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GLANTZ: Detailed analysis of the Executive Summary (Section 2.7) submitted by Philip Morris International in support of its MRTP application for IQOS

The application completely ignores anyone under the legal age to purchase tobacco products.... kids. Based on the experience of e-cigarettes, it is highly likely that IQOS products will appeal to kids and create or increase their nicotine addiction. And b
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 11, 2017 13:05
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[UK] The effective way to quit smoking with support from your pharmacist

NHS stop smoking support clinics, GPs and community pharmacists have also helped to achieve this impressive result. Pharmacists in the high street are readily available, keen to help you quit and have a range of nicotine replacement options at hand. Here
NetDoctor.co.uk (uk)
added Dec 11, 2017 12:58
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FDA Forms Nicotine Steering Committee

has created new ‘Nicotine Steering Committee,’ which will be tasked with re-evaluating and modernizing FDA’s approach to development and regulation of nicotine replacement therapy products that help smokers quit. FDA explained its plans via a blog on its
Convenience Store Decisions
added Dec 9, 2017 02:29
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FDA Ties E-Cigs to Nicotine Replacement Therapies

While not saying directly that it is considering e-cigarettes be deemed an NRT, officials did say that the review process will involve input from multiple stakeholders, including researchers, people from the medical field, tobacco manufacturers and profe
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Dec 9, 2017 02:27
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Some Older Smokers Turn to Vaping. That May Not Be a Bad Idea.

Might switching to vaping improve their health, even if they never become completely nicotine-free? “Vaping is clearly less harmful than regular cigarettes,” said Dr. Steven Schroeder, who directs the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at the Universit
New York Times
added Dec 9, 2017 00:28
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STROUD: CITIES AND STATES CONSIDER INCREASING TOBACCO AGE LIMIT TO 21, REGULATING ENDS LIKE TOBACCO PRODUCTS

Stroud considers local and state initiatives to increase the tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21, and how policies are including electronic nicotine delivery systems, or e-cigarettes in these measures.
Heartland Institute
added Dec 8, 2017 19:10
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Are Nicotine Levels in E-Cigarettes Turning Teens into Smokers?

Researchers have recently speculated that e-cigarette nicotine levels may be the culprit. Nicotine, the main constituent of combustible cigarettes, is responsible for smoking dependence—especially during the early teenage years, which denote a critical d
Medical News Bulletin (ca)
added Dec 8, 2017 19:09
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Thirdhand Smoke: Your Skin Absorbs Nicotine from Air and Clothing

Nicotine from the air penetrates the skin and enters the bloodstream, and leaving it on your clothes or skin after exposure can be similar to inhaling secondhand cigarette smoke, according to a study published in November in the journal Indoor Air. But w
Inside Science (American Institute of Physics)
added Dec 8, 2017 18:21
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[California, Oklahoma] Butt in: Ask patients about nicotine use

students at 10 Los Angeles high schools were surveyed about their use of e-cigarettes... For more than a decade, Daniel Bintz, O.D., who practices in Elk City, Oklahoma, has been educating his patients about smoking's effect on their health. Like Dr. Bint
finchannel.com (The FINANCIAL) (ge)
added Dec 8, 2017 18:20
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A new form of nicotine retailers: a systematic review of the sales and marketing practices of vape shops

Vape shops have potential to promote e-cigarettes for smoking cessation but also sometimes provide inaccurate information and mislabelled products. Given their spatial patterning, vape shops may perpetuate inequities in tobacco use. The growing literature
Tobacco Control
added Dec 8, 2017 17:56
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