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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Fri, 17 July 2015

They main finding from this study was that flavored e-liquids contain… flavors. It is well known for years that flavoring compounds, although approved for food use, have not been adequately tested for safety when inhaled. So, the study found nothing new. We know for years that flavoring compounds used in e-cigarettes are approved for food use only, and this is exactly what the study found.

2015-07-17
ecigarette-research.org

Knowing the health risks of smoking, tobacco companies make their products as addictive as possible and lie about the whole thing, a U.S. health expert said Thursday. "They have known and accepted that smoking causes cancer and other diseases for half a century," said Stanton Glantz, [...] "They have also known that nicotine is addictive and use this fact to design their products to maximize profits."

2015-07-17
koreatimes.co.kr

Philip Morris International and its American counterpart Altria Group announced on Thursday an expansion of their agreement on e-cigarettes to include research and development, as the market for tobacco alternatives continues to evolve. The companies, which split from each other in 2008, said in 2013 that Philip Morris would have the exclusive right to sell Altria's e-cigarettes outside the United States, [...]

2015-07-17
reuters.com

There could be almost as many electronic-cigarette users as traditional tobacco smokers by 2018, a study says. The number of e-cigarette users – also known as 'vapers' – tripled from 700,000 to 2.1million between 2012 and 2014, according to charity Action on Smoking and Health. Meanwhile, the number of smokers has fallen from almost a quarter of adults in 2007 to 18 per cent – around 10million people – now, [...]

2015-07-17
dailymail.co.uk

A study published in the journal Tobacco Control this past April has produced an unwarranted scare about the potential toxicity of the flavorings in electronic cigarettes. [...] First, although I don't think a health scare over the flavorings in e-cigarettes is warranted, I do support reasonable regulations and safety standards to minimize any health risks from e-cigarettes.

2015-07-17
tobaccoanalysis.
blogspot.com

Despite scientific evidence to the contrary, a small group of otolaryngologists have repeatedly testified, on behalf of the tobacco industry, that heavy smoking did not cause the cancer in cases of dying patients suing for damages, according to a study by a Stanford University School of Medicine researcher.

2015-07-17
eurekalert.org

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