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Illinois Moves Closer to 21 Tobacco Purchase Age

Retailers, however, argued that the evidence shows restrictions and taxes don’t lead to reduced smoking rates, but a black market. “Specifically in Chicago, we’ve seen a major increase in the past few years of the illegal sale of cigarettes, including l
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added May 23, 2016 19:14

internet tools can help smokers quit

“The Internet is the first place many people go for health information, including information on how to quit smoking, and digital health interventions are playing a growing role in health care,” said Dr. Amanda Graham, Director of Research Development at
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added May 23, 2016 19:14

GLANTZ: RJ Reynolds never published a well-done randomized clinical trial of snus for smoking cessation

paper uses previously secret tobacco industry documents to track the design and completition of a trial RJR did that, had it been positive, could have supported a claim that snus was effective for smoking cessation, thus bolstering the widely-made claim
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 23, 2016 18:53

RJ Reynolds has not published a negative randomised clinical trial of Camel Snus for smoking cessation

In 2009, RJ Reynolds Tobacco (RJR) created ‘The Smoker Cessation/Migration Study’, a randomised control trial, to compare Camel Snus to Nicorette nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation over 1 year. RJR also examined the effect of provid
Tobacco Control
added May 23, 2016 18:53

Minimum Ages of Legal Access for Tobacco in the United States From 1863 to 2015.

industry’s political advocacy reflects its assessment that recruiting youth smokers is critical to its survival. The increasing evidence on tobacco addiction suggests that restoring MLAs to 21 years would reduce smoking initiation and prevalence, particu
American Journal of Public Health
added May 23, 2016 18:52

GLANTZ: The tobacco industry knows that raising minimum age to 21 wll hurt sales and worked to roll age back from 21 to 18

Dorie Apollonio and I just published “Minimum Ages of Legal Access for Tobacco in the United States From 1863 to 2015” in American Journal of Public Health. I started work on this paper skeptical that Tobacco 21 was a good idea and ended up thinking it
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added May 23, 2016 18:49

Europe lifts warning on Pfizer smoking cessation drug

European regulators have lifted a warning on Pfizer's smoking cessation drug Champix - called Chantix in the United States - after a clinical study concluded it did not appear to increase the risk of neuropsychiatric side effects.
added May 23, 2016 18:45

[Europe, UK] E-cigarettes - the fog and haze around the debate

Totally Wicked, based in Blackburn, say the new regulations will hit their business hard....The debate over e-cigs is far from over. Some argue we don't know enough about the health impact of e-cigs so it's too early to give them a green light. Others say
BBC Online
added May 23, 2016 18:27

ROGERS: This Is What the Future of Vaping Looks Like

Each element of the blu Plus+ kit is self-contained and closed, giving the user zero access to any e-liquid and leaving zero room for either customization or error—but also keeping it sealed away from children, a prime concern of the FDA. Tucked beside tw
added May 23, 2016 17:40

[Europe, UK] MICHELSEN: Regulators should encourage vaping, not fight it

Instead of encouraging the development of the whole category, governments are putting up roadblocks. Instead of saying “This is great, we want to work with you,”...We believe that vaping can help millions more who have not yet switched from tobacco to e-
added May 23, 2016 17:38
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