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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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  • PMI Korea announced earlier it will sell IQOS here beginning on June 5. CEO Chong Il-woo said at a press conference last week that the product will shift the industry's paradigm once and for all. He emphasized it is a wiser choice for smokers. Also, health warning images and ingredient lists are not mandatory for e-cigarettes. Tobacco-makers can do outdoor advertising for their e-cigarettes as well.
    2017-05-26 | koreatimes.co.kr

     

    • E Cigarettes
    • Regulation
  • The Smoking Cessation and Nicotine De-Addiction Products Market report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.
    2017-05-26 | digitaljournal.com

     

    • Markets
    • Smoking
  • Many smokers continue to smoke despite pressure to stop and reams of evidence that it’s terrible for their health, it’s hard to imagine them being too picky about the details of their filters based on the type of lung cancer they might get. A lot of the author’s study concerns itself with the danger of smokers’ false perceptions of lower health risks.
    2017-05-26 | news.nationalpost.com

     

    • Health
    • Smokers
  • There is a 57 percent increase in the number of women who sold tobacco this marketing season, as compared to the 2016 tobacco marketing season. At least 11 000 women sold their tobacco this season compared to 7 000 last season. Ephiphania Chigora (25) a female tobacco grower from Zvimba in Mashonaland West Province said she ventured into tobacco production after she saw how lucrative it had been for her late father in-law.
    2017-05-26 | herald.co.zw

    • Market
    • Tobacco
  • Light cigarettes falsely ease smokers' fear of lung cancer, say researchers from the Ohio State University. Evidence suggests that ventilation holes in the filters of these cigarettes contribute to increased lung adenocarcinoma rates and risks, according to a study published Monday in Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
    2017-05-26 | ksl.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Smoking
  • In the recent months, several harsh vaping regulations have popped up around the State. Yet, according to an article published earlier this week on The Buffalo News, this effort seems to have gained further momentum following the firing of the U.S. surgeon general and the announcement by the FDA that it is giving the vaping industry a three month reprieve.
    2017-05-26 | vapingpost.com

     

    • FDA
    • Vaping
  • 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
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