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[Texas] EDITORIAL: Breathing better air in McAllen

we applaud the McAllen City Commission for its action on Monday night to enact a tough, no-smoking policy, for businesses and most public venues located within its city limits. In doing so, the City of McAllen becomes the 84th city in Texas to adopt what
Mcallen (TX) Monitor
added Oct 26, 2017 04:41
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Tobacco Industry-Funded Scientists Say New 'Heated' Tobacco Is Safer

In a series of papers published Wednesday in the journal Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, scientists at British American Tobacco found evidence that vapor from glo, which functions by heating tobacco to vaporize nicotine, delivers 90 percent fewer
Inverse
added Oct 26, 2017 04:37
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BAT to launch its HnB device in Russia

Glo, a direct competitor of PMI’s iQOS, is currently available in Canada, Japan, South Korea and Switzerland, making the Russian market the fifth in which its launched. Both Glo and iQOS, are battery operated smokeless alternatives to combustible cigaret
Vaping Post (ch)
added Oct 26, 2017 04:34
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[Florida] Jacksonville attorneys hit with $9M in sanctions in tobacco case

In the 148-page order, the judges said Charlie Farah and Norwood Wilner filed 1,250 complaints... Daniel Bean, a partner at the Holland & Knight firm who represents both attorneys, provided the following statement to News4JAX in response to the judge’s o
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Oct 26, 2017 04:29
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[UK] U.K. to Launch Inquiry Into E-Cigarettes Amid Boom in Vaping

The U.K. parliament opened a panel to establish the health and economic impact of electronic cigarettes and heat-not-burn devices as the number of people using such products approaches 3 million. The inquiry will seek to address gaps in the understandin
Bloomberg News
added Oct 25, 2017 13:45
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The Technology That's Replacing Your Nicotine Hit

Smoking, is bidding for respectability again. As the traditional practice declines worldwide, a new version is booming: vaping. Using an e-cigarette or an alternative device, vapers get a hit of stimulating nicotine without resorting to a burning stick o
Bloomberg News
added Oct 25, 2017 13:44
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[Zimbabwe] Mugabe would have rejected WHO role, says spokesman after its U-turn

But the appointment was rescinded on Sunday following a backlash from Western donors, rights groups and opposition parties. Last Friday, the state-owned Herald celebrated the largely ceremonial appointment as a “New feather in President’s cap”, adding t
Reuters
added Oct 25, 2017 13:42
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[Canada] PICARD: Legal marijuana: health ministers should be better prepared

it says the rules for where cannabis can be smoked will be the same as for cigarettes or e-cigarettes, and is considering licensing cannabis lounges. Ontario, for its part, says cannabis can only be smoked in private residences. What Ottawa should be doi
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Oct 25, 2017 13:40
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[New Zealand] Ministry changes tune on smoking alternatives

After a change of heart, health officials are throwing their support behind e-cigarettes and vaping, saying they could help people quit smoking.
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Oct 25, 2017 13:32
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[USA] E-cigarette bans highlight public health divide between US and UK researchers

New York is joining 10 other states banning indoor vaping, reflecting a US focus on the harm of e-cigs, rather than their ability to help people quit cigarettes America’s lax smoking regulations may contribute to researchers’ estimation of potential harm
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 25, 2017 13:32
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