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Daily Digest - Friday, 1 July 2016

Quitting Smoking? Expect a Lot of Failure Before You Succeed

While many smokers have switched to e-cigarettes, those people shouldn’t be considered nonsmokers. They’re still slaves to nicotine. It’s just delivered in a less flammable way. But quitting — as in getting out of nicotine addiction once and for all — takes way more than a little willpower. A study recently appearing in BMJ Open suggests the number of times it takes to quit smoking for good is much higher that experts once thought.


Kerala: Govt decides to ban e-cigarettes

Kerala government has decided to ban ‘electronic cigarette’ in view of studies claiming that its use can cause various health issues, including cancer and heart ailments. State Health Minister K K Shylaja on Thursday directed the additional chief secretary (health) to issue an order banning the production, sale and advertisement of ‘electronic cigarette’ alias ‘e-cigarette’.


Prices & e-cigarette demand in the EU

Michal Stoklosa from the American Cancer Society USA, talks about the impact of price on e-cigarette demand in Europe.


Survey Shows E-Cigarette Flavors Are Crucial To Helping Smokers Quit

More than a third of vapers use e-cigarettes because they prefer the taste and range of flavors over regular tobacco cigarettes, according to a survey by one of the nation’s biggest e-cigarette brands. Thirty-six percent of vapers said they “preferred the flavors and taste over traditional tobacco cigarettes,” according to the V2 survey sent to The Daily Caller News Foundation.


E-cig sales continue to rebound with FDA regulations looming

Electronic cigarettes, led by the Vuse and MarkTen brands, continued their recent uptick in sales even as potential federal regulations loom in August. Nielsen data found that e-cig sales rose 12.9 percent over the four weeks ending June 18. Vuse, made by R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., remained, first with a 35.7 percent market share, down 0.4 percentage points, followed by ITG Brands LLC’s blu eCigs at 19.3 percent.


Safety & toxicology of e-cigarettes

Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos from the Onassis Cardiology Centre Greece, debunks much of the widely reported research on e-cigarettes in this discussion of the safety and toxicology of e-cigarettes.


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