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Carmen Escrig | 19 February 2015  Read more

MOVE Campaign – Medical Organisations supporting Vaping and E-Cigarettes
Although the science has well established that electronic cigarettes are orders of magnitude less harmful than the tobacco cigarettes, these devices have in many countries been subjected to a powerful discrediting campaign. One of many recent examples is the recent spate of sensational news about the study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine about the high levels of formaldehyde when e-cigarettes are over-heated.

Paddy Costall | 5 January 2015  Read more

Over the festive period public health soured the mood somewhat with yet another scare campaign about the dangers of smoking (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30591236) and it made me compelled to pen this short memo. In it I would like to start by looking beyond the content, intention or potential impact of this particular campaign - or any others for that matter - and concentrate on some fundamental principles that go towards understanding the human condition and behaviour.

  • The e-cigarettes used in cloud competitions aren't the small sticks sized and colored to look like plastic versions of real cigarettes. These "mods," also referred to as vaporizers, are much larger, with coils constructed by the user and e-liquid manually dropped onto cotton that surrounds the coil. Some look like a large, metal cylinder [...]
    2015-03-06 | mlive.com

    • E Cigarettes
  • The popularity of e-cigarettes means that employers will need to make decisions about when and where they can be used in the workplace. In general, employees now understand and accept that smoking tobacco is not permitted in the workplace. Legislation was introduced in 2007 to ensure almost all workplaces in England became smoke-free.
    2015-03-06 | lexology.com

    • E Cigarettes
  • Four years ago, the Food and Drug Administration said it would begin regulating electronic cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that emit inhalable vapors. Eleven months ago, the FDA proposed its regulations. Yet, for enactment, the nation still waits. Pennsylvania waits, too, for a long-overdue law that would prohibit e-cigarette retailers from selling to teens.
    2015-03-06 | post-gazette.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Regulation
  • B.C. is banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and forbidding their use in buildings across the province, similar to tobacco products. Health Minister Terry Lake said Thursday the crackdown is intended to prevent young people from being exposed to e-cigarettes, which are increasing in popularity but have unknown long-term health effects.
    2015-03-06 | vancouversun.com

    • Canada
    • E Cigarettes
  • Shares of domestic tobacco giant Altria Group (NYSE: MO ) have soared over 50% over the past 12 months, easily outperforming a 12% gain from the S&P 500. That is great news for Altria shareholders like myself, but investors might be wondering if the stock is due for a pullback.
    2015-03-06 | fool.com

    • Industry
    • Tobacco
  • The ban on smoking in public places must be enforced in state prisons as well despite warnings that it could provoke widespread unrest in jails across England and Wales, a high court judge has ruled. More than 80% of prisoners smoke and the justice ministry pushed hard for the exemption when the health legislation went through parliament.
    2015-03-06 | theguardian.com

    • Smoking
  • When subjects in a smoking cessation program tweet each other regularly, they're more successful at kicking the habit, according to a study by UC Irvine and Stanford University researchers. Specifically, daily "automessages" that encourage and direct the social media exchanges may be more effective than traditional social media interventions for quitting smoking.
    2015-03-06 | news-medical.net

    • Smoking
    • Study
  • Taxes on cigarettes and other consumable items will hit poor Ohioans harder and increasing taxes on those products -- as Gov. John Kasich has proposed -- makes it harder for them to climb out of poverty, according to a new study released Tuesday. Kasich wants to increase cigarette taxes from $1.25 to $2.25 per pack and increase taxes on cigars [...]
    2015-03-05 | cleveland.com

    • Tax
    • Tobacco
  • More Canadian youth are choosing electronic cigarettes over their traditional tobacco counterpart, according to recently released government statistics. Among youth aged 15–19, 20% have tried vaping, compared to 11% who smoke tobacco, states the Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey. 
    2015-03-05 | cmaj.ca

    • Canada
    • E Cigarettes
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