• Meet Roger, a 2-pack-per-day smoker. His twin brother, Joe, also a smoker, was just diagnosed with lung cancer at age 58. Roger had been trying to quit for several years, terrified of a fate like Joe’s. He’d used nicotine gum, patches, hypnosis, group therapy, even acupuncture. Sometimes he could stop for a week, even a month, but then he'd backslide.
    2017-03-24 | forbes.com

    • Nicotine
    • Smoking
  • In a matter of weeks, new smoking laws will be coming into action in the UK, including a ban on the sale of 10 packs of cigarettes, with the cheapest pack setting a smoker back £8.82 ($10.94). The EU laws, which are coming into place on 21 May, will affect shops and smokers alike across the UK and Europe in a bid to reduce the number of smokers and "beginner" smokers in the UK and the continent.
    2017-03-23 | ibtimes.co.uk

    • Cigarettes
    • Regulation
  • This week, an Israeli nonprofit filed a High Court petition against the Health Ministry following its surprising decision to exempt international tobacco giant Philip Morris’ new e-cigarette, iQOS, from regulation. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman's decision means that the e-cigarette can be marketed in Israel without any warnings or restrictions,
    2017-03-23 | haaretz.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Industry
  • According to results from a two-year study [...] using e-cigarettes (also called vaping) while pregnant could cause craniofacial birth defects. These birth defects are abnormalities of the face and head that form in utero. "We're not going to be able to stop everyone from using e-cigarettes," Olivares-Navarrete said. [...]
    2017-03-23 | medicalxpress.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Study
  • Through a shocking revelation, we learned last week that a major, national anti-tobacco organization ran a secret campaign to promote youth cigarette addiction. The reason I call this revelation shocking is that I find it scandalous that an organization which is supposedly dedicated to fighting youth addiction to cigarettes would secretly lobby for legislation that protects cigarette companies’ profits [...]
    2017-03-22 | blog.heartland.org

    • Cigarettes
    • Tobacco
  • Whether e-cigarettes are less harmful than traditional tobacco was investigated by examining heart rate variability in habitual users of e-cigarettes. A significant effect on cardiovascular function was observed through decreased vagal activity and increased oxidized LDL-cholesterol levels in e-cigarette users.
    2017-03-22 | medicalnewsbulletin.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Smoking
  • A paper [...] reports the results of a survey regarding physician recommendations to their patients about the use of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation. Physicians were given a clinical scenario in which a patient who smokes seeks advice about smoking cessation. Most physicians report that they would recommend the patient try FDA-approved medication before trying e-cigarettes.
    2017-03-22 | blog.heartland.org

    • E Cigarettes
    • FDA
  • Every year cigarette smoking contributes to about 1 in 5 deaths in the United States. A group of prominent health leaders called for the immediate implementation of national action to reduce the number of smokers in the country by 15 million in a report published last week. The call to action aims to curb smoking, the largest cause of preventable death and illness in the United States, [...]
    2017-03-22 | washingtonpost.com

    • Cigarettes
    • Smoking
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