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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of January 26

As trial opened Wednesday, Edward Caprio's lawyer, Steven Hammer, told jurors how he believed an addiction to nicotine, not a choice to smoke, left his client tied to an oxygen tank and unable to successfully quit cigarettes until last month, years after
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 31, 2015 09:51

[UK] Pregnant smokers: offering shopping vouchers helps expectant mums give up nicotine, study finds

The study authors conceded the new intervention is controversial, but said in the long run it could save money. Several-hundred pregnant women were offered a total of $750 in shopping vouchers, in conjunction with counselling, if they could give up cigar
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jan 30, 2015 14:42

[Ireland] Government approved drafting e-cigarette bill last year

The bill would prohibit the sale of non-medicinal nicotine delivery systems, including e-cigarettes, to those under 18 years of age and by those under 18 years.
RTÉ Online [Radio Telefís Éireann] (ie)
added Jan 30, 2015 14:41

[Australia] CHAPMAN: Is it time to stop subsidising nicotine replacement therapies?

the Commonwealth spent A$8.7m in media placement of anti-smoking messages trying to stimulate smokers to make quit attempts. How many more attempts might have been made had that figure been able to draw on the money being allocated to subsidised NRT?
The Conversation (au)
added Jan 30, 2015 11:37

GLANTZ: More evidence from California that kids are rapidly taking up ecigs, with faster market penetration among younger kids

These data add to the case that the e-cigarette epidemic is growing from the bottom up and that estimates of use based on adult surveys will dramatically understate the long term impact in terms of spreading nicotine addiction.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jan 29, 2015 14:41

[UK] RPT-FEATURE-As smokers spark up e-cigs to quit, traditional aids suffer

le as government-approved nicotine gums, lozenges and patches, according to the survey. That was a reversal from 2011, when only about 5 percent of people were using e-cigarettes and more than 30 percent used over-the-counter products.
added Jan 29, 2015 14:24

California Dept. of Public Health’s War on Vaping Continues / Alarmist, government-funded report relies on cherry-picked evidence to lobby for more state regulations

Despite the health officer’s false claims, there is ample evidence that vaping helps smokers quit and is far less hazardous than smoking. “Smokers deserve truthful and accurate information about the relative risks of different nicotine products, not overh
American Vaping Association
added Jan 29, 2015 01:12
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[California] Tobacco Laws Should Cover E-Cigs, Calif. Dept. Of Health Says ($$)

The report warns that the nicotine in e-cigarettes is just as addictive as in traditional cigarettes, and that the secondhand vapor that comes from them includes at least 10 chemicals on California's Prop. 65 list of substances known to cause cancer,...
added Jan 29, 2015 01:09

California declares e-cigarettes a public health threat

E-cigarette use among teens and young adults escalated in 2014 over traditional tobacco smoking in California, prompting state officials Wednesday to declare liquid nicotine products a public health threat.
San Bernadino County (CA) Sun
added Jan 29, 2015 01:01
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California's top public health official slams e-cigarettes

"E-cigarettes contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals, and the nicotine in them is as addictive as the nicotine in cigarettes," Chapman said. "I am advising Californians to avoid the use of e-cigarettes and keep them away from children of all ages."
added Jan 29, 2015 00:49
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