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  • Nicotine in the News - 23 May

    Harry Shapiro Director DrugWise

    Now that he has been confirmed as the new FDA Commissioner, the heat is on Scott Gottlieb to torch the FDA deeming regulations that themselves threaten to set a match to America's vaping industry. (OK enough of the inflammatory metaphors). As a consequence of the new appointment, the industry has won a significant reprieve in the administration's decision to delay implementing the new FDA regime.

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  • GFN taking the debate on vaping on the road

    In March the GFN team organised a series of three dialogues in the UK to explore ‘How safe is vaping? Media coverage, dilemmas and solutions in work and social spaces’ These, each hosted by local partners, took place in Leicester, Liverpool and Glasgow.

    The format was for a panel of leading thinkers and advocates to give short introductions, followed by a discussion involving the audience. Each event was designed to last for about 2 hours.

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  • The majority of Europeans continue to roll a cannabis joint with tobacco, according to new data from the Global Drug Survey. A mere 8 per cent of survey respondents from the USA report using cannabis this way, in stark contrast to the UK where 77 per cent of users put tobacco in their joints. The UK habit of using both tobacco and cannabis in a joint has its origins in the days when cannabis, typically resin, was costly [...]
    2017-05-25 | independent.co.uk

    • Cannabis
    • Study
  • Member states should prioritise laws that protect public health because there is little value in having them if they are not enforced, the EU’s health Commissioner told EURACTIV.com in an interview. What is the current state of play regarding the implementation of the tobacco products directive at national level? [...] The vast majority of member states (25) have notified full transposition of the Directive. [...]
    2017-05-25 | euractiv.com

    • Regulation
    • Tobacco
  • Taxes on a type of cigar that looks like a cigarette may be going up in Wisconsin. Republican Rep. Dale Kooyenga has long pushed for little cigars, which have filters and are smaller than cigarillos, to be taxed the same as cigarettes, and he thinks there's enough support for the idea this year. The proposal is part of a larger Assembly Republican plan to pay for roads that appears to have a slim chance of passing.
    2017-05-25 | uk.news.yahoo.com

    • Cigar
    • Tax
  • As if the Food and Drug Administration’s deeming regulations weren’t enough to stall the future of the vaping industry, numerous county health departments have decided to lodge themselves in the war against electronic cigarettes, increasingly spreading misinformation and exaggerated claims through targeted ad campaigns.
    2017-05-25 | valuewalk.com

    • Industry
    • Vaping
  • Dr Nigel Carter of the Oral Health Foundation welcomes the new regulations that will now impact the 2.3 million Brits who use e-cigarettes. He said: “One of the biggest areas of concern regarding e-cigarettes remained that the industry operated without regulation. Given the sustained and rapid growth of the number of people switching to e-cigarettes, regulation was an absolute necessity [...]
    2017-05-24 | irishnews.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Regulation
  • Kari Syrjänen, the chief medical director at Biohit, described the results of the second smoking intervention study as “a breakthrough in the development of smoking intervention methods”. The intervention study confirmed that the lozenge is an effective tool in assisting the cessation of smoking due to its capability to absorb acetaldehyde derived from cigarette smoke in saliva, [...]
    2017-05-24 | helsinkitimes.fi

    • Smoking
    • Study
  • Philip Morris International VP – We Would Stop Business Tomorrow If Product Were Harmful In a study done in collaboration with tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI), the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) concluded that the only way to uphold human rights would be for tobacco companies to immediately stop the sale and marketing of tobacco products, [...]
    2017-05-24 | valuewalk.com

    • Industry
    • Tobacco
  • You may already have seen the tobacco packs currently sold in the UK: [...] These packs are now required by new regulations which entered into force in May 2016. There has been a one-year transitional period for the sell-through of old stock – and from May 20 2017 all tobacco products on sale in the UK must comply with the new rules.
    2017-05-24 | city.ac.uk

    • Cigarettes
    • Plain Packaging
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