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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.

  • 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
  • The health department has sent a challan book to Bareilly College, asking authorities to levy a fine up to Rs 500 on teachers and students found smoking or consuming tobacco on campus. However, members of the proctorial board claim that the move would not be possible for them as there are nearly 16,000 students in the college.
    2015-05-22 | timesofindia.indiatimes.com

    • India
    • Smoke Free
    • Tobacco
  • Cigarette smoking continues to decline in about half of American states, according to the latest U.S. government estimates. But despite that good news, rates have gone up in some states. And in other states, a more worrisome trend has emerged -- people using a combination of tobacco products, such as cigarettes plus smokeless tobacco, officials said.
    2015-05-22 | doctorslounge.com

    • Cigarettes
    • Smoking
  • Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco, the two largest international cigarette companies in the world, have today launched legal action against the UK government [...] Both companies are arguing that the measures, which mean that cigarettes will be sold in unbranded packaging from May 2017 after a year's transition period, infringe their property and trademark rights, Kadhim Shubber writes.
    2015-05-22 | ft.com

    • Cigarettes
    • Industry
    • Tobacco
  • A new study [...] took a closer look at the NEJM findings in the context of real-world conditions. It concluded that 3rd generation e-cigarettes can indeed produce high levels of aldehydes - but only under extreme conditions which human smokers can be expected to avoid because of the immediate unpleasant sensory effects.
    2015-05-21 | medicalxpress.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Study
  • Minnesota tobacco control advocates may propose raising the legal age for buying cigarettes to 21 years old. Hawaii, New York City and more than 30 municipalities in Massachusetts have raised the legal age [...] More than 9 of every 10 smokers start before the age of 19 or 20, a reality that is behind the nascent movement to raise the legal age for buying tobacco, Mowery said.
    2015-05-21 | inforum.com

    • Regulation
    • Tobacco
    • Youth
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