ASH Daily News 20 November 2017



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UK

  • E-Cigarette Summit UK 2017 round up
  • The growing popularity of vaping

International

  • France: Health minister considers banning smoking from films
  • Japan: Japan Tobacco Inc. taps exec from international division to be next president
  • USA: Helping cancer patients quit tobacco for good

UK

E-Cigarette Summit UK 2017 round up

On Friday, 17th November, the E-Cig Summit was held in London. The summit has been key in cutting through misinformation and contributing towards a huge change in attitudes towards e-cigarettes.

Summaries are included of each speaker’s presentation, including that of ASH’s Chief Executive Deborah Arnott.

Source: E-Cigarette Direct, 19 November 2017

 

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The growing popularity of vaping

Vaping has grown in popularity over the last few years, and it looks like the market will only continue to get bigger.In 2015, the vaping market in the UK was valued at $1.16 billion (£93 million) and projected to grow to $5.67bn (£4.46bn) by 2021. Popularity began to grow in around 2014 because of the development of new technology, government regulations, and major acquisitions.

Source: Building Construction Design, 16 November 2017

 

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International

France: Health minister considers banning smoking from films

Health Minister Agnès Buzyn wants to “denormalise” smoking, which kills around 75,000 people every year in France. “I don’t understand the importance of cigarettes in French cinema,” she said.

Ms Buzyn said she would be contacting the French culture minister – whose remit includes the country’s film industry – to discuss the issue and that so-far unspecified “measures” would be taken to make French directors and screenwriters kick their tobacco habit.

Source: The Telegraph, 19 November 2017

 

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Japan: Japan Tobacco Inc. taps exec from international division to be next president

Japan Tobacco Inc. has tapped Masamichi Terabatake, an executive at a unit controlling the cigarette maker’s international operations, to succeed President Mitsuomi Koizumi, sources said Sunday.

The leadership change comes as Japan Tobacco, which holds about 60% of the domestic cigarette market, seeks to expand its global reach amid falling demand at home caused by a health boom and the growing popularity of heat-not-burn tobacco products.

Source: Japan Times, 19 November 2017

 

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USA: Helping cancer patients quit tobacco for good

A new treatment program that combines the power of technology with tried and true methods to help cancer patients overcome their addiction to tobacco is ready to enroll its first patients at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.

Nearly 10 percent of survivors continue to smoke cigarettes, according to the American Cancer Society. More than 80 percent of those survivors smoke every day. And, importantly, the most recent United States Surgeon General’s report concluded that, based on the existing scientific evidence, quitting smoking improves the prognosis of cancer patients.

Source: Medical Xpress, 17 November 2017

 

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