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[California] EDITORIAL: Raise the tobacco tax, regulate e-cigs

The tobacco industry has pulled out all the stops to protect its investment in the e-cig market and to prevent the law from treating e-cigarettes like other tobacco products. As the tobacco tax proceeds, there surely will be pressure to leave e-cigarette
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Aug 28, 2015 10:02

[UK] Your Body Immediately After Vaping an E-Cigarette

So here’s what we know so far about how e-cigarettes may affect your body: Mouth Users have complained of cotton mouth, scratchy throat, and coughing. It’s unclear why this happens to some people other than due to hydration issues.
added Aug 28, 2015 10:01

[UK] VIDEO: The great vape debate

Today we meet Deborah Arnott from ASH (Action on Smoking & Health) who is pro vaping, and journalist Kelly Rose Bradford who in contrast strongly believes that e-cigarettes should be banned in public places. Dr Dawn is also on hand with her medical opin
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Aug 28, 2015 09:57

[UK, UK-Wales] VIDEO: E-Cigarettes: Another Puff / The Report

In Wales, the principality's government plans to ban their use in public places and hopes that a new law will be passed within the next 12 months. Wesley Stephenson asks why the two governments have such different approaches, and who's right?
BBC Online
added Aug 28, 2015 09:56

[UK] ASH comment on Lancet editorial on e-cigarettes

Whether the reduction in risk is 95% or slightly less (or slightly more) is not the key point. What is of much greater concern to ASH (as shown by the YouGov smokefree Britain polls for ASH) is that a growing number of smokers are failing to understand th
ASH London (uk)
added Aug 28, 2015 09:54

[UK] E-cigarette ‘safety’ study was written by industry funded scientists, Lancet warns

Public Health England claimed e-cigarettes were safe but relied on evidence provided by scientists funded by the vaping industry
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 28, 2015 09:53

[UK] E-cigarette industry funded experts who ruled vaping is safe: Official advice is based on research scientists in the pay of manufacturers

Three of the 11 authors of that study disclosed their role advising the e-cigarette industry in the original text of their paper. The editors of the journal went even further, issuing the article with a warning of ‘potential conflict of interest’. But P
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 28, 2015 09:50

[UK] EDITORIAL: E-cigarettes: Public Health England's evidence-based confusion

the reliance by PHE on work that the authors themselves accept is methodologically weak, and which is made all the more perilous by the declared conflicts of interest surrounding its funding, raises serious questions not only about the conclusions of the
The Lancet (uk)
added Aug 28, 2015 09:48

California Senate passes Mark Leno’s E-cigarette bill

The Senate today, as part of the Legislature’s extraordinary session on health, passed legislation calling for new statewide regulations on electronic cigarettes. SB X2-5, authored by Sen. Mark Leno, protects the public against exposure to e-cigarettes b
LGBT Weekly
added Aug 27, 2015 23:18

[California] L.A. retailers that sell tobacco to kids under 18 risk stiffer penalties

lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday to beef up the penalties for businesses that sell cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors. L.A. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell said the stronger penalties could dissuade businesses from taking the risk of selling
Los Angeles Times
added Aug 27, 2015 23:17
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