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[UK] Doctors advised to tell patients e-cigarettes are `less harmful´ than smoking

Doctors should tell patients that e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking but not without risk, according to new national guidance. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said evidence on the long-term health impact of vaping is
Press Association (uk)
added Mar 29, 2018 03:17

[Africa, Nigeria] Alliance counters MAN on new tobacco tax

A coalition of civil society organisations across the country under the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) yesterday in Abuja urged the federal government to shun the demand by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) for a halt in the impleme
Daily Trust (ng)
added Mar 29, 2018 03:15

[Africa, Nigeria] Groups fault MAN on tobacco excise duty

A Coalition of civil society groups across the country under the aegis of Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) faulted calls by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) for a halt in the implementation of the new excise duty on tobacco products.
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Mar 29, 2018 03:14

[UK] Doctors should tell their patients that e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking - but NOT without risk, health watchdog states

Nice released its new guidance in an attempt to dampen the spiralling confusion over the safety of the trendy gadgets. But in the same paper, the body added that evidence on the long-term health impact of vaping is not yet fully understood. The gadget
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 29, 2018 02:48
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[Nigeria] Yes, Senate on point with tobacco resolution By Musa Garba

The weight that the Senate has thrown behind demands for a ban on tobacco product sales around schools has come at a very auspicious time. In fact it is coming at a time in our history when the major players in the tobacco business have succeeded in indu
Blueprint Newspapers (ng)
added Mar 29, 2018 02:30

[Asia-pacific] da ROZA: Is Singapore’s ban on e-cigarettes misguided?

These devices can be improved, lowering toxins but increasing the efficiency of nicotine delivery. Regulations can be used to ensure that the heat sticks and devices are of good quality and are safer to use. Banning may push poor devices into the back m
TODAYonline (sg)
added Mar 29, 2018 01:29

[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

[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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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] S. Korean City Turns Cigarette Butts into Pest-Killing Compost

The city of Guri has developed a machine that transforms cigarette butts into compost and is now trialing the technology on government office grounds. Placed inside a smoking booth, the machine is the first of its kind to be implemented in South Korea.
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Mar 30, 2018 19:01

[Australia, Europe] WHO urged to end ‘ineffective’ tobacco plain packaging

The removal of brands from packaging is a “gross violation” of intellectual property rights and has failed to achieve its intended goals, the Property Rights Alliance argues in a letter to [WHO] international alliance of 62 think tanks, advocacy gr
added Mar 29, 2018 23:59
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