North Sydney Mayor Jilly Gibson admits she has never personally known the desperate urge for nicotine.
"I think I might have had a puff of a friend's cigarette when I was about 14 or something but no I've never been a smoker," she said.
Now she is spearheading a push for North Sydney to become smoke-free, with the council unanimously endorsing the plan.
The proposal will be put to the local community as part of a consultation process to see what it thinks of the move before being implemented.
Hāpai Te Hauora agree with calls to reprioritise tobacco tax funds made in the recently released 'Future of Tax' interim report from the Tax Working Group. The group has called for the government to prioritise other measures with respect to smoking cessation. These include more educational campaigns and reinvestment of funds into initiatives which support people to stop smoking.
Australian pharmacists are unsure with how to proceed in offering information about e-cigarettes in the face of conflicting information and a lack of guidelines about what to do.
New research has shown a high level of confusion about how to react to customer enquiries about e-cigarettes, and a relatively low level of knowledge about their regulation and what advice to be offering.
The FDA recently announced that it considers a new surge in teen e-cigarette use to be an epidemic, and will give e-cigarette manufacturers 60 days to prove that they are not marketing to kids. This is a very welcome move for those of us who have been pushing to prevent teen tobacco use. Our city recently took on the makers of e-cigarettes and won. The FDA should take San Francisco's lead and do everything it can to protect kids from Big Tobacco.
The Food and Drug Administration is considering banning companies from selling e-cigarettes online to reduce the prevalence of vaping among teens.
"That's going to be one thing that's on the table," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said at an Axios event Tuesday about the possibility of online sales. "It's very clearly something we are now looking at."
The FDA will be putting out proposals in November for regulating e-cigarettes, and will allow several months for feedback before a final decision is issued.[...]
Just one in 10 English people will smoke cigarettes in five years and Britain could be a smoke-free society by 2030, according to Public Health England (PHE).
The Canadian Institute of Health Research has awarded $929,475 to Professor Jo Knight of Lancaster Medical School, [...]
Their aim is to understand how genetic variation can be used to optimize smoking cessation treatment choice using data from nine existing clinical trials with more than 5,000 smokers.
Professor Knight said: "We propose to elucidate genetic sources of variation in the nicotine metabolite ratio (NMR), a biomarker of nicotine metabolism rate which optimizes smoking cessation treatment choice.
A new draft law submitted to the Senate proposes e-cigarettes to be banned in public spaces just as the normal cigarettes are, local Digi24 reported.
The Senate’s health committee is currently debating the bill. However, the initiative received a negative opinion from the human rights committee, according to Cristian Ghica, an MP representing opposition party Save Romania Union (USR).
Vaping is new and might be healthier than regular cigarettes, but how do you choose the best vape products for you?
As a long-time smoker, it’s becoming more difficult to enjoy a cigarette wherever and whenever I want as more places are banning them every day.
I’ve been looking for an alternative that will allow me to get the full enjoyment that traditional cigs offer but without the health risks and dangers that are inherent to them.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expressed concerns about rising incidence of vaping or smoking e-cigarettes among underage students and teenagers.
The FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has said in a statement that use of the devices like Juul brand e-cigarettes have reached “epidemic” proportions. He said that these devices that were targeted initially for people wishing to quit traditional smoking are now being sold to teenagers who have never smoked.
The majority of Canadians are concerned about the use of e-cigarettes among youth, with almost 90 per cent backing a ban of the vaping products for those under 18, a national survey suggests.
The survey by the Angus Reid Institute, released Tuesday, found that support for prohibiting vaping among minors crossed all age and gender demographics, among tobacco smokers and non-smokers alike. “The one big take-away is that concern about vaping really does focus and centre on the impact on children,” said Shachi Kurl, [...]
Vapes and e-cigarettes may be a solid way for smokers to kick their habit, but many Canadians are worried that their prevalence could also be putting more people onto nicotine.
A study from the Angus Reid Institute found that, of the 1,500 Canadians they surveyed online between August 15 to 20, respondents saw vaping as doing more harm than good. The study also found that people were more likely to be in on the side of vapes and e-cigarettes if they were smokers themselves.
A special task force team of state drug controller has registered 37
cases against hookah bars across Haryana since
December 2017. Four such cases have been registered in
Panchkula alone. As of now, the authorities are finding it difficult to register anymore cases as hookah bars have stopped using flavours mixed with nicotine and were only adding nicotine as per the demand — that too in quantity, which is hard to trace.
In Kiev presented the new alternative means of delivery of nicotine, designed to reduce the harm done to smokers ‘ bodies – a device glo from British American Tobacco.
Earlier, in 2016, the first alternative to combustible cigarettes was introduced to the Ukrainian market the company Phillip Morris International. Device called IQOS and it managed to gain popularity among heavy smokers who are not ready to refuse from the consumption of the nicotine, but wanting to reduce the harm caused by traditional Smoking.
Millions of smallholder farmers and their families in Africa and other parts of the developing world are going to lose their livelihoods due to the coming (welcome) fall in global demand for tobacco. This decrease will come as a result of changing technologies (e.g. moving from tobacco to vaping). A number of poor countries are surprisingly dependent on tobacco for jobs and hard currency. The coming end of tobacco products is a major social and economic disruption in these societies.
In July 2018, New Jersey approved a measure imposing a tax on “liquid nicotine at a rate of $0.10 per fluid milliliter.” The measure included a one-time floor tax on current inventory of liquid nicotine that is due by October 1, 2018.
In September, Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester) introduced legislation that would replace the e-liquid tax with a “3.5 percent tax on the sale of all products containing nicotine” and repeal the floor tax. If enacted, Burzichelli’s proposal would promote public health [...]
The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World today announced at the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum that it is calling for proposals to develop and implement the Smoke-Free Index. The index will critically evaluate industry progress toward achieving a smoke-free world and assess actions taken to undermine that progress. It will complement the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) efforts by further examining necessary future transformation of the global tobacco industry and nicotine ecosystem [...]
Teen use of e-cigarettes has soared this year, according to new research conducted in 2018 that suggest fast-changing youth habits will pose a challenge for public-health officials, schools and parents.
The number of high-school students who used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days has risen roughly 75% since last year, according to a person who has seen new preliminary federal data.
The sleek Juul electronic cigarettes have become a phenomenon at U.S. high schools, vexing educators and drawing regulatory scrutiny over their sweet flavors and high nicotine content.Now, a new wave of lower-priced Juul knock-offs is showing up at convenience stores, vape shops and online - despite a U.S. Food and Drug Administration rule banning the sale of new e-cigarette products after August 2016 without regulatory approval.
Smokers looking to quit as part of the annual Stoptober campaign are being warned not to go "cold turkey".
Government health officials have said smokers stand a much greater chance of succeeding giving up by using official NHS support or turning to e-cigarettes.
Research has shown only 4% of those who go "cold turkey" remain smoke-free after a year.