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[UK] Government launches consultation on sale of e-cigs to under-18s

consultation proposes to stop the sale of nicotine inhaling products, including e-cigarettes, nicotine refill cartridges and nicotine liquids, to under-18s and would also make it an offence for an adult to buy e-cigarettes for a child.
The Grocer (uk)
added Dec 18, 2014 07:08
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FLASR Introduces NASCAR Inspired Tobacco Flask

FLASR, the creator of the original 4-oz. pocketsize, portable spittoon, today announced that a special edition Reed Sorenson No. 36 branded bottle is now available for purchase on FLASR.com.
Business Wire
added Dec 20, 2014 15:16
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Cheap Natural Compound May Help Smokers Quit

The naturally occurring plant compound cytisine may be more effective than nicotine replacement therapy in helping smokers quit, a new study suggests. Cytisine, an acid-like chemical found in the seeds of the golden rain tree, has been used in Eastern Eu
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 20, 2014 15:07
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[UK] Open consultation: Nicotine inhaling products: introducing a minimum age of sale

Seeks views on proposals to introduce a minimum age of sale for the purchase of nicotine inhaling products, including e-cigarettes.
GOV.UK
added Dec 20, 2014 13:25
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[UK] Evidence that electronic cigarettes can help smokers to quit

“Cochrane reviews are world renowned for their systematic analysis of the evidence. Electronic cigarettes are used by millions of smokers in the UK but the risks and benefits have been heavily disputed. This timely review indicates that that these produc
ASH London (uk)
added Dec 19, 2014 13:35
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[USA] Ban on Cuban cigars goes up in a puff of smoke

Cuban tobacco and alcohol imports will be capped at $100, while ceiling for all Cuban goods brought back will be $400. The impact on the cigar industry could be huge.
Fortune Magazine
added Dec 19, 2014 02:45
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[UK-Scotland] Smoking in cars with children ban bid gains ground

SMOKING in private cars in which children are travelling could be outlawed in Scotland within the next 18 months, under reforms lodged at Holyrood by an MSP.
The Scotsman (uk)
added Dec 18, 2014 08:42
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[UK] For or against: experts give their views on smoking in cars with children

The legislation, which is expected to be passed in December, would apply to anyone smoking in the same vehicle as a child - regardless of whether they’re the parent or driver. With a potential fine of £100 for offenders, we spoke to those on both sides
(Dundee) Evening Telegraph (uk)
added Dec 18, 2014 08:40
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[UK] Outcasts! E-cig smokers left out in the cold as more venues ban the devices

More and more venues across the region are now banning the devices which are widely-seen as an essential aid for those wanting to kick tobacco. ‘Vaping’ is outlawed at Old Trafford and The Etihad, on trams and Metrolink stops, trains and train statio
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Dec 18, 2014 08:34
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[France] Legal 'E-spliff' helps relieve pain of MS and cancer patients - without the cannabis high

Legal 'electronic joint' developed to help ailments eased by cannabis It will help calm, relax and ease people's pain, but will not give a 'high'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 18, 2014 08:28
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