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[UK] E-cigarettes research shows clear benefits of switching from tobacco

Stoptober is timely for Senior Lecturer Alexis Bailey who has presented preliminary results from his research on e-cigarettes at SRNT, the top nicotine and tobacco research conference, in Munich last month. There has been a meteoric rise of electric cig
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 12, 2018 00:36
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On This Day: Chiang Kai-shek becomes chairman of China

In 1997, major tobacco companies agreed to a settlement in a class-action lawsuit by 60,000 flight attendants who said second-hand smoke made them ill. About a week earlier, tobacco executives admitted that tobacco causes lung cancer and other diseases.
UPI
added Oct 12, 2018 00:35
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[Minnesota] Public weighs in on city tobacco ordinance

The owners of Pop’s Vape Shop told the council that they believe they have a role in helping people successfully transition away from tobacco use. Brucker agreed to work with the parties to refine the ordinance language, and recognized the need to disti
Aitkin (MN) Independent Age
added Oct 12, 2018 00:35
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[New York] Fatal Staten Island blaze caused by lit cigarette: FDNY

One firefighter suffered minor injuries battling the two-alarm blaze, which was brought under control in about an hour, the FDNY said. Finley worked as a maintenance worker at a nearby apartment complex, neighbors said, and was a generous man who treate
New York Daily News
added Oct 12, 2018 00:35
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Swedish Match North America, Inc., MRTP Applications

General Snus MRTP Application Documents The denial letters, response letter, and action summary (posted on December 14, 2016) are available on our website. Additional materials related to the actions include: Tobacco Product Scientific Advisory Commit
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Oct 11, 2018 18:59
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Revolution or redux? Assessing IQOS through a precursor product [FREE FULL TEXT]

IQOS appears to be a variant of Accord without consistent improvements in exposure to aerosol toxic compounds. In contrast to PM’s past claims for Accord, PMI now claims in its MRTP application that IQOS reduces health risk. This shift in stance is likely
Tobacco Control
added Oct 11, 2018 17:56
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[UK] E-cigarettes should be used more actively to help smokers quit, researchers say

And there is an nervousness about the use of e-cigarettes in stop-smoking services, which can be a barrier to people finding support.... The research shows strong leadership from organisations such as Public Health England has made a difference in changi
Press Association (uk)
added Oct 11, 2018 17:34
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[UK] Vaper, 40, 'nearly died' when he inhaled the end of his e-cigarette and needed SURGERY to remove the nozzle from his lung

Luckily, he was able to keep breathing through the hole in the middle of it, but it made a whistling noise and could have killed him if it slipped, he was told. Working alone as the assistant manager at a betting shop, Mr O'Brien called an ambulance and
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 11, 2018 17:31
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[UK] Experts threaten public health body over link to drink industry

Hundreds of top academics have threatened to stop advising Public Health England unless it abandons plans to work with the alcohol industry... Leading experts in drinking, smoking, obesity and cancer, whose work underpins official policies, say they are l
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 11, 2018 17:27
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E-Cigs Continue to Spark Debate Over Health Risks/Benefits

Americans remain divided on whether the devices are a boon or a threat to public health. That's the main finding of a new HealthDay/Harris Poll that surveyed over 2,000 adults on their e-cigarette views. Vaping has long been promoted as a way to help sm
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 11, 2018 16:58
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