The Chicago City Council [...] delivered a win for kids over the tobacco industry by voting 46-4 to prohibit the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes. This legislation is a critical step to help end the worsening youth e-cigarette epidemic and stop e-cigarettes from addicting a generation of kids. This action comes at a critical time as a recent study, highlighted in The New York Times, found that young people who vape are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19.
People who smoke socially are more than twice as likely to die of lung disease and more than eight times as likely to die of lung cancer than non-smokers, a study suggests.
The research shows that the risk of lung cancer death for “social smokers” – those who smoke fewer than 10 cigarettes per day – is not substantially lower than those who smoke more than 20 a day.
According to the researchers, their 17-year-long study suggests that cutting down, or combining fewer cigarettes with vaping, is no substitute for quitting.
The research was by Dr Pallavi Balte and Dr Elizabeth Oelsner [...]
Electronic cigarettes are significantly less harmful than smoking but are not risk-free, a report from the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products, and the Environment (COT) has concluded.
COT, which is made up of independent experts, was commissioned to produce a report by the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England to review electronic nicotine delivery systems and devices that use an e-liquid that does not contain any nicotine.
After Sept. 9, 2020, the only vaping products that can be legally sold in the United States will be products approved for marketing by the FDA Center for Tobacco Products, or submitted to the agency and accepted for further review. The submission process is called a Premarket Tobacco Application, or PMTA. [...]
How the PMTA deadline will affect the lives of vapers and the businesses that serve them has been the subject of a lot of speculation, starting when the PMTA deadline was first announced in 2016. [...]
Children who are exposed to tobacco have higher rates of hospital admissions after visiting emergency departments or urgent care facilities, according to a new study by University of Cincinnati researchers. The study, set to be published in October in Pediatric Research and currently available online, found that tobacco smoke exposure also increased the risk of pediatric patients having respiratory-related procedures performed while in the emergency department, as well as medications prescribed.
When you see the word "vaper," what do you think? In this VIDA News SPOTLIGHT, Senior Correspondent Dom Garrett travels across the northern United States to speak with the consumers and small business owners to gain a deeper understanding of how nicotine vapor technology has changed their lives. They also discuss regulations from the FDA and how the PMTA process is threatening their livelihoods.
Philip Morris International Korea expects that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s designation of IQOS, its heat-not-burn tobacco, as a modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) will prompt a change in the local tobacco regulations.
The FDA grants MRTP status to products that have demonstrated that is expected to benefit the population's health in general by reducing harmful or potentially harmful chemicals, PMI Korea said.
On July 31, 2020, Russian Federation President, Vladimir Putin, approved new amendments to the Tobacco Control Law that were initiated by Russia's Parliament. The main thrust of the new amendments is to unify the regulation of tobacco and other nicotine products. While unification of regulation is logical and while the amendments do acknowledge that there are different types of technologies involved, they are all treated in the same manner as tobacco, despite the fact that some technologies likely have less risky health effects.
According to the document, as of October 1st, Russian authorities may be launching a study looking into the effectiveness of labeling tobacco products for tobacco heating devices, as well as tobacco-free hookah smoking mixtures. [...]
Earlier this year, a member of the Public Chamber Sultan Khamzaev had appealed to Health Minister Mikhail Murashko to limit the operation of hookah bars until the end of the year due to the coronavirus epidemic. According to Khamzaev, a temporary ban should be set in place in order to reduce the spread of infection in the fall.
“Smoking kills. Quit now.” There was no missing the blunt warnings plastered on the cartons of Marlboro cigarettes as the flight attendants half-heartedly paraded the duty-free cart down the aisle of my plane to Switzerland. In case the message wasn’t clear, graphic photographs drove it home: a blackened lung, a close-up of a tracheostomy. There are still plenty of smokers in the world — about a billion of them, actually — but the glamour of smoking has nearly been extinguished.
The first point of contact for Germans who are seeking advice on switching to an alternative to combustible cigarettes is a general medical practitioner, a pharmacist or a dentist. However, according to a survey that was conducted by the market research institute Psyma on behalf of PMI’s German subsidiary, Philip Morris GmbH (PMG), more than half of German dentists feel that they struggle to provide advice to their patients about alternative tobacco products, owing to a lack of information.
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics reported that almost half of teens who vape e-cigarettes seriously contemplate quitting, suggesting that interventions focused on vaping cessation are “urgently needed,” researchers said.
Tracy T. Smith, PhD, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, and colleagues assessed national survey results from 14,798 children aged between 12 and 17 years, including 498 (3.6%) who smoked an e-cigarette within the past 30 days.
The number of Americans using electronic cigarettes is soaring, especially among youth, a new study finds.
Nearly 14 million U.S. adults vaped in 2018, up from just over 11 million adults in 2016. The increase was seen in all socioeconomic groups, the researchers found.
"An increasing number of individuals are using e-cigarettes, especially in the younger age groups, which suggests that more individuals are becoming addicted to e-cigarettes rather than just experimenting with them, making the increased uptake among tobacco-naive individuals even more concerning," said lead researcher Dr. Olufunmilayo Obisesan. [...]
An affiliate of Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) has opened four stores in the Philippines to offer a “smoke-free” alternative to combustible cigarettes.
The PMFTC Inc. is offering the IQOS brand or its tobacco heating system. This is a smoke-free alternative to cigarettes for adult smokers 21 years old and above.
“We see smoke-free products as an opportunity to reduce the smoking incidence in the Philippines for the benefit of the public health and society at large,” PMFTC President Denis Gorkun said in a statement.
The most recent study, led by scientists from Australia’s University of Technology Sydney, indicates that smoking may increase the genetic contribution to Covid-19 infections.
The new coronavirus enters the body by hijacking proteins on the surface of healthy cells, in particular a protein called angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2).
In adult lungs, just three cigarettes can increase the activity of genes with the information for building ACE2, according to an international research team led by Dr Alen Faiz.
Dr Faiz told Reuters that ACE2 levels were lower in people who had stopped smoking for more than a month.
E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. is planning to lay off more than half its employees, according to people familiar with the matter, and is considering halting its sales across Europe and Asia. That could mean pulling out of as many as 11 countries and shrinking the startup’s footprint to its core markets, the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
Juul cut about one-third of its 3,000 workers earlier this year and already has halted sales of its vaporizers in several countries. [...]
Conducted every three years for the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the leading survey of licit and illicit drug use in Australia, asked 22,274 people aged 14 and above, about their drug use patterns, attitudes and behaviours. The sample was based on households, so people who were homeless or institutionalized were not included in the survey. The latest National Drug Strategy Household Survey indicated that between 2016 and 2019, vaping increased in all age groups but most notably among young adults. However most importantly, the survey highlighted a relationship between vaping uptake and smoking cessation, [...]
The Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act mandates that all new tobacco products must receive a premarket tobacco application authorization to be sold on the U.S. market. Any product without a PMTA approval cannot be legally sold in the United States and is considered “adulterated” or “illicit” under federal statute. Believe it or not, the FDA and economic advisers to President Barack Obama at the time feared that quickly implementing the new tobacco regulations would result in catastrophe for a blossoming vaping industry.
Vaping Weekly Returns, this episode, returns with a brand new full-length interview between host Michael McGrady and Alex Clark of the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association as they discuss the upcoming Sept. 9 deadline for the Premarket Tobacco Product Applications regulatory pathway in the United States of America. We are independent of big tobacco.
There are different ways to consume tobacco; you can smoke cigarettes, cigars, or even chew tobacco. One of the lesser-known forms of getting tobacco in your system is through using Snus. Although Snus does not look like regular tobacco, it does a pretty good job of giving those who use it a lasting feel and taste.
Snus is a tobacco product that comes in the form of a powder that people can consume to get a robust and unmatchable kick of nicotine. However, if you have not used Snus before, it might be challenging at first to figure out how it can be properly used. [...]