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[UK-Scotland] Health and tobacco bill goes out to views

Submissions to the Scottish Parliament have been invited on the Scottish Government's Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc, and Care) Scotland Bill. ... Tobacco measures include a ban the sale of non-medicinal e-cigarettes to under-18s, and a new offence for an
The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland (uk)
added Jul 6, 2015 09:14

[UK] Smoking: harm reduction / NICE quality standard [QS92]

This quality standard covers ways of reducing harm from smoking. In particular, this includes people who are highly dependent on nicotine and who may not be able (or want) to stop smoking in one step, who may want to stop smoking without giving up nicot
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.(NICE) (uk)
added Jul 6, 2015 09:12

[Australia] SHEIL: Tougher smoking bans are here, but it's also time to lift bans on e-cigarettes

So it strikes me as utterly ludicrous that under current legislation, if I want nicotine, I have to buy it mixed with the extremely dangerous cancer-causing substances that make up tobacco, and tobacco smoke.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 5, 2015 20:19

'Wild West' for e-cigarette use in Canada, critic says

Six years after e-cigarettes were effectively banned in Canada, a booming industry and thousands of users across this country remain in a nicotine-laced fog. Are they legal? Are they safe? And what’s taking so long to sort things out?
added Jul 5, 2015 12:40

ROSS: Taxing e-cigarettes: A lose-lose-lose for the District of Columbia

If the crusade against e-cigs is successful, the winners would be Big Pharma — sellers of hugely profitable but almost useless nicotine gum, patches and cessation drugs — and Big Tobacco. They are the ones that will benefit if the e-cig market is stifled
Washington DC Examiner
added Jul 3, 2015 15:16

[New Zealand] Smokers turn to vapour product

The e-shisha is a modern take on traditional middle eastern smoking but it contains no nicotine or toxic substances. The product looks like a pen, and is similar to an e-cigerette but it has flavoured water rather than nicotine, which is vaporised by a h
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:14

[Australia] Prison cigarette levy won't be repaid

VICTORIAN prisoners won't get the money raised from a cigarettes and tobacco levy paid back to them, despite a long-term inmate's claim they never received the nicotine patches it was designed to pay for.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:11

FDA Proposes Warning Labels on Liquid Nicotine Bottles ($$)

A proposal introduced on Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration could result in warning labels and child-resistant packaging on bottles of liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes. It is the first regulatory action on e-cigarettes the U.S. age
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jul 1, 2015 16:13


Larkin (personal representative of the estate of Carole Larkin) claims R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co concealed the dangers of smoking cigarettes, which fueled his wife Carole Larkin's addiction to nicotine and caused her fatal cancer.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 1, 2015 15:37

FDA mulls restrictions on liquid nicotine

has taken the first step toward potential national standards on child-resistant tobacco packaging, along with establishing warning labels on liquid nicotine used with electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. The FDA is requesting comment, research reports an
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 1, 2015 15:33
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