use of novel products like e-cigarettes. However, it is not true that the progress we have made in reducing youth smoking is being threatened by youth experimentation with e-cigarettes.


Sales of e-cigarettes to minors would be illegal in Texas under a bill approved by the Senate Monday and sent to the governor. The measure by Sen. Juan Hinojosa, D-McAllen, would join Texas with most other states that already prohibit sales to electronic cigarettes to those under 18 years of age.


Getting a buzz from a cup of coffee or an energy drink may be so passé now that a Vancouver company has introduced a vaporizer for that extra jolt. The Eagle Energy Vapor looks like an e-cigarette, but it contains ingredients similar to energy drinks: guarana, ginseng, and taurine. Its creators boast that it has no nicotine or sugar. 


The government will soon ban sales of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) nationwide amid growing concerns over the product’s negative impact on people’s health. Trade Minister Rachmat Gobel said on Monday that sales of e-cigarettes would be banned in line with the concerns recently voiced by the Health Ministry. 


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