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Randomised clinical trial of snus versus medicinal nicotine among smokers interested in product switching

Snus performed similarly to nicotine gum in cigarette smokers who were interested in completely switching to these products, but was associated with less satisfaction and greater toxicant exposure than nicotine gum.
Tobacco Control
added May 28, 2016 17:19

SULLUM: California Undermines Public Health By Treating E-Cigarettes Like the Real Thing

Gov. Jerry Brown signed SBX2 5, which expands the definition of tobacco product under several statutes to include “an electronic device that delivers nicotine or other vaporized liquids to the person inhaling from the device.”
added May 28, 2016 16:27

[New Zealand] e-cigarettes and managing memory loss

Marewa Glover: ...It's a very useful question to ask about the potential benefits of vaping nicotine for people managing memory loss. Nicotine has been shown to have some beneficial preventative, and I think current, effects on Alzheimers, Parkinson's an
Scoop (nz)
added May 28, 2016 16:25

22nd Century Presents at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine; Reveals New Initiative to Engage Health Care Professionals

Rushton, Ph.D., the Company’s Vice President of Plant Biotechnology, gave a seminar to discuss 22nd Century’s novel Very Low Nicotine smoking cessation aid at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
Business Wire
added May 27, 2016 18:09

Is Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Offspring's Schizophrenia Risk?

"This is, so far, the largest study to show an association between prenatal nicotine exposure and schizophrenia," said study author Dr. Solja Niemela. She is a professor of psychiatry and addiction medicine at the University of Oulu, Lapland Hospital Dis
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 27, 2016 18:01

[UK] Legal highs expected to disappear from shops as ban arrives

The blanket ban on the trade in legal highs, which comes into force on Thursday, is expected to lead to the products disappearing from high street “head shops” extensive list of exemptions including food, medicines, alcohol, nicotine and tobacco pro
The Guardian (uk)
added May 26, 2016 14:23

Sullum: The FDA's deadly E-cigarette regulations

Old-fashioned cigarettes, meanwhile, face no such barriers. In the name of public health, the FDA is protecting the deadliest nicotine delivery system from competition with one of the safest.
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added May 25, 2016 23:38

[New York] EDITORIAL: Regulating E-Cigarettes

There is something particularly eerie about the FDA siding with big tobacco. Let’s not be naïve: e-cigs, although safer than traditional cigarettes, still contain nicotine. And nicotine is addictive. The e-cig manufacturers are marketing dozens of candy-
New York Observer
added May 25, 2016 23:35

Could the World's Most Effective Quit Smoking Aid be a Low Nicotine Cigarette? US Public Health Officials Think So

22nd Century Group (NYSE MKT: XXII) is a plant biotechnology company whose 200 patents worth of technology allows it to decrease or increase the level of nicotine in tobacco plants through plant breeding and genetic engineering. The Company's main focus,
added May 25, 2016 23:33

Smoking's hidden victims: The Indonesian children as young as eight who suffer headaches and nausea from nicotine poisoning from harvesting tobacco for cigarettes with their bare hands

Children are being put to work on tobacco plantations in Indonesia that supply some of the world's biggest cigarette companies, putting their health at serious risk, Human Rights Watch warned Wednesday. Despite Indonesian law prohibiting child labour in
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added May 25, 2016 23:05
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