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GFN-horiz-short-2015Following the success of the first Global Forum on Nicotine, in Warsaw, Poland, Knowledge•Action•Change is delighted to announce the dates for next year’s conference. The 2nd Global Forum on Nicotine will take place at the Marriott Hotel, Warsaw, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June 2015. Presentations, videos and other materials from this year’s conference are now available on-line at http://gfn.net.co/2014

Blog Highlights

NSP | 22 August 2014 

European vapers speak up against WHO
The European vaper organisation – European Vapers United Network – has added its voice to the growing concern about the possible WHO position on electronic cigarettes.

NSP | 20 August 2014 

First legal challenge against EU Tobacco Products Directive
A legal challenge against the EU Tobacco Products Directive has been launched by UK e-cigarette manufacturer Totally Wicked. The first step will be to ask for the British court to rule whether a case can be taken to the European court.

NSP | 18 August 2014 

E-cigarette taxation threat in Italy – expected to escalate cost of e-cigarettes
The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance is currently considering a new decree that will tax e-cigarettes and drive up their costs, making them less financially attractive for users, and damaging the e-cigarette market.

Michael R. Hufford & Gilbert Ross | 3 August 2014  Read more...

Extinguishing the last combustible cigarette
Today approximately 14,000 people will die of tobacco-related diseases around the world. The same thing will happen tomorrow and the day after that, leaving nearly 6 million dead in the coming year.

  • The fact that the e-cigarette users interviewed in your story believe the devices to be harmless does not make it so. While the jury is still out on all the potential health impacts of e-cigarettes, the evidence is already strong enough to support regulation. The proposal by Toronto’s medical officer of health Dr. David McKeown to ban the use of e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited is a sensible first step.
    2014-08-22 | windsorstar.com

  • The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) has outpaced available scientific data – especially when it comes to answering two questions: Are they safe? Can they help people quit conventional cigarettes? Now, a new analysis of 81 studies supports e-cigs as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes, and there is some evidence that e-cigs may even help smokers quit, researchers say.
    2014-08-22 | clevelandclinic.org

  • Tokyo earned $1 million from an official Olympics-branded cigarette the last time it hosted the competition. Half a century on, Governor Yoichi Masuzoe is looking to restrict smoking before the 2020 Summer Games. The proportion of smokers in Japan fell to about 20 percent in 2014 according to Japan Tobacco Inc. (2914), from 47 percent in 1965, the year after Tokyo first hosted the Olympics.
    2014-08-22 | businessweek.com

  • After hearing about the potential health concerns of electronic cigarettes at its preview two meetings, the Kenai City Council Wednesday night passed an ordinance for e-cigs to be regulated the same as smoking tobacco. The council brought the ordinance back for reconsideration after it failed at the Aug. 6 city council meeting. Kenai Municipal Code prohibits smoking tobacco in a restaurant, bowling alley or medical facility. Adding e-cigs to the code [...]
    2014-08-22 | peninsulaclarion.com

  • Over reliance on tobacco farming in Migori county might create food shortage, a local NGO has said in a report. A research by Right Hearts Against Poverty in Kenya, says tobacco cultivation is to blame for widespread school dropout rates and child labour. The research sampled 1,500 farmers in tobacco growing areas in Migori county. It says more farmers will take up tobacco farming because of the current bountiful harvest.
    201-4-08-22 | allafrica.com

  • If there was a device that helped smokers quit the habit — saving lives, reducing the leading cause of preventable disease in the US and making life better for everyone — you would think public health officials would enthusiastically endorse it. There is such a device: the e-cigarette. Some public health officials are embracing it. But far too many are spreading false statements about e-cigarettes, blunting the products’ ability to help smokers quit smoking.
    2014-08-22 | pamplinmedia.com

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