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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Thu, 17 September 2015

WHO European Region Member States commit to denormalizing tobacco

Ministers of health from the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region signed up to a roadmap that will make it possible for coming generations to make tobacco a thing of the past. The roadmap was presented to the 65th session of the Regional Committee [...] "The generation growing up now cannot comprehend that people used to smoke on airplanes, buses, in restaurants or in offices.


Fox News FDA Crackdown on E Cigs

Giant survey East smokers found that they truly kick but the devices get heavy smokers to quit side effects were small [...]


UK report claiming e-cigs 95% safer than cigs based on one industry [...]

There are many problems with the report, but the most appalling one is the conclusion, hyped in the government press release, that e-cigarettes are 95% safer than cigarettes. Rather than being based on a broad body of evidence this claim relies on a single study, Estimating the Harms of Nicotine-Containing Products Using the MCDA Approach. This paper does not contain a shred of actual evidence, [...]


Massachusetts places regulations over electronic cigarette sales

Massachusetts now joins the long list of states banning E-cigarettes for minors.


Critics demand retractions in Portland State University e-cigarette findings

Chemistry professors at Portland State University have been slammed with criticism over their findings that e-cigarettes can produce higher levels of formaldehyde than smoking traditional cigarettes. [...] Their research showed that vaping the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes a day could deliver five times the amount of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.


New study finds no health concerns in e cig vapor

Among some of the concerns expressed by those who oppose electronic cigarettes or East six is the fear of toxic substances emitted by these vapor devices [...]


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