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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Mon, 9 March 2015

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Impact of Flavor Descriptors on Youth Interest in Electronic Cigarettes - 2
S. Shiffman, M. Sembower, J. Pillitteri, K. Gerlach, J. Gitchell, 9 March 2015

Subsequent to publication of our paper, Stan Glantz published a critique of our study on the University of California, San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education website. The critique was familiar – it was, in fact, the critique offered by one of the four anonymous expert referees who reviewed our paper for the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. In the end, the journal, in deciding to publish the paper, decided that we had overcome these concerns and that the paper was a valuable addition to the literature. [...]

In just a few short years, e-cigarettes have grown from an obscure, mostly unknown product into a booming industry across North America. While retail sales data in Canada is hard to come by, sales in the United States have exploded from a mere $80 million (USD) in 2010 to $1.7 billion (USD) in 2014, an over 2000% increase in only 4 years.

2015-03-09
huffingtonpost.ca

Electronic cigarettes have exploded in popularity in recent months. People have turned to "vaping" as an alternative to puffing on the real thing.

2015-03-09
medicalxpress.com

E-cigarettes have created a market that abounds in unproven health claims; a market in which more than sixteen million children can legally by e-cigs and administer unspecified amounts of nicotine to themselves; a market in which the accidental ingestion of liquid nicotine has caused a huge uptick in the number of cases reported to local poison control centers [...]

2015-03-09
columbiadailyherald.com

Tobacco industry whistleblower Dr. Jeffrey Wigand discusses with FBN’s Neil Cavuto why he supports a ban of e-cigarettes.

2015-03-09
finance.yahoo.com

Dr Feras Hawari, chief of pulmonary and critical care at the King Hussein Cancer Centre in Jordan, blamed flavoured tobacco for shisha’s popularity. He said that the various kinds of flavoured tobacco made shisha and the very act of smoking “more appealing for everyone to try”. And he offered data: [...] “This tells you that this problem is spreading across the world.”

2015-03-09
thenational.ae

Policies and practice on use of e-cigarettes in enclosed public places: towards a consensus

2015-03-09
youtube.com

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