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Daily Digest - Wednesday, 29 June 2016

E-cigarette vapors could be toxic to mouth, study finds

A new UCLA study suggests that e-cigarettes may not be significantly safer than tobacco cigarettes. The research, which was conducted on cultured cells, found that e-cigarettes contain toxic substances and nanoparticles that could kill the top layer of skin cells in the oral cavity. [...] the researchers believe that similar results could happen in a human study and that e-cigarettes could increase users' risk for oral disease.


Feldman: FDA rule impacts e-cigs

The 2009 Tobacco Control Act gave the Food and Drug Administration regulatory powers over certain tobacco products including cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, smokeless tobacco products and roll-your-own tobacco. [...] Expanding FDA’s regulation to cigars, hookah tobacco, and pipe tobacco seems like a natural extension of its current authority. The big news is that the rule includes e-cigarettes.


Jeff Stier Testifies About E-Cigarettes Before the Washington State Legislature

Jeff Stier of the National Center for Public Policy Research participated in a meeting of the Washington State House Commerce and Gaming Committee on June 28, 2016. He testified about e-cigarettes and vaping.


E-cigarettes: Gateway or Roadblock to Cigarette Smoking?

Professor Neil McKeganey from the Centre for Substance Use Research in the UK discusses whether e-cigarettes are a 'gateway' or a roadblock to smoking.


Up in Smoke: Why China has Banned Foreign Investment [...]

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) recently announced regulations barring foreign investment in the country’s enormous tobacco industry, blocking foreign invested enterprises and individual businesses from participating in tobacco wholesale, retail, and alternative forms of trading. These new restrictions come on the heels of various government efforts to reduce China’s rampant tobacco use, [...]


5 Best Tasting Cigarettes for New Smokers

With our list of 5 best tasting cigarettes for new smokers, the beginnings of your “smoking career” will be much more pleasant. If you already decided you want to smoke, you might as well enjoy it. The most important thing that determines the taste of the cigarette is the tobacco itself. Characteristics of tobacco depend on the region and the soil where tobacco plants grow, so there can be a great variation in taste.


Local scientists researching dangers of synthetic marijuana

Synthetic marijuana is a relatively new problem, but it’s a very dangerous one. Local scientists want to show the world just how dangerous it is.


Research on electronic cigarettes in Poland

Professor Andreas Sobczak from the Medical University of Silesia, Poland, talks about search on e-cigarettes in Poland.


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