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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

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

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

Report: E-cigarettes Can Cause Permanent Brain Damage for Teens

"Essentially, this drug creates a biologic need that can be permanent,” he told VOA. He said the effects include decreased working memory, tension problems as adults, and increased rates of depression and anxiety. Yet teens and young adults are attracte
Voice of America (
added May 4, 2015 11:35

[Ireland] KEALY: Leo's health insurance remarks are just more smoke

"Anyone who can afford to smoke 20 cigarettes a day can afford to take out health insurance." is nonsense to suggest that they can simply divert elsewhere the money they spend on tobacco. The usual rules of 'opportunity cost', whereby a consumer, by
Irish Independent (ie)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:21

E-cigarettes: Helping smokers quit, or fueling a new addiction?

Bauld's research hasn't identified a dependence on nicotine with e-cigarettes in the same way as the addiction resulting from regular cigarettes. "E-cigarettes are not the best nicotine delivery devices," she says referring to the fact nicotine is not see
added Mar 24, 2015 02:44

EDITORIAL: Raise the smoking age to 21

a new report articulates the logic behind an additional approach to fighting tobacco: Raise the age at which people can legally buy tobacco products... 18 isn’t the soundest place to set the smoking age. Cities, states and the federal government should l
Washington Post
added Mar 23, 2015 20:34

[Washington] Gov. Inslee cites new data showing alarming increase in adolescent use of electronic cigarettes

Inslee today released a report that shows Washington’s 8th and 10th grade students use electronic cigarettes, or “vaping,”... “It’s too easy and too cheap for teens to buy and use vaping products. We have to change that. We must have a system in place lik
Office of the Governor (WA)
added Feb 13, 2015 18:05

The mysterious nicotine lozenge that ex-smokers are hoarding

Berens and many other ex-smokers today are at the mercy of a mysterious nationwide nicotine-lozenge shortage. GlaxoSmithKline, maker of Nicorette, quietly stopped making its lozenges early last year because of quality control problems and initiated a rec
Washington Post
added Feb 11, 2015 06:06

[Oregon] METZ: Electronic cigarettes should be outlawed: Guest opinion

Multnomah County Board of Commissioners may outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. This makes no sense. The board should outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to anyone.
The Oregonian
added Feb 11, 2015 06:03
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