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Daily Digest - Monday, 3 October 2016

Government Puts Tobacco Interests Above a Billion Lives

This century, The World Health Organization estimates that one billion people will die early from smoking cigarettes. Despite governments spending billions of dollars on tobacco control, and decades of programs designed to help smokers quit, the number of cigarette smokers worldwide continues to increase. But there is hope. Vapor technology found in e-cigarettes offers smokers their best chance to quit [...]


The Opposition to Vaping is Vapid

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) hates e-cigarettes. The devices, he says, are little more than an evil plot, "the new frontier in tobacco companies' quest to get kids addicted while they are young." Brown argues the federal government should do just about everything it can to discourage anyone from taking up vaping, from regulating e-cigarette production to banning flavorings. [...]


[...] A Billion Lives - Film Director & Medical Expert, Dr Delon Human

Tobacco addiction has led to the deaths of millions around the world with South Africa is joining the cause to have smoking banned. [...]


Men who smoke are THREE times more likely to have children with asthma

Children whose fathers smoked before they were even conceived are more than three times more likely to develop asthma, according to new research. The effect of a mother's lifestyle on child health is well documented, but this suggests the link is also be true for fathers-to-be. It is believed male sperm cells are damaged by nicotine, affecting a child's genes.


E-cigarettes can help kick the habit, say Indian researchers

New Delhi: E-cigarettes can help people quit smoking by providing them a significantly safer option, says a paper by Indian researchers who undertook an evidence-based audit of published scientific literature on the issue. The paper, titled "Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDs) as a Substitute to Conventional Cigarette: An Evidence-based Audit", [...]



Stanton Glantz, the most well-known tobacco control activist in the world thinks e-cigarettes are “dangerous in an absolute sense” and make the tobacco epidemic worse by promoting what researchers call ‘dual use’—when people adopt vaping, but continue to smoke.


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