Researchers have called for clearer reporting requirements and better enforcement of reporting laws to ensure that tobacco companies are being transparent with data, after a review of clinical trials sponsored by US electronic cigarette company Juul found results were not being published correctly.
The researchers compared the reporting of clinical trials against the accepted standards and found that just 28 of 61 (46%) prespecified outcomes across five trials identified were reported or properly declared.
A complaint over a smokefree advert displayed on the back of a bus has been thrown out after authorities rejected a claim it encouraged students to quit school.
The ad, for the Ministry of Health’s Quit Strong campaign, features two young women taking a selfie in front of a colourful mural.
The text reads: “Discover the best ways to quit for good. Quit Strong.nz.” A Smokefree logo appears at the bottom of the image.
The use of 'ice' flavoured e-cigarettes may be common and positively associated with conventional smoking and nicotine dependence among young adults, suggests research [...]
And it's unclear where these' hybrid' vapes, combining fruit/sweet and cooling flavours, fit into current or future regulatory frameworks, which apply restrictions according to distinct flavour categories, point out the study authors.
'Ice' flavoured e-cigarettes--marketed as a combination of fruity/sweet and cooling flavours, such as 'blueberry ice' or 'melon ice'--recently entered the US market. [...]
Street litter includes all the waste materials that are thrown away irresponsibly, especially those thrown away in the streets. The smallest things, such as cigarette butts, up to the largest, like bulky waste materials, form part of such litter.
Litter in the streets is continuously increasing due to irresponsible people. This problem is not only found in Malta, but all over the world. In fact, according to the British website Kingdom, 60 per cent of the people in Britain drop litter and only 28 per cent of them admit it.
When it comes to smoking cannabis, experiences like blood-shot eyes, getting the munchies, and an impaired sense of time are near-universal.
But for a small subset of the population, using cannabis creates unwanted side effects, either from the weed itself or the method used to consume it.
These effects are still being studied and little conclusive research exists due to cannabis' federal illegal status. Cannabis researchers are currently studying cannabis hyperemesis syndrome, a rare disorder that affects some frequent cannabis users, Insider previously reported.
Less than two months after the state legalized recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older, the New York City Department of Health has reportedly warned doctors about a concerning increase of youths smoking pot.
[...] DOH Chief Medical Officer Michelle Morse warned almost 1 in 5 students admit to smoking weed — a trend closely followed by e-cigarettes.
"A lot of them have shifted over to weed, just smoking pot," Dr. Cathy Ward, a pediatrician with Big Apple Pediatrics said. "And a lot of them were smoking e-cigarettes and hookah and Juul. I think its availability is been appealing to them. [...]
Despite concerns from earlier in the coronavirus pandemic that vaping and smoking could lead to an increased risk of becoming infected with the virus, a new study found that tobacco and electronic cigarette users were not more susceptible to infection.
The study, conducted by Mayo Clinic researchers and published in the Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, found a lack of a connection between vaping and coming down with COVID-19. They discovered that smokers were 57 percent less likely to contract the virus.
Smokers - of both electronic cigarettes and the regular variety - will have to reach deeper into their pockets in the coming year, after the German Bundestag signed off a bill to raise taxes on cigarettes, e-cigarettes and tobacco heaters. On Friday morning, the Bundestag waved through legislation to make smoking in Germany more expensive as of next year - and the price hike is higher than was originally planned. Accordingly, the tobacco tax on a packet of 20 cigarettes will rise by an average of 10 cents in 2021. A year later, a further 10 cents will be added, and in both 2025 and 2026 another 15 cents per pack will be added.
Acomprehensive survey by Turkish police on drug use in the country sheds light on how first-time drug users acquire the habit. As part of the “Narkolog” project launched to examine social aspects of drug use, the police interviewed 33,056 people who were brought to police stations on drug-related crimes. The survey, whose results were published in Sabah newspaper on Monday, shows most first-time drug users take up the habit under the influence of close friends and others around them. The majority of them start the habit with marijuana use, according to the results of the survey carried out in 81 provinces in 2020.
A return to normalcy could bring a pre-pandemic crisis — youth vaping — back to a boiling point, experts fear, even as conflicting studies paint different pictures of how coronavirus affected everyday usage during lockdowns, particularly among teens.
Data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released last December that e-cigarette use among American youths was down 25 percent during state-imposed shutdowns has been presented in public-health circles as a tiny silver lining to come out of a pandemic that ranks in the top 10 among human history’s worst plagues.
Bold plans to place ‘smoking kills’ warnings on individual cigarettes are set to be unveiled in the UK this week.
Deadly warnings including “you don’t need me anymore” would be printed in red on individual cigarettes, reminding smokers of the dangers every time they light up.
A bill will be introduced to the UK parliament this week and could become law. Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), told The Sun Online last year, “Cigarettes are widely known as cancer sticks – why not put ‘smoking causes cancer’ on every cigarette to remind smokers every time they pull out a fag.
Regulating vaping can help keep youth vaping incidences to a minimum, said a UK-based consumer advocacy group.
In a statement today, the London-based Consumer Choice Center (CCC) said that in the UK, where vape is regulated, youth vaping incidences have been minimised.
It cited a report in 2021 by Action on Smoking and Health, which examined the use of e-cigarettes or vape among youths in Great Britain, that found that a large majority of 11 to 18-year-olds have never tried or are unaware of e-cigarettes (83%). This finding has remained consistent since 2017.
With astonishing speed, the province of New Brunswick tabled and passed new legislation guaranteed to destroy adult access and choice to the products many use as a safer alternative to smoking.
Join RegWatch’s same-day coverage with a response to the new flavour ban from Dr. John Oyston, Canadian anesthesiologist, and harm reduction advocate.
SARS-CoV-2 engages with the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) host cell receptor, which is found in two forms within the lung. One form of ACE2 is membrane-attached (mACE2), whereas the other is a soluble form of ACE2 (sACE2). [...]
The role of tobacco smoking as a risk factor for severe COVID-19 has been controversial. Some scientists consider it to increase the risk of infection and the severity of the disease. Similarly, vaping, or the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has also been shown to cause toxicity in the lung tissue via the synthesis of noxious proteins as well as through immunologic alterations.
The Ministry of Health’s move toward a smoke free Aotearoa by 2025, genetic engineering and genetic technologies for low nicotine cigarettes could play a major part in ensuring the success a leading biotech expert says.
Government set a goal in 2011 for less than five percent of New Zealanders to be smokers by 2025. Nearly 85 percent of New Zealanders are currently smoke free. Several techniques are mentioned in the ministry’s 2025 smoke free Aotearoa action plan. But only genetic engineering and technologies provide a means to produce very low nicotine tobacco at the scale needed to break nicotine's addictive cycle, [...] Dr Zahra Champion says.
I loved smoking. I still would, except I am an intelligent human, medical professional, and terrified of increasing my chances of having a stroke, so I no longer smoke.
But the silver lining in my initial cessation of drinking was this: I could smoke as much as I damn well pleased. Hey, as long as I wasn’t drinking, smoking was the lesser of the evils. I allowed myself to have this comfort and enjoy the sweet rush of nicotine.
Conservative Lord George Young will present a private members bill [...] which could become law.
The warnings - written in red on individual cigarettes - would include "smoking kills" and "you don't need me anymore".
Lord Young told the Mirror: "This is cost-free, popular and more effective than health warnings on packets.
"The Government could respond positively and I would be delighted if it did."
A featured article in the BMJ, authored by journalists from the Investigative Desk, criticize research about COVID-19 and the cholinergic system by confusing it with tobacco harm reduction and non-pharmaceutical nicotine products. Their criticism is not based on an assessment of the studies content but on allegations about conflicts. I present the case that such allegations are false, and I provide documents showing that the journalists have conflicts of interest relevant to their article content that were not disclosed. [...]
ABOUT 1 million Filipinos have switched to smoke-free alternatives, according to an executive of PMFTC Inc., the local affiliate of Philip Morris International, prompting the company to further push technological innovation for a "smoke-free future."
Dr. Victor Joseph Yamat, PMFTC Scientific Affairs manager, said there are 16 million smokers in the Philippines and 1 million have made the shift from traditional smoking to "safer alternatives."
British American Tobacco recruited 1.4 million new users of vapes, heated tobacco and nicotine pouches in the first quarter, as it seeks to make cigarette alternatives profitable by 2025.
Shares in the London-headquartered tobacco company gained more than 2% in early stock market trading, after it reported a strong performance in both cigarettes and “non-combustible” products such as Vype, its flagship vapour brand. BAT has set a target of 50 million users of non-cigarette products by 2025, as it aims to burnish its credentials as a modern tobacco company promoting so-called “reduced risk” choices for nicotine users.