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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Wed, 2 December 2015

Smokers deserve lower-risk alternatives to the deadly cigarette

When the Tobacco Control Act was enacted in 2009, it established a predicate date of February 15, 2007 for products subject to the Act: namely, cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. While any new brands introduced to the market would have to file complex [...] all existing cigarette brands—which includes every cigarette currently on the market—were given a free ride.

2015-12-02
thehill.com

Newest Developments in Rising Trend of Vaping Vs. E-cigarettes

There is a rising trend in the Vaping Industry and it is taking the consumer market by surprise. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research data is showing that the consumer social habit of vaping has increased in consumer popularity, while cigarette consumer usage is decreasing. I took advantage of a great opportunity to interview vaping expert Scott Lesz [...]

2015-12-02
examiner.com

Exposed: World Lung Foundation’s Bogus Claim E-Cigarettes [...]

A key study media outlets and the World Lung Foundation used to claim scientific proof that e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking literally hinges on the “barely coherent” opinion of a single 17-year-old Scottish kid, a professor of public health has discovered. Dr. Michael Siegel, [...] discovered the misreporting after the World Lung Foundation punched out this tweet Monday: [...]

2015-12-02
dailycaller.com

Should 16 be the age for e-cigarette purchases?

Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among adolescents—and liquid nicotine poisoning among children—is increasing, but a new report suggests that lowering the age to purchase e-cigarettes from 18 to 16 may help prevent traditional cigarette smoking. “Since e-cigarettes entered the US market in 2007, policy makers have been trying to figure out how to regulate them, [...]

2015-12-02
contemporarypediatrics

Expert: E-cigs share same success rate as nicotine patches, [...]

E-cigarettes are no different from the use of nicotine patches and chewing gum as replacement therapies to help smokers quit, a medical expert told a Health Ministry forum on vaping. As such, the expert, Serdang Hospital’s consultant pulmonologist Dr Jamalul Azizi Abdul Rahaman, said there was no need to rely on vaping or e-cigarettes as a new method to stop smoking.

2015-12-02
themalaymailonline.com

Thinking about quitting smoking? There’s help available

The university’s goal to become a tobacco-free campus might be making you jittery, reminding you that now is as good a time as any to quit smoking. Perhaps you’ve wanted to quit for years, but are nervous about the physical challenges of trying to beat that addiction. Maybe you’ve even tried before, but weren’t successful.

2015-12-02
news.yale.edu

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