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Daily Digest - Monday, 16 January 2017


Nicotine in the news - Harry Shapiro
Welcome to my new column brought to you by Nicotine Science and Policy. The idea is that I provide a summary and commentary of the weeks' news and events for those who have not had the time to check out the NSP News Digest on a daily basis or missed an important news item from elsewhere. [...]

Smoking e-cigarettes is injurious to health

Technology has permeated every nook and corner of our lives. It is even changing the way people smoke, whether for the better or worse is yet to be determined. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), the most common prototype of which are e-cigarettes, are the new-age formula for people trying to quit smoking. However, they present a simultaneous promise and threat in the world of tobacco control.


Can nicotine protect the aging brain?

Everyone knows that tobacco products are bad for your health, and even the new e-cigarettes may have harmful toxins. However, according to research at Texas A&M, it turns out the nicotine itself—when given independently from tobacco—could help protect the brain as it ages, and even ward off Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease.


HIQA Report: E-cigarettes Users More Likely to Quit Smoking

A new report finds that people who use e-cigarettes to quit smoking are twice as likely to be successful.


The benefits and harms of marijuana, [...]

Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there are still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are. The research finds both some strong benefits and major downsides to cannabis. It seems to be promising for chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and cancer patients.


Smoking kills 14 Quebecers a day: Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health

According to the Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health, there are 1.4 million smokers in the province. In 2016, over 5,000 people died of lung cancer, directly related to smoking. That works out to 14 people a day. The organization says, one out of every two Quebecers will die because of smoking and that’s something it wants to help change.


VTTV Monday Round Table

[...] the team are joined by Clive Bates and Jon Fell to talk about things E-Cig related.


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