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[Asia, India] Chandigarh imposes complete ban on nicotine sale

The high court, while disposing a public interest litigation by the Burning Brain Society, had observed that the menace of nicotine could not be resolved only by closing down offending hookah bars. Punjab and Haryana, along with the Union Territory of
Hindustan Times (in)
added May 28, 2015 08:37
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Steam Stones Safer Than Hookah, But Only If You Smoke Them Right

addition to the synthetic smoking market is called steam stones, which can be easily procured on Amazon or eBay ...They are then heated in the heads of hookah devices...stones don't contain nicotine, although some brands do.
Inside Science (American Institute of Physics)
added May 27, 2015 16:38
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[UK] The safe use of flavorings in e-cigarettes / A first practical guide for the risk assessment of e-cig flavorings

British Standards Institute (BSI) are developing product standards for e-cigarettes ... 'These guidelines, lay out the 'what' ...and our guide explains the 'how'.' Costigan is Principal Toxicologist at Nicoventures, a nicotine company established by Briti
EurekAlert
added May 27, 2015 16:28
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E-cigarette vapor found to damage lung cells even when nicotine-free by Stacy Brooks

a team of researchers adds its findings to others that suggest nicotine in any form is damaging to lungs. This new research also suggests that non-nicotine-containing e-cig solutions have a damaging effect on lung health, leading researchers to call for
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added May 27, 2015 16:23
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VIDEO: Harm reduction / The opportunity: It's simple; we want to reduce the public health impact of our products.

But many adults choose to smoke, so our top priority continues to be working towards reducing these risks and making available a range of less risky tobacco and nicotine-based alternatives.
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added May 27, 2015 09:35
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NOCERA: Smoking, Vaping and Nicotine

“We need a national debate on nicotine,”...Zeller told me....he thinks there should be a recognition that different ways of delivering nicotine also come with different risks...“This issue isn’t e-cigarettes,” said Mitch Zeller. “It’s nicotine.”
New York Times
added May 26, 2015 09:40
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[New Zealand] Push for e-cigarettes to be sold only by pharmacies

The Government has been urged to consider restricting sales of nicotine electronic cigarettes to pharmacies, in a blog to be published today by public health experts. But an opponent of medical-style controls says doing that would impede access to a dev
New Zealand Herald
added May 24, 2015 18:01
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Breathe, eCig Corp. Confirms 100,000 Units of its Second Generation Product will Arrive First Week of June 2015 to Support New York City Launch

next generation devices (which will incorporate the Company's pending intellectual property) will reproducibly and precisely dispense the recommended amount of nicotine per puff and offer an optional childproofing device—both firsts in the industry. The c
PR Newswire
added May 22, 2015 21:00
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Louisville Professor Brad Rodu’s call for more access for smokers to smoke-free nicotine

His recent op-ed, Smoke-free tobacco can save lives, explains how smokers craving for nicotine sickens and kills them from the smoke, not from the nicotine....ACSH’s Dr. Gil Ross had this comment: “In a sane world, Dr. Rodu would not have to make a case
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added May 21, 2015 21:40
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Nicotine and Nicotinic Receptors in Disease and Therapy

Nicotine acts on the cholinergic system; it is a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist, hence the name of these receptors. The endogenous agonist of nicotinic receptors is acetylcholine, the main neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic nervous system
Brain Blogger (Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (GNIF))
added May 20, 2015 11:47
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