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Daily Digest - Friday, 18 August 2017

Study of e-cigarettes in UK teenagers gives mixed signals

A British study into smoking and e-cigarette use among UK teenagers has produced mixed results, prompting scientists to caution against altering policy decisions or public health advice until evidence becomes clearer. The research, published [...] on Thursday, suggested there may be evidence e-cigarettes could be leading UK teenagers to try tobacco smoking.


Cigarette makers shifted stance on nicotine patches, gum, study shows

Now, a new study conducted by scientists at UC San Francisco reports that tobacco companies have known for decades that, without counseling, NRT hardly ever works, and that consumers often use it to complement smoking. This insight from the formerly secret industry documents known as the "Tobacco Papers" reveals why companies that once viewed nicotine patches [...]


Will Developing Asia Save the Cigarette Company?

In Asia, cigarette makers hope to find plenty more instant customers like me. And eventually, I'm betting they'll get them. Like the moment of the next stock market crash, though, the timing is anyone's guess. [...] Asia is the world's biggest tobacco market, and last stand. At least two in five men in the region smoke, no matter the country, according to figures from the World Health Organization.


Why social smoking can be just as bad for you as daily smoking

A new study that I conducted with other nursing and health services researchers has found that those who enjoy the occasional cigarette in social situations are risking their health just as much as the person who smokes a pack or more a day. Ours is the first population health study to compare the blood pressure and cholesterol levels of people who self-identify as current versus social smokers.


Policy study: E-vapor product bans could violate international trade rules

Despite the fact that e-cigarettes have a much lower risk profile than their combustible cousins, governments around the world increasingly are banning e-vapor products in ways that appear to violate World Trade Organization rules against discriminatory treatment, a new R Street Institute policy study concludes. R Street Associate Fellow Maria Foltea examines the legality of such bans under international trade law [...]


Ploom TECH. A Novel Tobacco Vapour System

Ploom TECH is an innovative type of tobacco vapour product developed by Japan Tobacco Inc and JT International. The product is intended exclusively for use by adult tobacco users and was first launched in Japan in 2016. [...]


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