Tagged: e-cigarettes

Pharmacy only access for e-cigarette nicotine - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Sep 09, 2016

The folks over at the public health blog argue that access to nicotine for vaping should only be through pharmacies, or maybe through some licensed registered shops. One thing is obviously missing from their tallying of the relative costs and benefits of pharmacy-only access. I’ll copy their table below. A brief summary table Attribute/issue Pharmacies Vape stores Product array … Read More

Perspective: Options for licensed retailing of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes in NZ - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Sep 08, 2016

Professor Nick Wilson, Professor Janet Hoek, Frederieke Sanne van der Deen, Associate Professor George Thomson, Professor Richard Edwards The NZ Ministry of Health is currently consulting on options around making nicotine-containing e-cigarettes available in NZ. This Perspective Blog briefly examines possible pros and cons of two plausible licensed retail options: pharmacies and vape shops. It also highlights … Read More

Medicinal cannabis collides with e-cigarettes - News

Erica Mather May 27, 2016

Swiss researchers reveal that the vaporisation of cannabis oil, termed ‘cannavaping’ is a less hazardous way to administer medicinal cannabis compared to smoking, as published this week in Scientific Reports. Vincent Varlet and colleagues used butane gas to extract the psychoactive constituents (cannabinoids) from cannabis, producing butane hashish oil concentrate, which was then atomised using e-cigarettes. By analysing the … Read More

Potential new regulatory options for e-cigarettes/ANDS in NZ - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert May 25, 2015

By a group of nine academic tobacco/nicotine researchers* E-cigarette usage is growing in NZ and around the world but the scientific evidence-base regarding the benefits and risks of these types of products remains uncertain. The health-based policy experience is also … Continue reading → … Read More

Highlights of the World Conference on Tobacco or Health - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Apr 17, 2015

Professor Richard Edwards, Professor Robert Beaglehole and Stephanie Erick The 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCToH) has just been held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In this blog post we describe some of the main themes and … Continue reading → … Read More

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