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[UK, USA] Director of RPS in Scotland calls for e-cigarette evidence review

MacKinnon said the RPS’s current policy on e-cigarettes, which opposes their ‘normalisation’ and calls for more longer-term research, was being reviewed. “We are still concerned that while e-cigarettes look as if they have a role in harm reduction, vapin
Pharmaceutical Journal (uk)
added Aug 16, 2017 15:36
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Life Expectancy in Russia Reaches 72 Years for First Time

In 2015, the OECD attributed Russia's slow increase in life expectancy to “the impact of the economic transition in the 1990s and a rise in risk-increasing behavior among men,” including heavy drinking and smoking.
Moscow Times (ru)
added Aug 15, 2017 17:00
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Man nabbed for using criminal force on NEA officer

Four NEA officers spotted the man smoking under a covered walkway, where smoking is prohibited, in Woodlands Centre Road on Aug 8. They stopped the man, but he refused to give his particulars to the officers.
Straits Times (sg)
added Aug 15, 2017 14:35
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Cigarettes may have less nicotine in future

Cigarettes sold in Singapore may contain less nicotine in future, with the Ministry of Health (MOH) saying it is monitoring efforts in the United States to reduce the amount of the addictive drug allowed in each cigarette.
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 1, 2017 01:02
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Less harmful? E-cigarettes have own toxins: Experts

While alternatives to conventional cigarettes, such as vapourisers, are often touted as being less harmful to health, experts said they come with their own cocktail of toxins. The importation, distribution and sale of vapourisers, including e-cigarettes
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 1, 2017 01:02
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] 57-year-old man, who was smoking illegally, arrested for using criminal force against NEA officer

Four NEA officers spotted the man smoking under a covered walkway, where smoking is prohibited, at Woodlands Centre Road on Aug 8. They stopped the man, but he refused to give his particulars to the officers.
Straits Times (sg)
added Sep 1, 2017 01:01
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[Australia] More Smokers Lighting Up Despite Ever-Increasing Taxes

The Australian (au)
added Aug 28, 2017 03:19
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[Canada] Crack down on illegal cigarettes urges lobby group

A group called the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT), speaking to representatives from Northern Ontario at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference, called illegal tobacco an "epidemic" that is plaguing nor
BayToday.ca (ca)
added Aug 18, 2017 04:26
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Waterloo pharmacist brings new nicotine addiction treatment to Canada

Blake Ziegler, pharmacist, University of Waterloo professor and founder of zpharm, has successfully gotten a natural health product (branded Cravv) approved for sale in Canada. Cravv's main ingredient is cytisine, a promising compound that's proven to re
OurWindsor.ca (ca)
added Aug 17, 2017 17:07
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Senate bill seeks to ban e-cigarette use in schools, gov't offices, PUVs

The bill also seeks to limit the marketing, sale, and distribution of the product, allowing only those 18 years old and above to buy and use it
Rappler (ph)
added Aug 17, 2017 16:49
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