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Tobacco harm reduction news for January 4, 2019. Study finds smokers who can set their nicotine level most successful at quitting, tobacco sales to minors rise in Nebraska county as vaping sales drop, Kentucky looking at vaping tax, vaping seen as dangerous as smoking, commentary on flavor bans.

RESEARCH & COMMENTARY:
Proposed Flavor Ban on Tobacco Harm Reduction Products Would Be Disservice to Public Health

Publications – Research & Commentary: Proposed Flavor Ban on Tobacco Harm Reduction Products Would Be Disservice to Public Health | Heartland Institute


IN THE NEWS: Vaping ISN’T as bad as you think! Deluded smokers ‘risk lives’ by refusing to switch to e-cigarettes, experts say
Vaping ISN’T as bad as you think – smokers overestimate harm of e-cigarettes, experts say


KENTUCKY: Poll indicates 73% Kentuckians support tax on #vaping products, even though #smoking rate is #2 in country at 24.5%
Poll: Kentuckians support adding tax on e-cigarettes – ABC 36 News


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Study finds allowing smokers to determine their necessary nicotine level is one of the best ways to combat smoking. Non-tobacco (nicotine) products not that addictive, higher doses safe for use.
Self-determining nicotine consumption will assist people who smoke give up behavior | Infosurhoy


IN THE NEWS: Smoking/Vaping ban at Philly residential drug treatment centers riles social workers, called “an example of well-intentioned policy that’s out of touch with reality.”

Smoking ban at Philly drug treatment centers riles social workers


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Sales of #tobacco products to minors in Lancaster County, Nebraska RISE from 5.9% to 8.7%, now much higher than the sales of #vapor products, after clamp down successfully lowers sales of #vaping products to minors from 21.3% to 5.3%.


Photo Credit: Joe | iwishiwashannah | Flickr


Vaping sales among minors drop in Lancaster County
 
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