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Daily Digest - Thursday, 9 November 2017

Relationship between spending on electronic cigarettes, 30-day use, [...]

To examine the relationship between spending on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and disease symptoms compared with the relationship between 30-day e-cigarette use and disease symptoms among adult cigarette smokers in the U.S. We analyzed data from the Tobacco and Attitudes Beliefs Survey which included 533 respondents aged 24+ who were current cigarette smokers and e-cigarette ever users. [...]


Singapore MPs take to Parliament to question government ban on vaping

The Singapore government has taken and is currently going through great lengths towards a nation that’ll be absolutely 100 percent free of smokers. Aside from the usual trappings of high tobacco taxes and gradually raising the legal age for smoking, various regulations have been put in place including designated smoking areas in Nee Soon South and Orchard Road, as well as the blanket ban on products [...]


Dr. Brad Rodu proposes high tobacco tax for Kentucky smokers

Dr. Brad Rodu, University of Louisiana professor and R Street associate fellow, spoke with Spectrum news in October 2017 regarding tobacco use in Kentucky.


Farsalinos replicates e-cigarette Aldehyde Emissions studies

The study titled, Hidden Formaldehyde in E-Cigarette Aerosols was published in The New England Journal of Medicine in January 2015, and had concluded that “long-term vaping is associated with an incremental lifetime cancer risk of 4.2×10−3. [...] Farsalinos and his colleagues replicated this study, using “exactly the same e-cigarette devices, batteries and liquid as the research letter above”, [...]


Dr. Stuart Kreisman: New NDP government must do more to fight early tobacco deaths

On Nov. 1, the minimum legal age for purchasing cigarettes in the state of New Jersey was raised to 21. Hawaii and California already have “Tobacco 21” laws in effect, while Oregon and Maine have recently passed laws that will come into force next year. The Tobacco 21 movement has been sweeping across the U.S., with several other states considering similar legislation.


E-cigarettes and Smoking Cessation

The Royal Society for Public Health explores just how effective e-cigarettes are as a harm reduction tool.


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