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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Tue, 8 September 2015

Has the traditional cigarette burned out?

The chief executive of Philip Morris told CNBC he wants their lines of e-cigarettes eventually to outsell traditional smokes. [...] "Our objective and my personal ambition is that these reduced-risk products will overtake combustible cigarettes as soon as possible. And that's clearly what we're pursuing," Calantzopoulos told CNBC.


The real challenge is to make e-cigarettes accessible for poor smokers

Based on her Comment on e-cigarettes, it is hard to avoid the impression that Lucie Kalousova would be happier if there was more smoking-related disease, providing it was more evenly distributed. That poorer groups face barriers to realising the benefits of substituting cigarettes for e-cigarettes is indisputable, [...]


New study proves there is no second-hand vaping: [...]

A new study was published today in Journal of Chromatography A. The study was performed by the Spanish Council of Scientific Research. They measured the levels of several volatile organic compounds [...] The results of the study basically showed that indoor air and normal exhaled breath contains more VOCs that the e-cigarette aerosol!


Londoners are risking health with shisha smoking

Adults in six boroughs (Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark) were asked a range of questions about tobacco smoking as part of a piece of research [...] Dr Mohammed Jawad from the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, said: "Many people are trying shisha unaware that it carries the same risks as smoking cigarettes.


Calls for Stronger Regulation of E-Cigarettes

As a pediatrician, I couldn’t agree more about the urgent need for strong regulations to protect young people from e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery devices. Use of e-cigarettes has risen dramatically among middle school and high school students in this country; recent data show that more teenagers use e-cigarettes than any other tobacco product.


Asia poised to tackle tobacco: WHO

Health ministers from the 11 countries that make up the World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region signed a declaration on Monday pledging to accelerate measures aimed at reducing tobacco use. Around 150 people die of smoking-related causes every hour in the region. “Tobacco use in the South-East Asia Region is alarmingly high, triggering major health and economic consequences.


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