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[UK] THOMSON: Look out, cigarettes have a cool young rival

Juuling at home or after work may be a great substitute for smoking. But encouraging people to vape 24/7, anywhere they like, runs the risk of glamorising a habit the long-term effects of which are uncertain. Added to which, surely no one wants a return
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 22, 2018 17:32

[UK] VAPE TAX CANNED Tax targeting vapers has been ruled out by ministers after campaigners’ backlash

To the delight of Britain’s 2.9 million E-cig users the Exchequer Secretary Robert Jenrick wrote to industry figures to pledge: “we have no current plans to introduce a new tax on vaping products.”
The Sun (uk)
added Aug 22, 2018 17:27

[UK] Picture shows piles of cigarette butts outside Glenfield Hospital - next to no smoking sign

The wife of a patient at Glenfield Hospital says her husband has had to shut the windows because so many people are smoking outside. Charlotte Watkins-Gregory, 28, took to Twitter to blast smokers, sharing a picture of a pile of cigarette ends next to a
Leicester Mercury (uk)
added Aug 22, 2018 17:26

[Thailand] Phuket to launch anti-smoking campaign next month

set to launch an anti-smoking campaign next month in the hope of making Phuket a smoke-free city. Phuket City Municipality Mayor Somjai Suwannasuphobna said today the campaign was developed out of concerns for the health of non-smokers. Various organi
National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) (th)
added Aug 22, 2018 17:24

[UK, UK-Scotland] Stirling Uni study finds plain packaging led to price hike for branded tobacco

small retailers in Scotland and across the UK sold fully-branded tobacco products at higher prices – ahead of standardised packaging being brought in. Experts at Stirling University found shops charged more than the RRP for the products, as they became r
Central FM (uk)
added Aug 22, 2018 17:22

[UK] Health effects in COPD smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes: a retrospective-prospective 3-year follow-up

suggests that EC use may ameliorate objective and subjective COPD outcomes and that the benefits gained may persist long-term. EC use may reverse some of the harm resulting from tobacco smoking in COPD patients.
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
added Aug 22, 2018 03:55

[Oregon] Smoke-free downtown public spaces now in effect

Eugene’s ordinance expanding smoke-free areas to sidewalks, medians and alleys in a 12-block downtown core took effect on Friday, August 24. Property owners within the area have the option to opt areas adjacent to their property out of the ordinance, and
City of Eugene, Oregon
added Aug 27, 2018 17:44

[UK] Should vaping rules in pubs be relaxed?

A poll conducted by The Morning Advertiser​ this week revealed that the vast majority of respondents opposed a relaxation of legislation to allow vaping and e-cigarette usage in pubs, with 73% stating that they oppose the idea.
added Aug 24, 2018 14:12
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TSIPURSKY: "Truth Isn't Truth": Giuliani Borrows from the Climate Denial/Tobacco Company Playbook

. As a tobacco executive wrote, “doubt is our product”—no doubt the same kind of product peddled by fossil fuel executives funding “research” denying climate change. Giuliani is in the same boat of peddling doubt as a strategy. His denial of an underlyin
Scientific American
added Aug 24, 2018 13:06

UC Davis Study Calls for More Regulation to Prevent Youth Access to E-Cigarettes

recommendations come from tracking the changes in e-cigarette designs and website marketing as the industry has grown for a study recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research....compared product designs, marketing claims and age-based w
UC Davis (CA) News
added Aug 24, 2018 12:34
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