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Nicotine: Science, regulation and policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

If they were properly regulated as a medicine and we knew what was in them and the dose of nicotine, then they might play a useful role in stopping smoking. But they aren’t, so at the moment we don’t know their safety or the dose they deliver.
International Journal of Drug Policy
added Apr 27, 2017 14:57
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Grover Norquist: Trump keeping promise to 'drain the swamp' by dismissing anti-vaping surgeon general

Norquist told the Washington Examiner on Saturday. "On that, he was derelict in his duty, using his position as a platform to demonize vapor products and the millions of adults who use them." Murthy was replaced by Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, who was d
Washington DC Examiner
added Apr 27, 2017 14:52
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[Japan] Health ministry mulls more exceptions to restaurant smoking ban due to LDP backlash

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has begun considering expanding the scope of exceptions under a legal revision that would ban smoking in restaurants in principle, due to a backlash from Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmakers.
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Apr 27, 2017 14:20
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[Australia, UK] Failure to publish tobacco and alcohol submissions to drug policy review 'alarming', say experts

The Australian government may have breached international tobacco control conventions for failing to publish submissions from powerful alcohol and tobacco companies to a drug policy review, according to authors of a new health study.
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 27, 2017 14:05
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British American Tobacco — killer company, deadly products

(BAT) holds its Annual General Meeting in London today, it’s time to highlight the global harm caused by this company and its lethal products. BAT is one of the world’s largest tobacco companies, accounting for 11% of the global tobacco market [1]. Base
Medium
added Apr 27, 2017 14:00
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[Australia] Plain tobacco packaging 'may cut smokers by 300,000 in UK'

Standardised packs could also reduce the appeal of tobacco and increase calls to quit helplines, experts behind the Cochrane Review said. UK law, which comes into full effect in May, states that all cigarette packs must feature health warnings and have a
BBC Online
added Apr 27, 2017 13:59
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[Australia, UK] STUBBED OUT Plain packaging on cigarette packets WILL save lives – as new smoking laws come into effect next month

“Our evidence suggests that standardised packaging can change attitudes and beliefs about smoking. “And the evidence we have so far suggests that standardised packaging may reduce smoking prevalence and increase quit attempts.”
Scottish Sun (uk)
added Apr 27, 2017 13:58
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British American says 2017 trading in line with expectations

British American Tobacco said on Wednesday that trading so far this year was in line with expectations for challenging conditions in a number of key markets. The company, in the process of buying out Reynolds American and on course to become the world's
Reuters
added Apr 27, 2017 13:55
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[UK] Smart blood test can show whether lung cancer will return 1 YEAR before it appears on medical scans

Experts at the Francis Crick Institute in London found unstable chromosomes within lung cancer cells dramatically increased the risk of tumours returning after surgery.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 27, 2017 13:54
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[Australia, UK] Plain packaging on cigarettes will help 300,000 people kick the deadly habit when new laws come into effect next month

The Cochrane Review looked at 51 studies involving nearly one million people on the impact of removing branding from tobacco. Among them was one from Australia which showed a 0.5 per cent drop in smoking prevalence among participants. Since 2012, the c
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 27, 2017 13:47
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