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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Monday, 4 May 2015

A new study reveals many pregnant women believe e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco. Researchers at the University of Maryland surveyed over 300 expectant mothers visiting an OB/GYN clinic. More than 40 percent said e-cigarettes were safer than traditional cigarettes, and only 57 percent knew that e-cigarettes contain nicotine.

2015-05-04
kgns.tv

A year has passed since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed new regulations for e-cigarettes, cigars and waterpipe tobacco, to prevent them from being sold to minors and to require manufacturers to add health warnings to labels—but the new rules still haven’t gone into effect. Now, public health experts are urging action, arguing it’s unacceptable that it’s taken so long.

2015-05-04
time.com

A record level of illegal tobacco consumption has cost the Australian Government an estimated tax loss of $1.35 billion, a report by KPMG shows. The report, [...] shows that illegal tobacco represented 14.5 per cent of total consumption in 2014. KPMG estimates that if this tobacco had been consumed legally, it would have represented an excise amount payable to the Australian government of approximately $1.35bn.

2015-05-04
theaustralian.com.au

Acupuncture and related interventions including acupressure, laser therapy and electrostimulation have been promoted as useful treatment methods to reduce the withdrawal symptoms experienced by people trying to quit smoking. Evidence that acupuncture or related techniques increase the success rate in smoking cessation is inconsistent. 

2015-05-04
nursingtimes.net

Use of electronic cigarettes is soaring, and smoking of traditional cigarettes is declining. Researchers and regulators are trying to figure out the public health implications, but this much is clear: The change will be bad for state and federal budgets. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month reported that last year, for the first time, more high schoolers tried e-cigarettes than regular smoking.

2015-05-04
pressofatlanticcity.com

[...] Going into this piece, I set out on a mission to find clear and solid proof that e-cigarettes are overwhelmingly negative but in the end, I was only able to validate two of my previous assumptions on e-cigarettes: they can be addictive and they are not regulated enough by the government. The rest of my thoughts were virtually obliterated.

2015-05-04
iowastatedaily.com

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