In the News 16th Jan 15

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Glaxo Smith Kline feeling the heat from E-Cigarettes. Smoking Bans in East Lancashire. Greg Conley on Big Tobaccos War on Vaping. Let’s MOVE. New Social Network initiative. Latest Stats from Smoking in England including Electronic Cigarettes. Daily Digest from NSP 

GSK’s nicotine patches and gum feel the heat from e-cigarettes

LONDON (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) is feeling the heat from the rapid growth in electronic cigarettes, with enthusiasm for the nicotine delivery devices dampening sales of the British drugmaker’s patches and gum, its chief executive said.

In an interview with Reuters, Andrew Witty also said he and his team had spent “a few days” exploring whether the drugmaker should compete directly by becoming an e-cigarette maker, but had swiftly decided against it.

East Lancashire NHS chiefs ban smoking at all mental health facilities

NHS chiefs have sparked outrage by banning smoking within the grounds of all the mental health facilities in East Lancashire.

It means patients detained under the Mental Health Act are forced to abstain from smoking during the course of their admission, as they are unable to leave the premises.

Big Tobacco’s War on Vaping

Reynolds also has urged the FDA to ban all PV and e-liquid products as well as most flavored vapor products. That’s right. A company that made $4.6 billion in profits in 2013, selling products that cause cancer, illness, and disease, asked the FDA to ban the products that are both preferred by consumers and proven to help people quit smoking….

Let’s MOVE!

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There is a new initiative on social networks, called MOVE, which you probably already know about; however, is vital to promote it properly. The MOVE project emerged, like many other initiatives, as a distress signal from the EFVI Spain Platform, to deal with the constant attacks that eCigs have suffered in Spain. There has been an unprecedented disinformation campaign, orchestrated by major medical organizations in the country and as a result, 95% of the Spanish electronic cigarette industry has been closed.

Smoking in England – Latest Statistics

This section provides a summaries of useful national statistics for the current year, including information on smoking prevalence, motivation to stop, quit attempts, what people use when they try to quit, actual quit rates, regional differences, use of the stop smoking services and more….

Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Fri, 16 January 2015

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 Evidence shows that plain tobacco packaging measures encourage more people to stop smoking and fewer to start

Health figures released today (January 15) by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show that half of smokers signed up to NHS England’s stop smoking services successfully managed to kick the habit in 2014.

The University of Calgary says its ban on e-cigarettes inside buildings and 7.5 metres from any doorway is being followed

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