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[Massachusetts] E-cigarettes and vape pens – sweet, cheap and hazardous

As school begins again in Worcester County, I want to remind parents in our area that the tobacco industry continues to produce new and varied nicotine delivery products, like e-cigarettes and vape pens that are sweet, cheap and easy for young people to
Leominster (MA) Champion
added Aug 27, 2014 18:52
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[Australia] Health experts alarmed after rise in accidental poisoning from e-cigarettes

Accidental poisoning calls included a toddler who ingested an entire nicotine capsule from the electronic device, and a nursing home patient found sucking on a flavoured cartridge. Health authorities around the country have expressed concerns about issu
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Aug 27, 2014 12:31
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HALL/MacKENZIE: Should Australia lift its ban on e-cigarettes?

World Health Organisation has just released a report on electronic nicotine delivery systems that calls for their global regulation... In this Viewpoints, Wayne Hall calls for the ban to be lifted, while Ross MacKenzie presents the case for retaining it.
The Conversation (au)
added Aug 27, 2014 12:13
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More than a quarter-million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes in 2013

More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research. This number reflects a three-fold increase, from about 79,000 in
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Aug 26, 2014 22:05
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[UK] VIDEOS: 'Ban E-cigarette use indoors,' says WHO

A spokesman for the British American Tobacco company said: "We have always said that given nicotine is addictive, minimum age laws of 18 for the sale of e-cigarettes should be introduced. "However, if overly restrictive regulations are introduced hampe
BBC Online
added Aug 26, 2014 21:48
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[Canada] Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes: Smoking Behavior and Biomarkers of Exposure among Smokers Not Intending to Quit

Conclusions: The study adds to the evidence that cigarettes with markedly reduced nicotine content are not associated with increased smoking intensity or exposure to smoke toxicants.
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
added Aug 26, 2014 13:37
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[Canada] Cigarettes with lower levels of nicotine 'do NOT lead to increased smoking intensity' to satisfy cravings

He said: 'Our study suggests that smokers are unable or unwilling to compensate when there is markedly less nicotine in the cigarette and when the experience of smoking is far less rewarding. 'Our study may help regulators anticipate the possible conseq
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 26, 2014 13:36
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Ecigarettes backed as a last resort by the American Heart Association

Ecigarettes should be a last resort solution to quitting smoking, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). In the group's first policy statement on the devices, AHA said established quitting methods like nicotine patches should be the first p
City A.M. (uk)
added Aug 26, 2014 13:34
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Increase E-Cig Regulation, Says AHA

The position paper points out that e-cigarettes are modestly effective with or without nicotine at helping smokers quit ... That is just one recommendation from the 20-page report that summarized the history and safety of "electronic nicotine delivery sys
MedPage Today
added Aug 26, 2014 13:20
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Electronic nicotine delivery systems - Report by WHO (PDF)

it is likely that a two-pronged regulatory strategy – regulating ENDS as both a tobacco product, in accordance with the provisions of the WHO FCTC, and as a medical product – would be necessary.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Aug 26, 2014 12:55
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