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New Zealand court gives Philip Morris nod to sell heated tobacco product

A Wellington court gave the New Zealand unit of Philip Morris International the green light to sell its heated tobacco product, dismissing a case by the country’s health authorities.
Reuters
added Mar 28, 2018 16:00
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[Australia] MPs split on health of e-cigarettes

Federal Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman says e-cigarettes could save thousands of lives if long-term smokers turn to them as an alternative to tobacco. But he was one of just three dissenting voices against a parliamentary health committee majority who oppos
The Australian (au)
added Mar 28, 2018 16:00
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[UK] NHS E-CIG PLEA Doctors should prescribe e-cigs on the NHS to show they are less harmful than fags, charity says

Deborah Arnott, from Action on Smoking and Health, told the Commons Science and Technology Committee that e-cigs would be effective on prescription
The Sun (uk)
added Mar 28, 2018 15:58
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[UK-Scotland] Licensing e-cigarettes as medical products would reassure doctors, MPs told

Making e-cigarettes available on prescription would reassure doctors and patients that they are less harmful than smoking, a leading health expert has told MPs. Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Action on Smoking and Health (Ash), said there are still
The Gazette (uk)
added Mar 28, 2018 15:57
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[UK] VIDEO: Science and Technology Committee: Subject: E-Cigarettes

10:00:21 Witnesses: Michelle Jarman-Howe, Executive Director, Public Sector Prisons South, and Heather Thomson, Smokefree Lead, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
UK Parliament (uk)
added Mar 28, 2018 15:56
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[Arizona] Prescott Council leans toward smoking ban in city parks

A proposal to prohibit smoking in most city parks attracted more than a dozen people to the Prescott City Council’s study session Tuesday, March 27. Although some opposition to the proposed ordinance arose, most of those who spoke urged the city to move
Prescott (AZ) Daily Courier
added Mar 28, 2018 15:50
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[Kansas] City to ponder tobacco-21 law after ruling

A recent court ruling concerning a Topeka tobacco ordinance might delay consideration of a similar law in Parsons. ...Theis issued a permanent injunction Thursday barring Topeka’s city government from enforcing an ordinance its governing body approved in
Parsons (KS) Sun
added Mar 28, 2018 15:49
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[Ohio] LYNCH: Why Cincinnati City Council must raise the tobacco age to 21

Recently, cities across the country have begun implementing a policy to protect future generations... By increasing the minimum age of tobacco sales, we will create a cleaner, healthier and more wealthy community. The city of Cincinnati is rapidly growin
The News Record (University of Cincinnati)
added Mar 28, 2018 15:45
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Academy, health groups sue FDA over e-cigarette regulation delays

“A lot of kids think they’re smoking harmless water vapor when in fact they are putting nicotine into their bodies, inhaling it into their lungs which is changing the reward centers of their brain, upregulating nicotine receptors and causing them to beco
American Academy of Pediatrics
added Mar 28, 2018 13:34
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Why the FDA May Be Cracking Down on Flavored Cigarettes

In a statement to Healthline, a spokesperson for the FDA explained that the purpose of the ANPRM is to look for information related to different age groups who use flavored tobacco products. So, are the flavors that help a 60-year-old lifelong smoker ki
Healthline Networks
added Mar 28, 2018 13:34
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