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1st July 2016
Starting today, it could become much more difficult to vape in Indiana.
A new state law taking effect July 1 requires all e-cigarette manufacturers and retailers to have a state permit to do business. Getting that permit is proving to be very difficult, nearly impossible in many cases, and the new regulations set security guidelines that effectively give a single private company the ability to decide which products will be available in the Hoosier State.
1st July 2016
Gov. Eddie Calvo on Friday vetoed legislation that would have raised Guam’s minimum age for a person to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Royal College of Physicians
28th June 2016
Nicotine without smoke: Tobacco harm reduction
Type: Working party report
Date: 28 April 2016
This report aims to provide a fresh update on the use of harm reduction in tobacco smoking, in relation to all non-tobacco nicotine products but particularly e-cigarettes. It concludes that, for all the potential risks involved, harm reduction has huge potential to prevent death and disability from tobacco use, and to hasten our progress to a tobacco-free society.
Related: The next steps in the long journey to tobacco harm reduction
Smoking is the biggest avoidable cause of death and disability, and social inequality in health, in the UK.
Most of the harm to society and to individuals caused by smoking in the near-term future will occur in people who are smoking today.
Vigorous pursuit of conventional tobacco control policies encourages more smokers to quit smoking.
Quitting smoking is very difficult and most adults who smoke today will continue to smoke for many years.
People smoke because they are addicted to nicotine, but are harmed by other constituents of tobacco smoke.
Provision of the nicotine that smokers are addicted to without the harmful components of tobacco smoke can prevent most of the harm from smoking.
Until recently, nicotine products have been marketed as medicines to help people to quit.
NRT is most effective in helping people to stop smoking when used together with health professional input and support, but much less so when used on its own.
E-cigarettes are marketed as consumer products and are proving much more popular than NRT as a substitute and competitor for tobacco cigarettes.
E-cigarettes appear to be effective when used by smokers as an aid to quitting smoking.
E-cigarettes are not currently made to medicines standards and are probably more hazardous than NRT.
However, the hazard to health arising from long-term vapour inhalation from the e-cigarettes available today is unlikely to exceed 5% of the harm from smoking tobacco.
Technological developments and improved production standards could reduce the long-term hazard of e-cigarettes.
There are concerns that e-cigarettes will increase tobacco smoking by renormalising the act of smoking, acting as a gateway to smoking in young people, and being used for temporary, not permanent, abstinence from smoking.
To date, there is no evidence that any of these processes is occurring to any significant degree in the UK.
Rather, the available evidence to date indicates that e-cigarettes are being used almost exclusively as safer alternatives to smoked tobacco, by confirmed smokers who are trying to reduce harm to themselves or others from smoking, or to quit smoking completely.
There is a need for regulation to reduce direct and indirect adverse effects of e-cigarette use, but this regulation should not be allowed significantly to inhibit the development and use of harm-reduction products by smokers.
A regulatory strategy should, therefore, take a balanced approach in seeking to ensure product safety, enable and encourage smokers to use the product instead of tobacco, and detect and prevent effects that counter the overall goals of tobacco control policy.
The tobacco industry has become involved in the e-cigarette market and can be expected to try to exploit these products to market tobacco cigarettes, and to undermine wider tobacco control work.
However, in the interests of public health it is important to promote the use of e-cigarettes, NRT and other non-tobacco nicotine products as widely as possible as a substitute for smoking in the UK.
Taxing sugary drinks
28th June 2016
Pro's and con's of taxing sugary drinks. We think once again the "health nazi's" have gone too far.
20th June 2016
To rescue Detroit's school district from potential insolvency, Michigan is turning to a familiar playbook.
It will shift more than a quarter of the state's $250 million annual payment from tobacco companies to Detroit schools. The move is the latest in a long line of tapping the legal settlement when the governor and lawmakers are in a pinch for money.
What else is new it is always about the money? Look for Previous Top Stories »»
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Walking Back Brexit
Published on 2016-07-01 23:05:28. Website: Frank Davis
Published on 2016-06-30 23:06:18. Website: Frank Davis
Published on 2016-06-30 19:07:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Alcohol guidelines debate
Published on 2016-06-30 10:28:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The Stolen Future
Published on 2016-06-29 23:06:07. Website: Frank Davis
Größtes deutsches Raucherforum wird 10 Jahre
Published on 2016-06-29 20:40:11. Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.
Published on 2016-06-28 23:07:07. Website: Frank Davis
Detroit Wayne County Mental Health Authority Issues Fraudulent Public Statements on Risks of Cigarette Smoking
Published on 2016-06-28 11:31:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Tour de vis dans nos parcs ...
Published on 2016-06-28 01:17:51. Website: Accueil
The Class War on Smokers
Published on 2016-06-27 23:10:09. Website: Frank Davis
Four More Lawsuits Filed Against FDA to Block its E-Cigarette Deeming Regulations
Published on 2016-06-27 10:37:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Towards independence: thoughts on the referendum
Published on 2016-06-26 14:05:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Ignore the children
Published on 2016-06-23 14:42:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Let's Vote Leave, Eh?
Published on 2016-06-23 05:59:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
A Review Of A Billion Lives ... I Didn't Hate It
Published on 2016-06-21 22:01:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Tough Times At Puddlecote Inc
Published on 2016-06-21 19:14:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Guest post: State government not seeing the light on vaping
Published on 2016-06-21 13:11:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The pub champion?
Published on 2016-06-20 12:27:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Pediatrics "Gateway" Article Author Hiding Conflicts of Interest with Big Pharma; Drug Companies Have Gotten More than their Money's Worth
Published on 2016-06-20 10:01:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
Jamie Vardy on caffeine and nicotine
Published on 2016-06-18 10:13:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Published on 2016-06-18 10:00:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
RTS - La Première: "Comment lutter contre la "science poubelle"?
Published on 2016-06-17 01:41:25. Website: Accueil
Gerard Hastings in the spotlight
Published on 2016-06-16 12:27:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
Don't decriminalise, legalise
Published on 2016-06-16 10:01:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
End Of An Error
Published on 2016-06-16 09:00:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Why Must the American Cancer Society Continue to Lie to the Public? This Time, They Do So in Coordinated Fashion
Published on 2016-06-16 01:10:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
It's not beer advertising when we do it
Published on 2016-06-15 13:06:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
ASH Attempts To Grind Vaping Into The Dirt
Published on 2016-06-15 11:44:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
Loi sur le tabac renvoyée par les Etats
Published on 2016-06-14 22:53:58. Website: Accueil
Moving the goalposts on malnutrition
Published on 2016-06-14 12:06:00. Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist
The Blind Fanaticism Of ASH Wales
Published on 2016-06-13 20:17:00. Website: Dick Puddlecote
New Pediatrics Study Provides Absolutely No Evidence that E-Cigarettes are a Gateway to Smoking
Published on 2016-06-13 10:00:00. Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary