First, banning e-cigarettes and new tobacco products could be the initial step towards achieving the long-term goal of a smoke-free Hong Kong. Traditional cigarettes have been imported and consumed for decades, and a sudden outright ban would be impractical. But banning vaping products, which are still relatively new to the market, would prevent their gaining popularity. Simultaneously, the government should regularly review its regulations on traditional cigarettes, such as tax and import laws, [...]
Australians with mental health conditions are more than twice as likely to be smokers as the general population. About 22% of people with a mental health condition smoke daily compared to a national rate under 13%. And the more severe your illness, the more likely you are to smoke. For example, about 60-70% of people with psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia smoke.
We don’t have clear evidence for why this is the case, but there are several theories. [...]
E-cigarettes should come with health warnings, according to a Scottish heart expert who is researching the devices. Jacob George, professor of cardiovascular medicine and therapeutics at Dundee university, also criticised public health bodies for what he calls “mixed messaging” over the use of the devices. George is compiling the results of a two-year study, funded by a British Heart Foundation grant, into the effects of swapping cigarettes for vapes on the vascular system and lungs [...]
After failing to outrival Pfizer in the anti-smoking treatment market with a generic drug, Hanmi Pharmaceutical has released another copy to win over Pfizer’s original treatment Champix.
The local drug company said it has started selling "Nocotine," a self-developed nicotine fighting treatment using oxalate as the base, from November.
Nocotine uses varenicline oxalate hydrate as the main ingredient, attaching oxalate to the anti-smoking substance varenicline. It is a generic copy of Pfizer’s Champix, replacing the base with oxalate.
Polosa and his team have conducted numerous important clinical trials on the safety and efficacy of e-cigarettes, in addition to studies on schizophrenia, smoking and the transition from smoking to e-cigarettes. [...] In this original Filter video above, he tells me about a chance meeting that set him on his current path, his initial skepticism about e-cigarettes, and the peculiar American sensitivity to nicotine use.
The ongoing controversy over e-cigarettes and youth smoking has hit a proverbial regulatory wall. In September 2018, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb acknowledged “an epidemic of use of e-cigarettes among teens.” On August 8, 2016, the FDA’s “deeming rule,” which regulates electronic smoking devices in the same way it regulates other tobacco products, became effective, resulting in the federal prohibition on sales of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18. Perhaps not a moment too soon.
The number of cigarette smokers in the US hit the lowest levels public health officials have ever seen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced [...]. But even though e-cigarette companies tout vapes as alternatives to cigarettes, this dramatic drop in smoking isn’t necessarily because of a rise in vaping. Only about 14 percent of Americans over the age of 18 smoked cigarettes last year, down from more than 40 percent in 1965, the CDC reports. The record low number of cigarette smokers is good news [...]
Popular-priced cigars remain strong in c-stores, premium cigars remain promising in at least some markets, and the threat of additional regulation—primarily impacting flavored product—remains a looming threat. Americans still like to buy cigars at c-stores. For the 52-week period ending Sept. 9, 2018, IRI scan data shows cigar category sales in convenience stores at just over $3.4 billion, an increase of 12.96%.
People with type 1 diabetes who use marijuana may double their risk of developing a life-threatening complication, a new study suggests.
Called diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, the condition occurs when there is not enough insulin to break down sugar in the body, so the body burns fat for fuel instead. This triggers a build-up of chemicals known as ketones, which make blood more acidic and can lead to coma or death.
Altria is the largest maker of cigarettes in the United States, known for making Marlboro cigarettes. It is the domestic side of what was once the tobacco giant Phillip Morris, before the company was split into separate United States and international operations back in 2008. In the decade since that split, the US cigarette market has spent much of the time facing the same long-term problem, fewer smokers each year buying fewer cigarettes.
The Excise Department has warned visitors to Thailand about the fines for bringing electronic cigarettes and related substances or equipment into the country for personal use or sale. Department director-general Patchara Anuntasilpa said on Thursday the Commerce Ministry had enforced a ban on e-cigarettes due to health concerns raised by the Public Health Ministry.
Anyone possessing for personal use "cigalikes", which look like conventional cigarettes and can be used for a number of times, will be fined 6,800 baht per carton [...]
Dr. Paul Roumeliotis talks with Rick Gibbons about growing concerns over the popularity, use and availability of e-cigarettes, especially among young people.
Vape on this: the Cuomo administration plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes next year because so many kids are getting hooked on them.
The state Health Department has issued regulations to prohibit the manufacture, sales and possession of the flavored e-smokes, which have become popular with teens.
“Regulations are necessary to address the alarming increase of e-cigarette use among New York’s youth. [...]
An extra £100 million is being invested by Imperial Brands in its vaping business as demand for cigarettes declines.
Imperial Brands, formerly called Imperial Tobacco, is more than doubling its investment in Blu, its e-cigarette brand, this year as it steps up marketing and tries to get tobacco smokers to convert. The FTSE 100 group is one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies whose brands include Davidoff, Winston and Gauloises. [...]
E-cigarettes are a booming industry in China. Although China only had a 6 percent share in the consumption of e-cigarettes in the world as of 2016, according to a report by Chinese consulting firm ASKCI Consulting, about 90 percent of e-cigarettes in the world are manufactured in China, mostly in Shenzhen. Most of these e-cigarettes are exported to countries in North America and Europe. Its invention is also deeply connected with China. [...]
Fewer women are smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol during pregnancy, but more are using marijuana, according to new federal data.
Between 2002 and 2016, the percentage of pregnant women who reported smoking cigarettes while expecting fell significantly: from 17.5% to about 10%, according to a research [...] cannabis use among pregnant women — while still relatively rare — is on the rise, increasing from almost 3% of pregnant women to almost 5%.
I need to declare my position: I am not ready to subscribe to a social policy that justifies legalising cannabis by citing ‘harm reduction’. Much as I esteem the hard work that Hon. Julia Farrugia Portelli is doing, the arguments she made during an event organised by The President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, as reported by the media, are of concern. [...]
This spring, Duke declared that smoking cigarettes would be banned from campus starting in 2020. But the new policy does not include e-cigarettes or electronic vaping devices, such as JUULs. “The use of e-cigarettes by younger, non-smoking individuals is a developing trend nationally,” said senior Kushal Kadakia, student liaison for the Duke Smoking Cessation Program and former executive vice president of Duke Student Government.
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking a contractor to manufacture “marijuana cigarettes.” In a posting from October 24, the United States’ premier health research organization requires applicants prove they are a small business capable of producing and shipping the wares.
The NIH is seeking quality. An ideal contractor would be able to “manufacture standardized marijuana cigarettes within a range of varying concentrations of delta-9-THC.” [...]
E-cigarettes aren't likely to keep kids away from traditional cigarettes, a U.S. study suggests.
Instead, researchers found, adolescents who experimented with e-cigarettes ended up smoking traditional cigarettes just as much as teens who never tried vaping.
"The findings show that e-cigs do nothing to deter the amount of combustible smoking in youth," said lead study author Jessica Barrington-Trimis of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.