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[Asia, India] Cipla launches Nicotex Nicotine patches

Nicotex Nicotine patch is a skin/transdermal patch that works on the proven principle of nicotine replacement therapy and helps in quit smoking in 12 weeks. The company already sells a gum with similar name. Over 9 lakh die every year due to tobacco-rel
Business Line (The Hindu)
added Aug 22, 2017 01:46
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[UK] SMOKE SCREEN Nicotine patches and gum ‘DON’T help smokers quit – and most use them while STILL smoking’

a new study from the University of California has found that, without counselling, NRT hardly ever works and smokers continue to puff on fags while using the therapy. Worse still, they claim tobacco companies have known this for years.
Scottish Sun (uk)
added Aug 21, 2017 13:20
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US Wants to Make it Easier for Americans to Stop Smoking

did research on lowering nicotine levels. Their findings were published two years ago in The New England Journal of Medicine. In their study, over 800 smokers were given cigarettes with different levels of nicotine over a six-week period. Tidey said the
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Aug 21, 2017 00:46
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[Spain] Second-hand smoke exposure in homes with children: assessment of airborne nicotine in the living room and children’s bedroom

Conclusions Homes with smokers present SHS in the living room and in the children’s bedroom. Therefore, programmes focused on reducing children’s SHS exposure are urgently needed.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 19, 2017 23:45
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U.S. study alleges cigarette makers promote "smoke without smoking"

"Tobacco companies put out these (NRT) products as a way to sidestep policies, by giving people a way to 'smoke without smoking,'" Apollonio noted. "It would be interesting to see in the next 10 years if the companies come up with nicotine water, inhaler
Xinhua Newswire
added Aug 19, 2017 16:45
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[New York] Guilderland bans tobacco products, e-cigs in town parks

town board unanimously approved a ban on the use of all tobacco products, including chewing tobacco, in parks and other land the town owns. The ban covers all nicotine delivery systems including vaping or "e-cigarettes" — the most commonly used tobacco pr
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Aug 19, 2017 00:27
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Vaporised nicotine and tobacco harm reduction for addressing smoking among people living with HIV: A cross-sectional survey of Australian HIV health practitioners’ attitudes [FREE FULL TEXT]

• There was uncertainty on the role of vaporised nicotine products (e-cigarettes).... Conclusions Despite supporting the principle of THR, health practitioners may require more evidence and knowledge about VNPs before being willing to consider them as a
Science Direct
added Aug 18, 2017 20:52
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Prenatal Nicotine Exposure Disrupts Infant Neural Markers of Orienting

PNE may impair auditory sensory gating, which may contribute to disrupted sleep and to reduced auditory discrimination and learning, attention re-orienting and/or arousal during wakefulness reported in other studies.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 18, 2017 04:27
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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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Tobacco Industry Research on Nicotine Replacement Therapy: “If Anyone Is Going to Take Away Our Business It Should Be Us” (PDF) [FREE FULL TEXT]

Although the tobacco industry initially viewed NRT as a threat, it found that smokers often combined NRT with smoking rather than using it as a replacement and began marketing their own NRT products.
American Journal of Public Health
added Aug 18, 2017 02:31
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