VTCRI scientists will focus on how ventilated filters on cigarettes, product packaging, and messaging have affected cigarette use, and also how alternative nicotine delivery systems—such as electronic cigarettes—can be used to modify smoking behavior.
"My piece of the puzzle is to understand the role of filter ventilation on the likability and addictive potential of cigarettes," said Bickel, [...]
Fifteen months ago, lawyers and advocates in the Netherlands filed a complaint with the Dutch Public Prosecution Service (DPPS), asking DPPS to file charges against the four major tobacco manufacturers that operate in the Netherlands [...]
The charges alleged that the tobacco industry knowingly and intentionally made cigarettes more addictive by adding hundreds of substances. The tobacco manufacturers are accused of attempted murder and manslaughter [...]
[...] The study authors tested liquids in the refilling dispensers, aerosol, and remaining e-liquid in tanks from 56 vapers, and reported potentially unsafe levels of arsenic, chromium, manganese, nickel and lead. [...] Following the release of the above study, renowned anti-smoking expert Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, [...] was naturally bombarded with questions by many concerned parties.
Canada’s largest tobacco manufacturer says it is being treated unfairly after a government health committee refused to hear its input in person on proposed changes to smoking laws.
“How a committee can pass a tobacco bill without hearing from a tobacco company that has close to 50-per-cent market share is beyond us,” spokesman Eric Gagnon said Monday.
States with robust tobacco control policies and regulations, such as smoke free air laws and taxes on cigarettes, not only have fewer cigarette users but also fewer e-cigarette users, according to research [...] "Our research adds to the understanding of the geographic and sociodemographic factors underlying e-cigarette use within the existing tobacco control environment," said Omar El-Shahawy [...] the study's lead author.
Daily use of electronic cigarettes is associated with nearly a doubling of the odds of a heart attack, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco. This is the first evidence of a substantial, human health impact of the popular devices that were first introduced about a decade ago, indicating that e-cigarettes may be more dangerous than previously thought.
Over the past nine years, the rate of Montana high school students who smoke tobacco has decreased by 35 percent.
In public health, that’s what we call moving the needle, and much credit goes to the Montana Tobacco-Free School Excellence Initiative, a project established to help school districts and communities prevent and reduce tobacco use by promoting comprehensive tobacco-free policy in schools.
The Cancer Council Australia has urged Wagga smokers to be cautious about overseas research claiming that e-cigarettes could help them kick the habit.
[...] Paul Grogan said that in Australia the jury is very much still out on the health effects of vaping.
Mr Grogan said that while he welcomes international research, such as a recent study from Public Health England, Australian researchers are looking at the “whole picture” before they make a determination.
About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a Duke Health study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
From 2006 to 2015, the number of Americans who said smoking a pack or more per day posed a great health risk dropped by 1 percent, which represents more than 3 million Americans.
Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) has been recognised as a Global Top Employer for the second year in a row. The certification for 2018 from Top Employer Institute was awarded to PMI teams in 44 countries.
PMI was recognised with certifications in North America and Latin America. The company received a total of five regional certifications, which also included that in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. [...]
Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) is one of the world's most successful tobacco companies, with a long history of selling cigarettes throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America even before it became an independent company with its own separately traded stock. Initially, one justification given for spinning it off was that it separated the international business from the parent company's exposure to the U.S. market, which was stricter in terms of regulation.
On February 20, 2018 several organizations filed amicus (“friend of the court”) briefs in support of Plaintiff-Appellants Nicopure Labs’ and the Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition’s appeal in the Deeming Rule challenge now pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
The Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) is a nonprofit, public-interest law firm and policy center dedicated to defending and promoting free enterprise, [...]
A new study presented Saturday at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) concludes that vaping causes heart attacks, increasing the heart attack risk for dual users beyond that of smoking alone. [...] Hold your horses.
Before accepting the conclusion that vaping causes heart attacks in unsuspecting smokers, remember the old adage: correlation does not equal causation. This study is a perfect demonstration of that phenomenon.
Cigarette imports to South Korea have been increasing over the last two years, new government data shows. Ever since 2014, and despite new taxes levied against the sale of cigarettes to discourage the habit, South Korea has seen significant increases in the volume and value of tobacco products entering the country. In the first half of 2017 alone, over $200 million worth of cigarettes were brought into South Korea. [...]
Most of Pennsylvania's high school and middle school students are tobacco-free, but the use of cigarettes, and their digital counterpart, e-cigarettes, is still a cause for concern, according to Penn State researchers.
The survey, which was given to students across the state in the 2014-15 school year, asked about which tobacco and nicotine products the participants had recently used. The most commonly used product by middle schoolers was e-cigarettes [...]
This week, a local vaping advocacy group attempted to reopen the dialogue by pointing out the recent evidence report released by the PHE, and is urging the DOH to take in consideration the data indicating that vaping is significantly safer than smoking. “Listen to the experts,” said Tom Pinlac, head of The Vapers Philippines. “It is time for the Department of Health to look into this report so they can recommend e-cigarettes [...]
People living in apartments are much more likely to experience secondhand smoke wafting into their homes and across shared areas. It’s an issue that can divide neighbours and leave strata managers overwhelmed.
Apartment residents need sensible smoking regulations that balance personal freedoms in the home and public health interests. Our newly published research paper, Sharing the Air, shows the law is letting them down.
Benowitz explained that exposure of adolescents to secondhand smoke poses a public health challenge because it increases risk for respiratory infections, aggravates asthma, and is linked to an increased likelihood of becoming an active smoker. In this study, they set out to assess tobacco smoke exposure in this population by measuring levels of NNAL in urine samples. Benowitz explained that NNAL is detectable in urine for much longer periods [...]
Pending before the New Jersey Legislature is Assembly Bill No. 1586, which, among other things, would “impose the New Jersey Tobacco Products Wholesale Sales and Use Tax on electronic cigarettes.” New Jersey does not currently impose excise taxes on electronic cigarettes. The bill has been referred to the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, where it remains under consideration.
Smokers in offices across Leicestershire often pop out a few times a day to have a quick cigarette break.
But are they legally entitled to have a quick smoking break?
It’s a question that divides many offices, with many non-smokers saying it’s unfair to give smokers extra time out.
But legally, what does the law say?
The answer is no. Fag breaks aren't a legal entitlement, [...] However, 'rest breaks' are - and your employer can't technically refuse you one.