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The Diverging Trajectories of Cannabis and Tobacco Policies in the United States: Reasons and Possible Implications

It is not clear that the prohibition of adult use has a useful role to play in the regulation of either cannabis or tobacco. If both products remain legal, the goals of regulating tobacco and cannabis products should be to restrict youth access, promote
Addiction
added Aug 18, 2017 04:19
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[Washington] Man Files Suit After Injury From E-Cigarette Battery Explosion

A man filed suit in Washington state court on July 18, claiming that a battery he bought for his e-cigarette was defective and blew up while in his pocket, which caused second-degree burns on his right leg (Nathan Holdener v. Green Lake Inc., No. 17-2-099
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 18, 2017 04:11
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More pregnant women with depression are smoking cigarettes, study reveals amid huge increase in the rate of females suffering from mental illnesses

The study coincides with the release of new CDC data showing more American women than ever are taking antidepressants. These two sets of data suggest that the increase in depression could be driving an increase in prenatal exposure to tobacco. Schools
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 03:43
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[New York] NY schools to install 'digital fly' sensor devices that can alert teachers if kids are vaping or being bullied

It can detect smoking and vaping by measuring levels of gas and moisture in the air... While smoking has been banned in New York schools since 2000, the state only banned the use of e-cigarettes and vapes last month after a spike in usage. The New York
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 03:34
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Ready, set, VAPE! Competitive vaping sees 'cloud chasers' trying to blow the biggest, densest smoke clouds in the hopes of earning big cash prizes and brand sponsorships

But it's not all about a size in this interesting sport, these 'cloud chasers' also get creative, and besides focusing on size and density, they blow cool shapes like streams, ripples of the popular French Inhale, which consists of exhaling the vapor out
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 03:30
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EDITORIAL: Take the Addiction Out of Smoking

FDA was unable to require lower levels until Congress passed the 2009[TCA]... FDA is expected to face legal resistance...lowering the nicotine in cigarettes is going to take a while. That's a shame, but all the more reason to get started right away. For
Bloomberg News
added Aug 18, 2017 03:20
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GLANTZ: More evidence that e-cigarettes have rapid negative effects on arteries

Interfering with normal functioning of arteries, both immediate effects on arteries’ ability to enlarge when the body needs more blood flow and longer term effects on arterial stiffness, are important mechanisms by which exposure to tobacco smoke causes
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Aug 18, 2017 03:12
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[Texas] Flavored e-cigarette use: Characterizing youth, young adult, and adult users [FREE FULL TEXT]

Restricting the range of e-cigarette flavors (e.g., eliminating sweet flavors, like fruit and candy) may benefit youth and young adult prevention efforts. However, it is unclear what impact this change would have on adult smoking cessation.
Preventive Medicine Reports
added Aug 18, 2017 03:10
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KATZ: No Smoke—Just Cancer-Causing Chemicals

They are bad for health because they release cancer-causing chemicals, and I hope the FDA will not approve them for that important reason. If the FDA does approve the sale of these products, existing smoking bans should be amended to include these product
JAMA Ophthalmology
added Aug 18, 2017 03:09
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GLANTZ: Philip Morris’ claims about IQOS safety are attracting scrutiny

They are bad for health because they release cancer-causing chemicals, and I hope the FDA will not approve them for that important reason. If the FDA does approve the sale of these products, existing smoking bans should be amended to include these produc
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Aug 18, 2017 03:07
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