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[UK] NUTT/PHILLIPS: Blinded by smoke? Why do e-cigarettes provoke such irrational reactions?

we believe the DrugScience 2014 nicotine MCDA paper to be by far the best estimate of comparative nicotine product harms we have today. The Lancet experts or others who do not like the results should look to provide funding to repeat the analysis. A repet
DrugScience (formerly Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs) (uk)
added Aug 31, 2015 00:00
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[Eastern Europe, Europe, UK] EDITORIAL: No smoke without fire: Negotiations with tobacco firms must be transparent

suspicion is that these powerful multinationals are using their influence in a (literally) unhealthy manner, and attempting to make the European Union agree to provisions that would seriously harm efforts to cut back on tobacco smoking
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 30, 2015 23:48
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[UK] Waterpipe tobacco smoking impact on public health: implications for policy

Consistent, comprehensive, and unambiguous legislative language is necessary to prevent establishments where waterpipe tobacco smoking occurs from skirting legislation and other forms of regulatory control. Stricter laws are needed due to the increasing n
Dove Medical Press (uk)
added Aug 30, 2015 23:46
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Here's How Often New Yorkers Pay Full Price For Illegal Cigarettes

A study finds that 15 percent of packs sold over the counter bear illegal tax stamps. Even for nonsmokers, that’s a lot of dollars lost...New York state could also start using digital tax stamps, which are easier for enforcers to read and much harder to c
CityLab (The Atlantic)
added Aug 30, 2015 23:43
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[Texas] Sale of e-cigarettes to Texans under 18 will be a crime

They come in flavors as sugary sweet as kids’ cereal and as tempting as pizza and popcorn. But starting Oct. 1, the nicotine-laced vapor of e-cigarettes will be legally off-limits for Texans younger than 18.
Dallas Morning News
added Aug 30, 2015 23:40
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Truth Campaign Targets Social Smoking, Hookahs as Cigarette Use Declines

The Truth campaign will debut a new spot “It’s a Trap” during MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday. The Truth campaign wants to put out more than just cigarettes. The anti-smoking youth campaign is for the first time tackling social smoking, hookahs and f
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Aug 30, 2015 23:34
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[Korea - North] Fasten your seatbelts for a bumpy ride! Disgruntled passengers, cold burgers and in-flight propaganda: North Korea’s Air Koryo ‘the world's worst airline (four years running…)’

Marty Tanya Kean wrote: ‘On our Beijing to Pyongyang flight in 2012 there were a number of officials allowed to smoke on board. My partner decided to check out what was at the back of the plane behind a curtain...‘It was the luggage compartment and all t
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 30, 2015 22:38
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[North Carolina] Reynolds brands get FDA warning / Agency questions 'additive-free,' 'natural' labels

It is the first time the FDA has used its authority under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 to target additive-free and natural tobacco product labeling. The agency determined that marketing the cigarettes as additive free and
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 30, 2015 22:36
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[North Carolina] Organic claim drives Natural American

Reynolds American Inc. is very clear about what has made Natural American Spirit stand out in the super-premium traditional cigarette market. "Natural American Spirit has a loyal and growing franchise, and the brand strength is based on its distinctive a
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 30, 2015 22:36
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[New York] 'Secret' smoker Katie Holmes lights up on the set of All We Had as she films scene dressed as a diner waitress

tted lighting up on the New York set of her movie All We Had on Thursday. Of course it could have just been an innocent 'stage' cigarette - but the mother-of-one has been known to smoke in real life too.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 30, 2015 22:31
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