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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Thu, 29 October 2015


E-Cigarette Summit 2015

Time is running out to book your seat at the third annual E-cigarette Summit which takes place in London at the Royal Society on 12th November 2015.  To find out more please go to

New research shows that using e-cigarettes related to problematic drinking

In a study involving around 1400 people, researchers also found that more women than men use e-cigarettes socially, opposite to patterns seen in regular cigarette smoking. The authors of the new study, [...] say it's crucial to consider the knock-on effects of e-cigarette use when evaluating their safety, not just their direct health effects.


REPORT: 1 out of 3 Alaskan teens consume tobacco, e-cigarettes

One out of every five teens reports using e-cigarettes, according to the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey taken by about 1,500 high school students around the state.


Study: Laws Banning E-Cigarettes INCREASE Teen Smoking

The drive to ban people under 18s from buying and using e-cigarettes could have the exact opposite effect that policy makers intended, a new study has revealed. Smoking rates among 12-17-year-olds actually rose in states that banned e-cigarette sales to minors, a study by Abigail Friedman of the Yale School of Public Health published Oct. 19 in the Journal of Health Economics found.


E Cigarette Advocacy Webinar featuring Greg Conley, Dr. Michael Siegel and Dr. Tim McAuley

This webinar featured a great panel of speakers [...]


Why higher taxes on cigarettes doesnt' help smokers

Increasing cigarette taxes may encourage smokers to seek more dangerous products with higher nicotine content rather than help them quit smoking, researchers including one of Indian-origin have found. A new study shows that while counter-marketing techniques often reduce total consumption of cigarettes, increasing cigarette taxes per package shifts some consumers to higher nicotine products.


Advocating for Raising the Smoking Age to 21

Henry Ford Hospital pulmonologist Daniel Ouellette, M.D., [...] advocates for raising the smoking age to 21.


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