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Electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) battery-related burns presenting to US emergency departments, 2016 [FREE FULL TEXT]

The nature and circumstances of the injuries suggest these incidents were unintentional and would potentially be prevented through battery design requirements, battery testing standards and public education related to ENDS battery safety.
Injury Epidemiology
added Mar 9, 2018 19:53
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SULLUM: Restricting E-Cigarette Flavors Endangers Public Health

The FDA’s decree will make vaping less appealing and less accessible to smokers interested in switching...why should adult smokers pay, potentially with their lives, for the carelessness of convenience store clerks? The moral logic of the tradeoff demande
Reason Magazine
added Nov 14, 2018 18:26
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Smoking ban within 10m of kindergartens starts Dec. 31

The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Wednesday that the latest amendment to the National Health Promotion Act banning smoking within 10 meters of kindergartens and day care centers will go into effect Dec. 31.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Nov 14, 2018 17:58
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Smoking ban at all eateries stays, says Dzulkefly

The government will not compromise with the smoking ban in all restaurants, food outlets and hawker stalls as it involves public interest, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad. He said the government’s directive to ban smoking at all eateries
Malay Mail (my)
added Nov 14, 2018 17:56
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[Illinois] American Medical Association targets e-cigarettes, vaping among teens

on Tuesday added its weight to efforts by officials nationwide, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to make tobacco less attractive and available to young people. The same day Emanuel’s administration was to file suit against eight companies it says so
Chicago Tribune
added Nov 14, 2018 17:31
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[Nigeria] Tobacco control alliance seeks 70% tax increase

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance has urged the Federal Government to expedite action to mainstream tobacco control into its overall development agenda. Towards this end, the alliance recommended that a minimum of 70 per cent tax be collected on tob
The Punch (ng)
added Nov 14, 2018 17:11
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Juul Suspends Selling Most E-Cigarette Flavors in Stores

Juul’s announcement effectively undercut the [FDA]'s plan to unveil a series of measures aimed at curbing teenage vaping. The agency is expected later this week to announce a ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations an
New York Times
added Nov 14, 2018 17:10
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[UK] Are smokers who are regularly exposed to e-cigarette use by others more or less motivated to stop or to make a quit attempt? A cross-sectional and longitudinal survey [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smokers who report regular exposure to other people using e-cigarettes are more likely to report past quit attempts and high current motivation to quit, but there does not appear to be an independent association with motivation or quit attempts after adj
BioMed Central (uk)
added Nov 14, 2018 17:09
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[UK] Smokers who hang out with vapers are more likely to quit

Spending time with friends, family and colleagues who vape encourages smokers to try to give up by taking up e-cigarettes themselves, the study said. Britain should also be relaxed about the proliferation of vaping in public places, those behind the rese
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 14, 2018 17:08
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[UK] Smokers who spend time with e-cigarette users are more likely to try and quit tobacco, new survey shows

A study by University College London (UCL) found that smokers who have frequently spent time with vapers, who smoke e-cigarettes, were around 20 per cent more likely to have made a recent attempt to quit, and reported feeling motivated to stop smoking.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 14, 2018 04:42
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