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European MPs say 'no' to crackdown on electronic cigarettes
www.express.co.uk

Backers of “e-cigarettes” argued that a new licensing system would reduce availability of a key weapon against smoking and would penalise firms with large costs. The UK Government wanted tighter regulation of the tobacco-free products, which turn a …

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Tighter cigarette policy in Europe
www.bbc.co.uk

The European Parliament will vote today on whether to class electronic cigarettes as a medicinal product. E-cigarettes contain no tobacco but still give a nicotine hit. It's part of a wider package of tough new regulations aimed at preventing young …

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E-cigarettes "modestly effective" tool to quit smoking
www.cmaj.ca

Electronic cigarettes are "modestly effective" at helping smokers quit, according to one of the first randomized controlled trials to examine the efficacy of the increasingly popular but largely unproven smoking cessation product. Conducted in Auckland …

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EU Parliament bans menthol, targets e-cigarettes
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BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers have approved sweeping new regulations to curb smoking, including limits on electronic cigarettes, bigger warnings on cigarette packs and a ban on menthol. The European Parliament vote in Strasbourg on Tuesday …

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EU Parliament approves tough new tobacco rules
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BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers have approved sweeping new regulations to curb smoking, including limits on electronic cigarettes, bigger warnings on cigarette packs and a ban on menthol. The European Parliament vote in Strasbourg on Tuesday …

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E-cigarettes could hook new generation on nicotine, medical journal warns
www.calgaryherald.com

TORONTO – A leading Canadian medical journal is raising concerns that electronic cigarettes could hook a new generation into nicotine addiction. With fruit-flavoured products and movie star endorsements, e-cigarettes could lure youth who wouldn't …

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Smoke and Mirrors: European Parliament May Clear the Air on E-Cigarettes
www.dailyfinance.com

The European Parliament is set to vote Tuesday on proposals to regulate electronic cigarettes as part of a new tobacco-control directive. This legislation — directed toward minimizing smoking and access to minors in particular — includes a provision …

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Cloud hangs over e-cig revolution
health.msn.co.nz

The electronic cigarette is seducing Europe and America, luring millions away from traditional tar-depositing tobacco with a battery-powered alternative that claims to be satisfying and harmless. And while many smokers have swapped tobacco for a …

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Use of electronic cigarettes among teens on rise
www.theindychannel.com

INDIANAPOLIS – Electronic cigarettes are sold as a healthier, more convenient option for smokers, but some experts are concerned about how the marketing efforts are affecting Hoosier children. The percentage of U.S. middle and high school students who …

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Alternative to traditional smoking sees boom in QC
qctimes.com

Todd Smith opened The Vaporosity Shop in July, he said, after buying his first electronic cigarette at a mall for $95. He then discovered he could find them cheaper on the Internet. He also found the Chinese-made flavors that are added to the e …

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French doctors voice support for e-cigarettes
www.france24.com

They say that e-cigarettes – a growing industry in France where there are an estimated 1.5 million “vapers” (people who use the devices) – are far less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, even if the long-term health effects have yet to be fully established.

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More regulation of e-cigarettes could be coming in Illinois
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SPRINGFIELD — A ban on selling electronic cigarettes to minors goes into effect in Illinois on Jan. 1, but that may not be the end of attempts to regulate the product. Public health advocacy groups said Friday they are considering whether to ask …

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