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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Tue, 21 April 2015

Two new research papers suggest e-cigarettes may help smokers trying to kick the habit, but only if they are used every day, instead of infrequently. It may also be more beneficial to use the versions with refillable “tanks”, which could deliver a higher dose of nicotine. There is much controversy around the potential for e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking, [...]

2015-04-21
theguardian.com

MANILA, Philippines — Congressmen have filed a bill regulating the sale and use of the Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS), more commonly known as e-cigarette. The authors urge the Congress to pass the law regulating the use of e-cigarette while the research and studies are currently being conducted on the controversial smoking vehicle.

2015-04-21
philstar.com

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is updating its 2010 call for regulations on e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), with proposed rules that include banning flavors and television advertising. Global sales of the products are expected to pass $50 billion by 2030, but evidence about their health effects and usefulness as a smoking cessation tool is scant and sometimes conflicting.

2015-04-21
medscape.com

The acting head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Monday that the agency is moving “full speed ahead” with its efforts to crack down on the use of e-cigarettes. Two weeks into his tenure, Dr. Stephen Ostroff said strengthening tobacco regulations is one of his top priorities.

2015-04-21
thehill.com

As this Reuters graphic shows, according to a study just released by the Centers for Disease Control, between 2011 and 2014 the percentage of high school students who had smoked a cigarette in the prior 30 days dropped from 15.8 percent to 9.2 percent, a record low. Despite this remarkable 42 percent drop in cigarette use, overall tobacco consumption remained essentially flat, [...]

2015-04-21
blogs.reuters.com

The Food and Drug Administration and many states are moving to regulate e-cigarettes. Top on the list must be figuring out how harmful various types of e-cigarettes are. From there, regulators should ensure that any risks vaping liquid chemicals pose are minimized. Firm restrictions on sales to minors are also needed.

2015-04-20
washingtonpost.com

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