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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Fri, 26 June 2015

As smoking declines, public health researchers assume more of the remaining smokers are hardened — unwilling or unable to quit. A new study from UCSF finds the exact opposite is true. Each one percent decline in the number of smokers came with a 0.6 percent increase in the number of Americans trying to quit, say the researchers. 


A Moral Maze: Ethics and realities of the new stakeholder landscape

A moderated panel discussion on the ethics and realities of the new new stakeholder landscape, [...]

Ever since the abominable Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving oversight over tobacco to the FDA, was passed in 2009, I and many of my colleagues in public health have watched in disbelief and horror as the crusade against e-cigarettes swung into high gear. It seemed for a moment as though the Golden Age had come to pass regarding smoking: [...]


Dr. Deborah Ossip from the URMC Department of Public Health Sciences on a recent study about e-cigarettes.


When I quit smoking with a rudimentary electronic cigarette in 2010, I was so passionate about this viable alternative to combustible tobacco that at the age of 25 I started a vaping company to help others. Slowly I realized that smoking, which became vaping, had caused me to focus on my breath. Inhale, exhale, repeat. 


Kansas smokers are still a year away from seeing a tax hike. Starting next July, they'll pay an extra 50 cents a pack, but electronic cigarette smokes will also be paying more.


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