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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Thu, 16 April 2015

E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among teenagers, even among those who don't smoke conventional cigarettes. New research has found that few teens who try e-cigarettes become regular users and most of those who do are already regular smokers. The results come from two surveys of primary and secondary school children from more than 150 schools in Wales, [...]

2015-04-16
independent.co.uk

Much has been said about the benefits breastfeeding confers to newborns, from boosting their immune systems to lowering their chances of obesity. But a new study looking into pregnant women who smoke has found an interesting link between their chances of relapse after giving birth and breastfeeding.

2015-04-16
medicaldaily.com

Electronic cigarettes come in enticing flavors like “cherry crush” and “vivid vanilla,” though researchers are beginning to question whether those ingredients are as safe to smoke as they are to eat. Many of the flavor chemicals, like vanillin and benzaldehyde, are fine to eat but there’s sparse data on how they might affect the lungs of e-cigarette users, [...]

2015-04-16
bloomberg.com

E-cigarettes could normalise smoking among a generation which has grown up in a largely smoke-free society, according to the Welsh government's chief medical officer. Dr Ruth Hussey was responding to a Cardiff University study which found 6% of pupils aged under 11 said they had used e-cigarettes, compared to 2% who had tried tobacco.

2015-04-16
bbc.com

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today sent a letter to the executives of five of the largest e-cigarette manufacturers urging them to refrain from advertising e-cigarettes on television, citing the danger of e-cigarette advertising on young people. “Many e-cigarette advertisements currently on air make clear companies are trying to target a wider audience [...]

2015-04-16
outbreaknewstoday.com

As the federal government tries to crack down on flavoured-tobacco products ostensibly targeted to youth, there’s an ongoing tug-of-war over the menthol equivalent. Back in 2010, Ottawa banned flavours said to appeal to teens, such as cherry and grape, from tobacco products that weigh less than 1.4 grams.

2015-04-16
globalnews.ca

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