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Atakan Befrits | 16 March 2015  Read more

On the threat to vapers and vaping in Sweden
Vaping with nicotine in Sweden is now de jure banned following a recent court ruling. Import, distribution and sales of nicotine containing e-cig and nicotine containing refills are banned by the Medical Products Agency (MPA) in Sweden, unless they are registered as medical products. This is prior to the implementation of the TPD, which provides for some flexibility on distribution and sales, which will continue for the time being, pending an appeal against the judgement.

Saul Shiffman et al. | 9 March 2015  Read more

Impact of Flavor Descriptors on Youth Interest in Electronic Cigarettes II
Subsequent to publication of our paper, Stan Glantz published a critique of our study on the University of California, San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education website. The critique was familiar – it was, in fact, the critique offered by one of the four anonymous expert referees who reviewed our paper for the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. In the end, the journal, in deciding to publish the paper, decided that we had overcome these concerns and that the paper was a valuable addition to the literature.

  • ATLANTA -- Georgia’s smoking rate is showing a steady decline, a new CDC report says. “What we’re seeing is a rise in less traditional forms of tobacco use,’’ said June Deen of the American Lung Association in Georgia. She cited the use of e-cigarettes — which mimic the nicotine delivery of cigarettes — and smokeless tobacco.
    2015-05-25 | chronicle.augusta.com

    • Cigarettes
    • Smoking
  • Officials in an Indianapolis suburb are considering a proposal that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places. Councilman Ron Bates tells the Daily Journal he believes e-cigarettes could be just as bad for public health as smoking cigarettes and should be included in the ban. A vote on the proposal hasn’t been set, [...]
    2015-05-25 | washingtontimes.com

    • Ban
    • E Cigarettes
  • The District of Columbia City Council recently held hearings on the proposed Vapor Product Amendment Act of 2015. The act calls for electronic cigarettes — or e-cigs — to be taxed at 70 percent of their wholesale price — the same rate as other tobacco products in the District.
    2015-05-25 | washingtonexaminer.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Tax
  • The Government has been urged to consider restricting sales of nicotine electronic cigarettes to pharmacies, in a blog to be published today by public health experts. But an opponent of medical-style controls says doing that would impede access to a device that has huge potential to reduce smoking harm.
    2015-05-25 | nzherald.co.nz

    • E Cigarettes
    • New Zeland
  • You’ve seen them around, now find out all the hype on electronic cigarettes. Are e-cigs a safer, cheaper alternative to smoking cigarettes? [...] Who is smoking e-cigs? Are people using e-cigs as a useful smoking cessation method? Is it successful and safe? Female e-cig smokers: 60.5% Male e-cig smokers: 39.5% Users who live in southern states: 33% [...]
    2015-05-25 | accelerated-nursing.net

    • Cigarettes
    • E Cigarettes
    • Smoking
  • A recent study [...] suggests that students are frequently engaging in hookah smoking, but are highly unaware of the health risks involved in the activity. The study, conducted at the University of South Florida, surveyed 478 graduate and undergraduate students. Of the group of students, 54.4 percent said they had smoked from a hookah pipe at least once in their life.
    2015-05-22 | dailyemerald.com

    • Hookah
    • Smoking
    • Study
  • A health ministry research group found Thursday that four of the nine electronic cigarettes sold in Japan produce vapor with high levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. A panel at the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry that received a report on the findings said “negative health effects” cannot be ruled out from the use of e-cigarettes.
    2015-05-22 | japantimes.co.jp

    • E Cigarettes
    • Industry
    • Study
  • [...] Whistler Blackcomb, the company that owns the ski resort, announced last Friday it will be banning all forms of smoking on its property as of the end of the month (employees will be given a one-year grace period, provided they use designated smoking areas). The ban covers all property owned by the company, in or out of doors, including lifts, runs, bike trails, parking lots and patios.
    2015-05-22 | news.nationalpost.com

    • Smoke Free
    • Tobacco
  • Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) said there are now 2.6 million vapers in Britain, up from 2.1 million in 2014, with nearly all of this increase attributable to a rise in the number of ex-smokers using electronic cigarettes. The most popular reason people gave for using e-cigarettes was to help them stop smoking completely (48%) and to prevent them from relapsing to smoking (38%).
    2015-05-22 | mirror.co.uk

    • E Cigarettes
    • Tobacco
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