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Daily Digest - Thursday, 12 May 2016


New Study on Asthma and Vaping: Long-term benefits - Riccardo Polosa

"Persisting long term benefits of smoking abstinence and reduction in asthmatic smokers who have switched to electronic cigarettes" - is the title of a study conducted by the research group led by Prof Riccardo Polosa at the University of Catania, and recently published in Discovery Medicine.

E-cigarettes will save lives and should not be illegal in Australia

The future of electronic cigarette regulation is starting to be defined. Reviews and guidelines have recently been published in Britain, the US and European Union, with attitudes and recommendations varying widely from one jurisdiction to another. Australian federal and state governments are also developing legislation that will have life-or-death implications for hundreds of thousands of smokers.


Smoking In 2016: Infographic Shows How Far We’ve Come [...]

The United States has made tremendous steps to solve a public health concern that has plagued the country for over half a century: dangerously high smoking rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently confirmed that smoking rates dropped from 42 percent in 1965 to 17 percent in 2014. Evidence has also shown that lower smoking rates come with lower lung cancer rates.


New e-cigarette regulations

CNNi talks to Erika Sward of the American Lung Association about new FDA regulations on e-cigarettes.


E-cigarettes could be the 'imperfect' solution to saving lives

Documentary A Billion Lives hopes to shine the light on the part e-cigarettes and vaping can play in helping reducing harm to the world's smokers. While a new documentary looks into the life-saving potential of e-cigarettes, the New Zealand Government has announced its plans to fund further research on vaping technology and its role in helping Kiwis quit smoking.


The vaping craze isn’t about nicotine. It’s about gadgets

People are wrong about vaping. It’s not about the nicotine. It’s not even about the vaping. Last week, the European Court of Justice ruled that the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive should restrict the advertising of e-cigarettes, just as it does with real cigarettes. Whereas actually this fad is nothing like cigarettes, which is why going underground will do it no great harm. They know in the shops. [...]


E-Cig FDA Deeming Regulations with Dr. Michael Siegel

This video is the recording of the E-Cigs DeMISTified webinar featuring Dr. Michael Siegel.


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