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Daily Digest -  Wednedsay, 21 December 2016

Dear Surgeon General and Public Health Agencies, Anti-Vaping Polices Are Bad for Public Health

In 1964, public health experts began an all-out assault on smoking when the Surgeon General released his landmark report on smoking and health. Today, the reported smoking rate among adults is down to 15 percent. Still, cigarette smoking remains the nation’s leading preventable cause of premature death due to 37 million people who can’t or won’t quit. [...]


Research casts doubt on link between popularity of e-cigarettes and desire to smoke tobacco

The majority (96%) of qualitative responses given in interviews with 100 non-smokers aged between 16 and 29, showed young people were able to clearly differentiate between smoking traditional cigarettes and e-cigarette use, with most expressing disinterest in vaping, considering the devices were used only for attempting to quit or reduce tobacco consumption.


Africa: E-Cigarettes Have Become a Health Dilemma

In this era of digital world, [...] However, there are times when these technological products pose issues of major concerns with regard to health of individuals and concerns in healthcare system at large. Recent innovation of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) in the market is one of practical instances that has brought a wide range of different views among healthcare stakeholders.


Safer Alternative to Smoking Can’t Call Itself a Safer Alternative to Smoking

Snus, a nicotine-laced-tobacco product, has been credited with helping to reduce smoking-related deaths in Sweden, where it was invented and is widely used. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration requires snus to carry the exact same warning labels as cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco. It's been more than a year since Swedish Match, the maker of snus, asked to identify its product to Americans [...]


Dangers of Nicotine Are Highlighted in New Report

Smoking has long been associated with cancer and other deadly diseases. And while most warnings against smoking focus on the dangers of tar and carbon monoxide, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics puts the spotlight on nicotine—a chemical used in traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes, hookahs, and all other tobacco products.


‘A Billion Lives’ Review

You would have to have been living in a cave for the best part of ten years if you were ignorant of e-cigarettes and the controversy that has stemmed from their stratospheric increase in popularity. On one hand, experts including Public Health England are viewing vape devices as a less harmful alternative to traditional tobacco products, which is exactly the camp filmmaker Adam Biebert falls in to.


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