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[Australia] What’s next for tobacco control? A smoke-free generation

Tasmania has smoking rates 50% higher than elsewhere in Australia.... The tobacco-free generation is a cry from the heart from people who have had enough. Those backing the amendment include many Tasmanian health professionals and advocates who are fed up
The Conversation (au)
added May 27, 2015 16:44

LETTER: Using Science to Fight Climate Change

As a 20-year-old cigarette smoker, I told myself that medical research was likely to cure lung cancer by the time I was old enough to get sick; it took me two decades to quit. We are as addicted to carbon use as I was to cigarettes, and elevating geoengi
New York Times
added May 27, 2015 10:23

NOCERA: Smoking, Vaping and Nicotine

“We need a national debate on nicotine,”...Zeller told me....he thinks there should be a recognition that different ways of delivering nicotine also come with different risks...“This issue isn’t e-cigarettes,” said Mitch Zeller. “It’s nicotine.”
New York Times
added May 26, 2015 09:40

[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Win in Widow's $9M COPD Suit Highlights Engle Review for the Week of May 18

The six-member jury needed about three hours to reach a verdict for the tobacco maker, finding that Ethel Gray’s husband, Willie Gray, had not been addicted to Reynolds cigarettes. Addiction is one of several elements Engle progeny plaintiffs must prove.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 23, 2015 16:00

Cigarette Packages Must Admit Addictive Intent, Not Deception

must say on cigarette packages that they’re “intentionally designed” to ensure addiction, a federal appeals court said. The companies, however, don’t have to say they lied about the dangers of smoking. That’s the decision of a Washington-based appeals cou
Bloomberg News
added May 22, 2015 18:22

Nicotine and Nicotinic Receptors in Disease and Therapy

Nicotine acts on the cholinergic system; it is a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist, hence the name of these receptors. The endogenous agonist of nicotinic receptors is acetylcholine, the main neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic nervous system
Brain Blogger (Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (GNIF))
added May 20, 2015 11:47

E-cigarettes DON'T help smokers quit in the long-term: Users take up tobacco again within six months, study finds

Devices were no better than nicotine patches or a dummy e-cigarette But they carried adverse affects like dry cough, throat irritation, shortness of breath and caused more serious problems like lung inflammation
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 19, 2015 15:50

Is nicotine all bad?

"Should we really be that bothered about addiction in and of itself, if it doesn't come with any other substantial harms?” said Munafo. “It's at least a discussion we need to have."
added May 19, 2015 15:38

[Australia] CHAPMAN: The future of electronic cigarette growth depends on youth uptake (PDF)

Simon Chapman discusses the phenomenon of “e-cigarettes” and the potential risks associated with their use / Pied Pipers in the vaping and tobacco industries have attempted to argue that concern about EC uptake in youth who would have never used any nico
Medical Journal of Australia
added May 18, 2015 10:29
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[UK] E-cigs pose threat to 'susceptible' young

"If manufacturers of e-cigarettes are wrong about the harmless nature of the small amounts of nicotine in their products, millions of young people may be susceptible," says Simon Chapman..."a less than benign genie with its pharmacological clutches aroun
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added May 18, 2015 10:15
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