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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Mon, 23 November 2015


Most popular in the news last week:

  1. Tobacco Companies Sued Over Cancer-Causing Substances in E-Cigarettes – read more
  2. E-Cigarette Sales Rapidly Lose Steam – read more…
  3. Rutgers Study: E-Cigarette Use Is Soaring And Helping Smokers Quit
    – read more…

Hazy data about the health impact of e-cigarettes

Despite the rising popularity of e-cigarettes and an increase in the number of related studies around the world, many users are uncertain about the potential health impact of vaping. Andrea Crossfield from Tobacco Free Futures, who spoke at a recent e-cigarette summit in London, said many tobacco smokers and e-cigarette users feel “confused”.


The phone you can SMOKE: [...]

[...] now smokers have one less thing to carry after a company designed a phone with an e-cigarette built in. The Vaporcade Jupiter is claimed to be 'the world's first and only cellular vaporiser' and allows people to text, email and take photos while puffing on the built-in cartridge and mouthpiece. The e-cigarette part appears to be formed from a cartridge that clips into the top of the smartphone and comes in 30 flavours.


BAT to launch iFuse hybrid ecigarette

British American Tobacco will next week launch a new type of cigarette that combines ecigarette technology and tobacco, according to senior executives. The hybrid cigarette, called iFuse, will be rolled out as tobacco majors increase investment in so-called “next generation products” to hedge against falling numbers of traditional smokers and increased regulation in the UK and EU.


E-cigarettes with nicotine may aid smoking cessation

Electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine are more effective than e-cigarettes without nicotine in helping smokers quit, and smokers attempting to quit are able to achieve a 50% or greater reduction in smoking with the use of e-cigarettes containing nicotine. About 9% of smokers who used e-cigarettes that contained nicotine were able to stop smoking at up to one year, [...]


Did the CDC Just Save the Electronic Cigarette Industry?

Sales of electronic cigarettes are slowing, but the Centers for Disease Control may have just done the industry a favor that could help reignite growth. According to a recent survey of tobacco shops and convenience stores, the once meteoric expansion of alternative-smoking products is moderating, and may soon be stubbed out, particularly with the Food & Drug Administration poised to implement new rules [...]


Focus on health issues of e-cigarettes, [...]

Discussions on e-cigarettes should focus on health issues rather than the economic wellbeing of the dealers, said the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president Dr Ashok Zachariah Philip. He said e-cigarettes also had not been around long enough for anyone to claim with certainty that they were safe for long-term use as long-term damage to the organs might take 15 or 20 years to develop.


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