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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Mon, 26 October 2015


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  1. Short-term effects of a nicotine-free e-cigarette compared to a traditional cigarette in smokers and non-smokers – read more…
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  3. Smokers choose e-cigarettes rather than quit – read more…

E-cigarettes: a consumer-led revolution

It has been described as a ‘disruptive technology’ potentially capable of breaking our fatal relationship with tobacco. So the setting for a public debate on e-cigarettes - a museum part-funded by the tobacco industry, in a city home to the global headquarters of one of the largest tobacco manufacturers - was perhaps ironic.


[...] recommendations on tobacco and e-cigarettes

While adolescent use of tobacco has declined since the 1970s, it remains a persistent public health problem - and e-cigarettes are threatening to addict a new generation to nicotine. In a comprehensive set of policies issued during its National Conference & Exhibition, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) presents extensive recommendations to protect our nation's youth from the pernicious effects of tobacco and nicotine.


The Uncertainties About E-Cigarettes

Whether e-cigarettes can reduce the number of Americans who die from tobacco use is far from certain. E-cigarettes may reduce the risk of disease for addicted cigarette smokers, but any benefit will come only if they are shown to be effective at helping smokers stop using cigarettes completely and if they are marketed so they do not re-glamorize smoking among young people.


Column: Electronic nicotine devices pose serious concerns

The marketing and use of electronic nicotine delivery systems has grown rapidly in recent years. Multiple types are currently on the U.S. market, including e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, hookah pens, vape pens, e-cigars and others. E-cigarettes are advertised broadly on television, in magazines and through social media, which has the potential to undo the many public health benefits that have been accomplished over the past 50 years by normalizing smoking once again.


Advocates for raising the legal smoking age to 21 are finding traction

The negative effects of smoking have been well documented in numerous studies. Doctors across the world treat patients who have suffered from the habit every day, but one such doctor has had enough. Dr. Daniel Ouellette, a pulmonologist at Henry Ford Hospital, is suggesting that the legal smoking age be raised to 21.


Young may get help to stop smoking

Young smokers could see the scope of their health insurance expand if they are willing to take steps to quit the habit through smoking-cessation treatments. According to a survey by the health ministry, the smoking rate nationwide was 36.3 percent for men in their 20s and 12.7 percent for women in the same age bracket in 2013.


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