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Nicotine in the News

  • Nicotine in the News - 12 June

    Harry Shapiro Director DrugWise

    Well, not quite ‘in the News’ more my news – or rather vignettes from an ordinary life that have wider implications.
    I was sitting outside a café with my wife and the guy on the next table was ‘enthusiastically’ vaping. ‘I hope that’s not toxic’ said my wife as the vapour wafted our way.’ So I put her right on that one and then she said ‘Mind you, it smells quite nice’.

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Blog Highlights

  • 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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  • Poland's lower house of parliament, which is controlled by the conservatives, on Thursday voted to make medicinal marijuana legal under certain circumstances. The EU member follows in the steps of the Czech Republic, Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, as well as 23 US states and Uruguay, which in 2013 became the first country to make cannabis entirely legal.
    2017-06-23 | rappler.com

    • Ban
    • Marijuana
  • At the age of 17, he was introduced to the world of drugs. The appetite for drug abuse gradually turned into an addiction for Eric Muchristo who is currently in his S6 vacation. Now, 22 years old, he struggled with drug addiction for three years. The former Nyamata Catholique Secondary School student’s diet was marijuana, tobacco and alcohol.
    2017-06-23 | newtimes.co.rw

    • Drugs
    • Tobacco
  • In a study conducted on tobacco, it was found that the amount of nicotine, the main chemical responsible for dependency and repeated use of any tobacco product, can vary greatly, up to 11 times, in different smokeless tobacco products. The amount of free or unprotonated nicotine varies even more, up to 300 times.
    2017-06-23 | thehealthsite.com

    • Nicotine
    • Tobacco
  • Democratic lawmakers are pushing for new restrictions treating vaping devices like traditional cigarettes, limiting where the devices can be used. The proposal, which passed through the state Senate Monday, amends New York’s Indoor Clean Air Act to include electronic cigarettes. Under the new rules, e-cigarettes are viewed no differently than any other tobacco product, [...]
    2017-06-22 | dailycaller.com

    • Cigarettes
    • E Cigarettes
    • Vaping
  • We received some welcome news this week from the Food and Drug Administration: Cigarette smoking by high school students has been cut in half since 2011, from 15.8 percent to 8 percent — a remarkable and previously unanticipated public health victory. Unfortunately, it appears federal authorities may be misattributing the cause. [...]
    2017-06-22 | washingtonexaminer.com

    • Smoking
    • Youth
  • Clean Indoor Air Act to prohibit e-cigarette use wherever smoking is also not allowed. As an American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer who believes everyone deserves to breathe clean air, I strongly urge the board to pass this rule. E-cigarette aerosol is not harmless. Some e-cigarettes contain harmful and potentially harmful chemicals like nicotine, metals and volatile organic compounds. [...]
    2017-06-22 | billingsgazette.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Smoking
  • San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products - with city supervisors saying nicotine masked in cotton candy, banana cream, mint and other flavors entices kids into a lifetime of addiction. Other cities have passed laws reducing access to flavored vaping liquids and flavored tobacco [...]
    2017-06-22 | dailymail.co.uk

    • Ban
    • E Cigarettes
    • Liquid
  • State lawmakers approved bills Tuesday to ban electronic cigarettes from bars and restaurants and expand the list of ailments eligible for medical marijuana treatment. Lawmakers also voted to add “e-cigarettes” to the state Clean Indoor Air Act, effectively banning them from bars and restaurants, as with traditional tobacco products. [...]
    2017-06-22 | newsday.com

    • Ban
    • E Cigarettes
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