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[Florida] Study finds nicotine safe, helps in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

For starters, nicotine by itself isn't very addictive at all, according to Dr. Paul Newhouse, the director of Vanderbilt University's Center for Cognitive Medicine. Nicotine seems to require assistance from other substances found in tobacco to get people
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Apr 17, 2014 17:52

E-cigarette makers are targeting minors, hooking them on nicotine, say congressional Democrats

Eleven lawmakers, including Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Henry Waxman, urged the Food and Drug Administration to stop e-cigarette businesses from selling and marketing their products to kids. The lawmakers accused these companies of hawking their products t
New York Daily News
added Apr 16, 2014 11:22

UPDATE: CDC report highlights poisoning risk from liquid nicotine in e-cigs

Brad Rodu, a professor of medicine at the University of Louisville and a smokeless-tobacco advocate, said he views the CDC report as “another example of a relentless, orchestrated campaign to demonize e-cigarettes.” He said the CDC report does not put th
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 16, 2014 11:18

Are E-Cigarettes Losing Ground in the Vapor Market?

some of the most passionate “vapers” are skipping the big brands of packaged e-cigarettes in favor of more specialized devices known as “vapors,” “tanks” and “mods.” These can be refilled with nicotine liquids made by a range of producers, as opposed to
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Apr 15, 2014 17:29

[California] Paso Robles Press Vapes hit NC market

“Banning it, it’s just a knee-jerk reaction by non-smokers,” said Mike Kirkpatrick, owner of Stellar Vapes in Atascadero. “When people are worried about secondhand smoke getting to children, are they worried about nicotine? No. They’re worried about all t
Paso Robles (CA) Press
added Apr 15, 2014 15:20

E-Cigarette Crackdown Coming?

Pressure is growing for federal regulation of the booming e-cigarette industry. Supporters say e-cigs help people quit the habit, giving them the nicotine they crave without the unhealthy smoke of traditional cigarettes. But a new congressional report wr
ABC News
added Apr 14, 2014 12:13

[UK] Ecigarettes full of puff as user numbers triple to 2.1m ($$)

THE number of people using electronic cigarettes has tripled from 700,000 to 2.1m in the past three years, new figures reveal. More than half of all smokers have now tried the electronic nicotine inhalers, up from a third last year. Despite the growing
Times Of London (uk)
added Apr 14, 2014 09:17

GOTTLIEB: Overcautious FDA has lost its way

The solid regulatory framework itself, built around a public health standard, is extremely powerful and should result in potentially transformative actions, such as (1) eliminating menthol; (2) regulating nicotine levels to reduce dramatically abuse liabi
Tobacco Control
added Apr 12, 2014 14:46

The Best Way To Quit Smoking In 3 Steps: Making Sense Of Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Counseling

With no-smoking campaigns becoming more visible in society than tobacco products, prospective quitters may have a hard time figuring out where to start. Patches? E-cigs? Chewing gum? Swinging a rooster over your head at the stroke of midnight?
Medical Daily
added Apr 10, 2014 22:24

SIEGEL: Contrary to Claims of Many Anti-Smoking Advocates, New Study Shows that Electronic Cigarettes Decrease Nicotine Addiction

Hopefully, Dr. Foulds and his group will next repeat the study using a sample of dual users (electronic cigarettes and regular cigarettes) to determine whether or not dual users experience a similar reduction in their overall level of smoking addiction.
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Apr 9, 2014 11:43
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