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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.

  • Why can't the California Department of Public Health simply tell the truth? Probably because they realize they don't have a leg to stand on. Almost every reputable scientist - and even the tobacco companies themselves - know that smoking is certainly more hazardous than vaping, which involves no tobacco and no combustion.
    2015-03-27 | tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com

    • E Cigarettes
  • Legislation to regulate the liquids used in vaping and e-cigarettes was put on hold Thursday as senators began to consider possible changes to the bill. The bill’s author, Sen. Carlin Yoder, R-Middlebury, said the controversial proposal still needs tweaks before it’s ready for a final vote. 
    2015-03-27 | ibj.com

    • E Cigarettes
  • The smoking of medical marijuana and e-cigarettes has been officially banned at Muskegon Community College. The board of trustees recently updated the college's no-smoking policy to reflect changing times. While there have been reports of students smoking e-cigarettes in class, there have been none of students partaking in medical marijuana, [...]
    2015-03-27 | mlive.com

    • Ban
    • Marijuana
  • Aside from being glib, this is an undeniable statement of arithmetic fact: a low-cost health insurance policy can be had for around €400; a 20-a-day cigarette habit costs more than €3,600 per year. Implicit in the minister's comparison, however, is the argument that any smoker without insurance ought to divert a portion of their tobacco spend towards buying a health policy. 
    2015-03-27 | independent.ie

    • Smoking
  • Almost a fifth - 17% - of secondary schools in Wales have seen pupils use e-cigarettes within school grounds. Around a third of the primary schools and just under half of the secondary schools with an e-cigarette policy said that one of the reasons for having one was because they were concerned that e-cigarettes will lead to children smoking tobacco, [...]
    2015-03-27 | itv.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Study
  • Convenience group Rippleglen is bidding to be at the "forefront" of the e-cigarettes market by signing a specialist to take control of the category for the company. Specialist Real Trading has been involved with the distribution of e-cigarettes and category management since 2011, and handles brands such as Liqua Lites, E-Lites, blu, NJOY [...]
    2015-03-27 | thegrocer.co.uk

    • E Cigarettes
  • The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have launched a wildly expensive campaign against e-cigarettes because… well, I can’t really work out their logic, but the sickly aroma of liberal puritanism is unmistakeable. The medical arguments are risible. [...] So it was vaping that caused Kirsty’s lung to collapse, was it? Nope: it was smoking cigarettes.
    2015-03-27 | blogs.spectator.co.uk

    • Advertising
    • E Cigarettes
  • Anti-smoking advocates turned out at the State House on Wednesday to testify in support of a bill that would make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to raise the legal age for tobacco purchases to 21. They also spoke in favor of two other bills, one that would regulate hookah bars, where patrons gather to smoke from communal pipes, [...]
    2015-03-27 | providencejournal.com

    • Smoking
  • The Cairo and Giza Tobacco Traders Association called on the Minister of Supply to distribute a monthly quota of cigarettes through the ration card system, which benefits 40 million low-income citizens. The association also called on Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb to overcome failures in controlling the customs ports, which allow counterfeit and anonymous cigarettes to pass.
    2015-03-27 | dailynewsegypt.com

    • Egypt
    • Tobacco
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