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GLANTZ: Nicotine and ultrafine particles: Reasons to worry about e-cig-induced heart attacks

by design e-cigarettes expose users to nicotine in an aerosol of ultrafine particles that also have direct bilogical effects, particularly on the cardiovascular system and lungs. Holly Middlekauff and collegaues just published an excellent review on the
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 21, 2014 11:16
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The MaddowBlog: GOP blames Obama for obstruction on Surgeon General

Congressional Republicans seem to agree that it’s in the nation’s interests to have a Surgeon General, but they don’t want to take responsibility for derailing a qualified nominee. On the contrary, they now seem eager to blame President Obama for their k
MSNBC
added Oct 21, 2014 11:13
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GLANTZ: Intensive e-cig users more likely to quit cigs, intermittent users less likely to expect to quit in next year

there was a suggestion that the intensive users were using them because of health concerns compared to the other groups. This may explain why the intensive users were more successful at quitting smoking. It may be that the intensive users were replacing
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 21, 2014 11:09
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Characterisation of mainstream and passive vapours emitted by selected electronic cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT]

In addition to considering exposure to second-hand vapour, this study shows that active vapers inhale relatively high concentrations of propylene glycol, glycerol, aerosol particulates and certain carbonyls. This exposure might require further toxicologi
Science Direct
added Oct 21, 2014 11:07
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Adverse Effects of Cigarette and Noncigarette Smoke Exposure on the Autonomic Nervous System [FREE FULL TEXT]

We propose that the nicotine and fine particulate matter in tobacco smoke lead to increased sympathetic nerve activity, which becomes persistent via a positive feedback loop between sympathetic nerve activity and reactive oxidative species. Furthermore, w
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
added Oct 21, 2014 11:03
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GLANTZ: Nicotine and ultrafine particles: Reasons to worry about e-cig-induced heart attacks

Holly Middlekauff and collegaues just published an excellent review on the effects of nicotine and fine particle air pollution (from cigarettes and other sources) in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that describes how these agents act on
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 21, 2014 11:01
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[California] GLANTZ: ACS CAN CALLS ON GOVERNOR BROWN TO RETURN THE $100,000 CONTRIBUTION FROM PHILIP MORRIS TO PROPOSITIONS 1 & 2

Good for ACS CAN in calling out Governor Brown for taking $100,000 from Philip Morris. He should do what ACS asks and give the money back (and pledge not to take any more).
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 21, 2014 11:00
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[USA] Trade deal must have tobacco exception, key Democrat warns

to include an exception stating that tobacco products would not have the same legal protections as other trade items under the agreement. The statement by Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan was a warning to the White House, which is trying to wrap up the nego
Washington DC Examiner
added Oct 21, 2014 10:55
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[Australia] Sins of the smokers find them out 30 years later

A bump in the take-up of smoking among women in the early 1980s is now being echoed in lung cancer rates, which are rising for women while falling for men. The state's first comprehensive report on lung cancer, released by the Cancer Institute of NSW on
The Age (au)
added Oct 21, 2014 10:49
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After cutting tobacco sales, CVS is now pressuring other pharmacies to do the same

The new co-pay strategy does two things. It encourages CVS customers to fill prescriptions at CVS-owned pharmacies to avoid possible co-pays. It also puts financial pressure on other pharmacies in the Caremark network to abandon tobacco sales if they have
The Washington Post
added Oct 21, 2014 10:43
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