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Daily Digest - Friday, 24 June 2016

Time to quit using word ‘habit’ for smoking on P.E.I.

Dr. Andrew Pipe doesn’t like to see smoking referred to as simply a “habit.” In fact, the University of Ottawa professor is hoping that physicians, health-care providers [...] begin refraining from using the word in the same sentence as smoking altogether. “(Using the word habit) immediately reveals a failure to understand the fundamental mechanism that’s behind smoking behaviour,” said Pipe, [...]


E-cig coalition sues FDA to stop new regulations

The Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition, representing 10 advocacy and trade associations, filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Coalition members want a federal judge to permanently enjoin the FDA from implementing regulations that the FDA unveiled May 5. They want the regulations declared unlawful on constitutional and administrative grounds.


Compensatory puffing behaviours in e-cigarette users

Dr Lynne Dawkins from South Bank University UK, talks about compensatory puffing behaviours in e-cigarette users , blood nicotine delivery and subjective effects.


Canadian Cancer Society tells teens to think twice about vaping

“We’re not going against the e-cigarette (vape) as a way to potentially help somebody quit smoking,” said Lyz Gilgunn, [...]. “If it helps somebody quit smoking, then it’s far preferred. Our main message is we don’t want non-smoking youth to pick up a vape and assume that it’s harmless or that it’s safe. Because the reality is we don’t know the long-term health effects of vaping.”


Africa: Global Forum on Nicotine - Reducing Harm [...]

According to Prof. Gerry Stimson, a British academic and GFN Coordinator, "most smokers say they want to quit smoking but very few actually succeed because of the difficulties involved. For the vast majority who can't give up their habit, alternative - less harmful - nicotine delivery system (ENDS) that does not involve burning tobacco has to be made available".


The power of non-nicotine factors in the habitual use [...]

Brian Carter from Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association in the USA looks at the other factors besides nicotine that are part of the smoking habit.


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