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[North Carolina] REED: Guest column: Is vaping safe?

switching to vaping may lead to “harm reduction” and decreased health risks, but that comes at the cost of making vaping, and by extension smoking, socially acceptable again and especially exposing young people to new forms of nicotine addiction. Time wil
Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times
added Oct 6, 2015 14:21

ARCHIVE: The Possibilian / What a brush with death taught David Eagleman about the mysteries of time and the brain.

Scientists are often drawn to things that bedevil them, he said. “I know one lab that studies nicotine receptors and all the scientists are smokers, and another lab that studies impulse control and they’re all overweight.”
The New Yorker
added Oct 6, 2015 11:16

[UK] Traders who sell e-cigarettes to under 18s face fines of up to £2,500

West Yorkshire Trading Standards will be enforcing rules on under-age sales of electronic cigarettes, inhaling devices and refill cartridges and substances. Also known as vaporisers or electronic nicotine delivery systems, they are often designed to loo
icHuddersfield / The Huddersfield Daily Examiner (uk)
added Oct 6, 2015 11:09

SIEGEL: Anti-Tobacco Groups Publicly Lie About the Effects of Low-Nicotine Cigarettes; Our Honesty is as Bad as the Tobacco Industry of Old

this study produced no evidence that low-nicotine cigarettes had any significant positive effects in terms of reducing cigarette consumption, quitting smoking, or improving health....the public can no longer rely on anti-tobacco organizations to receive a
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Oct 5, 2015 21:05
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[UK] Scottish health survey

The survey contained questions about e-cigarettes for the first time this year. It found that 32 per cent of smokers and recent ex-smokers who had tried to give up had used the devices in a recent quit attempt, with 36 per cent using nicotine patches.
Scottish Government (uk)
added Oct 5, 2015 20:29

Friday Feedback: What's Next for Reduced-Nicotine Cigarettes Are they safer? Less addictive? And how do e-cigarettes fit in?

We contacted tobacco and public health experts via email to ask: Are these data adequate for the FDA to require lower nicotine content? Should manufacturers be allowed to say these are safer than conventional cigarettes? One commentator suggested that e-
MedPage Today
added Oct 4, 2015 10:18

[North Carolina] Davie cigarette maker has role in low-nicotine study

A biotechnology company with a Mocksville operation, 22nd Century Group Inc., said Friday its low-nicotine traditional cigarettes were used in a high-profile research study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. 22nd Century, based in Clarence
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 2, 2015 21:29

[UK] Could making cigarettes less addictive help people stop smoking?

what about making them less addictive? The idea was first proposed in 1994 by two American researchers, Benowitz and Henningfield, who were trying to convince the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that limiting the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to
Cancer Research UK (uk)
added Oct 2, 2015 11:35

Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Cut Use, Dependence, Study Finds

A new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Smokers who switched to special low-nicotine cigarettes wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit, researchers found. The study only lasted six weeks, and r
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 2, 2015 11:33

Project 2: Strategies for Reducing Nicotine Content in Cigarettes

The main goal of this project is to compare two different approaches to reducing levels of nicotine in cigarettes: an immediate reduction in nicotine content in cigarettes to non-addictive levels or a gradual reduction in nicotine content in cigarettes t
Clinical (NIH and FDA)
added Oct 2, 2015 11:13
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