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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Tue, 20 January 2015

Manufacturers of e-cigarettes market vaping as a safer alternative to smoking, and as a product that helps with smoking cessation. However, these claims have sparked controversy among medical professionals and national health organizations because they are not substantiated by clinical studies. So what are some of the concerns regarding e-cigs? They are not regulated. Many brands are manufactured outside of the U.S., [...]

2015-01-20
bismarcktribune.com

The Ministry of Health will open six new clinics this year to help people quit smoking. This year’s plan includes many activities namely holding awareness campaigns about the risks of dokha and chewing tobacco, updating the “before you start” website and preparing a series of awareness brochures. Dr Al Maidour said that antismoking clinics will conduct a psychological and behaviour study on the individual wishing to give up smoking [...]

2015-01-20
thenational.ae

Just when I thought the state of America’s public health regarding smoking could not get any worse, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) showed me how wrong I was. Their new leaflet: Protect Your Family From E-Cigarettes, would be laughable if it weren’t so lethally serious. Perhaps my surprise merely reflected my residual naiveté about the devotion of so-called health leaders to maintaining their agendas [...]

2015-01-20
dailycaller.com

While federal laws still prohibit the use of marijuana, some states have legalized usage of the drug. Many people think it is a good idea because they believe it is safer to smoke pot than to use tobacco and alcohol. “Marijuana is safer than tobacco because there are so many chemicals mixed in tobacco,” said Luke Leute, a freshmen at UNC. “It also brings in more revenue for the state, but it can also be bad because it causes problems.”

2015-01-20
uncmirror.com

Health authorities have seized the biggest shipment of electronic cigarettes in Mexico’s history, more than 9,000 units of a product whose use is banned in this country but which, according to experts, is increasing due to the unproved belief that they help people quit smoking. “They are products that have not been confirmed anywhere in the world to have the necessary safety, quality and effectiveness to replace the use of tobacco, [...]

2015-01-20
laht.com

A new year is a new opportunity to set health goals and stick with them. For many, it is a chance to quit tobacco. Fortunately, Volusia County residents don’t have to do it alone. The Florida Department of Health and the Tobacco Free Florida program have free, proven-effective resources that can double a tobacco user’s chances of quitting. “There are 88 deaths daily in Florida from tobacco-related illnesses,” said Dr. Bonnie J. Sorensen, [...]

2015-01-19
daytonatimes.com

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