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This Week in CTP – July 29, 2016: Deeming Rule Takes Effect Soon

FDA’s deeming rule goes into effect on August 8, 2016. The rule extends the agency’s regulatory authority to tobacco products including electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) such as e-cigarettes and vape pens; all cigars; hookah (waterpipe) and pip
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added Jul 29, 2016 21:35

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] What medical ‘experts’ hide: Nicotine does NOT cause cancer

Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos – a world-renowned cardiologist based in Greece, who is in Kuala Lumpur to present the results of a survey conducted among Malaysian vape device users. (see story below) “Nicotine does not cause cancer,” he explained. “All medic
Rakyat Post (my)
added Jul 29, 2016 18:31

One Minute of Marijuana Secondhand Smoke Exposure Substantially Impairs Vascular Endothelial Function [FREE FULL TEXT]

One minute of exposure to marijuana SHS substantially impairs endothelial function in rats for at least 90 minutes, considerably longer than comparable impairment by tobacco SHS. Impairment of FMD does not require cannabinoids, nicotine, or rolling paper
Journal of the American Heart Association
added Jul 28, 2016 18:12
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[Virginia] Vaping and tobacco use on the rise in Danville

Fewer people are smoking traditional cigarettes but more people are still getting their nicotine from e-cigarettes. Nineteen percent of Virginians use tobacco. That number jumps to 33 percent in the Danville and Pittsylvania County area. Health experts
WDBJ Channel 7 (Roanoke, VA)
added Jul 28, 2016 17:52

FIELDEN: I Learned About the Man I Wanted to Become by Chewing Tobacco for the First Time

Why, oh, why did I do this? The nicotine took hold, as my uncle fanned me with his hat, and I broke out in a cold sweat. Was I metamorphosing into a man? No, not exactly, but afterward, I knew much more about the one I really wanted to be.
Esquire Magazine
added Jul 28, 2016 17:21

URGENT: Child-Resistant Packaging Rules Change

MEMBER ALERT: We were just made aware of a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission letter dated TODAY (July 22, 2016) with revised industry guidance on The Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015 (CNPPA).
SFATA (Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association)
added Jul 28, 2016 16:03

Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works

Use of nicotine patches or the drug Zyban helps pregnant women quit smoking before and after they give birth, a new study says. "In public health terms, these results are significant because one in five pregnant women smokes," said study author Anick Be
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 28, 2016 15:49

E-Cig Liquid Nicotine Containers Often Mislabeled

Containers that hold liquid nicotine for electronic cigarettes may not be labeled with the correct amount of nicotine, a new study says. And as many as two-thirds of these containers may not be child-resistant, the researchers found. Consuming even smal
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 27, 2016 21:15

From Jet Fuel to Medicine, Tobacco Growers Turn a New Leaf

biotechnology is facilitating an additional pathway: utilization and redirection of the tobacco plant toward applications other than delivering nicotine and carcinogens into the human body. An increasing number of non-traditional applications of tobacco
Discover Magazine
added Jul 27, 2016 15:07

Adults Join Kids in e-Cigarette Use

Electronic cigarettes aren’t just popular among middle and high school students. Plenty of US working adults are drawn to the battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine and flavorings—along with carcinogens and toxins—in a heated aerosol.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
added Jul 27, 2016 14:56
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