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[Arizona] Smoke and Mirrors: A One-Year Review of the UA's Tobacco and Nicotine Policy

“Over time, it was evident that social enforcement was not incentive enough for ongoing compliance for some smokers”...Some UA students agree with ASU’s logic, and they have started a petition...calling for the university to “enforce the UA smoking and to
Arizona Daily Wildcat
added Aug 28, 2015 17:32

What Should Public Health Officials Be Doing About E-Cigarettes?

e-cigarettes will likely be proven to be a smoking cessation aid for some. But this benefit must be balanced with the fact that other adults and children who never previously smoked will be first introduced to nicotine via an e-cigarette rather than a tr
Health Affairs (ca)
added Aug 28, 2015 10:51
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[California] Toughened smoking ban falls short in Hermosa Beach

Electronic cigarettes aren’t illegal in Hermosa Beach. Yet. The City Council on Tuesday stopped short of banning the liquid nicotine vaporizing devices and imposing a new tax on tobacco retailers to discourage illegal tobacco sales to minors. Instead,
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze
added Aug 27, 2015 14:06

[UK] The great e-cigarette war

There are other sources of scepticism. Some are concerned that the huge variety of the market means different e-cigarette brands deliver varying amounts of nicotine, toxins, and carcinogens. The BMA says there are "significant concerns from medical profe
BBC Online
added Aug 27, 2015 08:21

Effect of reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes on cigarette smoking behavior and tobacco smoke toxicant exposure: 2-year follow up [FREE FULL TEXT]

The level of reduction of the nicotine content of cigarettes needed to extinguish nicotine dependence is as yet unknown. We did not observe extinction of dependence in our study, but it is likely that many of our subjects supplemented their nicotine intak
added Aug 25, 2015 21:26

Nicotine changes marijuana's effect on the brain

Researchers found, however, that for people who use both marijuana and tobacco, the smaller their hippocampi, the better their memory was during tests. The inverse relationship surprised researchers, who note that while there has been a lot of research o
added Aug 25, 2015 20:59

[Oregon] Hazy regulations / Feds seek comment on how to regulate e-cigarette industry

The evolution of electronic nicotine devices, commonly known as e-cigarettes, has left the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in a cloud of dust — or vapor — and now the agency is struggling to regulate the growing industry.
Argus Observer (Ontario, OR)
added Aug 25, 2015 19:54

[California] Vaping shops say FDA regulation could put them out of business

With its thousands of brands of liquid nicotine packs and accessories, the fast-growing industry has had free rein to operate without regard for consumer safety, the FDA says. Alarmed by a surge in nicotine poisonings and the potential for abuse by child
Los Angeles Times
added Aug 25, 2015 19:38

[Europe, UK, USA] Mixed smoke signals on e-cigarettes

Two major new studies send seemingly conflicting messages about whether e-cigarettes help people quit smoking or are a path right back to the habit. A U.K. review of multiple studies concluded that e-cigs, which provide controlled doses of nicotine with
added Aug 25, 2015 19:31
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Ages 18 to 21 a critical time to stave off smoking habit

Malaysian Mental Health Association deputy president Datuk Dr Andrew Mohanraj Chandrasekaran said people aged between 18 to 21 were most susceptible to the addictive effects of nicotine because their brains were developing. “This is why most chronic smoke
New Straits Times (my)
added Aug 25, 2015 19:26
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