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Daily Digest - Monday, 30 October 2017

Canadian study shows teens who use e-cigarettes linked to later tobacco smoking

Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes are at risk of graduating to tobacco smoking, a large Canadian study suggests. The study of more than 44,000 Grade 9 to 12 students in Ontario and Alberta, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), shows a “strong and robust” linkage between so-called vaping and subsequent tobacco use.

2017-10-30
globalnews.ca

It’s Good to Talk.

This week I attended a thing in Dublin. This thing to be exact. GFN Dialogues Hosted by the Irish Vape Vendors Association, this was an opportunity to hear the current arguments on nicotine from a few of the experts. David Sweanor covered the history of harm reduction using the example of how refrigeration reduced gastric cancer rates. A simple example of technology reducing risk and providing a public health bonus. [...]

2017-10-30
thatgotmethinkingblog.wordpress.com

NO GATEWAY | TEEN VAPING TO SMOKING MYTH DEBUNKED

Does teen vaping lead to teen smoking? It’s the most pressing question in the battle over vaping regulations. [...]

2017-10-30
youtube.com

E-cigarette aerosols caused embryo defects in the laboratory

New research has found that e-cigarette aerosol exposure can cause facial defects in frog embryos and disrupt mammalian embryonic cell growth. Many pregnant women have also switched to e-cigarettes as they are perceived to be safer for their babies. However, because they are a relatively new technology, studies regarding their safety are lagging behind.

2017-10-30
medicalnewstoday.com

Peers can reduce tobacco use among younger smokers

Participating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings can help reduce smoking among youth and young adults, a new study from a team of tobacco-cessation researchers shows. [...] the study also showed that the most effective tools in the intervention were informational conversations about the consequences of smoking and a "quit kit" of behavior-replacement activities.

2017-10-30
medicalxpress.com

VAPER ANGST | BILL S-5 TO FDA DEEMING RULE

Anger and disappointment for a great number of vaping activists mark the imminent passage of Bill S-5 Canada’s new federal vaping regulations.

2017-10-30
youtube.com

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